Lucas Praises Signing of the National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act

Feb 22, 2019 Issues: Agriculture

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement praising the President’s signing of H.R. 439, the “National FFA Organization’s Federal Charter Amendments Act” into law:

“The National FFA Organization has deep roots in Oklahoma and as an Oklahoma FFA alumnus, I was proud to support this piece of legislation. Further strengthening agricultural education, leadership development, and work-based learning for students, the National FFA Organization’s Federal Charter Amendments Act will better serve the nearly 670,000 young leaders who proudly call themselves members of the FFA. Oklahoma’s future is in good hands thanks to our state’s young leaders.”

The National FFA Organization’s Federal Charter Amendments Act updates the federal charter of the FFA, which was granted to the National FFA Organization in 1950 while also allowing FFA to choose its own Board of Directors. The bill also provides the flexibility for National FFA to increase the number of national officers, providing the opportunity to increase membership as the organization continues to grow.

President Donald J. Trump signed H.R. 439 into law on Thursday, February 21, 2019.