Press Releases


Lankford Fights Back Against Radical Environmental Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lankford (R-OK), John Thune (R-SD), and Tim Scott (R-SC), along with their colleagues, sent a letter to US Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen raising concerns with the Federal Insurance Office’s (FIO’s) efforts to force the Biden Administration’s unrealistic environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agenda onto the state-regulated insurance industry. This could result in state insurance regulators and insurers bei… Continue Reading


Lankford Wants to Know Why the Federal Grants Process Has to be So Hard, Waste So Much Money

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 participated in a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing entitled, “Improving Access to Federal Grants for Underserved Communities,” in which he questioned Jeff Arkin, the director of strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) about the complicated … Continue Reading


Lankford, Mullin Honor OU Women’s Gymnastics Second-Straight NCAA National Championship

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) today introduced a resolution in the US Senate to honor the University of Oklahoma Women’s Gymnastics team for their National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) national championship win for a second-straight year and a sixth year out of the last nine. The OU Women’s Gymnastics program is one of the winningest programs of all time in the NCAA. “What a great time for Sooner sports as OU Women&… Continue Reading


Lankford Joins Effort to Bolster Border Security

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Tim Scott (R-SC), along with Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Steve Daines (R-MT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), and Mike Rounds (R-SD) introduced the Securing Our Border Act, which redirects $15 billion of funding passed by Democrats to hire 87,000 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents and utilizes it to bolster security measures along our southern… Continue Reading


Lankford Defends Oil & Gas Producers Against Biden Admin Overreach

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) is challenging the Biden Administration’s proposed rule which could destroy oil and gas production on the Osage Mineral Estate and negatively impact headright owners who depend on mineral production for their livelihoods. Lankford was joined in sending the letter to the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland by Senator Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Representative Frank Luca… Continue Reading


Lankford, Abraham Accords Caucus Members Push to Strengthen Maritime Strategy to Counter Iran

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), co-chairs of the Senate Abraham Accords Caucus, to introduce the Maritime Architecture and Response to International Terrorism in the Middle East (MARITIME) Act, which would build on the Abraham Accords by requiring the Department of Defense to develop a strategy with partners and allies in the Middle East to counter maritime threats posed by Iran, viol… Continue Reading


Lankford Protects Oklahoma Truck Operators from Biden’s Climate-Change Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today voted in favor of Oklahoma heavy truck operators and businesses by voting to stop an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions rule regarding nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from medium and heavy-duty commercial motor vehicles. The measure passed. “The price of everything is up because of the Biden policies and the dramatic overspending of our federal government, said Lankford. "This is yet another regulation forced on t… Continue Reading


Lankford Responds to Biden Administration’s Plan to Prepare for the End of Title 42

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) responds to announcement from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Department of State Secretary Antony Blinken on the Administration’s plan to prepare for the end of Title 42:   “After years of denial, last week, DHS admitted that the immigration system is broken. We are finally seeing a proposal from the Biden Administration to stop the massive flow of migrants across our southwest border t… Continue Reading


Lankford Challenges Biden Admin Proposal to Subsidize High-Risk Borrowers with Low Credit Scores

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), and Thom Tillis (R-NC), along with 15 Republican Senators, sent a letter to the Biden Administration's Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Sandra Thompson. This letter expressed the Senators’ outrage at Thompson's proposal to penalize Americans who have managed their money responsibly in order to subsidize high-risk borrowers with low credit. Proposals like these set a dangerous precedent. … Continue Reading


Lankford Confirms Increased Criminal Activity, Drugs in Oklahoma Are Directly Related to Biden’s Wide Open Southern Border

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford’s Opening Statement on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford’s Opening Statement on Rumble.   CLICK HERE to watch Lankford’s Q&A on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford’s Q&A on Rumble.   CLICK HERE to watch Lankford’s Closing Remarks on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford’s Closing Remarks on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK), lead Republica… Continue Reading


Lankford Pushes Back Against Department of Energy’s Gas Stove Ban

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), and Steve Daines (R-MT), along with their colleagues, sent a letter to the US Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm on the Biden Administration’s misguided ban on the sale of nearly all gas stoves in America. The proposed ban is illogical and harms hard-working Americans that are already struggling due to skyrocketing inflation.    “We firmly believe in the free marke… Continue Reading


Lankford Wants to Know Why His Solution to Publicly List Government Spending Still Isn’t Ready

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) questioned Gene Dodaro, the Comptroller General of the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) during a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing entitled, “GAO’s 2023 High-Risk List: Recommendations to Reduce Risk of Waste, Fraud, and Abuse.” GAO’s High-Ri… Continue Reading


Lankford Votes to Block Illegal VA Abortion Rule

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) issued a statement following the Senate voting on the joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to nullify an illegal US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rule that provides abortions through the taxpayer-funded VA health care system, even in states where unborn life is protected. The CRA gives Congress the authority to review major rules issued by federal agencies. The resolution … Continue Reading


Lankford Stands Up for Oklahomans Against Threat of Increased IRS Audits

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 questioned Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Daniel Werfel in a Senate Finance Committee hearing about the President’s fiscal year 2024 budget request and about the 2023 federal tax filing season. Lankford focused his questions on what “historical level” or year the IRS plans to use… Continue Reading


Lankford Pauses Senate for 168 Seconds to Remember the Victims of the Oklahoma City Bombing

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 spoke on the Senate floor in remembrance of the victims and their families affected by the tragic bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. The tragedy led to the nation highlighting the Oklahoma Standard of coming together to do whatever is needed to help our neighbo… Continue Reading


Lankford: The Oklahoma Standard Lives On

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today released a statement ahead of tomorrow’s anniversary of the tragic Oklahoma City bombing that claimed the lives of 168 people, including 19 children: “Every year, Cindy and I join our state and nation in praying for the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing and their families. Nothing can ever take the place of a family member who is no longer at the dinner table—which the chairs at the Oklahoma City National Memorial a… Continue Reading


Lankford Gets Mayorkas to Admit US Immigration System is Broken

CLICK HERE to watch Part 1 of Lankford’s Q&A on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Part 1 of Lankford’s Q&A on Rumble. CLICK HERE to watch Part 2 of Lankford’s Q&A on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Part 2 of Lankford’s Q&A on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK), lead Republican on the Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, today questioned Department of Homeland Se… Continue Reading


Lankford Files Bicameral Amicus Brief to Challenge FDA Allowing Chemical Abortion by Mail

Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) along with and Representative August Pfluger (R-TX) led 9 Senators and 57 Members of Congress in filing an amicus curiae brief to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. US Food & Drug Administration. The brief urges the Court to keep the Northern District of Texas’s stay of the FDA approval of the abortion drug mifepristone in place, protecting the health and safety of pregnant wome… Continue Reading


Lankford Blasts DOD for Leaving Service Members and Veterans without Pastoral Care at Walter Reed

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Roger Marshall (R-KS), and Jerry Moran (R-KS), along with Representatives Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Michael Waltz (R-FL), Cory Mills (R-FL), Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Jim Banks (R-IN), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) and Carlos Giménez (R-FL) sent a letter to US Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin inquiring why Walter Reed National Military Medical Center issued a R… Continue Reading


Lankford Stands Against Biden Admin’s Latest Assault on Americans’ Conscience Rights

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) along with Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Representative Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), and a bicameral group of lawmakers demanded the withdrawal of a pending Biden Administration proposed rule, which would eliminate moral exemptions that protect individuals and entities who object to providing health insurance coverage of contraceptives. Joining Lankford and Hyde-Smith in sending the letter were Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Marco Rubio (R-FL),… Continue Reading

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