Thursday Apr 17
House Republicans press Sebelius on food stamp 'misuse' by states
Top House Republicans on Thursday pressed departing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to rein in what they see as food stamp cheating by state governments.
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Regulators Are People, Too
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's relationship with the grain industry is rocky, at best.
Southwest Farm Press
Farm program passage not the end of the struggle
The battle for a farm safety net is not over, says retired U.S. Congressman and former Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Okla. political hopefuls wrap up candidate filing
Oklahoma's two U.S. Senate seats on the ballot in 2014 continued to draw a stream of political hopefuls on the final day of candidate filing Friday, including two-term Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford of Edmond.
Democrat joins race for US 3rd District
Frankie Lee Robbins will not face a Democratic challenger in the primary. He wants to try to unseat 10-term U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas, who is running for the GOP nomination.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Previous candidate for gov. joins race for US 3rd
Robert Hubbard filed his candidacy paperwork on Thursday, the second of a three-day filing period for political hopefuls in Oklahoma.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
House bill aims to reauthorize CFTC with enhanced end-user protection
After several years and numerous hearings, a bill aimed at reauthorizing and revamping CFTC operations, as well as addressing outstanding end-user concerns, met approval from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture on April 9. "It is a responsible and balanced bill that improves the efficiency and accountability of the CFTC, ... (more)
Lucas seeks 11th term as congressman from Oklahoma
Republican U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas of Cheyenne is seeking an 11th term as congressman in Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
U.S. House panel launches CFTC reauthorization bill
U.S. lawmakers on Monday launched a bill to rewrite the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's procedures and give more leeway to smaller players in the futures and swaps markets that the agency regulates.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Oklahoma redistricting prompted no fight in 2011
Although Republicans controlled redistricting for the first time in Oklahoma history, they decided not to redraw congressional districts for partisan purposes in 2011 considering four of the state's five seats already were held by the GOP and the other was trending that way.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
Southwest Farm Press
Ag law tabbed "Almost a Miracle," by Chairman Lucas
The biggest regret, says Representative Frank Lucas , Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, is that Congress did not make the Agriculture Act of 2014 permanent law.