Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., said Congress’ “unfinished business” is to address a controversial 2010 uranium deal — one in which President Donald Trump claims came with the help of Hillary Clinton.
In an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Lankford said “There are unanswered questions that should be answered.”
“It may not necessarily be by [the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Russia] investigation,” he said. “We'd like to be able to close it down. But that's unfinished business. …we still wait to see the final reports from the FBI on it to be able to get the actual details on that one as well.”
Senate Judiciary Committee aides have said the committee sent requests for information to 10 federal agencies involved in the Russian uranium approvals, The Hill reported.
Lankford also said regulatory and tax reform were ways to get economy growing again — but that he also seeks to have spending limits.
“The way to be able to get out of this big hole that we're in is pretty straightforward,” Lankford said. “To be able to limit our spending, it's not a matter of dramatic cuts but to be able to cap our spending and to make sure it doesn't continue to grow past inflation rate.”
He hailed tax reform efforts after 30 years.
“What we've encouraged is a bump on the economy with tax reform,” he said. “It's not been done in 30 years, have a major tax reform. If the economy is stuck ,as I like to say with the old illustration of a record needle, if the economy is stuck in the same track over and over again, somehow you've got to be able to bump that to get it going.”
“I think regulatory reform is that. And certainly tax reform is that to be able to get our economy growing again,” he said.
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