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Sen. Lankford says Dems are stretching meaning of infrastructure

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) questions Deanne Criswell, nominee for administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Capitol Hill on March 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. If confirmed, Criswell will become the first woman to lead FEMA. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK). (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 2:30 PM PT – Thursday, April 22, 2021

Oklahoma Senator James Lankford (R) has affirmed Republicans are open to talking about Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill once Democrats’ pet projects have been removed from it. Lankford spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday and said Democrats have stretched the definition of infrastructure to its limits.

He referenced a part of the bill that would allocate funding to eliminate paper lunch trays at K-12 schools.

“This particular section on national, critical infrastructure reads this way: ‘Funds for schools to reduce or eliminate the use of paper plates and disposable materials,’” Lankford noted. “I don’t know what your definition of infrastructure is, but I don’t meet a lot of Oklahomans that when I say ‘infrastructure’ they think, ‘school lunch trays.’”

Lankford pointed out Congress added $4 trillion to the national debt in the last year and Biden’s proposed package would add more than $2 trillion to the deficit.

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