Press Releases

02.16.22

Lankford, Colleagues Reject Calls for a No-Fly List

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) along with several of their colleagues sent a letter to US Attorney General Merrick Garland urging him to reject Delta Airline's call for a no-fly list for unruly passengers. Lankford and Lummis were joined by Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Ted Cruz (R-TX), John Hoeven (R-ND), and Rick Scott (R-FL). The senators wrote, "The TSA's existing 'no-fly' list for suspected terrorists is alre… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Lankford Pushes for Economic Sanctions Against Russia for Aggression Against Ukraine

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to lead their Republican colleagues in introducing the Never Yielding Europe's Territory (NYET) Act to provide the critical support Ukraine needs to defend itself and deter Russian aggression today, while imposing real costs on the Kremlin for its ongoing and potential future aggression against Ukraine. "It's easier to stop a war that has never started than i… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Finance Committee Republicans Request Information on the Adverse Effects of High, Persistent Inflation on the Federal Budget

WASHINGTON, DC - In light of high and accelerating inflation, Senator Lankford (R-OK), along with Senate Finance Committee Republicans, led by Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID), are asking the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for detailed information on the harmful effects inflation has on the federal budget. As inflation continues to hammer pocketbooks of Americans, it also eats up fiscal space by increasing deficits and debt, and acts like a stealth tax on households and businesses. From t… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Lankford, Hagerty Push to Re-open Capitol Building, Senate Office Buildings

WASHINGTON, DC­-Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN), joined by 24 of their Senate colleagues, introduced a resolution in support of re-opening the US Capitol Building and Senate office buildings to public visitation under pre-COVID policies. "We are a government for the people and by the people. The people should be able to access the offices of their elected officials. It is time to reopen the Senate office buildings and the Capitol building so the American people can h… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Lankford Digs Deeper into China’s Coercion on Latest Episode of The Breakdown

CLICK HERE to listen to the podcast. CLICK HERE to watch the podcast. WASHINGTON, DC - The Office of Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today released the latest episode of The Breakdown with James Lankford. Lankford is joined by former Deputy National Security Advisor and expert on China Matt Pottinger. Lankford introduced the Safeguarding Internet Freedom in Hong Kong Act, which passed the Senate last year, and the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act which recently became law. He also called on t… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Lankford Opposes Controversial, Pro-Abortion FDA Nominee

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today opposed the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to serve as the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Califf previously held the position under President Obama. "I am deeply concerned about President Biden's decision to once again place someone in a health care-related role who openly pushes for more abortion, including mail-order chemical abortions," said Lankford. "Since Biden is obsessed with abortion, he continues to recycle… Continue Reading


02.14.22

Lankford Asks Court to Stand Against Presidential Overreach

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and 44 Republican Members of Congress submitted an amicus brief to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Feds for Medical Freedom v. Biden. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mike Braun (R-IN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Steve Daines (R-MT), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), John Hoeven (R-ND), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Rick Scott (R-FL), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and John Thune (R-SD) joined the amicus brief, along with 34 me… Continue Reading


02.11.22

Lankford, Senate Republicans Urge IRS to Support Taxpayers During Filing Season

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Mike Crapo (R-ID), along with several Republican Senators are urging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to do everything it can to support taxpayers during the current tax filing season. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, the Senators press the agency to provide taxpayers with targeted, temporary relief during what is widely believed to be one of the most challenging and frustrating filing sea… Continue Reading


02.11.22

Lankford, Colleagues Demand Hearing on Biden’s Border Crisis

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Rick Scott (R-FL), along with several of their colleagues wrote a letter to Senator Gary Peters, Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, requesting a hearing on the historic humanitarian and national security crisis on America's southern border. During President Biden's first year in office, more than 2 million migrants were apprehended after illegally crossing the border. Since the start of the 117th Congress, … Continue Reading


02.11.22

Lankford Pushes for Sanctions on Belarus to Stop Russia’s Aggression Toward Ukraine

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) introduced the Belarus Aggression Accountability Act to deter Belarus from allowing Russia to use its territory to invade Ukraine. Lankford's bill would sanction Belarus or any country that aids Russia's ongoing, unprovoked aggression toward the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Russia has stationed nearly 30,000 troops near the Belarus/Ukraine border, its largest deployment to Belarus since the Cold War. Additionally, Russia has … Continue Reading


02.10.22

Lankford Spotlights Biden Nominees to Regulate American Energy Who Are Publicly Against American Energy

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), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, raised his opposition to and concerns with three pending Biden nominees he sees as pushing their own climate-change or anti-traditional energy agenda when their posts would be specifically responsible for overseeing oil, gas, and minerals development in the US. This development is need… Continue Reading


02.10.22

Lankford, Braun Demand COVID-19 Natural Immunity Data for Americans

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced the Natural Immunity Transparency Act, which requires the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide critical data to Congress on the efficacy of natural immunity from COVID-19. Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) introduced the companion legislation in the House of Representatives. "The Biden Administration is so obsessed with their vaccine mandates that they refuse to even evaluate or release informat… Continue Reading


02.10.22

Lankford: We Need an All-of-the-Above Approach to Give Hydrogen Production the Best Chance of Success

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) served as lead Republican of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) on behalf of ENR Ranking Member John Barrasso (R-WY) and delivered remarks during a full committee hearing to examine the opportunities and challenges in using clean hydrogen in the transportation, utility, industrial, commercial, and residential sectors. Th… Continue Reading


02.09.22

Lankford Calls Out Biden for Looking The Other Way While Crime Skyrockets

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) today pushed back on Biden Administration's backward policies that are causing rising crime rates around our nation and how they affect our families and our law enforcement. Lankford pointed out in his remarks that, while President Biden and his Administration are being soft on crime and unsupportive of law enforcement, families of law enforcement… Continue Reading


02.09.22

Lankford Commends Abraham Accords Members Israel-Bahrain Defense Agreement

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), founding Chair of the Senate Abraham Accords Caucus, today offered his support and praise for the announcement that Israel and Bahrain have entered into a defense cooperation agreement that fosters the goals of the US-brokered Abraham Accords. "As a founding Chair of the Abraham Accords Caucus in the Senate, I commend Israel and Bahrain for coming together on a defense cooperation agreement," said Lankford. "One of the top priorities of the Caucus… Continue Reading


02.08.22

Lankford Takes On Children’s Mental Health During Senate Hearing

CLICK HERE to download Lankford's remarks from Box. 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) today participated in a Senate Finance Committee hearing on "Protecting Youth Mental Health: Part I - An Advisory and Call to Action," with US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy testifying. Lankford focused the impacts of marijuana consumption and how it ties to mental health in youth and gender … Continue Reading


02.08.22

Lankford Wants to Stop Resurrection of Biden-Obama WOTUS Overreach

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator John Thune (R-SD) in a letter with the entire Senate Republican Conference to urge the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to suspend the pending rulemaking to redefine the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA), specifically "waters of the United States" (WOTUS), until the US Supreme Court completes its consideration of Sackett v. EPA, a case that is expected to have maj… Continue Reading


02.07.22

Lankford, Daines, Colleagues: Broadband Projects Must Prioritize Rural America

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and their Senate colleagues to send a letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) expressing the importance of reliable broadband service for rural America. They requested that federally funded broadband projects prioritize unserved areas instead of overbuilding existing broadband infrastructure in areas with reliable broadband service. Joining Lankford and Daines in sending … Continue Reading


02.04.22

Lankford Named Legislator of the Month by 60 Plus Association

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) received the Lawmaker of the Month award from 60 Plus, the American Association of Senior Citizens, which is a nonpartisan organization working for the benefit of Senior Adults by supporting the repeal of the death tax, saving Social Security and Medicare, affordable prescription drugs, lowering energy costs, and other issues for seniors including less government, fewer taxes, and strict adherence to the Constitution. "I am grateful our natio… Continue Reading


02.04.22

Lankford, Colleagues Raise Serious Concerns with Intrusive IRS Identity Verification Measures

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and their Senate Republican colleagues to raise serious questions and concerns with the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) announcement of a major expansion of its collaboration with ID.me that will require taxpayers to have an ID.me account to access key IRS online resources. In order to register with ID.me, taxpayers will need to submit to ID.me a trove of personal informat… Continue Reading

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