Press Releases

06.23.22

Lankford Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding Second Amendment

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) applauded the victory for the Constitution today after the Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision written by Justice Thomas in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, which held that "New York's proper-cause requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment by preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms in public:" "Today's ruling by the Supreme Court in Bruen is a… Continue Reading


06.23.22

Lankford Recognizes 50th Anniversary of Title IX

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today issued a statement on the 50th anniversary of Title IX, a law that protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance: "Today marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX, signed by President Richard Nixon in 1972 to ensure equal access and opportunity for men and women in education. Fifty years later, women are fighting again for the right to participate equally as they … Continue Reading


06.23.22

Lankford, Colleagues Call on Biden Administration to Reverse Plan to Illegally Create Unofficial US Consulate to the Palestinians in Jerusalem

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) and Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY-01) to lead more than 80 Members of Congress in releasing a bicameral joint statement, calling on the Biden Administration to reverse course on its plan to erode the full and faithful implementation of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 by moving the Palestinian Affairs Unit (PAU) out of the US Ambassador to Israel's reporting chain of command and renaming the PAU the "US Office o… Continue Reading


06.22.22

Lankford Advocates for Oklahomans To Save For Retirement While Offering Access to Funds for Emergencies

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's opening statement on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's opening statement on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC -Senator James Lankford (R-OK) provided opening remarks during a Senate Finance Committee markup of the Enhancing American Retirement Now (EARN) Act, also known as SECURE 2.0. The bill includes Lankford's Enhancing Emergency and Retirement Savings Act, Improving Access to Retirement Savings Act and Military Spouses Retirement Security Act. The bill passed the … Continue Reading


06.21.22

Lankford, Daines Slam TikTok CEO for Enabling Spread of Pro-war Propaganda to Russian Public

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Steve Daines (R-MT) led a group of their colleagues to demand answers from the CEO of TikTok on their disinformation practices in Russia. Specifically, Lankford and his colleagues want answers on why TikTok caved to the Kremlin and banned users from Russia from seeing any content other than Russian state-approved media, creating an information blackout. "Recent reports indicate TikTok… has allowed Russian state media to flood the platf… Continue Reading


06.21.22

Lankford Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Affirm Once Again that Faith-Based Organizations Can Partner with Government

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today applauded a Supreme Court 6-3 ruling in Carson v. Makin. This case builds upon past Supreme Court rulings, including Trinity Lutheran v. Comer and Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue that have upheld the free exercise of religion. This case examined whether Maine violated the religion clauses of the United States Constitution by prohibiting families from using the state's tuition assistance program at religious schools. "Once again, t… Continue Reading


06.17.22

Lankford Named United Way Champion

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- Senator James Lankford (R-OK) received the United Way Champion Award for his leadership on the universal charitable deduction and overall support for our nation's charities and nonprofits. The award was presented to Lankford by Debby Hampton, the CEO of the United Way of Central Oklahoma. "Over the last few years, we have been reminded again of the powerful impact that nonprofits have on our communities," said Lankford. "We have three safety nets in America: families, nonpro… Continue Reading


06.17.22

Lankford Recognized for His Work to Combat Wasteful Spending, Lower our Debt, and Stop Overspending

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) received the Fix the Debt Fiscal Hero Award for 2022 from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Fiscal Heroes is an award that recognizes Senators and House Members who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating leadership on issues of fiscal responsibility, pushing party leaders to confront the growing national debt, voting responsibly, and raising awareness about debt's dangers to improving the nation's fiscal condition. "Whet… Continue Reading


06.17.22

Lankford, Risch, Colleagues Tell Biden to Correct Flawed and Incoherent Venezuela Policy

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senators Jim Risch (R-ID), Rick Scott (R-FL), John Barrasso (R-WY), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) in sending a letter to President Biden urging him to protect US national security interests and reinforce the democratic forces in Venezuela by immediately increasing US and international pressure on the Maduro regime. "The March 2022 meeting between senior Biden Administration officials and N… Continue Reading


06.16.22

Lankford Demands Defense Department Maintain High-ranking Security Official to Coordinate with Israel, Palestinian Authority

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin regarding reports that the Pentagon is considering downgrading the rank of the United States Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority (USSC), who coordinates security operations between the US and the Palestinian Authority and Israel, from a three-star general to a colonel. The existing rank of three-star general empowers the post to speak directly to the Secretary of State a… Continue Reading


06.16.22

Lankford, Inhofe, Hern Applaud Renaming Owasso Post Office for Fallen Hero, T.Sgt. Marshal Roberts

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Congressman Kevin Hern (OK-01) today applauded the official new name for the USPost Office located at 1233 North Cedar St. in Owasso, OK, the "Technical Sergeant Marshal Roberts Post Office Building," to honor our fallen hero, T.Sgt. Marshal Roberts. "Our nation remembers our heroes. Technical Sergeant Roberts is one of those national heroes whose actions and patriotism deserve to be forever remembered in his hometown of … Continue Reading


06.16.22

Lankford Keeps Focus on Quality Veteran Care

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today opposed a bill that will cause delays in benefits and care for veterans. Lankford opposed the Honoring Our PACT Act, though the bill passed the Senate by a vote of 84 to 14. "I stand fully behind keeping our promise to care for veterans who were injured or developed chronic illnesses due to their service to our nation. Thousands of veterans are already receiving care for their exposure to toxic burn pits and Agent Orange, but this bill would… Continue Reading


06.16.22

Lankford Calls Out Biden for Record-High Inflation & Gas Prices

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on Rumble. CLICK HERE to download Lankford's charts. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) continues to call out the Biden Administration for its anti-US energy policies that he says are doing nothing substantive to fight high inflation. Lankford spoke on the US Senate floor today to remind Americans, his Senate colleagues, and the White House that we need more energy of all types in the US to k… Continue Reading


06.15.22

Lankford: Congress Needs to Pay Attention to Our Debt, Deficit and Overspending

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today supported a budget resolution to force Congress to actually pay attention to the rising federal debt and deficit that is attributing to our nation's $30 trillion debt and 8.6 percent inflation. The motion failed by a vote of 29 to 67. "Congress needs to pay attention to our federal debt, deficit, and overspending. The reason we face 8.6 percent inflation is because Democrats have chosen to flood the economy with trillions of dollars of fed… Continue Reading


06.15.22

Lankford, Thune, Colleagues Push to Hold Big Tech Accountable for Political Bias, Silencing Voices

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator John Thune (R-SD)and 24 of their Republican colleagues today to introduce the Political Bias in Algorithm Sorting (BIAS) Emails Act. The straight-forward bill makes it illegal for Big Tech to automatically send emails to spam based upon a political preference and requires those companies publically disclose spam tactics that censor campaigns. This bill would hold Big Tech platforms accountable for using biased algorithms that take con… Continue Reading


06.15.22

Lankford Keeps the Pressure on FTC to Investigate Drug-price Middlemen Practices Keeping Drug Costs High

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), a member of the Senate Finance Committee with jurisdiction over the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), today sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan to encourage their ongoing investigation into the practices of drug-pricing middlemen known as Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), whose price-hike gimmicks lead to uncertainty for local, family-owned pharmacies and drive up the costs of prescription drugs. Lankfor… Continue Reading


06.15.22

Lankford, Marshall Push to Allow COVID Money to be Used to Secure Schools

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Congressman Mike Garcia (R-CA), and their colleagues to introduce the Safe Schools Act, which would allow schools to use unspent COVID relief dollars allocated through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund for security measures, including locks, panic buttons, individual room security systems, video surveillance, and hiring and paying the salaries of armed school resource office… Continue Reading


06.14.22

Lankford Checks on GAO Progress on Implementing His Taxpayers Right-to-Know Act to Fight Government Duplication of Programs

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) isn't letting Biden's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) drag their feet in the dark about launching the federal database of spending required in Lankford's Taxpayers Right-to-Know Act, which became law last year. In a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee hearing today on government duplication with Comptroller General and hea… Continue Reading


06.14.22

Lankford, Colleagues Help Americans Try to Save for Retirement, Emergencies Even in Biden Economy

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Barrasso (R-WY), and Steve Daines (R-MT) today introduced legislation to provide relief and protections for middle class savings that still face federal taxes despite significantly diminished value imposed by historic rates of inflation. The Middle-Class Savings and Investment Act would help lower- and middle-income Americans, their families, and retirees as inflation outpaces any interest earned or gains accrued by the… Continue Reading


06.14.22

Lankford, HSGAC Republicans Demand Hearing on Disinformation Governance Board

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today joined Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Josh Hawley (R-MO) to send a letter to Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, requesting a hearing with Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas regarding his misleading testimony before the Committee on May 4 on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) … Continue Reading

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