Press Releases

05.05.22

Lankford, Colleagues Continue to Push for More Options in Quality Health Care for Oklahomans

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), a member of the Senate Finance Committee with jurisdiction over Medicare and Medicaid, reintroduced the Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act to remove the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) ban on the creation and expansion of physician-owned hospitals (POHs). Lankford's bill would allow POHs to participate in Medicare and Medicaid as well as increase competition among hospitals with lower costs and expanded access to quality care for more Ame… Continue Reading


05.05.22

Lankford Pushes for Answers Amid Influx of Illegal Border Crossers

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Q&A on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Q&A on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today demanded answers on Biden's wide open border from members of his Administration at a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing entitled, "Securing and Ensuring Order on the Southwest Border." Yesterday, Lankford grilled Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Mayorkas about his lack of meaningful work to address the… Continue Reading


05.05.22

Lankford, Colleagues Urge Reconsideration of Russia’s Status as a Market Economy

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) in a letter urging Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to reconsider Russia's status as a market economy within the meaning of the anti-dumping (AD) law of the Tariff Act of 1930. Although the Commerce Department classified Russia as a market economy in 2002, Russia has backslid in recent years towards less and less of a free market economy. Now after its invasion of Ukraine, Moscow has taken further steps to centra… Continue Reading


05.04.22

Lankford Secures Priority to Prevent Iran from Obtaining A Nuclear Weapon

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) spoke on the Senate floor today on his Motion to Instruct (MTI) conferees to the so-called "China bill" that would require any deal with Iran to address Chinese purchases of Iranian oil, along with Iran's nuclear proliferation, ballistic missile development, and support for terrorism. The MTI would also prohibit the president from lifting the Foreign Terrorist Organi… Continue Reading


05.04.22

Lankford Grills Mayorkas over New DHS “Disinformation Board” and Crisis at the Border

CLICK HERE to watch Part 1 of Lankford's Q&A on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Part 1 of Lankford's Q&A on Rumble. CLICK HERE to watch Part 2 of Lankford's Q&A on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Part 2 of Lankford's Q&A on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today took Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to task on the DHS new invention, the "Disinformation Governance Board. In a hearing in the Homeland Security and Governmental … Continue Reading


05.03.22

Lankford Releases Statement Following Leaked Supreme Court Document Confirmed as Authentic

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) released a statement following the Supreme Court's confirmation that the leaked version of the Court's opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that overturns Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey is authentic: "Today the Court affirmed that the leaked document is actually authentic, but not final. While we do not know the content of the final opinion, it does appear that the Court is prepared to send the question of where l… Continue Reading


05.03.22

Lankford, Cotton, Colleagues Lead Effort to Defund Homeland Security’s “Disinformation Board”

WASHINGTON, DC - Ahead of a hearing in the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) tomorrow with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Senator James Lankford (R-OK), Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), and their colleagues introduced legislation to stop federal funds from being used to establish a DHS Disinformation Governance Board. "Biden's Big Brother government continues to slowly erode our civil liberties. Oklahomans understand exactly what a Disin… Continue Reading


04.29.22

Lankford, Daines, Colleagues Demand Senate Terminate Citibank Contract after Shareholder Letter Pushing Abortion Tourism

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and their colleagues to send a letter to Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Karen Gibson to share their concerns about the Senate's ongoing contract with Citibank (Citi) to provide Senate office credit cards after the bank sent a letter on March 15 to their shareholders indicating they plan to finance abortion tourism. Joining Lankford and Daines in sending the letter were Senators Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Kevin Cramer… Continue Reading


04.29.22

Lankford, Lee, Colleagues Stand Up for Service Members to Get Answers on COVID Vaccine Discharges

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), and their colleagues sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin asking him to provide information on the number and nature of military discharges for not receiving a COVID vaccine. Lankford and Lee are joined in the letter by Senators Roger Marshall (R-KS), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mike Braun (R-IN), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), John Hoeven (R-ND), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Rand Paul (R-KY), Jim Risch (R-ID… Continue Reading


04.29.22

Lankford, Johnson, Colleagues Push Biden to Enforce Legal Asylum Process

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), lead Republican on the Border Management Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, joined Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) and 29 Senators to introduce a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to dissolve a proposed Biden Administration rule that would illegally upend the process by which the US government grants asylum claims to migrants. "The Biden Administration's policies have led… Continue Reading


04.28.22

Lankford to Instruct China Bill Conferees to Prevent Growing Iran-China Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today announced that he will offer a Motion to Instruct (MTI) conferees to the so-called "China bill" that would require any deal with Iran to address Chinese purchases of Iranian oil, along with Iran's nuclear proliferation, ballistic missile development, and support for terrorism. The MTI would also prohibit the President from lifting the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the military… Continue Reading


04.28.22

Lankford, HSGAC Republicans Demand Details on Illegal PPP Loans to Planned Parenthood Affiliates

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Republican members of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) to demand information from Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that were illegally obtained and received by Planned Parenthood affiliates across the United States. "On May 19, 2020, SBA notified a number of Planned Parenthood affiliates that they… Continue Reading


04.28.22

Lankford, Cruz, Colleagues Oppose Biden ATF Expanding Firearm Definitions and Creating National Gun Registry

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) along with 16 colleagues introduced a Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolution of disapproval today to prohibit President Biden's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) from implementing a new rule to expand firearm definitions. Joining Lankford and Cruz are Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Mike Lee (R-UT), Steve Daines (R-MT), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), John Thune (R-SD), Marco Rubio (R-FL),… Continue Reading


04.27.22

Lankford Brings Government Waste Report to the Senate Floor

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's floor speech on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's floor speech on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today brought this week's release of volume 6 of his government waste report, Federal Fumbles: Ways the government dropped the ball, to those who need to hear about it most: the US Senate. Lankford spoke about specific examples of waste from the report and about his frustration that some in Congress talk about debt and some of the big dec… Continue Reading


04.27.22

Lankford, Inhofe, Colleagues Urge Army Corps of Engineers to Prioritize Funding for MKARNS Deepening

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today joined Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the entire Oklahoma House delegation, and their colleagues from Kansas and Arkansas to send a letter to the Office of Management and Budget and the US Army Corps of Engineers urging them to prioritize and commit additional funding to the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS). Lankford and Inhofe were joined in sending the letter by Senators Roger Marshall (R-KS), Jerry Moran (R-KS), John B… Continue Reading


04.27.22

Lankford: Biden's Border Plan Won't Stop Illegal Immigration, It Will Accelerate Illegal Immigration

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), lead Republican on the Border Management Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today called out the Biden Administration's supposed "plan" to replace Title 42. Lankford, report in hand, quoted the Biden Administration's own admission in their "plan" that "a significant increase in migrant encounters wil… Continue Reading


04.26.22

Lankford Joins Newsmax to Discuss the Latest on Title 42, Government Waste Report

CLICK HERE to watch the Newsmax interview on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Newsmax the interview on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today joined Eric Bolling on Newsmax to discuss this week's release of volume 6 of his government waste report, Federal Fumbles: Ways the government dropped the ball, which contains examples of $10.5 trillion in wasteful federal spending as well as solutions to address it. Lankford, lead Republican on the Border Management Subcommittee of … Continue Reading


04.26.22

Lankford Stands Up for Military Families and Pushes for Needed Updates for Housing on OK Military Installations

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks and Q&A on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks and Q&A on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today stood up for Oklahoma military families by ensuring we have quality housing on our military installations. Lankford participated in a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing entitled, "Mistreatment of Military Families in Privatized Housing." Lankford speci… Continue Reading


04.26.22

Lankford Applauds 2022 USCIRF Report to Spotlight Worldwide Religious Liberty Concerns

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) offered the following statement in response to the release of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom's (USCIRF) 2022 Annual Report, which includes the Commission's recommendations to the State Department for the designation of Countries of Particular Concern and recommendations for its Special Watch List: "Religious liberty abuse is human rights abuse," said Lankford. "We have constitutional protections for every American so that th… Continue Reading


04.25.22

Lankford Releases Government Waste Report

CLICK HERE to watch the video on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch the video on Rumble. CLICK HERE to download a copy of Federal Fumbles, Vol. 6. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today announced the sixth volume of his federal waste book, Federal Fumbles: Ways the government dropped the ball. The report highlights waste and inefficiency in the federal government and offers solutions and recommendations for long-term changes that need to begin immediately. "Federal Fumbles is a to-do… Continue Reading

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