Lucas Presses CFTC Chair on MF Global

On the final day of February Congressman Lucas called the House Agriculture Committee to order and held a public hearing to review the 2012 agenda of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as the agency continues to investigate the collapse of MF Global. Lucas pressed CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler on the strength of customer protections in place in light of the collapse of MF Global. Thousands of customers have yet to receive nearly 30 percent of the funds that MF Global should have held in segregated accounts. "At this important hearing we had the opportunity to question the … [Read more...]

Lucas Calls on Obama to Act on Energy Plan

Congressman Lucas has called on President Obama to join House Republicans in moving foward with an all-of-the-above energy plan that reduces costs for America's farmers and ranchers, creates jobs, and improves our energy security. Recently at a press conference, President Obama stated that "the only way we are going to solve this problem...is with an all-of-the-above strategy," yet he failed to offer any new solutions to increase American energy supplies and help make prices more affordable. Meanwhile, America's farmers and ranchers are especially sensitive to high energy costs. Lucas's … [Read more...]

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