Lower Taxes and Government Spending

Spending in Congress has reached historic levels during the 111th Congress. The fiscally irresponsible behavior of former Speaker Pelosi and President Obama has driven our national debt level to the point that it is almost equal to the size of our entire economy. This is unacceptable and it must stop.

I have opposed – and will continue to oppose – spending initiatives that dramatically increase the size and scope of the federal government while adding to our already massive national debt. I have long been a supporter of tax reform and will continue to fight against increases in taxes and wasteful federal spending. Congress must get back to the business of fiscal responsibility and strive for a balanced budget without raising the taxes of hard-working Americans.

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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 22, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 8337- the Continuing Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2021 and Other Extensions Act. Lucas supported the continuing resolution, which extends government funding through December 11, 2020.
July 31, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7617- the Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2021. Lucas opposed the legislation.
July 24, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7608- the State, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2021. Lucas opposed the legislation.
January 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-3) today voted to pass the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, legislation to increase the role of Congress in the oversight and review of executive agency rulemaking. The bill requires congressional approval for any major executive action that impacts the U.S. economy by an amount greater than $100 million or would drastically increase prices on consumer goods for Americans.

April 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-3) today voted to pass two pieces of legislation aimed at bringing greater accountability to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its employees.

April 18, 2016 Press Release
Taxpayers are shelling out billions of dollars and countless hours to simply comply with our nation’s tax code
December 22, 2015 Frankly Speaking

As 2015 comes to an end, Congress is tasked with funding the federal government through the end of next September, or the remainder of the fiscal year. Last week the House and Senate passed a spending agreement that combined the 12 appropriations bills to fund various aspects of our government, ranging everywhere from defense to agriculture. In addition to this funding, the spending package also includes a number of policies to boost economic growth and encourage job creation in the private sector.

December 17, 2015 Press Release
"this tax extender package provides greater long term certainty to promote a stronger economy and help ensure Americans can keep more of their hard-earned dollars"