EPA must clarify ag regulations

Dairy Herd By: Marlys Miller September 9, 2011 Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) chairman of the U.S. House agriculture committee is asking Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson for a response to a list of questions from a bipartisan group of lawmakers. Lucas submitted the request to EPA nearly six months ago; he followed up with a letter on Thursday. Administrator Jackson testified before the House agriculture committee on March 10, at a hearing on EPA regulations. Following that hearing, members of the agriculture committee submitted questions for the record … [Read more...]

Heeding the public

Enid News By: Staff September 5, 2011 ENID — Congress is held in incredibly low regard. In fact, a recent poll showed 87 percent of Americans disapprove of the job lawmakers are doing. So, what do lawmakers do? Go out and try to explain their actions to constituents? No. Instead, a great many of them didn’t bother talking to their constituents at all. Many members of Congress decided to use the summer recess for something other than meeting the people who elected them. The longtime tradition of the town hall meeting took a beating. Two years ago, lawmakers hosted more than … [Read more...]

U.S. Rep. Lucas warns of financial ticking time bomb

The Alva Review By: Jim Stout September 1, 2011 Washington leadership and the main stream media aren’t facing the financial realities of a two-front crisis, U.S. Congressman Frank Lucas told two-dozen community leaders Wednesday at a Town Hall meeting in Northwestern’s Ranger room. First, Lucas has doubts about whether the current approach to solving the national debt will be able to come forward with a working solution. That could lead to another overthrow in the next elections. Second, his colleagues and the media are ignoring a “ticking time bomb” when the tax cuts of the … [Read more...]

Lucas: Committee unified in protecting farm safety net

Farm to Market Radio News Radio 1420 By: Texas Farm Bureau August 26, 2011 House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) is collaborating with Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) to unify both sides of the committee in shaping the upcoming farm bill and protecting the farm safety net, as he indicated in an inte Following the August recess, House Agriculture Committee members will be charged with making recommendations to the Super Committee—a group of 12 Congressmen from both the House and Senate and both political parties that will make significant cuts to the … [Read more...]

House Ag Chairman Frank Lucas Working on Budget Ideas on Agriculture for Super Committee

Oklahoma Farm Report By: Ron Hays August 23, 2011 The Chairman of the House Ag Committee, Frank Lucas, is spending this week making multiple stops in his vast Third Congressional District as he holds Town Hall Meetings. The first of those meetings this week was held Tuesday morning in Clinton, Oklahoma, and Chairman Lucas spent a few minutes before the start of the Meeting with Farm Director Ron Hays as they talked about the budget reductions that will be decided upon this fall by the Super Committee- and how they relate back to the 2012 farm bill. Congressman Lucas told the … [Read more...]