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

February 26, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C.- Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1319- the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Lucas opposed the legislation.
February 12, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded a $1.76 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Southwestern Intermediary Finance Team, Inc. (SWIFT), Weatherford, Oklahoma, to capitalize and administer a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) that will provide critical gap financing to businesses adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic across 24 Oklahoma counties.
January 26, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01), Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (WY-AL), and other top House Republicans in sending a letter to President Joe Biden calling on the Biden Administration to revoke the 60-day moratorium on new mining, oil and gas leasing and permitting on federal lands.
December 28, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 9051- the Caring for Americans with Supplemental Help (CASH) Act. Lucas supported the legislation.
December 23, 2020 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Earlier this week, Congress passed H.R. 133- the Consolidated Appropriations Act, providing coronavirus relief and federal appropriations until September 30, 2021. The bipartisan, bicameral package included a number of important priorities supported by Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03), benefiting individuals, families, workers, and businesses across Oklahoma.
December 21, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate Amendment to H.R. 133- the Consolidated Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2021, providing COVID-19 relief to American individuals, families, and businesses as well as appropriations for Fiscal Year 2021:
October 30, 2020 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Last week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $69 million to build and improve rural electric infrastructure in western Oklahoma.
October 28, 2020 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, to assist Oklahoma manufacturers in Northeast and Central Oklahoma respond to the coronavirus pandemic:
October 16, 2020 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.8 million grant to the City of Weatherford, Oklahoma to establish the Weatherford Business and Technology North Park:
October 1, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate Amendment to H.R. 925, the Heroes Act 2.0: