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10.22.21

Lankford Slams Chaos at the US-Mexico Border as CBP Encounters Highest Number of Illegal Crossers Ever

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) responded after the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) told the public that it has encountered the highest number of illegal border crossers in recorded history. CBP stated that it encountered 1.7 million people in FY 2021 from 149 countries, the majority of which crossed the border after Biden's inauguration. This year alone, CBP set 20-year records for encountering the highest number of illegal border crossers per month in March, April, May, J… Continue Reading


10.22.21

Lankford Announces Hire of Southeast Oklahoma Field Representative

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today announced the hire of Laramie Cochran as Field Representative for southeast Oklahoma. Her job as Field Representative is to travel across southeast Oklahoma to hear community needs and work with all Oklahomans to solve federal issues. "I'm grateful for Laramie's commitment to southeast Oklahoma and her tenacity to solve tough federal issues," said Lankford. "Laramie will focus on building relationships within communities across southeastern Oklahoma to discov… Continue Reading


10.21.21

Lankford, T. Scott, Colleagues Push to Block Democrats’ IRS Snooping Proposal

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today joined Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and their Republican colleagues to introduce the Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act, a bill to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from implementing Democrats' plan to give the agency access to transaction information of virtually every American. Lankford has already spoken out on the Senate floor in strong opposition to this proposed snooping by the IRS. Lankford also joine… Continue Reading