Press Releases

Mar 14, 2014
113th Congress

Lucas Welcomes McAllister to the House Agriculture Committee

Chairman Frank Lucas today welcomed Rep. Vance McAllister, who represents the Fifth District of Louisiana, to the House Agriculture Committee.

Mar 13, 2014
113th Congress

Agriculture Committee Meets to Approve Budget Views & Reduce Regulatory Burdens on Farmers and Ranchers

The House Agriculture Committee met today to consider the budget views and estimates letter for the 2015 fiscal year, H.R. 935, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act, and a resolution commemorating the Smith-Lever Act, which established the nationwide Cooperative Extension System.

Mar 4, 2014
113th Congress

Subcommittee Recognizes Contributions of Cooperative Extension Service to Agriculture, Youth Development & Rural Communities

The House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture held a public hearing to review the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 in advance of the 100th anniversary of its enactment on May 8, 2014.

Feb 7, 2014
113th Congress

Lucas: Agricultural Act of 2014 Marks a New Era for Farm & Food Policy

Issues: Farm Bill

Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement after the president signed into law the Agricultural Act of 2014.

Feb 4, 2014
113th Congress

Lucas Statement on Senate Passage of Agricultural Act of 2014

Issues: Farm Bill

Chairman Lucas issued a statement after the U.S. Senate passed the Agricultural Act of 2014 by a vote of 68-32.

Jan 29, 2014
113th Congress

Lucas Praises House Passage of Farm Bill Conference Report

Issues: Farm Bill

Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Agricultural Act of 2014 by a vote of 251-166.

Jan 27, 2014
113th Congress

House-Senate Negotiators Announce Bipartisan Agreement on Final Farm Bill

Issues: Farm Bill

House and Senate agriculture leaders today announced a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a five-year farm bill.

Dec 10, 2013
113th Congress

Lucas Statement on Status of Farm Bill Conference Committee Negotiations

Issues: Farm Bill

Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement after the four principals met today to discuss outstanding issues relating to the farm bill.

Nov 15, 2013
113th Congress

Lucas: Surprise CFTC Action on Cross-Border Swaps is Irresponsible

Rep. Frank Lucas, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued a statement in response to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) surprise "advisory notice" to further regulate cross-border swaps.

Oct 28, 2013
113th Congress

Tulsa World: "Rep. Frank Lucas' Farm Experiences Reflected in Farm Bill Proposals"

Issues: Farm Bill

Chairman Frank Lucas tells the Tulsa World "when you understand what farmers and ranchers go through you're just willing to work a little harder to give them the tools to keep on doing what they do, and that benefits all the rest of us in the country."

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