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Ag Perspectives Podcast- Ron Hays Talks With Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:49:15 EDT

In this latest Ag Perspectives Podcast, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays spent time on the longline with Third District Congressman Frank Lucas discussing a variety of issues happening in our nation's Capitol- including his take on the Joe Biden proposal to tackle infrastructure needs across the country.

Congressman Lucas believes the multi-trillion-dollar jobs and infrastructure legislation proposed by President Biden covers more than what is traditionally considered infrastructure,
I think the Biden administration is trying to use the name of infrastructure to fund their wish list to take care of all their other projects in one mighty $2.25 trillion dollar package, Lucas said.

The "roads and bridges" part has always been included in bipartisan infrastructure bills, but Lucas said only about six percent of the proposal will go to roads and bridges.

Less than five percent will go to broadband, which is very important to rural Oklahoma, Lucas said.

The words "social justice" and "climate justice" crops up frequently in Biden's proposal which Lucas said would soak up about 40 percent of the proposed legislation.

It is basically a little bit of a highways, roads and bridges bill and a whole lot of everything else on their agenda, Lucas said.

To pay for the bill, the administration wants to raise the corporate income tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent.

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Ron Hays talks with Third District Congressman
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