Congressman Lucas Returns to House Agriculture Committee, Remains Longest-Serving Republican on Financial Services

Jan 17, 2023
Agriculture
Press

Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) today released the following statement after the House Republican Steering Committee and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson announced the Republican Members who will serve on the Committee for the 118th Congress, which includes former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Congressman Frank Lucas:

“I’m coming home to the Ag Committee,” said Congressman Frank Lucas. “I’m proud in the 118th Congress that I’ll be returning to the House Agriculture Committee. Since being elected to Congress in 1994, I’ve been a Member of the Agriculture Committee, having had a hand in writing every Farm Bill since 1996 and serving as Chairman of the Committee from 2011 to 2015 crafting the landmark 2014 Farm Bill. 

“At a time when strengthening safety nets and accounting for higher input costs are a necessity, it’s the responsibility of the Committee to work across the aisle to craft a comprehensive 2023 Farm Bill, ensuring America’s farmers, ranchers, and families have the tools and resources they need to grow the food and fiber and thrive in a 21st century America. Even in the hyper-political and terse times we live in today, I have the utmost confidence the House Agriculture Committee can provide certainty for our producers and innovation in nutrition programs. I thank Chairman Thompson for his leadership and his steadfast dedication to American agriculture, and I look forward to working with my colleagues delivering a Farm Bill for the American people.”

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The House Committee on Agriculture will hit the ground running in the 118th Congress to address the many headwinds facing farm families and rural America,” said House Agriculture Committee Chairman Thompson. “I am thankful my friend and former Chairman, Rep. Lucas, will be returning to the Committee and bringing valuable knowledge and experience to the Farm Bill process and the Committee as a whole.”

Earlier this week, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) announced the Committee Members of the House Committee on Financial Services for the 118th Congress.

Congressman Lucas added, “I’m also delighted that in the 118th Congress I’ll be returning to the House Financial Services Committee as the longest-serving Republican on Committee. Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District is capital intensive- agriculture and energy require vast and responsible investment opportunities where the strengthen and health of the U.S. economy is sound. I look forward to working with Chairman McHenry and my colleagues, serving as a bridge between the Agriculture Committee and the Financial Services Committee, as we work to develop a clear framework for digital assets and fintech as well as strengthening capital formation opportunities across our economy.”

Lucas was elected by the House Republican Conference to Chair the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in the 118th Congress. From 2011 to 2015, Lucas served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, where he led the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. Since his election in 1994, Lucas has been a Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, serving as the longest-serving Republican on the Committee.

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