Press Releases

Jun 12, 2013
113th Congress

Lucas Praises Bipartisan Passage of Bills Promoting Market Certainty and Economic Growth

Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 634, H.R. 742, H.R. 1038, and H.R. 1256.

May 21, 2013
113th Congress

Ag Committee Begins Hearing Process in Advance of CFTC Reauthorization

The House Agriculture Committee began a series of hearings in advance of writing legislation to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The agency's statutory authorization expires at the end of the fiscal year.

May 16, 2013
113th Congress

House Ag Committee Approves Farm Bill With Significant Savings & Reforms

Issues: Farm Bill

Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma and Ranking Member Collin Peterson of Minnesota issued the following statements after the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013, by a large, bipartisan vote of 36-10.

May 10, 2013
113th Congress

Lucas & Peterson Release House Farm Bill That Saves Nearly $40 Billion

Issues: Farm Bill

Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma and Ranking Member Collin Peterson of Minnesota released a discussion draft of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013 today.

Apr 30, 2013
113th Congress

Government Report Confirms Flawed ESA Science; Specific Answers Needed for Farmers, Forest Managers

Following today's release of the National Research Council's (NRC) risk assessments report on pesticides, two key Members of Congress called on four federal agencies to start over and conduct a more thorough study that more directly answers serious questions relating to Endangered Species Act biological opinions (BiOp) and crop protection products.

Apr 30, 2013
113th Congress

Lucas Commends Oklahoma's Leadership on SNAP Program

Today, Chairman Frank Lucas released the following statement after Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into law HB 1909.

Apr 24, 2013
113th Congress

Subcommittee Examines Specialty Crop Programs for the 2013 Farm Bill

Issues: Farm Bill

Rep. Austin Scott, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture, held a public hearing to examine specialty crop priorities for the 2013 Farm Bill.

Mar 20, 2013
113th Congress

Ag Committee Approves Bipartisan Legislation to Tweak Dodd-Frank Act

Today, the House Agriculture Committee approved seven legislative proposals amending Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The bills are the culmination of the committee's oversight efforts of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as it writes rules for Dodd-Frank.

Mar 14, 2013
113th Congress

Ag Committee Examines Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Dodd-Frank Act & Prevent Harm to the Economy

The House Agriculture Committee held a public hearing to review seven legislative proposals amending Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The proposals are the culmination of the committee's oversight efforts of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as it writes rules for Dodd-Frank.

Mar 13, 2013
113th Congress

Subcommittee Examines National Forest System Management and Its Impact on Rural Economies

Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to examine how the U.S. Forest Service is managing the National Forest System (NFS) and how this management affects rural communities. The NFS spans 193 million acres in 712 counties across 41 states.

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