Press Releases

07.16.18

Senator Lankford Statement on Trump-Putin Press Conference

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today issued the following statement on the President's press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin: "I trust the assessments from Dan Coats and Gina Haspel and their Intelligence teams more than I trust a former KGB agent, Vladimir Putin. It is a fact that Russian entities hacked US presidential campaign accounts, launched cyber-attacks against at least 21 states, attacked US voting system software companies, and engaged in social medi… Continue Reading


07.13.18

Senator Lankford Statement on Justice Department Russian Indictments

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today issued the following statement on the Justice Department's indictments of 12 Russian nationals as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The indictments accuse the Russians, all members of the Russian Federation intelligence agency, of engaging in a "sustained effort" to hack Democrats' emails and computer networks. "With each passing month, our Russia investigations continue to c… Continue Reading


07.11.18

Senator Lankford Continues to Push for Real Immigration Reform

CLICK HERE to view the video WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor to discuss the need for Congress to actually fix the issues with immigration, child migrant reunification numbers from the Department of Homeland Security, and why we need the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In June, Lankford gave a speech on the Senate floor about the administration's policy of separating families at the border, the need for real immigration r… Continue Reading


07.11.18

Senator Lankford Introduces Tulsa Attorney at Judiciary Nomination Hearing

CLICK HERE for the video of both Lankford and O'Connor WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today introduced John O'Connor, a Tulsa attorney, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. O'Connor was nominated by the President on April 10 to serve as District Judge on the US District Court for the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma. O'Connor is currently an attorney at Hall Estill, a Tulsa-based regional full service law firm. Excerpts from Sen… Continue Reading


07.11.18

Senator Lankford Urges Senate Rules Committee to Pass Secure Elections Act

CLICK HERE to view Lankford's remarks. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today testified before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration as the Committee examines the issue of election security and considers the bipartisan bill Secure Elections Act, which strengthens election cybersecurity in America. Lankford originally introduced the bill in December 2017; after working with stakeholders, he introduced a revised version of the bill in March 2018. The purpose of the bill … Continue Reading


07.10.18

Ahead Of NATO Summit, Senators Lankford and Inhofe Encourage Allies To Increase Defense Contributions

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) today joined a group of Senators to introduce a Senate resolution to reinforce the need for greater defense spending in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and stress the importance of the Alliance. This week, President Trump is meeting with world leaders at the annual NATO summit, where he will reaffirm the United States' commitment to global security and encourage NATO allies to fulfill defense spending commitments… Continue Reading


07.09.18

Senator Lankford Statement on President’s Supreme Court Nominee

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today issued the following statement on the President's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court. Lankford attended the nomination ceremony in the East Room of the White House this evening. "Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an impressive and qualified nominee to be considered for the Supreme Court and it is vitally important that he receives a fair impartial nomination process in the Senate. In the weeks a… Continue Reading


07.06.18

Senator Lankford Releases Video Highlighting the First Half of 2018

CLICK HERE to view the video WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today released a video to highlight the Senate's accomplishments in the first six months of 2018. During the video, Lankford features the growing economy, increase in wages, passing the historic tax reform bill, reforming Dodd-Frank regulations to reduce the burden on community and small banks, passing the VA Mission Act, passing Right to Try bill, fighting to combat the opioid epidemic, stopping sex trafficking and hum… Continue Reading


06.29.18

Senator Lankford Announces New Podcast: The Breakdown with James Lankford

CLICK HERE to listen to the podcast. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today announced the release of a new regular podcast called "The Breakdown with James Lankford." The podcast will include episodes that break down some of the most complex issues facing Congress. The first episode covers immigration, specifically the separation of families at the border, the Flores Settlement Agreement, and the difference between the refugee and asylum process. Lankford is joined by his research… Continue Reading


06.29.18

Lankford Letter - June 29

CLICK HERE for the June 29, 2018 Lankford Letter.… Continue Reading


06.28.18

Senator Lankford Statement on The Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today issued the following statement after voting against the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which passed by a vote of 86-11: "I strongly support the important work of our farmers and ranchers in Oklahoma. Our families in Oklahoma, around the country, and the world have good, healthy food to eat and clothes to wear because of their hard work and relentless toil. The farm bill has a nice-sounding name-the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018-b… Continue Reading


06.27.18

Senator Lankford Statement on Justice Kennedy’s Retirement

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today issued the following statement regarding Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement and the upcoming confirmation process. "I would like to thank Justice Anthony Kennedy for his 43 years on the federal bench. During his time on the Court, Justice Kennedy has served with honor and dignity. Even those who disagree with his decisions cannot question his dedication to the rule of law, the country, and the Supreme Court. The Senate will n… Continue Reading


06.27.18

Senator Lankford Urges Senate to Act on Obvious Immigration Problems

CLICK HERE to view the video WASHINGTON, DC - In a floor speech, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today criticized the Senate, and Congress, for not solving the nation's many immigration problems. Lankford specifically talked about the Senate's failure to meaningfully secure our border, keep migrant families together by fixing the Flores Agreement, or enacting a solution for DACA. Excerpts: On the nominations process slowing down the Senate overall: Our days are busy and full. For some reason… Continue Reading


06.27.18

Senators Lankford, Johnson Introduce Bill to Provide Administration Reorganization Authority

WASHINGTON - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), chairman of the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, and Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced legislation Tuesday that would expand executive branch authority to reorganize federal agencies. "It is not a new concept for Congress to allow the administration the ability to reorganize federal agencies," said Lankford. "There are a wide-range of issues to … Continue Reading


06.26.18

Senator Lankford Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Free Speech

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra: "Today's ruling is a great victory for the First Amendment and free speech in America. It's a shame that free speech is under attack more and more in our country, but I'm glad the Supreme Court is speaking truth to this value that makes America so unique and great. No organization should be forced by their govern… Continue Reading


06.26.18

Senator Lankford Applauds Senate Passage of First Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) applauded Senate passage, by a vote of 86-5, of the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act (H.R. 5895), which included several highlights for Oklahoma and Lankford's focus on government reform and efficiency. "I'm pleased that the Senate has passed its first three of twelve Appropriations bills for this Fiscal Year," said Lankford. "To avoid another omnibus disaster, we must be di… Continue Reading


06.22.18

Senator Lankford Releases Special Video To Celebrate the Naturalization Process

CLICK HERE to view the video WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today released a special video to recognize legal immigration and celebrate the naturalization process. The video includes remarks from Senator Lankford at a Naturalization Ceremony in Oklahoma City on June 15. "With all of the noise surrounding illegal immigration, it's important to remember and celebrate the millions of people who have entered our country legally and waited in line for years to complete the American … Continue Reading


06.21.18

Senators Lankford and Johnson Statement on Trump Administration’s Government Reorganization Plan

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), chairman of the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, today joined Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, in making the following statements on the Trump administration's plan to reorganize the federal government. "Today's signing of the Executive Order to reorganize federal agencies is a good first step for a long overdue problem," said Lankford. "The US govern… Continue Reading


06.20.18

Senator Lankford Statement on Senate Failure to Cut Spending

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) released the following statement on the Senate's failure, on Wednesday, to pass a $14.8 billion rescissions package from March's $1.3 trillion Omnibus spending bill: "I'm very disappointed that the $15 billion rescissions proposal did not even get enough votes to be debated in the Senate. With a $21 trillion federal debt, we have got to start somewhere, and this package was a responsible proposal to enact. To address our debt problems, we must cut … Continue Reading


06.20.18

Senators Lankford and Inhofe Introduce Bill to Keep Families Together and Strengthen Integrity of Immigration Laws

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) today joined a group of Senators to introduce the Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act, a bill that would keep families together while ensuring the integrity of our nation's immigration laws. The legislation requires that children and their parents remain together during their immigration-related legal proceedings. A policy known as the Flores Settlement Agreement led to the Departments of Homeland Security or Just… Continue Reading

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