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.
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
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.
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.
WASHINGTON — Members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation vowed Friday to fight any effort to transfer Guantanamo Bay prisoners to the state.
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.
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.
Power on the House Agriculture Committee is shifting slightly from the South to the Plains states in the 111th Congress.