Press Releases

02.22.22

Lankford Says Putin Is Trying to Provoke a Larger-scale War

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on Rumble. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today joined the American Center for Law and Justice Jay Sekulow radio show to discuss Russia's ongoing aggression in Ukraine. Lankford recently warned on the Senate floor that Russian aggression and military posturing on the border with Ukraine should be taken seriously and met with a strong US response. Lankford discussed with Jordan and Jay … Continue Reading


02.18.22

Lankford Stands Up for Women’s Health and Safety Against Mail-order Abortions

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) and 125 of their colleagues to demand the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) immediately restore more stringent oversight of chemical abortion pills, including the in-person dispensing requirement the FDA suspended in December. They sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf that cites studies that affirm the increased health risks to women who use the chemical abortion drug mifepristone. In Dece… Continue Reading


02.18.22

Lankford Calls for Audit of Defense Department’s Failure to Provide Religious Accommodations for the COVID-19 Vaccine

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) sent a letter to the Acting Department of Defense (DOD) Inspector General Sean O'Donnell to ask him to audit DOD's process for reviewing religious accommodation requests for the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Lankford previously sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin demanding to know why, despite 19,979 known requests for religious accommodations from the COVID-19 vaccine, the Department has granted nearly zero requests for religious acco… Continue Reading


02.18.22

Lankford, Senate Republicans Call for Proper Implementation of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and more than half of Senate Republicans in sending a letter to US Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg regarding the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) December 16, 2021 memorandum, "Policy on Using Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Resources to Build a Better America." In the letter, the senators request that Secretary Buttigieg direct FHWA to rescind or substantially revise the m… Continue Reading


02.17.22

Lankford, Colleagues Ask Archivist of the US to Respect the Rule of Law

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and his Senate colleagues today sent a letter to the Archivist of the US David Ferriero. The members are pushing the Archivist to continue to respect the rule of law and not unilaterally ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. Lankford was joined in sending the letter by Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Steve Daines (R-MT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Mike Lee (R-UT), and John Boozman (R-AR). Lankford and his coll… Continue Reading


02.17.22

Lankford Votes to Defund Vaccine Mandate

WASHINGTON, DC­-Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today issued a statement on the third fiscal year 2022 continuing resolution to extend federal spending until March 11, 2022: "Since September, we have been fighting for Congress to actually do its job to fund the government the right way. Here we are-the middle of February-still trying to discuss funding the government for this fiscal year. It's time for Congress to resolve the issues with the out-of-control spending and failed budget proces… Continue Reading


02.17.22

Lankford Warns Russian Aggression an Attempt to Start New USSR

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 warned that Russian aggression on the border with Ukraine and military posturing in general should be taken seriously. He shared his support for helping the Ukrainian people defend themselves amid an escalating situation developing on their border that Russia is trying to pretend is nothing. Lankford has consistently called out President Bide… Continue Reading


02.17.22

Lankford, Colleagues Call on DOJ To Respect Durham Investigation

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Rick Scott (R-FL) along with 44 of their colleagues sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland seeking assurances that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will continue to respect the prosecutorial independence of Special Counsel John Durham and his staff, while also ensuring he is provided all resources necessary to fully, thoroughly, and completely pursue the investigation for which he was appointed. The Senators wrote, "We write to seek … Continue Reading


02.17.22

Lankford Wants to Defund Vaccine Mandates

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), along with Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and their colleagues, sent a letter to notify senators that they will not grant consent to expedite passage of a Continuing Resolution to fund the government without a roll call vote on an amendment to defund the enforcement of the Biden vaccine mandates. Lankford received support for sending the letter from Americans for Limited Government, which can be viewed HERE. Lankford has taken steps to stop or block ever… Continue Reading


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

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