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Oklahoma Rep. Frank Lucas: Time For Him To Go

Oklahoma Rep. Frank Lucas (R) has been in Congress far too long. After nineteen years representing the largest district in Oklahoma, it is time for him to go. His spending has become out of control and his voting record has become abysmally liberal. His score on the Heritage Action for America’s legislative scorecard is even worse than last year and few Republicans managed to score lower than Lucas.

As House Agriculture Committee Chairman, Lucas supported the failed farm bill and urged it be passed, despite the fact that the Congressional Budget Office projected it to cost $973 billion, which is more than a 50 percent increase from the 2008 bill. And how much of this $973 billion would go towards actual farmers? Less than twenty percent. Nearly eighty percent of the failed farm bill’s spending was to go toward the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is the nice way of saying welfare and food stamps.

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Frank Lucas: Don’t Cut My Pork

Speaker Boehner said yesterday that the Republican caucus would rally behind the Ryan plan when it comes to the House floor next week. “I am confident that we will have the votes,” Boehner told reporters.

None of the House Democrats are expected to support the Ryan plan. Like their Senate Democrat colleagues, they would probably prefer to have no budget at all.

The plan by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has caused some Republicans some concern due to not having deep enough spending cuts. Other Republicans think some cuts are too much. Oklahoma Rep. Frank Lucas, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, disagrees with the proposed $33 billion in cuts to farm subsidies and crop insurance.

Lucas prefers a compromise cut of about $10 billion over ten years and an increase in the crop insurance program.

“I would caution people about reading too much into the numbers or policy proposals in either the President’s budget or the Ryan budget. […] → Keep reading