Lankford Pushes DOD Head on Delay to Remove Turkey from F-35 Technology Supply Chain

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today sent a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper on the Department of Defense timeline to remove Turkey from the supply chain of the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter. Lankford introduced a bill that was included in last year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to place limitations on the transfer of the F-35 technology to Turkey. Lankford was joined on the letter by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Chris Va… Continue Reading


Lankford Joins Letter on Chinese Government Atrocities in Xinjiang to Administration Officials

- Senator James Lankford (R-OK), along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Christopher Smith (R-NJ) were joined by 73 members of the Senate and the House in sending a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin regarding the ongoing atrocities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. The letter urges the administration to issue a form… Continue Reading


Lankford, Johnson Introduce Amendment to Replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth as New Federal Holiday

Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, filed an amendment to this legislation Wednesday that would replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a new federal holiday. "Juneteenth is a day in our history that redefined the meaning of freedom and equality in America," said Sen. Lankford. "Throughout our history, we have strived to become a more perfect union and Juneteenth was a huge step in attaining that goa… Continue Reading