Welcome to the 111th Congress

Jan 13, 2009
Frankly Speaking

I would like to welcome all of you to the 111th Congress.  Thanks to the great people of the Third Congressional District of Oklahoma, this will mark my ninth term as a member of the United States House of Representatives.  I will maintain my position on the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Science and Technology.  In addition, I have been selected to serve as the Ranking Member, or Republican leader, of the House Committee on Agriculture. 

This Congress already faces many challenges, including the recent downturn of our economy, inconsistent energy prices, and a continued threat by terrorist organizations around the world and at home.  These are serious times, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to come up with real solutions that benefit the American taxpayer. 

No matter the issue, I want to reassure my constituents that I will continue to represent their values and fight for legislation that cuts taxes, limits government intrusion into the private sector, and protects our interests at home and abroad.

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
Agriculture

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
Economy

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 […]