Press Releases

07.21.22

Lankford Works to Improve How Federal Government Communicates with Americans

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced legislation to ensure that guidance, instructions, and other public information published by the federal government is written in plain language. The bill updates existing laws to expand the types of information agencies must publish publicly in plain writing. "Government is confusing enough. The least an agency can do is to speak plainly. Agencies do not have to communicate with jargon, technical terms no one un… Continue Reading


07.21.22

PASSED: Senate Reauthorizes the US Commission on International Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate passed the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2022. The bill, introduced by Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jim Risch (R-ID), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Chris Coons (D-DE), would reauthorize USCIRF through fiscal year 2024. The bill now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), created by the International Re… Continue Reading


07.21.22

Lankford Moves to Stop the Flawed Social Cost of Carbon from Driving Energy Regulations

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, was joined by 12 Republican Senators to introduce the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act, a bill to prohibit the federal government from using the flawed social cost of carbon, social cost of methane, social cost of nitrous oxide, or the social cost of any other greenhouse gas metrics in the rulemaking process. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) introduced companion legislation to… Continue Reading


07.21.22

Lankford Wants Answers on Due Process for Border Patrol Agents

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), lead Republican on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, today sent a letter to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Chris Magnus demanding further details regarding due process for Border Patrol agents following an incident involving their Horse Patrol Unit in Del Rio, TX, on September 19, 2021. Lankford explains in his letter that although there were initial all… Continue Reading


07.21.22

Lankford, Burr, Colleagues Oppose Biden Admin’s Flawed Title IX Proposal, Urge Extension of Public Comment Period

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and their colleagues to send a letter to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona criticizing the Administration's proposed changes to Title IX and urging an extension of the public comment period by 30 days. Joining the letter were Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), John Boozman (R-AR), Mike Braun (R-IN), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Joni E… Continue Reading


07.20.22

Lankford Supports Balanced Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today issued a statement after he supported a budget resolution that aims to balance government spending and revenues over 10 years without having to raise taxes on Americans. The motion failed by a vote of 34 to 63. "While Americans are struggling to pay for food at the grocery store and gas for their cars, more than half the Senate wants to keep spending. We must pass a budget that reins in our federal spending to stop wasting taxpayer money. I… Continue Reading


07.20.22

Lankford: The Biden Admin Is Facilitating the Chaos at the Border

CLICK HERE to download Lankford's remarks on Box. 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 Border Management Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee with jurisdiction over the southern border, called out the Biden Administration on the Senate floor about Biden's wide open southern border that is threatening the security o… Continue Reading


07.20.22

Lankford: Biden Admin Is Actively Working To Increase Illegal Border Crossers

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 Border Management Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee with jurisdiction over the southern border, today laid out what he heard directly from law enforcement at the border and what he's hearing from their national leadership in Washington, DC, which is that the Biden Administration … Continue Reading


07.20.22

Lankford Joins Colleagues In Calling For Increased Access To Osteopathic Medical Research That Benefits Rural, Underserved Communities

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined a group of 26 lawmakers in a letter urging Acting National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Lawrence A. Tabak to expand funding opportunities for research in osteopathic medicine. Osteopathic physicians have expertise in the musculoskeletal system and receive additional training in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), a hands-on technique and non-pharmacological solution to pain management. This type of treatment can serve as a n… Continue Reading


07.19.22

Lankford Pushes to Fix Permitting Process for All US Energy Production

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 participated in a hearing of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Federal Hydrogen Pipeline Regulatory Authorities. Lankford began his remarks saying that the permitting process as a whole needs to be addressed. Lankford focused his questions on how to address the current permitting process and how to fix it moving forward. The… Continue Reading


07.15.22

Lankford Travels to Southern Border to Meet with Law Enforcement, Assess the Damage of Biden’s Wide Open Border Policies

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Facebook Live from his night border tour on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Facebook Live from his night border tour on Rumble. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Facebook Live from near the Rio Grande river on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Facebook Live from near the Rio Grande river on Rumble. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks the southern border wall on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks the southern border wall on Rumb… Continue Reading


07.15.22

Lankford, Grassley Push DHS to Rescind Anti-Immigration Enforcement Guidance that Relies on Vacated ‘Mayorkas Memo’

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) are asking the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) when it plans to rescind a guidance memorandum from the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) within US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which experts say could be used to dismiss hundreds of thousands of immigration court proceedings involving illegal immigrants in the United States. The memorandum relies on previous DHS guidance that has been vacated i… Continue Reading


07.15.22

Lankford, Ernst Applaud Unanimous Senate Action to Put a Stop to Human Trafficking

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) celebrated Senate passage of his bill with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), the End Human Trafficking in Government Contracts Act of 2022, which will ensure the US government is not paying for or participating in human trafficking of vulnerable third-country workers through our contracts overseas, including those in defense and national security. The bill terminates contracts found to be involved in human trafficking and importantly contractors known t… Continue Reading


07.15.22

Lankford Goes After COVID Unemployment Fraud

WASHINGTON, DC - With unemployment fraud leaving taxpayers on the hook for roughly $163 billion, and only slightly more than $4 billion recovered, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Rob Portman (R-OH) to introduce the Chase COVID Unemployment Fraud Act of 2022 to recover funds from unchecked unemployment fraud and provide incentives for states to recover fraudulent … Continue Reading


07.14.22

Lankford Gets Answers on Counter-drone Efforts on the Southern Border

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 raised concerns in a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on protecting the US from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and instituting counter-drone processes, particularly at our southern border. Lankford emphasized the need for agencies to collaborate to enhance counter-drone efforts and to ensure we have the techno… Continue Reading


07.14.22

Lankford, Blackburn Call Out NEA For Creating “Enemies List” That May Target Concerned Parents

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), along with Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), and Steve Daines (R-MT) sent a letter to National Education Association (NEA) President Becky Pringle demanding answers on the NEA's plan to spend $140,000 to create an "enemies list" in an attempt to undermine parents and teachers, push CRT, and encourage revisionist biology in schools. "We write regarding New Business Item 15 which was considered and adopted during the Nationa… Continue Reading


07.14.22

Lankford Stops Democrats’ Attempt to Promote Abortion Tourism

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 objected on the Senate floor to a bill proposed by the Democrats to promote traveling across state lines to obtain an abortion - from a state that protects life to a state that neglects it and create workarounds for state laws to shield the abortion industry and abortionists from laws that protect life. Currently, no state has banned interstat… Continue Reading


07.14.22

Lankford Moves to Stop Biden from Sending Oil Reserves to China

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and their colleagues to introduce the No Emergency Crude Oil for Foreign Adversaries Act to ensure that reserves sold from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) are not exported to adversarial nations like China. Joining Lankford and Cruz in the bill's introduction were Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Joni Ernst (R-IA), John Kennedy (R-LA), Roger Marshall (R-KS), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK). "While Okl… Continue Reading


07.13.22

Lankford: Biden's Record-high Inflation Will Cost Oklahoma Families $7,198 More This Year

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 called out the Biden Administration and Democrat policies for today's updated inflation rate of 9.1 percent, a new 40-year high, as well as record-high gas and food prices Oklahomans are paying. At a Senate Republican press conference today, Lankford discussed how alike the events unfolding today, including President Biden's visit to Saudi A… Continue Reading


07.13.22

Lankford Moves to Make Child Support Available to Pregnant Moms

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA), and their colleagues to introduce the Unborn Child Support Act, which gives moms the option to receive child support payments from the moment of their child's conception. "Now that decisions regarding how to protect life were returned to the people's elected representatives through the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, Oklahoma and other … Continue Reading

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