Press Releases

01.03.23

Lankford Sworn In As Senior Senator for Oklahoma in the 118th Congress

You can download the photo here. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today issued the following statement as the 118th Congress gets underway and he begins his second full, six-year term as the senior Senator for Oklahoma: "It is humbling to stand before God and the nation to take my oath again to protect and defend the United States Constitution on behalf of Oklahoma. I welcome Senator Markwayne Mullin and his beautiful family to the Senate, as he becomes the newest Senator for Okl… Continue Reading


12.23.22

Lankford, Senate Abraham Accords Caucus Celebrate First Caucus-Led Bill Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today applauded that President Biden signed the annual defense bill, the Fiscal Year 2023 James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), into law, which included provisions mirroring the DEFEND (Deterring Enemy Forces and Enabling National Defenses) Act, the first bill passed by the Senate Abraham Accords Caucus, which was introduced by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), and Cory Booker (D-NJ). The DEFEND Act directs the Secr… Continue Reading


12.23.22

Lankford Receives Commitment on Military Religious Accommodation Requests for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate from DOD Secretary, Lifts Holds on DOD Noms

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today announced a huge victory he secured to protect the right of religious liberty for our heroes in the Armed Forces. After receiving a commitment from the Department of Defense (DOD) Secretary Lloyd Austin that all members who had requested a religious accommodation from the COVID-19 vaccine who have been waiting on a response, will now get the answers they have been waiting for and be allowed to return to their duties. "I have fought for mo… Continue Reading


12.22.22

Lankford, Marshall, Colleagues Want to Nullify Lesser Prairie-Chicken Listing

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senators Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) along with Representatives Tracey Mann (KS-01), Jake LaTurner (KS-02), Ron Estes (KS-03), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Frank Lucas (OK-03), and Stephanie Bice (OK-05) to officially introduce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolution of disapproval in their respective chambers to strike down the Biden Administration's recent listing of the lesser prairie-chick… Continue Reading


12.22.22

Lankford Strongly Opposes Massive Federal Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today offered the following statement after he voted to oppose a massive 4,155-page, almost $2 trillion "omnibus" federal funding bill that once again further demonstrates Congress' inept spending behavior and complete lack of interest in properly funding the needs of the federal government in a timely, responsible manner: "When do Americans get to see in advance how Congress will spend their money? Once again, Washington, DC treats Oklahomans' t… Continue Reading


12.21.22

Lankford Offers Biden a Christmas Present to Stop the Chaos at the Southern Border, Keep Title 42

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), lead Republican on the Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, today offered a Christmas gift to the Biden Administration by calling on the Senate to unanimously pass two bills to deal with border security and immigration so that Border Patrol can enforce the law at the southern border. One bill e… Continue Reading


12.19.22

Lankford, Colleagues Push for Reinstatement and Backpay for COVID Vaccine Related Discharges

WASHINGTON, DC - Following the Senate's approval of the National Defense Authorization act (NDAA), Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), along with their colleagues, , sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. The Senators urged Secretary Austin to freeze all COVID-19 vaccine-related discharges, and to establish a quick and thorough process so all members who were discharged because they refused the COVID-19 vaccine can be reinstated with back pay and full benefi… Continue Reading


12.19.22

Lankford, Colleagues Lead Effort to Protect Americans’ Retirement Funds

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Braun (R-IN), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), John Kennedy (R-LA), and Richard Burr (R-NC) have introduced a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution S.J. Res. 68 to nullify the Biden administration's Department of Labor (DOL) rule that would encourage fiduciaries to support liberal policy priorities over maximizing Americans' retirement security. Representative Andy Barr (R-KY) led the effort in the House of Representatives. "Biden's obsession … Continue Reading


12.16.22

Lankford, Colleagues Demand Defense Department End Funding Travel for Abortions

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - In a bicameral letter, Senator James Lankford (R-OK), along with 65 Members of Congress, called on Secretary Lloyd Austin to "immediately" revoke his illegal Defense Department policy funding travel for abortions, saying they were "appalled by the flagrant disregard for the law" demonstrated by the Biden Administration. The letter-led by Lankford, Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), and Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)-comes on the heels of… Continue Reading


12.15.22

Lankford Votes to Support Oklahoma Service Members, Families, Missions

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today voted to support final passage of the Fiscal Year 2023 James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act (FY23 NDAA) for Oklahoma's military installations and national defense initiatives. The bill passed the Senate in a vote of 83-11. "This year's defense bill, appropriately named the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization, makes sure that Oklahoma's three Air Force Bases-Vance, Altus, and Tinker-have the aircraft and resources to… Continue Reading


12.15.22

Lankford: What in the World Has DHS been doing for the Last Eight Months to Prepare for the End of Title 42?

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 took to the Senate floor to share that after eight months of not hearing from the Department of Homeland Security about their plan to prepare and respond to lifting Title 42 restrictions that it is evident that the agency has no plan in place for the upcoming end at 11:59 pm on December 20, 2022. Lankford just this month sent a letter to… Continue Reading


12.15.22

Lankford, Colleagues Warn FBI Against Politically-Charged Investigation Of Israeli Defense Forces

In May 2022, Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed during a military operation led by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) against suspected Palestinian terrorists. Despite a thorough investigation, the IDF was unable to determine the source of gunfire which hit Abu Akleh. The US Department of State's Security Coordinator reviewed the IDF's investigation and did not contradict the IDF's assessment. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), under the direction of the US Depart… Continue Reading


12.15.22

Lankford, Colleagues Urge Department of Labor to Protect Independent Contractor Classification

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) along with Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Burr (R-NC), and John Thune (R-SD) and Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC-05) urged the Department of Labor (DOL) not to move forward with its proposed rule for determining independent contractor classification due to the negative impact on workers and businesses, the test's lack of clarity, and the devastating consequences for the US economy. They are joined by Senators Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Mitt Ro… Continue Reading


12.14.22

Lankford Continues to Question DHS’ Ability to Manage the Chaos It Inflicted at the Border

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, issued a statement following a briefing with the Department of Homeland Security that provided no updates on preparations for the upcoming end to Title 42 at 11:59 pm on December 20, 2022: "Biden's border plan is doing exactly what he intended it to do, accelerate illegal immigration into the US. Since Biden strippe… Continue Reading


12.14.22

Lankford Stands Against Biden Admin Rules to Limit School Choice

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today voted on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to disapprove of the Biden Administration's new rules adding burdensome requirements to charter schools seeking funding. Lankford, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), and 20 of their colleagues introduced the resolution in September. The measure failed in a vote of 49 to 49 "Parents around Oklahoma and the nation are ready for the government to stand up for them, not against them," said Lankford. "T… Continue Reading


12.14.22

Lankford, Colleagues Urge Department of Labor to Protect Independent Contractor Classification

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) along with Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Burr (R-NC), and John Thune (R-SD) and Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC-05) urged the Department of Labor (DOL) not to move forward with its proposed rule for determining independent contractor classification due to the negative impact on workers and businesses, the test's lack of clarity, and the devastating consequences for the US economy. They are joined by Senators Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Mitt Ro… Continue Reading


12.13.22

Lankford Stands Up for Parents to Choose the Best School for Their Child

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 up for Oklahoma's parents and students and pushed his colleagues to support a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) for a new rule that penalizes some public schools over others because they are considered public charter schools. Earlier this year, the Department of Education announced new rules overhaulin… Continue Reading


12.13.22

Lankford Calls on State Department to Protect Human Rights, Address Countries of Particular Concern

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) sent a letter to the State Department after its annual release of Countries of Particular Concern, Special Watch List, and Entities of Particular Concern designations did not follow USCIRF's recommendations, specific to India, Nigeria, and Afghanistan. Lankford is asking for the Department's legally required explanation to Congress on its designations. Lankford stated in the letter, "We have been encouraged by the long-standing commitment of many e… Continue Reading


12.13.22

Lankford Pushes for Updates on Permitting Reform and Energy Independence

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Q&A on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Q&A on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today addressed the lagging permitting process for energy projects in the US and where we stand with reforms to improve that process. At today's Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing to examine implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which Lankford opposed, Lankford questioned Mr. Tommy Beaudreau, Deputy Secre… Continue Reading


12.08.22

Lankford Ensures OK Military Installations Have Necessary Resources

CLICK HERE to download Lankford's additional video remarks from Box. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today highlighted numerous provisions he worked to secure in the $847 billion Fiscal Year 2023 James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act (FY23 NDAA) for Oklahoma's military installations and defense initiatives and highlighted funding and legislative language to move Oklahomans' priorities and stop non-defense-related progressive policies that Democrats attempted to snea… Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112
Showing page   of 112