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Frankly Speaking: Foreign Ownership of Farmland A Detriment to National Security

Everyone in Oklahoma is keenly aware that food security is national security. A nation that cannot feed itself cannot hope to defend itself.  Because of this, it is essential we protect our farmland, especially from foreign adversaries. For far too long we’ve seen entities – Chinese in particular – coming over and buying our agricultural …

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ICYMI: Lucas Celebrates Launch of FISTA Innovation Park

Yesterday, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Fires Innovation Science and Technology Accelerator (FISTA) Innovation Park. FISTA’s mission is to bring together the brightest minds in engineering, technology and defense expertise to support the needs of America’s military. Located in the renovated Central Mall, the FISTA Innovation Park provides an …

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Lucas Praises Passage of Lower Energy Costs Act

Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1- the Lower Energy Costs Act by a bipartisan vote of 225-204: “Over the past 19 months, the Biden Administration has logjammed American energy projects in government regulatory purgatory and enacted policies that have led to the dependence of …

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Lucas Warns of Consequences of Reducing Access to Commodity Derivatives for End Users

This week, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) questioned Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and industry stakeholders from the CME Group and Futures Industry Association about the potential consequences that increased bank capital requirements could have on end-users of commodity derivatives. End-users such as farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers depend on derivates to manage risk. As commodities markets …

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Lucas, Congressional Western Caucus: ‘WOTUS Will Increase Regulatory Uncertainty, Worsen Conditions for Farmers, Ranchers, Landowners’

Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and 193 House Republicans in sending a letter strongly opposing the Biden Administration’s recent “waters of the United States” rule. The Members demand the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rescind the rule and postpone any subsequent agency action on WOTUS …

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Oklahoma House Delegation Restores Veterans’, Service Members’ Access to Pharmacies

Today, Representatives Frank Lucas (OK-03), Tom Cole (OK-04), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Kevin Hern (OK-01), and Stephanie Bice (OK-05) announced that Express Scripts (ESI), the pharmacy benefits manager for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), will extend an additional opportunity for independent and community pharmacies to join the TRICARE Pharmacy 5th Generation (TPharm5) network. On December …

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