Senator Lankford Issues Statement on Higher Ed Executive Order

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- Senator James Lankford (R-OK) issued the following statement this afternoon after President Trump signed an Executive Order to improve transparency and promote free speech in higher education: "It's unfortunate that we need an Executive Order or bill to clarify that free speech needs to be protected on our nation's college campuses-places that are supposed to inspire thought, creativity, and learning. But that cannot be achieved if diverse voices are silenced. "I applau… Continue Reading


Senator Lankford Attends Two Finance Committee Hearings on President’s Budget

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Q&A with Secretary Azar. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Q&A with Secretary Mnuchin. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today attended two Senate Finance Committee hearings regarding President Trump's recently released budget blueprint for fiscal year 2020. During the first hearing, Lankford questioned Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar on issues concerning the rising cost of prescription drugs and the ongoing work to address thos… Continue Reading


Senator Lankford Supports President Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today voted against the Senate's resolution of disapproval regarding President Trump's declaration of emergency to address the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. A "no" vote on this resolution means Senator Lankford approves of the President's actions to secure the border. Despite Lankford's "no" vote, the resolution of disapproval passed 59-41 but is expected to be vetoed by President Trump. "There are two questions involved in this vote to disapprove of … Continue Reading