Congressman Lucas Sworn Into 118th Congress

Jan 07, 2023
Press

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after he was sworn into his 16th term in the United States Congress representing Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District:

“I am honored to once again have the opportunity to serve the people of Oklahoma’s Third District. Serving in a Republican majority, I look forward to leading Republicans on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee and delivering on the needs of Oklahomans, families, small businesses, family farms, and all those across the Third District. The process of organizing this time was lengthy and unusual by any standard, but it’s my belief it will lead to a stronger House Republican Conference as we address the issues facing the American people created by the Biden Administration. Just as my fellow Oklahomans sent me to Washington to do, I am ready to deliver common sense and conservative results for my neighbors and fellow Americans.”

Lucas will serve as Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, which has jurisdiction over all energy research, development, and demonstration, and federally owned or operated non-military energy laboratories; astronautical research and development, including resources, personnel, equipment, and facilities; civil aviation research and development; environmental research and development; marine research; commercial application of energy technology; the National Institute of Standards and Technology, standardization of weights and measures and the metric system; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); National Science Foundation (NSF); National Weather Service (NWS); outer space, including exploration; science scholarships; scientific research, development, and demonstration, and other projects.

A fifth-generation  Oklahoman whose family has lived and farmed in Oklahoma for over 120 years, Congressman Lucas was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in a special election in 1994. Lucas is an adamant crusader for the American farmer, a supporter of a strong national defense, and a tireless advocate for Main Street businesses and Oklahoma’s industries. 

For Congressman Lucas’ full biography, click here.

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