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

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.
August 24, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a combined rule providing for passage of S.Con.Res.14, Congressional Democrats’ budget reconciliation framework, and the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure and Jobs Act. Lucas opposed the procedural motion.
July 14, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – On Monday, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03), led by Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Senate Western Caucus Chairman Steve Daines (MT), sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jaime Pinkham to express serious concerns with the Biden Administration’s decision to remand the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) and reopen the definition of “waters of the United States.”
July 9, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) applauded the Economic Development Administration’s announcement that the United States Department of Commerce is awarding $2.1 million to the Osage Nation to support the development of the Osage Nation’s Skyway36 airpark.
July 6, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Recently, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) cosponsored the Broadband for Rural America Act. Introduced by House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Glenn Thompson (PA-15) and other House Agriculture Committee Republicans, the Broadband for Rural America Act would help bridge the digital divide for communities across the nation by providing more than $7 billion in authorizations for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) broadband connectivity programs, including the Broadband ReConnect Loan and Grant Program.
June 7, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined House Select Climate Committee Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA), House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) in sending a letter to President Joe Biden expressing concern over the Biden Administration waiving sanctions to allow Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to move forward.