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Six Oklahoma Legislators Receive "Spirit of Enterprise Award"

April 14, 2008

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) last week received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise Award” for his support of pro-growth legislation during the 110th Congress. Accepting the award, Inhofe said:

I am honored to receive the ‘Spirit of Enterprise Award’ from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This organization provides an invaluable service to businesses nationwide. I will continue to fight for legislation that helps grow our nation’s economy, keeping America’s businesses the most competitive in the world.

Dan Boren, the only Democrat in the entire House of Representatives to receive the award, said:

I am honored to receive this award. The small business community, energy industry, and other manufacturers are an integral part of Oklahoma’s economy. I am committed to doing everything I can in Congress to help them grow our economy and create additional jobs in Oklahoma.

Tom Donohue, Chamber president and CEO, stated:

Senator Inhofe has proven to be an effective ally to the business community, supporting legislation that helps grow the economy and creates new jobs for hardworking Americans. The Chamber is grateful for Jim’s commitment to these important issues and is proud to present him with this award.

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Representative Boren has proven to be an effective ally to the business community, supporting legislation that helps grow the economy and creates new jobs for hardworking Americans. The Chamber is grateful for Dan’s commitment to these important issues and is proud to present him with this award.

The Oklahomans who were honored were:

  • Sen. James Inhofe
  • Rep. John A. Sullivan (OK-1)
  • Rep. Dan Boren (OK-2)
  • Rep. Frank D. Lucas (OK-3)
  • Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4)
  • Rep. Mary Fallin (OK-5)

The U.S. Chamber is the world’s largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses of every size, sector, and region. A complete list of the 2007 Spirit of Enterprise recipients is here.

Lucas: Farm Bill needs a miracle

November 9, 2007

By Jaclyn Houghton
OKLAHOMA CITY — Jon Leeds will tell you weather is a farmer’s greatest adversary.

“That ranges from drought to fires to floods to tornados,” said Leeds, a corn, soybeans and wheat farmer in Webbers Falls.

This year, weather won the battle over Leeds’ wheat crop.

“When times are good, do your best and not slack off,” he said. “It’s been very tough between flood and drought.”

He lost his entire wheat crop this year and said he has insurance to cover the cost of the seeds and fertilizer, but not the cost of what he would have made by selling the crop.

Leeds does not depend heavily on federal commodity programs to provide a boost for farmers but does depend on another federal program that helps when crop prices drop.

The new Farm Bill — which is designed to help farmers, enrich conservation and feed low-income population through food stamp and nutrition programs — is stalled in the U.S. Senate and may not meet its 2007 reauthorization deadline if senators don’t act quickly, one legislator warns.

May take a miracle

U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., is a member of the House Agriculture Committee and a farmer and rancher in the state’s 3rd District. He played a role in drafting the House version of the Farm Bill, which is reauthorized every five years. He said this year’s House version is similar to the 2002 Farm Bill, except that House Democrats inserted a tax increase. He agrees with the content of the bill but not the tax increase, so he voted against the bill. Read more…

House Vote Upholds Bush Veto Of SCHIP Expansion

October 19, 2007
I would like to thank our Republican delegation for voting to uphold the SCHIP veto.

Oklahoma Republicans Tom Cole, Mary Fallin, Frank Lucas and John Sullivan each voted to uphold the veto while Democrat Dan Boren voted to override. The final vote was 273-156 with 286 votes needed to override.


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Frank Lucas Announces Agra Fire Department to receive $180,000

September 25, 2007

“I’m glad to help the Agra Fire Department earn federal dollars so that they can better protect local residents from possible fire outbreaks,” Lucas said. “The fire departments in Oklahoma are struggling to protect residents with a mostly volunteer workforce and shrinking city budgets. They need all the help the federal government can give them.”

“I’m sure Lincoln County residents are pleased to learn about this as well,” Lucas said. “They deserve the peace of mind that their local fire department is prepared for the unexpected.”

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How The Mighty Have Fallen

July 10, 2007


This is no intended slight on Congressman Lucas, but him being the featured speaker for a fundraiser for the former Speaker of the House, tells how low Hastert has fallen since the Democrats’ regained control of the House. Does anyone know who he is outside of Oklahoma?

BY BEACON NEWS STAFF

U.S. Rep. Dennis Hastert’s annual Farmers’ Picnic is set for Friday at the Sandwich Fairgrounds.

Oklahoma Republican Rep. Frank Lucas will be the main speaker at the fundraiser, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Hastert for Congress Committee.

“Congressman Lucas has been a leading Republican voice for agriculture in the United States Congress for more than 10 years, and is now a driving force in moving our agenda through Congress,” Hastert said.