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12.05.19

Senator Lankford Cosponsors Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today announced his cosponsorship of the Stopping Overdoses of Fentanyl Analogues (SOFA) Act. This bill would give law enforcement enhanced tools to combat the opioid epidemic and close a loophole in current law that makes it difficult to prosecute crimes involving some synthetic opioids. "Oklahomans are tragically aware of the devastating ways the opioid epidemic has affected our families and our communities," said Lankford. "Drug abuse and addiction do not discri… Continue Reading


12.04.19

Senator Lankford Questions Nominee to Lead Federal Regulatory Review Office

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Q&A. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today attended a hearing in the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to consider the nomination of Mr. Paul J. Ray to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As Chairman of the Committee's Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management and in his previous service on the House Oversight Committee,… Continue Reading


12.04.19

Oklahoma Delegation Unites to Urge Passage of USMCA

More than a year after President Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) with leaders from Mexico and Canada, Oklahoma's congressional delegation is unanimous in their support of the trade deal. Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and all five members of the House call on House leadership to work together to bring the USMCA for a vote before the end of the year. "The USMCA negotiations ended more than a year ago, and it has been sitting in the House of Re… Continue Reading