Press Releases

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."

Oct 23, 2013
113th Congress

First Public Meeting for 2013 Farm Bill Conference Committee Announced

Issues: Farm Bill

House and Senate Agriculture Committee leaders announced today that the first public meeting for the 2013 Farm Bill conference committee will be held next week on Wednesday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Oct 12, 2013
113th Congress

Farm Bill Process Moves Forward With House Conferee Appointments

Issues: Farm Bill

Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement after House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) named the Republican members who will serve on the House-Senate Conference Committee tasked with resolving differences between the House and Senate-passed Farm Bills.

Oct 9, 2013
113th Congress

Lucas Applauds American Farm Bureau's Opposition to Linking Conservation Compliance to Crop Insurance

Issues: Farm Bill

Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma issued the following statement welcoming the news in recent reports that the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Board voted to oppose conservation compliance linked to crop insurance.

Oct 2, 2013
113th Congress

Ag Panel Explores Ways to Improve Customer Protections, Avoid Another MF Global

Rep. K. Michael Conaway, Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, held a fourth hearing on the future of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Sep 19, 2013
113th Congress

Lucas Statement on House Passage of Nutrition Reform Bill

Issues: Farm Bill

Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013, by a vote of 217-210.

Jul 24, 2013
113th Congress

CFTC Overreach Impacts End-Users & Leads to Higher Costs for Consumers

Rep. K. Michael Conaway, Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, held a hearing to examine the impact of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) actions on end-users.

Jul 23, 2013
113th Congress

Commissioners Testify Before Ag Subcommittee on Future of the CFTC

Rep. K. Michael Conaway, Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, continued the process of gathering information and perspectives on the future of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in advance of writing legislation to reauthorize the regulatory agency.

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