Press Releases

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.

Jul 11, 2013
113th Congress

Lucas: House Passage of Farm Bill is a Huge Step Forward

Issues: Farm Bill

Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013 by a vote of 216-208.

Jun 20, 2013
113th Congress

Lucas Statement on Farm Bill Vote in the House

Issues: Farm Bill

Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013.

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.

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