All five members of Oklahoma’s all-Republican delegation in the U.S. House voted Thursday to repeal the 2009 health care law. The 229-195 vote to repeal in the GOP-controlled House was symbolic. The Senate, controlled by Democrats, will not consider repeal.
Here are comments from members of the Oklahoma delegation:
Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne: “I voted for the third time to fully repeal Obamacare.
“I have voted over 30 times to defund the flawed law, and I will continue to vote for measures that will dismantle the Affordable Care Act.…
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Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, has scheduled town hall meetings in some of his 3rd District towns. Here is the list:
9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
Chandler Public Library
1021 Manvel Avenue
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Heritage Hall, Old Elementary School Building
501 North 1st Avenue
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Bristow Public Library, Large Conference Room
111 West 7th Street
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Collins Building, 2nd Floor Ballroom
317 East Lee
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Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, has a lifetime rating from the free-market conservative group Club for Growth of nearly 70 percent. But it’s not 70 percent; it’s 68 percent. So Lucas, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee and a strong advocate of farm and rural subsidies, is being targeted by the group in a new campaign called PrimaryMyCongressman.com.
According to the group, the purpose of the website is “to raise awareness of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) who are currently serving in safe Republican seats.”
Club for Growth, whose campaign arm helped Sen.…
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On the same day President Barack Obama went to Newport News, VA to criticize Republicans for not compromising to replace the looming budget cuts known as the sequester, Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, said:
“I am disappointed President Obama and leaders in the Senate have yet to come up with a solution to replace the sequester.
“The House has already acted twice to replace sequestration with commonsense spending cuts that do not unfairly target the U.S. Department of Defense. While our country is still fighting a war in Afghanistan, it is imperative that we prevent harmful cuts to national defense.…
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Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, announced a series of town hall meetings in his western Oklahoma district.
Wednesday, February 20:
Cordell Town Hall Meeting
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Police Department, Precinct Room
105 West Main Street
Mangum Town Hall
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
119 East Jefferson
Hobart Town Hall Meeting
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Western Technology Center, Seminar Room
1000 South Bailey
Thursday, February 21:
Altus Town Hall Meeting
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Here are the full statements from Oklahoma members of Congress regarding President Barack Obama’s proposals to curb gun violence:
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee: “The president is right to examine what can be done to prevent tragedies such as Sandy Hook from occurring again. I commend his effort and look forward to working with him on areas of agreement while we continue to honestly debate areas of disagreement. For instance, the president is right to take steps to strengthen mental health databases and reporting to the NICS system so we can ensure that guns do not end up in the hands of criminals or those who are a threat to themselves or others.…
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Members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation are planning to have their Capitol Hill offices open at times this weekend so Oklahomans can pick up their tickets to President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony on Monday. Not all of the offices will be open on Monday.
The lawmakers are encouraging those who have already reserved tickets to pick them up on the weekend. All of the tickets allotted to the lawmakers have been reserved. Some offices have started waiting lists.
Sen. Tom Coburn’s office will be open from 10 a.m.…
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Oklahoma delegates to the Republican National Convention held their first communal breakfast Monday morning at their Tampa hotel and heard from three members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation and the political director for the national party.
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, who had two Oklahoma radio interviews scheduled during the breakfast, elicited some live cheers from the assembled delegates for the Oklahoma City and Tulsa radio audiences.
Reps. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, and Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, also spoke, giving preach-to-the-choir remarks about the Obama administration.…
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All seven members of Oklahoma’s congressional district sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood promoting Southwest Airlines proposal for a direct flight from Oklahoma City to Washington, DC. The lawmakers cite several reasons, including the large federal presence in Oklahoma City that requires travel to and from the nation’s capital. Of course, there is also the fact that members of Congress must fly frequently between Oklahoma City and Washington.
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U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, has scheduled town hall meetings next week in Oklahoma farm country.
Here’s where he’ll be:
THURSDAY, MARCH 15:
Woodward Town Hall Meeting
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
High Plains Technology Center, Seminar Room
3921 34th Street
Beaver Town Hall Meeting
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
First Security Bank
15 South Douglas Street
Guymon Town Hall Meeting
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Texas County OSU Extension Office
301 North Main Street
FRIDAY, MARCH 16:
Boise City Town Hall Meeting
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