Lucas Praises Passage of H.R. 2879, Stop Government Abuse Act

Aug 01, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas today praised passage of H.R. 2879, the Stop Government Abuse Act. The United States House of Representatives passed the legislation today with a 239 to 176 vote. This bill helps prevent government abuse by setting restraints on a runaway federal government, and giving more freedom to the American citizens.

“I am pleased the House passed this legislation today,” said Lucas. “At a time when Americans are struggling through a weak economy, it is crucial that we find ways to reduce government red tape and prevent abuse from taking place in Washington.

“This legislation would empower the American people by allowing them the freedom to record their in-person and telephone exchanges with federal officials. At times, U.S. citizens deal with harassment while interacting with government agencies. We must make certain Americans have the authority to defend themselves when this type of abuse occurs.

“Additionally, this legislation puts an end to the outrageous bonuses that federal employees have been receiving. At a time when we are facing an enormous deficit, it is important that we exercise restraint in federal spending.

“Lastly, this legislation allows federal agencies to place employees on investigative leave without pay, if they engage in disorderly conduct. Federal employees must always be held accountable for their actions.

“I am pleased H.R. 2879, helps us accomplish the goal of cutting waste and establishing more accountability in Washington, which in-turn creates greater certainty for American citizens. It is my hope that this legislation will be passed in the Senate and signed into law by President Obama.”


Recent Posts

Jun 17, 2024
National Security

Lucas Votes for NDAA on 249th Birthday of U.S. Army

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the FY25 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Lucas voted in favor of the legislation.   “Today, on the 249th birthday of the U.S. Army, House Republicans fulfilled our duty to support America’s servicemembers and bolster our national security. Not only […]

Jun 3, 2024

Lucas Statement on Farm Bill

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the House Committee on Agriculture completed its markup of the next Farm Bill: “I applaud Chairman Thompson for completing the gargantuan task of passing this Farm Bill out of Committee. As a former Chairman of the House Ag Committee, I know firsthand just how […]

May 16, 2024

Lucas: Basel Endgame Will Penalize Central Clearing

Washington, D.C. –  At today’s House Financial Services Committee hearing, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) questioned FDIC Chair Gruenberg and Federal Reserve Vice-Chair Barr on the consequences of the Basel Endgame proposal. Specifically, Congressman Lucas brought to attention his concern that the Basel requirements will constrain the capacity of banks to offer central clearing. He has previously pressed this […]