Press Releases

03.23.22

Lankford Gives CBP Ability to Repair Southern Border Ports

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), lead Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, introduced a bill to give the Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the authority to repair ports at the southern border. The bill cuts red tape by allowing CBP to repair these ports without involving the General Services Administration (GSA), unless the project is valued at more than $300,000. The GSA … Continue Reading


03.22.22

Lankford, Colleagues Move to Reauthorize the US Commission on International Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today joined Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jim Risch (R-ID), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Chris Coons (D-DE) to introduce legislation to reauthorize the independent US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) through 2024. "The United States has the responsibility to call out religious persecution around the world. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom conducts crucial research and provides vital informa… Continue Reading


03.22.22

Lankford, Colleagues Work to Lower Costs of Fertilizer for US Farmers

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) along with Representatives Tracey Mann (R-KS) and Cindy Axne (R-IA) led 82 of their colleagues in sending a letter to the US International Trade Commission (ITC) requesting it address the strain on the fertilizer supply by eliminating duties on phosphate fertilizer products imported from Morocco, and suspending the process to impose new duties on urea ammonium fertilizer from Trinidad and Tobago. In the letter, the members… Continue Reading


03.22.22

Lankford Talks Judge Jackson's Confirmation Hearings, Ongoing Russian Invasion of Ukraine on Fox Business

CLICK HERE to watch the interview on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch the interview on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Cavuto Coast to Coast on Fox Business to discuss Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to serve as an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, with whom Lankford says he plans to meet next week face to face. Lankford also discussed the ongoing situation on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Lankford introduced a Senate resolution urging the Biden… Continue Reading


03.22.22

Lankford, Finance Committee Republicans Ask for Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today joined Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, and all other Finance Committee Republicans to send a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen requesting that she provide an update on the status of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds reports, which by law are to be issued annually by April 1. The reports have rarely been distributed on time in recent years, with the 2021 report not delivered until A… Continue Reading


03.21.22

Lankford Joins Newsmax to Discuss the Need to Support Ukraine by Transferring Weaponry and Aircraft Now

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) joined Eric Bolling on Newsmax to discuss the transfer of MiG aircraft and other weaponry to help the people of Ukraine defend themselves. Lankford introduced a Senate resolution urging the Biden Administration to facilitate the transfer of aircraft, such as MiGs, and air defense systems to Ukraine. Lankford pushed for more aid for Ukraine i… Continue Reading


03.18.22

Lankford Wants Increase for Border Patrol Agents’ Overtime Pay

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-Senators James Lankford (R-OK), John Cornyn (R-TX), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) introduced the Border Patrol Pay Security Act to ensure Border Patrol agents earn similar overtime compensation already offered to other federal law enforcement agents. The bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to allow Border Patrol agents to receive overtime compensation in line with other law enforcement agents. "The men and women serving our nation as Border Patrol ag… Continue Reading


03.18.22

Lankford, Daines & Colleagues Press ATF for Answers on Infringement of 2nd Amendment Rights

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Steve Daines (R-MT) led 24 of their colleagues in demanding the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) provide answers on recent actions that infringe on Americans' Second Amendment rights by preventing law-abiding citizens from creating and owning suppressors. In a letter to the ATF, the senators wrote, "These continued assaults of the Second Amendment threaten law-abiding Americans' rights as they try to follow ATF gui… Continue Reading


03.17.22

During Sunshine Week, Lankford Shines Light on “COVID Relief” Spending

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Q&A on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Q&A on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - During this Sunshine Week, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today pushed for sunlight on trillions in federal funds spent in the name of "COVID relief" in a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, entitled, "Pandemic Response and Accountability: Reducing Fraud and Expanding Access to COVID-19 Relief through Effective Oversight." Lankford continues to … Continue Reading


03.17.22

Lankford, Rubio and Colleagues Want to Nullify Biden Administration Rule, Stop Federal Grants to Abortion Providers

WASHINGTON, DC -Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and 31 Republican Senators introduced a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Biden Administration's 2021 Final Rule on the Title X Family Planning Program, which reversed the Trump Administration's 2019 Protect Life Rule that required family planning grantees to be physically and financially separate from abortion providers. The 2019 rule did not reduce Title X funding, but simply redirected … Continue Reading


03.17.22

Lankford, Graham, Colleagues Urge MiG-29 Transfer To Ukraine

WASHINGTON, DC -Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Rick Scott (R-FL), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Mitt Romney (R-UT) introduced a Senate resolution urging the Biden Administration to facilitate the transfer of aircraft, such as MiG-29s, and air defense systems to Ukraine. Lankford pushed for more aid for Ukraine in his reaction to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's address to Congress yesterday. "The US has provide… Continue Reading


03.17.22

Lankford Continues Push for Charitable Giving Deduction to Encourage Giving & Support Nonprofits

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 showed his support for our important nonprofit community in Oklahoma, the nation, and around the world as he discussed the vital role they play in feeding, clothing, sheltering, and supporting the most vulnerable among us. Lankford served as Ranking Member in today's Senate Finance Committee hearing, entitled, "Examining Charitable Giving an… Continue Reading


03.17.22

Abraham Accords Caucus Chairs Applaud Law to Strengthen Accords

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Jacky Rosen (D-NV), co-chairs of the Senate Abraham Accords Caucus, provided the following statement to applaud the signature into law of the Israel Relations Normalization Act, which builds on the success of the Abraham Accords by strengthening and expanding normalization and peace agreements between Israel and United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco. "Solidifying the Israel Relations Normalization Act into law… Continue Reading


03.17.22

Lankford Calls on Senate to Support School Choice, Stand Up for Parents

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 stood firmly for parental rights and school choice when he called for the Senate to immediately pass his resolution to support parents having the freedom to choose the best educational environment for their kids and remain in control of whether or not they want their children exposed to "woke" ideologies at school, including Critical Race T… Continue Reading


03.16.22

Lankford Presses for Results to Lower Prescription Drug Prices for Oklahoma Seniors

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 pressed for answers on behalf of Oklahoma seniors on why drug prices remain high, especially as President Biden's 7.5-percent inflation and rising gas prices are now hitting seniors' pocketbooks faster and faster. In a Senate Finance Committee hearing entitled, "Prescription Drug Price Inflation: An Urgent Need to Lower Drug Prices in Medicar… Continue Reading


03.16.22

Lankford Says Removing Title 42 Authority Will Make Biden's Southern Border Crisis Even Worse

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on the Senate floor on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on the Senate floor on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), the lead Republican on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, today highlighted the importance of maintaining Title 42 authority to expel migrants at our southern border after we saw the highest numbers of border crossers in 20 years. Titl… Continue Reading


03.16.22

Lankford Reacts To Zelenskyy's Address, Pushes for More Aid For Ukraine

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) provided remarks following an address to the United States Congress from Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and provided an update on practical ways the US and Americans can provide aid to Ukraine. Lankford responded on Russia's invasion of Ukraine and introduced the Never Yielding Europe's Territory (NYET) Act to provide the critica… Continue Reading


03.15.22

Lankford Meets with Oklahoma Community Health Center Leadership

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today connected with the leadership of Oklahoma community health centers from across the state to learn more about the challenges they face with staffing and workforce issues, how to best utilize and even expand telehealth opportunities across our state, and others. Lankford was also selected today to receive the 2022 Distinguished Community Health Center Advocate Award on behalf of the National Association of Community Health Centers. "Oklahoma's … Continue Reading


03.15.22

Lankford Votes to End Mask Mandates on Planes, Public Transportation

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 voted on a resolution of disapproval to end the federal mask mandate on planes and in public transportation. Lankford spoke out against the federal mask earlier today, as Oklahomans and much of the rest of the country have ended their mask mandates in public places. The resolution passed in a vote of 57-40. Last week, Lankford sent a letter … Continue Reading


03.15.22

Senate Unanimously Passes Lankford’s Bill to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) offered the following statement after the Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act, which Lankford introduced last year with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Rick Scott (R-FL), Bill Hagerty (R-TN) and Ed Markey (D-MA). "This is one issue that I have been chipping away at for a few years, and an issue I have consistently heard from Oklahomans-they are ready to lock… Continue Reading

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