U.S. Congressman Frank Lucas to hold town meeting in Pawhuska

U. S. Rep. Frank Lucas has announced that he will hold a town meeting at the Dave Landrum Community Center in Pawhuska April 19, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Lucas represents the third district in Oklahoma, which reaches from panhandle to Osage County and includes parts of 32 counties. District Three, which he serves, includes half the state’s land mass and is one of the largest agricultural regions in the nation.

A Republican, Rep. Frank Lucas was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in a special election in 1994, and is currently serving his tenth term as a U.S. Congressman.

Lucas, who has a degree in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University, has been an advocate for the American farmer since being elected to Congress in 1994.

Lucas continues to serve as Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture. In this role, his priorities are to protect the interests of farmers and ranchers.

“As a lifelong farmer from a diverse, agricultural state, I have lived the real world challenges farmers and ranchers face across the country. I will continue to be a strong voice for production agriculture and rural America,” Lucas said.

Regarding the role of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) role, Lucas said, “Oversight is a primary responsibility of Congress and we must fulfill that duty to the American people.  We will hold oversight hearings of the EPA, which has demonstrated a fondness for overreaching regulations that defy Congressional intent and threaten production agriculture and rural economies.”

Furthermore, Lucas said,  he would work “to enact legislation that eliminates the obstacles for job growth and entrepreneurship throughout rural America.”

The last farm bill passed in 2008. Every five years there is a new farm bill and as Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, Lucas will be instrumental in shaping the next one.

Regarding the upcoming farm bill, Lucas said, he would “work to make sure we write a market-oriented, fiscally responsible farm bill that will provide America’s farmers and ranchers with the necessary tools and certainty they need to produce the safest, most affordable, most abundant food, fiber, feed and fuel supply in the history of the world.”

Lucas also serves on the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Science and Technology.

As a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, Lucas serves as a member of the Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee and  Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee.

As a member of the House Committee on Science and Technology, Lucas serves on the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee, and the Energy and Environment Subcommittee.

This town meeting will be an opportunity for constituents to meet Lucas face-to-face, voice concerns and ask questions. Make your voice heard by attending the town meeting April 19 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Dave Landrum Community Center.

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About Roseanne McKee

Journalist who enjoys reporting the community events/news of Pawhuska, Okla. Pawhuska has a rich culture as the home of the Osage Nation. Cattle ranching, the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and the oil industry are all located near Pawhuska. The people are warm, generous and unpretentious. I love Pawhuska!
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