Press Releases

09.14.22

Lankford Presses Big-tech on Foreign Interference and China User Data Privacy, and Facilitating Illegal Border Crossing

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. CLICK HERE to watch Part 3 of Lankford's Q&A on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Part 3 of Lankford's Q&A on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today took social media giants to task on their products censoring som… Continue Reading


09.14.22

Lankford’s Emergency Savings Bill a “No Brainer” for Congress to Pass in 2022 Says National Taxpayers Union

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today applauded the National Taxpayer Union (NTU) for listing his Enhancing Emergency and Retirement Savings Act on their list of "No Brainer" bills that Congress needs to pass as soon as possible in 2022. Lankford's bill would help families save for retirement and prepare for emergencies by encouraging participation in retirement plans and giving individuals additional flexibility for penalty-free access to funds should a family emergency hit. Lan… Continue Reading


09.14.22

Lankford, Colleagues Push Back on Dems Vilifying Production Agriculture

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and John Boozman (R-AR) today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan regarding Democrats' climate-change attacks on feedlot and dairy operations. The Senators write in their letter, "CAFOs play a vital role in our nation's ability to be food independent and have continually improved their efficiency to produce more with less, inherently making them more su… Continue Reading


09.14.22

Senate Republicans: Unprecedented Drug Price Control Scheme Threatens Innovation, Future Drug Costs

WASHINGTON, DC - Senate Republicans, including Senator James Lankford (R-OK), are expressing concerns with the establishment of a permanent government price-setting program, funded by billions of taxpayer dollars, in the partisan Inflation Reduction Act, and raising questions regarding federal health agencies' plans for program implementation. In a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator (CMS) Chiquita B… Continue Reading


09.13.22

Lankford, Daines, Colleagues Hold Social Media Giants Accountable for Role in Biden’s Fentanyl Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC -Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Steve Daines (R-MT) today led a group of their colleagues in an effort to hold the CEOs of Instagram, TikTok, Snap Inc., and YouTube accountable for the illegal sale of fentanyl-laced pills to teenagers and young adults on their platforms. The Senators demanded answers on what these platforms are doing to stop these sales- a crisis created by President Biden's southern border crisis. "We write to you today regarding reports that the use of … Continue Reading


09.13.22

Lankford, Thune: Biden Administration’s Overreaching Child Mask Mandate Must End

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK), John Thune (R-SD), and Richard Burr (R-NC) today sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra requesting that the department rescind its one-size-fits-all federal mask mandate on Head Start programs. Children six months to five years of age are currently eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but a HHS interim final rule (IFR) still requires all staff and volunteers in Head Start educational faciliti… Continue Reading


09.13.22

Lankford, Hartzler, Colleagues Challenge Department of Education on Its Progressive Gender Ideology in Proposed Title IX Rule

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) was joined by 12 Republican Senators to file a public comment on Department of Education's recently proposed rule regarding Title IX compliance in schools and to ask Secretary Miguel Cardona to withdraw the rule, citing that it undercuts the purpose of the law and promotes the left's progressive gender ideology. Joining Lankford in sending the letter were Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Steve Daines (R-MT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ri… Continue Reading


09.12.22

Lankford, Finance Committee Republicans Move to Protect Middle Class, Small Businesses from Supersized IRS

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today joined Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) and all Finance Committee Republicans to introduce a bill to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from using its massive, $80 billion infusion of taxpayer dollars to squeeze more revenue out of American taxpayers who earn less than $400,000 per year. "With their so-called 'Inflation Reduction Act,' the Democrats just gave the IRS $80 billion dollars to hire thousands of n… Continue Reading


09.12.22

Lankford, Cruz, Blackburn Push to Combat COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Students in DC Schools

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today introduced a bill that will protect students in Washington, DC public schools from the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and Roger Marshall (R-KS) also joined them. The DC school vaccine mandate would prohibit unvaccinated schoolkids from 12 to 15 years of age from attending school in person. The mandate is particularly harmful to black student… Continue Reading


09.12.22

Lankford, Inhofe Move to Protect Oklahoma Ag Land from Foreign Purchases

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) today introduced the Security and Oversight of International Landholdings (SOIL) Act in order to provide oversight and transparency of purchases of US agricultural land that threaten national security. Lankford continues to respond to concerns from Oklahomans about the multiple recent purchases of Oklahoma agricultural land by foreign entities. "The state's 'legal' marijuana trade has also predictably attracted transnational … Continue Reading


09.12.22

Lankford, Scott Push Back on Anti-school Choice Rule that Negatively Impacts Charter Schools

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and 20 colleagues in introducing Congressional Review Act (CRA) legislation to nullify the Biden Administration's new rules adding burdensome requirements to charter schools seeking funding. "It's vital for parents to pick the best education outcomes for their children from charter, public, private, parochial, home school, and others to make sure students can get what they need to succeed," said Lankford. "The left … Continue Reading


09.08.22

Lankford Says Oklahomans Dissatisfied with Direction DC is Taking Our Nation

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - After traveling the state during August work-period, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) brought perspectives from across Oklahoma back to Washington, DC, on a variety of issues. During his travels around the state, Lankford visited with nursing homes, business owners, teachers, manufacturers, veterans, active duty service members, social services providers, agricultural producers, e… Continue Reading


09.06.22

Lankford Stands Up to Protect School Lunch Program Against “Woke” Ideology

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Cindy Long to oppose a recent move by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and FNS to redefine the Department's definition of Title IX's prohibition on sex discrimination to also prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Lankford says the redefinition has no basis in statute and lacks evidence of c… Continue Reading


09.02.22

Lankford, Tillis, Colleagues Demand Answers On US Marshals Proposed Sanctuary Policies To Release Criminal Illegal Immigrants

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Thom Tillis (R-NC), John Cornyn (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Mike Braun (R-IN), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Steve Daines (R-MT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Tom Cotton (R-AK), Jim Risch (R-ID), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and John Hoeven (R-ND) today sent a letter to the Director of the US Marshals Service (USMS) Ronald Davis urging answers after reports that the USMS is considering a new policy to permit the release of dangerous, criminal aliens before US Immigratio… Continue Reading


08.30.22

Lankford Demands Answers on New DHS’ “Disinformation” Attacks after Original Board Shut Down by Public Outcry

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), lead Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, regarding the Department's ongoing needless pursuit of a "disinformation board" after their first attempt failed. On August 24, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced-after being heavily scrutinized by Lankford and others for their va… Continue Reading


08.30.22

Lankford Demands DOD Take Immediate Action on Deplorable Living Conditions for Service Members with Religious Objections to COVID Vaccine

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin about concerns he has after reports surfaced revealing deplorable living conditions for service members who have religious objections to the COVID vaccine. Lankford has written to Secretary Austin several times to raise concerns about how the DoD has handled requests for religious accommodations to the COVID … Continue Reading


08.29.22

Lankford Calls Out Biden for Trying to Finish the Wall Under the Radar after Billions in Waste

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), lead Republican of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas seeking clarification on the Department's recent decision to close four areas of the southern border wall near Yuma, Arizona, where Lankford visited in July 2022, after previously halting construction for more than two years and wasting billions of… Continue Reading


08.26.22

Lankford Sounds the Alarm on the VA’s Proposed Plan to Illegally Provide Abortions

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Denis McDonough to share his concerns with a not -yet-public Interim Final Rule (IFR) recently submitted by the VA to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) pertaining to "reproductive health services" at the VA, that may attempt to usurp federal law and provide abortions at VA medical facilities. In his letter, Lankford raises his concerns about the rule because of the B… Continue Reading


08.17.22

Lankford, Marshall Seek to Prohibit Taxpayer Funded Abortions for Illegal Immigrants

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Roger Marshall (R-KS) recently introduced the No Taxpayer Funds for Illegal Alien Abortions Act to prohibit any employee or contractor with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) or the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) from transporting any illegal immigrantacross state lines for the purpose of procuring an abortion. "In a new low, even for the most pro-abortion President in US history, President Biden apparen… Continue Reading


08.16.22

Lankford Announces Hire for Northeast Field Representative

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today announced the hire of Mack Savala as Field Representative for northeast Oklahoma. As Field Representative, he will travel across northeast Oklahoma to hear community needs and work with all Oklahomans to solve federal issues. "Mack is from northeast Oklahoma, and he understands the unique challenges facing families, businesses, schools, nonprofits, and health care facilities," said Lankford. "When I am in Washington, DC, Mack will serve as… Continue Reading

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