Lucas Sworn in to the 111th Congress

Jan 06, 2009
Press

Washington, DCToday, Congressman Frank Lucas was sworn in as a member of the 111th Congress.

“I would like to thank the fine people of the Third Congressional District for allowing me to continue my service to them in the United States House of Representatives,” stated Lucas.  “It is an honor and I look forward to continuing to represent their voice in Congress.”

Lucas was selected to serve as the Ranking Member, or Republican leader, of the House Committee on Agriculture.  He will serve as his party’s policy leader for all areas over which the committee has jurisdiction, which includes the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its various agencies as well as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. 

“Now is the time for Congress to roll up our sleeves and get to work quickly to alleviate some of the economic hardships facing the American people today,” stated Lucas.  “There have already been many discussions of a potential $800 billion stimulus package.  I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure that the stimulus package focuses on creating long-term business growth while generating limited government interference.”

This will mark Lucas’ ninth term as a member of the United States House of Representatives, serving since he was first elected in 1994 when he replaced former Rep. Glenn English in a special election held in May 1994. 

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