Opening Statement of Chairman Frank Lucas for House-Senate Conference Committee on Farm Bill

Good afternoon, and welcome to the first meeting of the House-Senate Conference Committee charged with negotiating a compromise between the House and Senate-passed farm bills. I could not be more pleased to be at this point in the process. I appreciate all of your work to get us here and your willingness to serve on this important committee. I hope we are keenly aware of our responsibility to put policy in place that is good for our farmers, ranchers, consumers, and those who have hit difficult times. This takes place despite considering a complicated bill in an environment where … [Read more...]

Obama administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance

NBC News President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years. Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC News that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter or the … [Read more...]

AP: BUILDERS OF OBAMA’S HEALTH WEBSITE SAW RED FLAGS

By JACK GILLUM and JULIE PACE — Oct. 22, 2013 10:36 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) — Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others rewrote computer code over and over to meet what they considered last-minute requests for changes from the government or other contractors. As questions mount over the website's failure, insider interviews and a review of technical specifications by The Associated Press found a … [Read more...]

Talking Farm Bill Endgame with House Ag Committee Chair Frank Lucas- Our Exclusive Conversation

Oklahoma Farm Report We just wrapped up a seventeen minute conversation with the Chairman of the House Ag Committee, Oklahoma Third District Congressman Frank Lucas. Lucas is preparing to kick off the Farm Bill Conference Process later today with a meeting with his ranking member, Collin Peterson and the Senate Ag Leadership, Chairlady Debbie Stabenow and top Republican Thad Cochran. Lucas confirms he will chair the Conference and is hopeful to get the full Conference Committee into the same room in the "near future." That will be a time to allow for one and all to make their … [Read more...]

Finish the Farm Bill

Frank Lucas is working to accomplish Farm Bill reform NOW! Stand with Frank and show your support by signing up below! . … [Read more...]