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.
Chairman Lucas on House Floor Speaking about the Panama Free Trade Agreement
October 12, 2011- Chairman Frank Lucas spoke on the House floor on the Panama Free Trade Agreement and how trade affects his home district of OK-3. Agriculture exports support more than 10 thousand jobs in Oklahoma. Across the country, agricultural exports support about 1 million jobs total.