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Topic - Frank Lucas
The sweeping farm bill that Congress sent to President Obama Tuesday has something for almost everyone, from the nation's 47 million food stamp recipients to Southern peanut growers, Midwest corn farmers and the maple syrup industry in the Northeast.
Members of Oklahoma's all-Republican congressional delegation are welcoming a federal report that raises no major environmental objections to building the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast - crossing Oklahoma along the way.
A few weeks ago, on Jan. 8 to be precise, the governor of Vermont used his State of the State address to underscore a problem many of us do not think about: heroin addiction.
Oklahoma's all-Republican House delegation split on a nearly $100 billion-a-year farm bill that passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
The nearly 1,000-page compromise farm bill is designed to have something for everyone. There's more money for crop insurance popular in the Midwest, higher peanut and rice subsidies for Southern farmers and the renewal of federal land payments for Western states.
Reaction Tuesday to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address by members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation:
Oklahoma's five congressmen were divided on a $1.1 trillion spending bill for operating the federal government until just before next fall's election.
The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that would head off a possible doubling of milk prices next month.
Republicans and Democrats in Congress who congratulated themselves for passing relatively routine legislation before July 4 are returning to the Capitol for a summer stocked with political show votes and no serious role for bipartisanship.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday urged the Republican-led House to vote on a long-term farm policy bill, saying failure to act could leave livestock producers exposed to disasters and other farmers uncertain about the future.
A congressional panel has subpoenaed former Sen. Jon Corzine to testify next week about his role leading MF Global, a brokerage firm that collapsed this fall after a disastrous bet on European debt.
The House has passed sweeping legislation that aims to make food safer in the wake of E. coli and salmonella outbreaks in peanuts, eggs and produce.
James Lankford, Tom Cole, Frank Lucas, Markwayne Mullen and Jim Bridenstine, all Republicans, also issued a joint statement praising the decision to parole Behenna.
Rep. Frank Lucas says approval of the project would contribute to providing safe and abundant supplies of energy for the U.S.