Frank Lucas

Frank Lucas

OKLAHOMA's 3rd DISTRICT

Lucas Announces Run for Science Committee Ranking Member Position

2018/11/08

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-3) announced he will run for Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Congressman Lucas released the following statement:

“I have recently begun informing my colleagues in the House GOP Conference that I intend to run to be the Ranking Republican at the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in the 116th Congress.  As the current Vice-Chairman of the Science Committee, I look forward to discussing my candidacy and vision for the committee with my colleagues.  I will remain an active member of the House Financial Services and Agriculture committees in the next Congress and look forward to serving on those committees under the leadership of Chief Deputy Whip McHenry and Chairman Conaway. Mike is working diligently to get our farmers and ranchers a new Farm Bill before the end of the year, and Patrick will do an outstanding job as Ranking Republican at Financial Services.” 

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Lucas Announces October Town Hall Meeting in Cheyenne

2018/10/16

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) will hold a town hall meeting in Cheyenne on October 23. Residents around this location are invited to attend and share their thoughts on current events in Washington. Lucas will be discussing his recent work in Congress, taking questions about issues important to constituents of the Third Congressional District, and seeking input on legislation currently before Congress.     Tuesday, October 23, 2018   Cheyenne Town Meeting 9:30 – 10:30AM Washita Battlefield 18555 Highway 47A Cheyenne, OK 73628 Read More

Lucas Announces October Town Hall Meeting in Guymon

2018/10/11

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) will hold a town hall meeting in Guymon on October 18. Residents around this location are invited to attend and share their thoughts on current events in Washington. Lucas will be discussing his recent work in Congress, taking questions about issues important to constituents of the Third Congressional District, and seeking input on legislation currently before Congress.     Thursday, October 18, 2018   Guymon Town Meeting 1:30 – 2:30PM Texas County Extension Office 301 North Main Street Guymon, OK  73942

 

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House Passes Lucas Bill to Increase Transparency at Fed

2018/10/01

Today, the House passed H.R. 4753, the Federal Reserve Supervision Testimony Clarification Act, sponsored by Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03). This bill mandates that in the absence of a Vice Chair of Supervision at the Federal Reserve, someone from the Federal Reserve Board is designated to appear before Congress to testify on supervisory issues. 

“Dodd-Frank established the Vice Chair for Supervision position to oversee those efforts, but the first confirmed appointee to that position took office only last year, a full seven years since Dodd-Frank,” said Rep. Frank Lucas.  “During that time, Congress received minimal testimony on regulatory issues from the Fed. Typically, other officials who don’t oversee regulatory efforts gave testimony in this regard. But the key point is Dodd-Frank requires only the Vice Chair for Supervision to give that testimony. While we are grateful that other Fed officials decided to speak to Congress on regulatory issues, they didn’t have to under the law.”

Despite the simplicity, this bill is about the oversight authority of Congress. Congress gave the Federal Reserve much greater regulatory authority under Dodd-Frank, so it is vitally important that Congress hears from it on regulatory developments.  Not only that, hearing from officials that are very knowledgeable on issues in their areas, particularly when these regulations have a large effect on capital and money markets, allows more transparency in government agencies.

 

 

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Lucas Statement on Passage of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations

2018/09/27

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-3) today voted to pass the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 6157, the second Fiscal Year 2019 minibus appropriations package. This legislation includes funding for the Departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. Lucas released the following statement upon passage of the bill:

“This is the first time in a decade that Congress has sent a spending bill for defense to the President’s desk on time. This is critical funding for defense and domestic issues, including rebuilding and restoring our armed services and supporting our men and women in uniform. Those serving in our military deserve the stability of a fully funded Department of Defense.”

“The Third District of Oklahoma is home to two Air Forces bases, so prioritizing defense funding is imperative. This bill authorizes a 2.6 percent raise for our troops, which is the largest pay raise in nine years. Congress is ensuring the Department of Defense has the ability to modernize in order to keep our country safe.”

“The bill also directs historic funding to fight and end the opioid epidemic. With Oklahoma being one of the leading states in opioid prescriptions, supporting programs to combat this crisis is common sense legislation.” 

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Lucas Opening Statement at Public Hearing for Farm Bill

2018/09/05

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-3), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, delivered an opening statement as a conferee on the congressional conference committee for the 2018 Farm Bill.

The pundits in this town said there would never be another bad day in rural America, so you don’t need a farm bill. We created a safety net, knowing that there would be another bad day. Cash commodity prices are essentially half of what they were when we last met. That adds to the importance of passing another farm bill.”

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Lucas Congratulates Sen. Inhofe on Selection as SASC Chairman

2018/09/05

Washington, DC. – Congressman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) released the following statement upon the Senate Republican Conference approving Senator Inhofe’s election as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC):

“With two of Oklahoma’s five military installations located in the Third District, I am pleased that the Senate has selected Sen. Jim Inhofe as Armed Services Committee Chairman,” said Congressman Lucas. “As a veteran and an experienced member of the committee, he has a long-standing commitment to American service members and their families. Inhofe’s selection will enhance our armed services’ ability to defend this great nation and bring Oklahoma’s perspective to the forefront of the committee.”

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Lucas Announces Town Hall Meetings in Pawhuska, Ponca City, and Woodward

2018/08/21

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) will hold town hall meetings in Pawhuska, Ponca City, and Woodward on August 27th and 28th. Residents of these locations are invited to attend and share their thoughts on current events in Washington. Lucas will be discussing his recent work in Congress, taking questions about issues important to constituents of the Third Congressional District, and seeking input on legislation currently before Congress.

 

Monday, August 27th, 2018

 

 

Pawhuska Town Meeting

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pawhuska Community Center

520 Lynn Avenue

Pawhuska, OK 74056

 

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

 

 

Ponca City Town Meeting

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Standing Bear Museum

601 Standing Bear Parkway

Ponca City, OK 74601

 

 

Woodward Town Meeting

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Woodward Conference Center

3401 Centennial Lane, Room2

Woodward, OK 73801

 

 

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Lucas Announces Town Hall Meetings in Altus and Guthrie

2018/08/14

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) will hold town hall meetings in Altus and Guthrie on August 20th and 21st. Residents of these locations are invited to attend and share their thoughts on current events in Washington. Lucas will be discussing his recent work in Congress, taking questions about issues important to constituents of the Third Congressional District, and seeking input on legislation currently before Congress.

 

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Altus Town Meeting

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Western Oklahoma State College

Pioneer Heritage Center

2801 North Main Street

Altus, OK 73521

 

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Guthrie Town Meeting

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Granny Had One Event Center

312 West Oklahoma

Guthrie, OK 73044

 

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Lucas Announces August Town Hall Meetings in Weatherford, El Reno, Stillwater, Sapulpa, and Chandler

2018/08/07

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) will hold 5 town hall meetings in Weatherford, El Reno, Stillwater, Sapulpa, and Chandler on August 14th and August 15th. Residents of these locations are invited to attend and share their thoughts on current events in Washington. Lucas will be discussing his recent work in Congress, taking questions about issues important to constituents of the Third Congressional District, and seeking input on legislation currently before Congress.

 

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

 

Weatherford Town Meeting

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

City Hall/Blair Hall 

522 W. Rainey

Weatherford, OK 73096

 

Canadian County Town Meeting

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Redlands Community College

Room RCC103

1300 S. Country Club Road

El Reno, OK 73036

 

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

 

Stillwater Town Meeting

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Central Rural Electric Cooperative 

3305 S. Boomer Road

Stillwater, OK 74074

 

Sapulpa Town Meeting

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Collins Ballroom 2nd Floor

317 E. Lee

Sapulpa, OK 74066

 

Chandler Town Meeting

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Route 66 Museum

401 E. 1st

 

Chandler, OK 74834

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Congressman Lucas Speaking on Federal Reserve Supervision Testimony Clarification Act

2018-10-01 15:13:22


Lucas Opening Statement at Farm Bill Conference Public Meeting

2018-09-05 22:12:02


Lucas Responds to President Trump's State of the Union Address

2018-02-01 16:04:49


Lucas Highlights Importance of Land Grant Universities with Oklahoma State Ag Dean

2017-07-19 20:24:16


Lucas Addresses Wildfires at House Ag Subcommittee Hearing

2017-03-20 13:57:04


Lucas Discusses Significance of Regional Federal Reserve Banks

2017-03-20 13:57:40


Lucas on President Obama's Final State of the Union Address

2016-01-13 21:39:51


Fox News Reports on EPA's Concerning Lack of Data Transparency

2015-07-10 17:05:27


Lucas Closing Remarks to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

2017-03-20 13:58:02


Passing the Agricultural Act of 2014

2015-06-23 21:46:15


House Passes Legislation to Promote Scientific Integrity at EPA

2015-03-17 21:25:29


Lucas Presses Federal Reserve Chair on Consequences of Low Interest Rates

2015-02-25 21:03:28


One-Year Farm Bill Anniversary

2015-02-02 16:49:29


Lucas Presses Agency Director on Regulations Harmful to Community Banks

2015-01-27 21:28:21


Congressman Frank Lucas Speaks on Final Passage of Farm Bill Conference Report - Jan. 29, 2014

2014-01-29 17:12:15


Congressman Frank Lucas Speaking on Farm Bill Conference Report - Jan. 29, 2014

2014-01-29 17:07:38


Chairman Lucas Giving Closing Statement on House Farm Bill

2013-07-11 20:39:16


Chairman Frank Lucas Speaking on the House Floor Before Final Vote on FARRM

2013-06-20 20:16:49


House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas Speaks on House Floor on Farm Bill

2013-06-19 19:51:19


Congressman Lucas Addresses Tragic Events in Oklahoma

2013-05-21 17:52:56


Contact Information

2311 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-5565
Fax 202-225-8698
lucas.house.gov/

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.


Serving With

Markwayne Mullin

OKLAHOMA's 2nd DISTRICT

Tom Cole

OKLAHOMA's 4th DISTRICT

Steve Russell

OKLAHOMA's 5th DISTRICT

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