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Exclusive: Oklahoma Senator James Lankford On Infrastructure

U.S. Senator James Lankford

KGOU's Ryan Gaylor met with Oklahoma Republican U.S. Senator James Lankford to discuss why he opposes the bipartisan infrastructure bill that's tied up in Congress, and what needs to be done about Oklahoma's most pressing infrastructure needs.

The $1 trillion dollar infrastructure bill passed the U.S. Senate August 10 in an usually bipartisan manner given the state of the country's current politics. The vote was 69-30.

The legislation has a long way to go before becoming law, including making its way through the House, which could take months.

Among the 30 'no' votes was Republican Oklahoma U.S. Senator James Lankford.

(Editor's note: This interview was recorded prior to Tuesday's vote in the Senate)

Ryan Gaylor
Ryan Gaylor is an OU senior who joined KGOU in 2020. He hosts All Things Considered on KGOU each weekday. Ryan also reports and produces stories for the Oklahoma Public Media Exchange, the state's public radio collaborative.
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