Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and 193 House Republicans in sending a letter strongly opposing the Biden Administration’s recent “waters of the United States” rule.
The Members demand the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rescind the rule and postpone any subsequent agency action on WOTUS to allow the Supreme Court to issue an opinion on Sackett v EPA.
“I am extremely discouraged by the EPA’s actions regulating wetlands and waters in a manner inconsistent with the Clean Water Act,” said Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) in a recent statement. “During this time when increased agriculture production and growth are critical, the rule fails to provide certainty for America’s farmers and ranchers. Furthermore, the Biden Administration’s contradictory rule ensures lengthy litigation surrounding the scope of federal regulatory authority of our nation’s waterways will continue with confusion and regulatory uncertainty. Oklahoma’s farmers, ranchers, and landowners have demonstrated their responsible stewardship of the land for generations, and I will continue to stand with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in opposition to the continued inconsistent interpretation of the Clean Water Act.”
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined his colleagues on the House Financial Services Committee for a hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Securities and Exchange Commission.” Lucas questioned SEC Chairman Gary Gensler on the Commission’s recent proposed rules. The prosed rule, Safeguarding Advisory Client Assets, would disrupt commodities markets and indirectly regulate entities overseen by the CFTC. Another […]
Congressman Lucas Postpones August Town Hall Meetings in Western Oklahoma
Yukon, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) will be postponing the following town hall meetings due to his recent injury on his ranch in Roger Mills County: Thursday, August 4th, 2023 Caddo County Town Hall Meeting10:00-11:00 a.m. Hinton City Hall115 E Main StreetHinton, OK 73047 Kiowa County Town Hall Meeting2:00-3:00 p.m. Western Tech Center1000 S Bailey StreetHobart, OK […]
Lucas Criticizes Administration’s Decision to Outsource Emission Requirements to Controversial International Entity
Washington, DC – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Frank Lucas sent a letter to Shalanda Young, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), regarding the outsourcing of emissions verifications to a foreign entity. The Committee first raised concerns in March with a proposed rule by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR) […]