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03.02.18

Lankford Letter - March 2

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03.02.18

Lankford Letter - March 2

CLICK HERE for the March 2, 2018 Lankford Letter.… Continue Reading


03.01.18

Subcommittee Examines Solutions to Federal Hiring Challenges

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, under the chairmanship of Senator James Lankford (R-OK), today held a hearing entitled, "Examining Federal Managers' Role in Hiring." Members of the Subcommittee heard from the Office of Personnel Management and several agency managers about possible solutions to federal government hiring challenges, including the slow hiring processes, the large number of workers exp… Continue Reading


02.28.18

Senator Lankford Honors Billy Graham on Senate Floor

CLICK HERE to view the video. WASHINGTON, DC - After today's Congressional ceremony to honor the late Billy Graham as he lie in honor at the Capitol Rotunda, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) spoke in honor of Dr. Graham on the Senate floor. In the speech, Lankford spoke about Graham's visit to Oklahoma, and the impact Graham had on his life and ministry. Excerpts: Mr. President, it was an exceptionally moving service in the Rotunda today. For a man to be able to lie in honor in the Rotunda and … Continue Reading


02.21.18

Senator Lankford Statement on Billy Graham

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) issued the following statement this morning on the passing of the Rev. Billy Graham: "Billy Graham was one of the greatest spiritual and moral leaders in American history. His ministry of love, reconciliation, hope, and salvation was world-changing. I thank God for his life and legacy. Graham's clarity and love for people was contagious - he was, and will always be, a role model of integrity and grace. His work was also very impactful to me as … Continue Reading


02.20.18

Senator Lankford and State Senator Kevin Matthews Unveil 1921 Tulsa Race Riot Education Curriculum

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today joined State Senator Kevin Matthews (D-Tulsa) at Oklahoma City's Douglass High School to announce the completion of education curriculum about the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot that will be taught statewide. This online toolkit is part of the mission of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot Centennial Commission, which was created a year ago to educate Oklahomans and Americans about the Race Riot and its impact on the state and nation; remember its victims and s… Continue Reading


02.16.18

Senator Lankford Joins Senators to Introduce Bill on Ag Education Ahead of National FFA Week

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -Ahead of National FFA Week, February 17-24, Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Todd Young (R-IN), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Doug Jones (D-AL) introduced National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act to update and modernize the charter for the Future Farmers of America (FFA) to reflect agriculture education in the 21st century. "FFA is a cornerstone of communities in all parts of Oklahoma," said Lankford. "Their federal charter allows them the opportunity to strategic… Continue Reading


02.15.18

Senator Lankford Statement on Senate Immigration Votes

WASHINGTON, DC -Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today made the following statement on the Senate failing to pass his Secure and Succeed Act, or any immigration legislation to address DACA and improve border security: "I have been in countless meetings and private conversations to bring us to a solution that would pass the House and be signed into law by the President. I am very disappointed that the Senate was unable to move forward on any immigration legislation this week. After months of priva… Continue Reading


02.15.18

Senator Lankford Explains How Secure and Succeed Act Is a Sensible Compromise on Senate Floor

CLICK HERE to view the video. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today spoke on the Senate floor to discuss the current debate on immigration reform and to advocate for the Secure and Succeed Act, a compromise bill that will strengthen border security, provide a permanent solution for DACA, reform family sponsorship policy, and reallocate the Diversity Visa lottery. Later today, the Senate will vote on this (as the Grassley" amendment #1959), as well as another proposal (amendment #… Continue Reading


02.13.18

Senator Lankford Joins Vice President Pence and Rep. Walker to Honor J.C. Watts and Sam Brownback For Establishing Museum

WASHINGTON, DC - In honor of Black History Month, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Vice President Mike Pence, White House chief-of-staff Gen. John Kelly, Senator Joni Ernst, Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC), and Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James to tour and celebrate the National Museum of African American History and Culture and honor former Oklahoma Rep. J.C. Watts (R-OK) and Ambassador Sam Brownback for their role in the creation of the museum. Today's program was sponsored by Insight … Continue Reading


02.13.18

Lankford Joins Senators to Introduce Bill to Expand Tax Relief to Pregnant Moms

WASHINGTON, DC -Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Steve Daines (R-MT), Deb Fischer (R-NE), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) today introduced a bill to expand the Child Tax Credit to cover all families, including pregnant moms. The Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act builds on the Child Tax Credit provisions included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by supporting families and pregnant mothers with the many costs that accompany caring and planning for the care of a newborn baby. "Parenting costs don't just be… Continue Reading


02.13.18

Senator Lankford Discusses Rising Domestic and National Security Threats During Intel Hearing

CLICK HERE to view the video WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today participated in an open Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Worldwide Threats. This is an annual hearing that the committee holds to examine America's greatest national security threats from around the globe. Lankford used the opportunity to question US intelligence and national security leaders on the rising threat from Mexico and drug trafficking, cyber threats, and the recent arrest of Naif Abdulaziz Alfal… Continue Reading


02.12.18

Senator Lankford Delivers Floor Speech on Immigration Reform

CLICK HERE to view the video. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today spoke on the Senate floor to advocate for the Secure and Succeed Act, a bill that will strengthen border security, provide a permanent solution for DACA, reform family sponsorship policy, and reallocate the Diversity Visa lottery. Senator Lankford today joined Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Joni Ernst (R-IA), David Perdue (R-GA), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) to introduce the Secu… Continue Reading


02.11.18

Senators to Introduce Border Security, DACA Framework

WASHINGTON, DC - A group of U.S. Senators tomorrow will introduce a common-sense proposal aimed at providing legal certainty for undocumented children brought to the United States by their parents and preventing others from falling into the same legal limbo in the future. Their proposal, which mirrors the White House framework announced by President Trump, provides a generous opportunity for approximately 1.8 million DACA or DACA-eligible immigrants to earn citizenship while strengthening our na… Continue Reading


02.09.18

Senator Lankford Opposes Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today issued the following statement on the Continuing Resolution (HR 1892), which includes the budget deal offered Wednesday by Senate Leadership that would increase the debt limit and roll back spending caps put in place in 2011: "This budget deal shows the American people exactly how broken our budget and appropriations process is. It does not address our runaway deficits and actually takes major steps backwards in the fight to rein in Washingto… Continue Reading


02.08.18

Senators Lankford and Coons Named Co-Chairmen of the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast

CLICK HERE to view video of their remarks WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE) were today named co-chairmen of the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast. The announcement was made at this morning's 66th annual National Prayer Breakfast. Lankford and Coons both spoke at the gathering about their weekly Senate prayer gathering, and how faith is a common bond that unites them. "Prayer is a unifying force in our country," said Lankford. "When the pressures of life build… Continue Reading


02.06.18

Senator Lankford Awarded Legislator of the Year by Agricultural Retailers Association

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today received the Legislator of the Year award from the Agricultural Retailers Association for his work to make commonsense regulatory reforms and efforts to streamline the federal rulemaking process. Lankford serves as the chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management. As Chair, Lankford has held hearings and introduced regulatory reform legislation such as the Small Business R… Continue Reading


01.30.18

Senator Lankford Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

CLICK HERE to view the YouTube video statement WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) tonight made the following statement on the President's State of the Union address to the nation: "This State of the Union speech was a pretty remarkable speech. The beginning of the speech was actually unusual for a State of the Union. It didn't begin with what the Trump Administration had done this past year, it began with what the American people had done. The beginning focused on what people ha… Continue Reading


01.29.18

Senator Lankford Delivers Floor Speech on Pain-Capable Bill

CLICK HERE to view the video. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today spoke on the Senate floor to advocate for the Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act, which the Senate voted on earlier this evening. Lankford, along with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), introduced the bill in October 2017, which would ban abortion past five months of pregnancy. The bill failed to receive the necessary votes on the motion to proceed by a vote of 51-46. Last year, Lankford intr… Continue Reading


01.29.18

Senator Lankford Travels to Mexico and Central America

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) returned today from a congressional trip to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and the ICE Immigration Detention Facility in Houston, Texas. The purpose of the trip was to conduct congressional oversight of intelligence and security operations, immigration, counternarcotics operations, and trade in the region. While in Central America, from January 25 to January 28, Lankford met with American Embassy diplomats and foreign officials, including US Ambassa… Continue Reading

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