Frank Lucas http://kgou.org en Oklahoma Incumbents Look To Avoid A 'Cantor Redux' http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-incumbents-look-avoid-cantor-redux <p>Three incumbent Oklahoma congressmen are working to avoid upsets in the June 24 primary as their challengers take hope following an upset in Virginia.</p><p>Republican Reps. <a href="cole.house.gov">Tom Cole</a>, <a href="lucas.house.gov">Frank Lucas</a> and <a href="mullin.house.gov">Markwayne Mullin</a> each face challengers in the primary that comes two weeks after former House Majority Leader <a href="cantor.house.gov">Eric Cantor</a> lost in the Virginia primary to economics professor Dave Brat.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:21:04 +0000 Associated Press 31752 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Incumbents Look To Avoid A 'Cantor Redux' Inhofe, Lucas, Fallin Not Pleased With Prairie Chicken Move http://kgou.org/post/inhofe-lucas-fallin-not-pleased-prairie-chicken-move <p></p><p>Oklahoma politicians have been quick to respond to news that the <a href="http://www.fws.gov/">U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service</a> has decided to list the lesser prairie chicken as threatened.</p><p>The Obama administration announced Thursday it is placing the lesser prairie chicken on a list of threatened species. The move could affect oil and gas drilling, wind farms and other activities in Oklahoma and four other central and southwestern states.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:03:00 +0000 Associated Press & Kurt Gwartney & KGOU Staff 26127 at http://kgou.org Inhofe, Lucas, Fallin Not Pleased With Prairie Chicken Move Oklahoma Delegation Supports Three Rivers Study http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-delegation-supports-three-rivers-study <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Oklahoma's entire congressional delegation has announced support for the so-called "Three Rivers Study" of the area at the confluence of the Arkansas, Mississippi, and White Rivers.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:57:00 +0000 Associated Press 25898 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Delegation Supports Three Rivers Study Oklahoma Delegation Splits As House Passes Compromise Farm Bill http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-delegation-splits-house-passes-compromise-farm-bill <p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:57:33 +0000 Associated Press & Brian Hardzinski & Krishnadev Calamur 22159 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Delegation Splits As House Passes Compromise Farm Bill Oklahoma Congressional Delegation Not Impressed With State Of The Union http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-congressional-delegation-not-impressed-state-union <p>Most of Oklahoma’s all-Republican Congressional delegation panned President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address he delivered to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night.</p><p>U.S. Sen. <a href="http://inhofe.senate.gov/">Jim Inhofe</a> says the President made it clear he would continue to bypass Congress, and use a “pen and phone” to get work done. Inhofe says Americans will see this play out with a Climate Action Plan the president unveiled last summer.</p><p>http://youtu.be/r0T3T_5ikCw</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:46:09 +0000 Associated Press & Brian Hardzinski 22135 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Congressional Delegation Not Impressed With State Of The Union Congressman Lucas Draws Republican Primary Challenger http://kgou.org/post/congressman-lucas-draws-republican-primary-challenger <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A Canadian County rancher and business owner says he will challenge 10-term U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas for the Republican nomination in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;3rd Congressional District.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Robert Hubbard told The Associated Press on Monday: "We need to make some changes."</span></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:19:13 +0000 Associated Press 21985 at http://kgou.org Congressman Lucas Draws Republican Primary Challenger Coburn Earns Praise From Obama, Oklahoma Colleagues http://kgou.org/post/coburn-earns-praise-obama-oklahoma-colleagues <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">President Obama called U.S. Sen. <a href="http://coburn.senate.gov">Tom Coburn</a> (R-Okla.) a personal friend who was willing to work in a bipartisan manner to fight wasteful spending and cut down on earmarks.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/01/17/statement-president-retirement-senator-tom-coburn">In a statement released by the White House on Friday</a>, Obama noted that he and Coburn were both elected to the Senate in 2004 and quickly became friends after their wives struck up a conversation. Obama said the people of&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;have been "well-served by this 'country doctor from Muskogee' over the past nine years."</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:58:30 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 21397 at http://kgou.org Coburn Earns Praise From Obama, Oklahoma Colleagues Oklahoma Congressmen Support Plan To Delay Health Act http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-congressmen-support-plan-delay-health-act <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Oklahoma&#39;s</font>&nbsp;five members of the U.S. House of Representatives each voted for a resolution to temporarily fund the federal government while delaying implementation of the federal health care act.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:17:25 +0000 Associated Press 14450 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Congressmen Support Plan To Delay Health Act House OKs Scaled-down Farm Bill Sans Food Stamps http://kgou.org/post/house-oks-scaled-down-farm-bill-sans-food-stamps <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The House has passed a scaled-down version of a massive&nbsp;<font color="red">farm</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">bill</font>, putting off a fight over food stamp spending and giving Republican leaders a victory after a decisive defeat on the larger&nbsp;<font color="red">bill</font>&nbsp;last month.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">All five members of Oklahoma's Congressional delegation joined their GOP colleagues in voting for the bill.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) is the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. He said in a statement he was pleased the bill made it through his chamber.</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:15:36 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Associated Press 9452 at http://kgou.org House OKs Scaled-down Farm Bill Sans Food Stamps Four Out Of Five Oklahoma Congressmen Agree: 'Yes' To Farm Bill http://kgou.org/post/four-out-five-oklahoma-congressmen-agree-yes-farm-bill <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sixty-two Republicans voted against the five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that would have cute $2 billion annual from food stamps and let states impose broad new work requirements on those who receive them.</span></p><p>Freshman U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla. 1) was the only Oklahoma congressman to vote against the farm bill.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:10:22 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Associated Press 8266 at http://kgou.org Four Out Of Five Oklahoma Congressmen Agree: 'Yes' To Farm Bill