Lucas Sworn into the 112th Congress

Jan 05, 2011

Washington, DCToday, Congressman Frank Lucas was sworn in as a member of the 112th Congress.

“I would like to thank my fellow citizens in 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 to represent their voices in Congress and I look forward to fighting for the priorities of my District during the 112th Congress.”

Lucas was selected to serve as the Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture. He will serve as his party’s policy leader for all areas of the committee’s 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 its sleeves because we have a lot of challenges ahead.  I will be dedicated to cutting wasteful spending, paying down the national debt, and creating jobs.  I promise to continue to push for more transparency and accountability during the next Congress. But most importantly, I will continue to represent the values and voices of the Third Congressional District of Oklahoma.”

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

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