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February 3, 2009 In The News

Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Collin Peterson, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, said his proposal to ban a majority of the $28 trillion credit-default swap market wouldn’t be permanent and is meant to complement a restriction on short sales of stock imposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

February 2, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON — The economic stimulus bill approved by the House last week and a similar bill to be considered in the Senate this week give state and federal officials wide latitude in spending hundreds of billions of dollars.

January 29, 2009 In The News

Today, Congressman Frank Lucas will take a stand against government waste by voting against the Pelosi-Obama economic “stimulus” package.  The bill has an estimated cost of $825 billion, which is almost as much as the annual discretionary budget for the entire federal government.  This piece of legislation is in addition to the $700 billion bailout Congress passed last year.

January 29, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Wednesday approved an $800-billion-plus package of spending and tax cuts designed to stimulate the nation's ailing economy.

With Oklahoma lawmakers voting 4-1 against the legislation, the final tally was 244 to 188.

January 28, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. House moved toward a vote on an $825 billion economic stimulus package, Rep. Frank Lucas said today that he would oppose it because of its high cost and spending that he said won't lead to more jobs.

January 28, 2009 Frankly Speaking

Today, I joined my fellow Financial Services Committee members in a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Leader Boehner to request that some of the unnecessary and duplicative spending programs relating to housing be removed from the economic stimulus package.

January 28, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Frank Lucas will take a stand against government waste by voting against the Pelosi-Obama economic “stimulus” package.  The bill has an estimated cost of $825 billion, which is almost as much as the annual discretionary budget for the entire federal government.  This piece of legislation is in addition to the $700 bil

January 28, 2009 In The News

Last week, President Obama issued an executive order closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which houses hundreds of suspected terrorists and enemy combatants.  I was shocked by this announcement, but even more concerned by the fact that the President had no plans as to what would happen next.

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