Press Releases

04.01.22

Lankford, Republicans Demand Treasury Engage with Congress on International Tax Agreement

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and his Senate Finance Committee Republican colleagues again wrote to US Treasury Department Secretary Janet Yellen to highlight the lack of engagement with Congress on the Department's international tax agreement. The senators note that Treasury has consistently failed to consult Congress in any meaningful way, nor has it provided the requested data and analysis necessary for Congress to properly evaluate the effect of the agreement on the US b… Continue Reading


04.01.22

Lankford Says Reversing Anti-Energy Policies Is the Real Solution to Lower Gas Prices, Not Pulling Emergency Oil Reserves

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the Biden Administration announced it would release 1 million barrels of oil per day for six months from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to attempt to address high gas prices: "Apparently President Biden just discovered that the American economy runs on oil and natural gas. After attacking traditional energy sources that fuel our nation for a… Continue Reading


03.31.22

Lankford Wants to Expand US Domestic Mineral Mining

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 Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on domestic critical mineral supply chains and how we continue to source critical minerals here in the US and with our allies, rather than importing them from unfriendly nations like China. Lankford's questions focused on opening up domestic critical mineral mining and pr… Continue Reading


03.31.22

Lankford, Inhofe to Oppose Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) today issued the following statements after meeting with Judge Jackson, who was nominated to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States: "I've been clear about my position on Judge Jackson's judicial philosophy since I opposed her nomination to the DC Circuit Court last year," said Lankford. "A Supreme Court nomination is a life-time appointment. We should make sure any Justice is committed to lim… Continue Reading


03.30.22

Lankford, Colleagues Champion US Critical Mineral Independence from China

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), member of the Senate Finance and Energy and Natural Resources Committees, along with Senators Angus King (I-ME), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Mark Warner (D-VA) today introduced legislation to establish a secure supply chain of critical minerals and counter China's market dominance by leveraging the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) partnership, which includes the US, Australia, India, and Japan. "Anyone who wants to stand up to China needs to supp… Continue Reading


03.30.22

Lankford Calls on Biden Administration to Stop Pushing for a Wide Open Border

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) called out the Biden Administration's proposal to end the use of Title 42 expulsions at the southern border and instead hide the chaos by relying on "interior processing" to move illegal immigrants into the country for processing and release. Lankford and his team warned Biden Administration officials directly about what a bad idea that is. He has … Continue Reading


03.30.22

Lankford, Colleagues Demand Answers From Biden on Speed, Specifics and Supply Provided to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) are leading a group of Senators to request answers from President Biden's National Security Advisor (NSA) Jake Sullivan on the speed, specifics, and supply of lethal aid provided to Ukraine. In their letter to Sullivan, the Senators write: "We request a timely response to these questions detailing your provisions, risk assessments, and strategy to enable Ukraine to defeat Vladimir Putin and retur… Continue Reading


03.29.22

Lankford Says Re-instating the Iran Nuclear Deal Is Not the Right Direction for Our Nation

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Senate floor remarks on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Senate floor remarks on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today took on President Biden's weak foreign policies that have emboldened bad actors like Russia and Iran, even as the White House is currently working to re-instate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. Lankford cited how re-entering the deal only helps Iran become a nuclear powe… Continue Reading


03.29.22

Lankford Warns Colleagues on Repercussions That Chaos Will Ensue When Biden Lifts Title 42

WASHINGTON, DC - In a letter to his colleagues, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today addressed the chaos that is about to begin as early as tomorrow if the Biden Administration follows through with plans to lift Title 42 authority, which has been used to rapidly expel over 1.1 million illegal immigrants who crossed the southern border last year. When the Title 42 order is lifted, DHS is anticipating that as many as 1 million illegal immigrants will cross the border in a 6-week timespan. In the… Continue Reading


03.29.22

Lankford Demands Justice Department Stop Labeling Parents As Domestic Terrorists

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) led a letter today along with Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Braun (R-IN), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), John Boozman (R-AR), Rand Paul, M.D. (R-KY), and Josh Hawley (R-MO) to US Attorney General Merrick Garland to defend parents who advocate for their children. The Senators demand that Garland immediately and publicly rescind an October 4th memorandum targeting parents who have spoken out at school board meetings in their local communities. … Continue Reading


03.28.22

Lankford Responds to Biden Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) responded to President Biden's budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2023: "A president's budget is simply a wish list for the upcoming year. Biden's wish list is more taxes, more spending, and no genuine proposal to solve our skyrocketing debt. The lack of focus on lowering our debt and deficit perpetuates our nation's growing inflation rate and cost of living. Everyone in the nation sees the fiscal problem and understands this moment requires serious… Continue Reading


03.25.22

Lankford, Finance Republicans Want to Stop Congress from Pursuing More Spending As Inflation Soars

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined all Senate Finance Committee Republicans in a letter to senators highlighting concerns with a proposal to increase already skyrocketing spending during record-high inflation by extending the poorly targeted, badly designed Obamacare subsidy hikes, including for Americans with sizable six-figure salaries. Last year, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) increased the value of the Obamacare "premium tax credits," allowing individuals earning… Continue Reading


03.25.22

Lankford, Colleagues Move to Maintain Sanctions Against Human Rights Violators

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and John Barrasso (R-WY) to introduce legislation to reauthorize the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act for twelve years, until December 31, 2034. The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, which became law in 2016, provides the President of the United States with the authority to leverage economic sanctions against any party… Continue Reading


03.25.22

Lankford, Inhofe Move to Protect Medicaid Funds for Those Truly in Need

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Mike Braun (R-IN), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Kennedy (R-LA), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced the Protecting Medicaid Beneficiaries Act. This bill helps ensure that Medicaid dollars are preserved for those in need and taxpayer dollars are wisely stewarded by requiring states to apply asset verification services (AVS) to the entire population of Medicaid applicants. In its current state, AVS only applies to t… Continue Reading


03.24.22

Lankford, Colleagues Advocate for Ukrainian Orphans

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Mike Lee (R-UT) led a bicameral letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken advocating that the State Department assist Ukrainian refugees and aid American families who have already begun the process of adopting Ukrainian orphans. The letter asks the Department of State to aid the Ukrainian government to establish a consular office in Poland to process paperwork required for adoption. The letter further asks about current State Department effor… Continue Reading


03.24.22

Lankford, Colleagues Urge DOJ to Protect US from Chinese Communist Party Espionage

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mike Lee (R-UT), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rick Scott (R-FL), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), and Ron Johnson (R-WI) sent a letter Attorney General Merrick Garland urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to formally recognize and reprioritize the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to the national security of the United States. The letter follows the DOJ's misguided and dangerous decision to terminate the China … Continue Reading


03.24.22

Lankford, Hyde-Smith Lead Effort to Stop Biden from Forcing Taxpayers to Pay for Abortions

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) introduced a resolution of disapproval to stop a Biden Administration regulation allowing combined payments for abortion coverage in taxpayer-funded Affordable Care Act (ACA) health exchange plans, which violates an unambiguous separate payment requirement in that law. The resolution challenges the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) final rule that repeals the separate billing requirements for abortion servi… Continue Reading


03.24.22

Lankford, Colleagues Work to Protect Privacy of Americans Filing Religious Accommodations from COVID Vaccine

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Roger Marshall (R-KS) along with eight of their colleagues introduced the Prohibiting Religious Exemption and Accommodations Databases Act, legislation to prohibit federal agencies from sharing, disclosing, or disseminating information concerning a religious accommodation request by a federal employee beyond the minimum necessary to process the request. The legislation comes on the heels of numerous federal agencies creating registries of Ameri… Continue Reading


03.23.22

Lankford Warns 1 Million Illegal Immigrants Could Cross the Southern Border in 6 Weeks If Biden Rescinds Title 42

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Senate floor remarks on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Senate floor remarks on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), lead Republican on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, today warned his fellow senators about the dangers of the Biden Administration's potential plan to end the current Title 42 order within the next two weeks. This Title 42 order allows the Departme… Continue Reading


03.23.22

Lankford Focuses on US Energy, Supporting Ukraine, and Keeping Title 42 Authority at the Border

CLICK HERE to watch the interview on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch the interview on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Mornings with Maria on Fox Business to stand up for US energy production and supporting Ukraine with weaponry and aircraft, ahead of President Biden's trip to Russia in which Lankford said the focus will likely be climate change and display continued weakness regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Lankford also continued to highlight the importan… Continue Reading

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