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January 27, 2009 Frankly Speaking

Last week, President Obama issued an executive order closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which houses thousands 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.

January 27, 2009 Frankly Speaking

Today, President Obama visited Capitol Hill to attend the House Republican Conference meeting and discuss the upcoming economic stimulus package proposed by Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats.  I appreciate the President’s willingness to reach across party lines in an effort to create an atmosphere of bipartisanship and I call upon him to urge Speaker Pelosi and the Democrat majority to follow

January 27, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Lucas joined other members of the Oklahoma delegation in support of H.R. 701, which would block the transport of terrorists and enemy combatants to Oklahoma from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba by prohibiting funding for the transfer of detainees to Oklahoma and the construction of new facilities to house detainees.

January 25, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON — With a congressional delegation of six Republicans and only one Democrat, there is no question the state's standing in the nation's capitol took a major hit in last year's elections.

January 24, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON — Members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation vowed Friday to fight any effort to transfer Guantanamo Bay prisoners to the state.

January 23, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a Senior Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Rep. Dan Boren (D-Okla.), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), Rep.

January 23, 2009 In The News

As expected, Congressman Frank Lucas announced that the former Chairman and ranking member of the House Ag Committee, Bob Goodlatte of Virginia will take the subcommitte ranking position that Lucas has held the last couple of years- and that two other key subcommittee ranking positions will be retained by the veteran members of the House Ag Committee.

January 23, 2009 In The News

Power on the House Agriculture Committee is shifting slightly from the South to the Plains states in the 111th Congress.

January 22, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON - In a largely symbolic vote, all five Oklahomans in the U.S. House voted for a resolution Thursday to block the second half of the $700 billion bailout of the nation’s financial system.