Bixby Bulletin: Lucas Responds to the Energy & Commerce Committee Passing Food Safety Measure

Jun 17, 2009
In The News

WASHINGTON – Ranking Member Frank Lucas issued the following statement in response to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce passing the Food Safety Enhancement Act (H.R. 2749).

“I have been watching the food safety legislative process in that Committee and have been in close contact with representatives of the agriculture and food processing sectors.

I remain concerned that the legislation, as drafted, imposes numerous burdens on producers and processors while doing virtually nothing to hold the FDA accountable for ensuring food safety.  Of particular concern is the proposal to expand FDA’s authority to dictate on-farm practices.

I believe the Agriculture Committee has jurisdiction over many of the elements of this legislation and should have a voice in this process.  I will work with Chairman Peterson to make sure this happens,” said Ranking Member Frank Lucas.

# # #

Recent Posts

Feb 21, 2024

Lucas Stands Up for Oklahoma Beef Producers

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined an effort to halt the Biden Administration’s rule allowing for the importation of fresh Paraguayan beef, which has historically been affected by the viral foot-and-mouth disease. The USDA’s most recent inspection of cattle in Paraguay was nearly a decade ago.  Congressman Lucas (OK-03) joined Rep. Ronny Jackson’s (TX-13) joint resolution […]

Feb 20, 2024

Lucas: USDA fails to deliver support to Oklahoma farmers.

Washington, DC – At today’s House Agriculture Committee hearing, Congressman Lucas questioned Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack over the Biden Administration’s failed Emergency Relief Program (ERP). Congressman Lucas noted that producers in Oklahoma were feeling the negative affects of the ERP 2022 program. Secretary Vilsack questioned this claim, prompting Congressman Lucas to defend his constituents. Click here or […]

Feb 6, 2024

Secretary Yellen Dodges Basel Endgame Questioning

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Lucas followed up with Secretary Yellen on whether Treasury has discussed the impact of the Basel Endgame proposal with the Federal Reserve. When asked a straightforward question on the detrimental impact of the proposal, Secretary Yellen had no answer. February 6, 2024 Lucas: “Are you concerned that the proposal will undermine the […]