Frank Lucas

Frank Lucas

OKLAHOMA's 3rd DISTRICT

Lucas Announces Upcoming Town Hall Meetings

2014/05/27

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas is pleased to announce upcoming town hall meetings to be held in Alfalfa, Beaver, Cimarron, Texas and Woods counties June 2&3.  All residents of these locations are invited to attend a meeting and express their opinions.  Congressman Lucas will be discussing current events in Washington, taking questions about issues important to constituents of the Third Congressional District, and asking for opinions and input on legislation currently before Congress.

Monday, June 2:

Boise City Town Hall Meeting 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PTCI Room 115 West Main Street

Guymon Town Hall Meeting 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PTCI Meeting Room 607 South Main

Beaver Town Hall Meeting 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Beaver County Farm Bureau 812 South Douglas

Tuesday, June 3: Cherokee Town Hall Meeting 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Alfalfa County Farm Bureau 113 South Grand

Alva Town Hall Meeting 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. NWOSU Student Center, Ranger Room 709 Oklahoma Avenue

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Lucas Statement on Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

2014/05/22

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas today made the following statement after the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2015. This is the fifty-third consecutive NDAA, and it is the key mechanism to provide funding for our nation’s military.

“I am very pleased the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act today to provide for the common defense of the United States,” said Lucas. “I commend Chairman McKeon and members of the House Armed Services Committee for their hard work and diligence in preparing the NDAA to meet the constitutional obligation of protecting our great country.

“H.R. 4435 equips our Department of Defense (DoD) with the resources needed to protect American citizens in a constantly changing security environment. It provides our men and women in uniform the tools they need to protect our national security interests domestic and abroad. The NDAA also reaffirms the nuclear deterrence of Iran as a vital national security interest, as well as continues to build upon our longstanding alliance with Israel by investing in their missile defense programs. Further, it prevents the President from using funds to transfer Guantanamo detainees to American soil.

“It is crucial that we always provide adequate resources for our nation’s military, and I am pleased H.R. 4435 accomplishes this important goal. It is my hope this NDAA will be passed in the Senate and signed into law by President Obama.”

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Lucas Congratulates Nguyen on His Acceptance of Appointment to the U.S. Military Academy

2014/05/14

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas welcomed Danny Nguyen, Yukon, Okla. native, to his district office on Monday to congratulate him on his acceptance of appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

“It is with great pleasure to congratulate Danny on his acceptance to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point,” said Lucas. “His selection is not only a testament to his dedication to serve our country, but it also demonstrates what bright and capable students we have in Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District. I am very proud of Danny, and I wish him only the best this fall and continued success in his future endeavors.” 

Nguyen is currently a student at Mustang High School in Mustang, Okla. He is a member of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and plans to study engineering and military history. Additionally, he started his high school triathlon team.  He is the son of Minh and Ha Nguyen, of Yukon, Okla.

Four of our nation’s five service academies require a congressional nomination, including the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Air Force Academy, and the Naval Academy.  In order to receive a nomination, the student must be between the ages of 17 and 23 and a resident of the Third Congressional District of Oklahoma.  Each academy offers young men and women a free college education at a highly ranked, nationally recognized academic program while preparing them for an officer’s commission in the armed forces upon graduation. 

Third District students interested in applying for the 2014-2015 Service Academies should contact Allison Litterell in Lucas’ district office at (405) 373-1958, or visit the web site at http://lucas.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations.

Photo Attached: Pictured (LEFT to RIGHT): Ha Nguyen, Yukon, OK; Danny Nguyen, Yukon, OK: Congressman Frank Lucas.

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Lucas Congratulates Loosen on His Acceptance of Appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy

2014/05/14

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas welcomed Carter Loosen, Kingfisher, Okla. native, to his district office Monday to congratulate him on his acceptance of appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.

“It is with great pleasure to congratulate Carter on his acceptance to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado,” said Lucas. “His selection is not only a testament to his dedication to serve our country, but it also demonstrates what bright and capable students we have in Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District. I am very proud of Carter, and I wish him only the best this fall and continued success in his future endeavors.” 

Loosen is currently a student at Kingfisher High School in Kingfisher, Okla. He plays the tenor sax, bass guitar, piano and sings. Additionally, he is a black belt in karate and has two grandfathers who have served in the military. Loosen was also accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; however, he chose the Air Force Academy. He is the son of Clay Loosen of Watonga, Okla., and Jeff and Marette Foreman of Kingfisher, Okla.

Four of our nation’s five service academies require a congressional nomination, including the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Air Force Academy, and the Naval Academy.  In order to receive a nomination, the student must be between the ages of 17 and 23 and a resident of the Third Congressional District of Oklahoma.  Each academy offers young men and women a free college education at a highly ranked, nationally recognized academic program while preparing them for an officer’s commission in the armed forces upon graduation. 

Third District students interested in applying for the 2014 - 2015 Service Academies should contact Allison Litterell in Lucas’ district office at (405) 373-1958, or visit the web site at http://lucas.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations.

Photo Attached: Pictured (LEFT to RIGHT): Jeff Foreman, Kingfisher, OK; Marette Foreman, Kingfisher, OK; Carter Loosen, Kingfisher, OK; Congressman Frank Lucas.

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Lucas Congratulates Arnold on His Acceptance of Appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy

2014/05/14

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas welcomed Brendon Arnold, Enid, Okla. native, to his district office Monday to congratulate him on his acceptance of appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.

“It is with great pleasure to congratulate Brendon on his acceptance to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado,” said Lucas. “His selection is not only a testament to his dedication to serve our country, but it also demonstrates what bright and capable students we have in Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District. I am very proud of Brendon, and I wish him only the best this fall and continued success in his future endeavors.” 

Arnold is currently a student at the Oklahoma Bible Academy in Enid, Okla. He has been on mission trips in Guatemala and Poland, sings in the choir, and runs track and cross country. Additionally, his grandfather James Turley served in the Air Force for 22 years. Arnold is the son of Christopher and Angela Arnold, of Enid, Okla.

Four of our nation’s five service academies require a congressional nomination, including the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Air Force Academy, and the Naval Academy.  In order to receive a nomination, the student must be between the ages of 17 and 23 and a resident of the Third Congressional District of Oklahoma.  Each academy offers young men and women a free college education at a highly ranked, nationally recognized academic program while preparing them for an officer’s commission in the armed forces upon graduation. 

Third District students interested in applying for the 2014 - 2015 Service Academies should contact Allison Litterell in Lucas’ district office at (405) 373-1958, or visit the web site at http://lucas.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations.

PHOTO ATTACHED: Pictured: Brendon Arnold

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Lucas Congratulates Choi on His Acceptance of Appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy

2014/05/14

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas welcomed John Choi, Enid, Okla. native, to his district office on Monday to congratulate him on his acceptance of appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.

“It is with great pleasure to congratulate John on his acceptance to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis,” said Lucas. “His selection is not only a testament to his dedication to serve our country, but it also demonstrates what bright and capable students we have in Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District. I am very proud of John, and I wish him only the best this fall and continued success in his future endeavors.” 

Choi is currently a student at Enid High School in Enid, Okla. He is a member of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and plans to study aeronautical, astronautical and mechanical engineering. He is the son of Abraham and Sun Kim Choi, of Enid, Okla.

Four of our nation’s five service academies require a congressional nomination, including the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Air Force Academy, and the Naval Academy.  In order to receive a nomination, the student must be between the ages of 17 and 23 and a resident of the Third Congressional District of Oklahoma.  Each academy offers young men and women a free college education at a highly ranked, nationally recognized academic program while preparing them for an officer’s commission in the armed forces upon graduation. 

Third District students interested in applying for the 2014 - 2015 Service Academies should contact Allison Litterell in Lucas’ district office at (405) 373-1958, or visit the web site at http://lucas.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations.

Photo Attached: Pictured: John Choi (LEFT), Congressman Frank Lucas (RIGHT)

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Lucas Congratulates Darnell on His Acceptance of Appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy

2014/05/14

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas welcomed Jacob Darnell, Edmond, Okla. native, to his district office Monday to congratulate him on his acceptance of appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.

“It is with great pleasure to congratulate Jacob on his acceptance to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado,” said Lucas. “His selection is not only a testament to his dedication to serve our country, but it also demonstrates what bright and capable students we have in Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District. I am very proud of Jacob, and I wish him only the best this fall and continued success in his future endeavors.” 

Darnell is currently a student at Edmond North High School in Edmond, Okla. He is the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps drill team commander and is on the varsity cross country team. Additionally, his father and grandfather both served in the armed forces. He is the son of Charles and Pamela Darnell, of Edmond, Okla.

Four of our nation’s five service academies require a congressional nomination, including the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Air Force Academy, and the Naval Academy.  In order to receive a nomination, the student must be between the ages of 17 and 23 and a resident of the Third Congressional District of Oklahoma.  Each academy offers young men and women a free college education at a highly ranked, nationally recognized academic program while preparing them for an officer’s commission in the armed forces upon graduation. 

Third District students interested in applying for the 2014-2015 Service Academies should contact Allison Litterell in Lucas’ district office at (405) 373-1958, or visit the web site at http://lucas.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations.

Photo Attached: Pictured: Jacob Darnell

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Lucas Congratulates Klamm on His Acceptance of Appointment to the U.S. Military Academy

2014/05/14

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas welcomed Jacob Klamm, Enid, Okla. native, to his district office on Monday to congratulate him on his acceptance of appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

“It is with great pleasure to congratulate Jacob on his acceptance to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point,” said Lucas. “His selection is not only a testament to his dedication to serve our country, but it also demonstrates what bright and capable students we have in Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District. I am very proud of Jacob, and I wish him only the best this fall and continued success in his future endeavors.” 

Klamm is currently a student at Enid High School in Enid, Okla. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Additionally, he plays soccer and is a member of the band. He is the son of Kevin and Leslie Klamm, of Enid, Okla.

Four of our nation’s five service academies require a congressional nomination, including the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Air Force Academy, and the Naval Academy.  In order to receive a nomination, the student must be between the ages of 17 and 23 and a resident of the Third Congressional District of Oklahoma.  Each academy offers young men and women a free college education at a highly ranked, nationally recognized academic program while preparing them for an officer’s commission in the armed forces upon graduation. 

Third District students interested in applying for the 2014-2015 Service Academies should contact Allison Litterell in Lucas’ district office at (405) 373-1958, or visit the web site at http://lucas.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations.

Photo Attached: Pictured: Jacob Klamm

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Lucas Hosts Third District Service Academy Receptions

2014/05/14

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas hosted two service academy receptions on Monday, in his Yukon, Okla. district office, for Oklahoma Third Congressional District students who applied to serve in the United States Service Academies.

“It was a pleasure visiting with these bright young men and women in my district office,” said Lucas. “I am very proud to have students in my district who are motivated and willing to serve our great country through the service academies. I am also very pleased the military academies provide a top-notch education for those who are accepted. I am grateful for the students who attended the reception and wish them only the best in their future endeavors.”

At Monday’s reception, Lucas visited with the applicants about the academies and discussed the importance and dedication of serving in the armed forces. This year, 19 Third District students applied to our nation’s Academies, and six of them were accepted to serve. The students accepted will begin classes in the fall and are committing to at least four years at the Academy and five years with the service.

Four of our five Service Academies require a Congressional nomination, including the U.S. Military Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Air Force Academy and the Naval Academy. The fifth, the Coast Guard Academy, doesn’t require a Congressional nomination. Third District students interested in applying for the 2014-2015 Service Academies should contact Allison Litterell in Lucas’ district office at (405) 373-1958, or visit the web site at http://lucas.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations.

Photo Caption for PHOTO 1 (ATTACHED): Congressman Lucas hosts a Service Academy reception for Third District students who applied to serve in the United States Service Academies. (Pictured: Left to Right – John Choi, Enid, OK; Carter Loosen, Kingfisher, OK; Congressman Frank Lucas; Danny Nguyen, Yukon, OK)

Photo Caption for PHOTO 2 (ATTACHED): Congressman Lucas hosts a Service Academy reception for Third District students who applied to serve in the United States Service Academies. (Pictured: Left to Right – Sean Islas, Enid, OK; Coleton Winters, Woodward, OK; Congressman Frank Lucas; Robert Davidson, Altus, OK; Michael Cord, Yukon, OK)

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One Step Closer to the Truth on Benghazi

2014/05/09

It has been almost two years since the horrific Benghazi terrorist attack occurred, taking the lives of four innocent, brave Americans; however we continue to seek answers from the Administration on what took place that day.

Since 2012, House committees have worked tirelessly to investigate the tragic attack, and they have uncovered many facts. Unfortunately, while House Republicans continue working to seek justice, the Obama Administration continues stonewalling. To make matters worse, it was recently revealed that the White House withheld information regarding Benghazi from Congressional investigators. It causes me grave concern to know the White House refuses to assist and provide pertinent information regarding an attack that killed four of our fellow citizens.

Due to the Administration’s lack of cooperation and the revelation they withheld information, Speaker of the House, John Boehner announced the formation of a select committee to help uncover the truth about Benghazi. We recently voted in the House to create the committee officially named, “The House Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi.” The select committee will consist of 12 House members, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The formation of this committee will provide an avenue for Congress to assert its oversight function, without being hindered by the bureaucratic stovepiping that has stalled the Benghazi investigation. It is my hope that the work of this committee will reveal the entire truth of what actually happened that night in Benghazi.

I am very pleased leaders of the House have finally decided to take the next step in uncovering the truth and compel the Administration to be forthcoming with vital information. Americans will not tolerate the negligence shown by the White House, and I can assure you we will continue working to seek justice for the Americans who lost their lives on September 11, 2012.

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Congressman Frank Lucas is a fifth generation Oklahoman whose family has lived and farmed in Oklahoma for over 100 years. Born on January 6, 1960 in Cheyenne, Oklahoma, Lucas graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1982 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. He was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in a special election in 1994, and is currently serving his 11th term as a Member of Congress.

Frank proudly represents Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District includes all or portions of 32 counties in northern and western Oklahoma, stretching from the Oklahoma panhandle to parts of Tulsa, and from Yukon to Altus in the southwest. It takes up almost half the state’s land mass and is one of the largest agricultural regions in the nation. Lucas has been a crusader for the American farmer since being elected to Congress in 1994 as well as working to protect Oklahoma values.

Congressman Lucas serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture. In addition, he serves on the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Frank also serves as a member of the Republican Whip Team.  The Republican Whip Team is led by Congressman Kevin McCarthy (CA-22).  The representatives who are members of the team serve as leaders in their party and work with the Republican leadership team to ensure every American’s voice is heard in Congress.

Prior to his service in the U.S. Congress, Lucas served for five and a half years in the Oklahoma State House of Representatives, where he tirelessly defended the rights of private property owners and focused on promoting agriculture issues.

Frank and his wife Lynda have three children and one grandchild. The Lucas family belongs to the First Baptist Church in Cheyenne.


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