Economy and Jobs

Recently, the American people have suffered through high unemployment rates and a sagging economy. Many are having to make tough choices and are finding it difficult to provide for their families.

We need to put money back in the pockets of the American people by cutting taxes on American families and small businesses. This will raise the standard of living and encourage economic growth by lowering the cost to do business. As we have learned from history, increased taxes do nothing but grow the size of government and stifle economic growth. Second, just as families across this country are doing right now, the federal government must begin to tighten their proverbial belt and cut back on spending.

More on Economy and Jobs

December 1, 2021 In The News
Washington, DC – Last night, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Bloomberg Radio’s Sound On to discuss rising inflation, the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, and the Biden Administration’s use of financial regulation to advance a social agenda on climate change.
November 22, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Last week, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) led more than 60 of his House colleagues in a bipartisan letter to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh expressing growing concern over the nationwide truck driver shortage and its effects on the nation’s supply chain challenges. Co-led with House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott (D-GA), the letter highlighted alarming turnover rates in the trucking industry and urged Secretary Walsh to prioritize DOL Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grants for applicants seeking to become truck drivers.
November 19, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5376- the Build Back Better Act:
November 16, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Recently, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined in introducing the Truckers Responding At National Shipping Ports Overcoming Retail Turmoil (TRANSPORT) Act, sponsored by Congressman Tracey Mann (KS-01). The legislation would require the Secretary of Transportation to relieve congested ports during either a national state of emergency or when ports are congested by 50 percent or more.
October 27, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03), U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), and U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) introduced the HARMON Oklahoma Act, a bill that would ensure Harmon Memorial Hospital, a rural hospital in Hollis, Okla., can remain open. This bill is the next step in a long list of efforts the members have engaged on in an attempt to help prevent Harmon from closing.
October 15, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) yesterday joined Congresswoman Carol Miller (WV-03), House Republican Leadership, and 140 of his colleagues in sending a letter to President Joe Biden urging the Biden Administration to reverse its course requesting the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to increase oil production and instead embrace America’s energy needs with American-produced energy.
September 29, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure suspending the debt limit through the end of 2022.
September 21, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5305- the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act, a continuing resolution that includes a measure to suspend the nation’s debt limit through December 2022.
September 20, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C.- Last week, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) sending a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Ways and Means Chair Neal, Department of Treasury Secretary Yellen, and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Rettig to express concern with a recent IRS data collection proposal that will increase tax information reporting requirements on financial institutions.
September 13, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Last week, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Oklahoma Conservation Commission Executive Director Trey Lam, Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur, State Representative Todd Russ, and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Resources Conservation Service Oklahoma State Conservation Engineer Chris Stoner to tour the Upper Elk Creek Site 23D rehabilitation project.