Press Releases

05.26.22

Lankford, Colleagues Want to Make It Easier for Military Spouses To Find Permanent Careers

WASHINGTON, DC - During Military Appreciation Month, Senator James Lankford (R-OK), lead Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, along with Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Angus King (I-ME), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced the Military Spouse Employment Act, which provides federal agencies clear authority to hire military spouses who already want to serve their country to fully remote positions. With a full… Continue Reading


05.26.22

Lankford Says It’s Time to Fix Our Broken Asylum Process from That Brings Border Crossers into the US

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - As he prepares to travel to the southern border, Senator James Lankford (R-OK), the lead Republican on the Border Management Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today spoke in support of a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to dissolve a proposed Biden Administration rule that would illegally upend the… Continue Reading


05.24.22

Lankford, Hawley Call For DHS to Release Documents on Disinformation Governance Board

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) along with Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) led a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas requesting the immediate release of all documents related to the agency's recently-shelved Disinformation Governance Board. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee members Rick Scott (R-FL), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Ron Johnson (R-WI) also joined the letter. Under federal law (5 U.S.C. § 2954), the Department is re… Continue Reading


05.24.22

Lankford, Bicameral Members Want Immediate Check On Claims Of Fetal Tissue Research at University of Pittsburgh

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Steven Daines (R-MT), and Josh Hawley (R-MO) along with Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Lisa McClain (R-MI), Mike Kelly (R-PA), and 81 Members of Congress called Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General (IG) Christi Grimm to conduct an immediate audit into whether the University of Pittsburgh violated federal law while conducting fetal tissue research subsidized by the Na… Continue Reading


05.24.22

Lankford Stands Up for Air Force Service Members Against Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, III, to urge them to allow airmen separated from the US Air Force who decided not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and who were not granted a religious accommodation, to return to service. His letter comes after the Air Force has only approved 81 religious accommodations despite receiving more than 13,356 requests. Lankford sent a letter to the Secretary … Continue Reading


05.24.22

Lankford Stands Up for Air Force Service Members Against Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, III, to urge them to allow airmen separated from the US Air Force who decided not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and who were not granted a religious accommodation, to return to service. His letter comes after the Air Force has only approved 81 religious accommodations despite receiving more than 13,356 requests. Lankford sent a letter to the Secretary … Continue Reading


05.20.22

Lankford, Lee Question World Health Organization Abortion Guidelines

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senators James Lankford and Mike Lee (R-UT) and Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO) led 52 other House and Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), urging a reversal on the Organization's recent guidelines on abortion. These guidelines advocate for abortion on demand and critique conscious objections of healthcare providers. The updated guidelines follow years of controversy regardin… Continue Reading


05.20.22

Lankford, Senate Colleagues Commemorate National Police Week

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined his US Senate colleagues today in unanimously adopting a resolution marking National Police Week and reiterating support for the men and women in law enforcement. "Oklahoma law enforcement officers have our back every day. People in our state often stop and thank our officers, but during National Police Week we remind law enforcement and their families that we will always have their back as well," said Lankford. "I am grateful for the men… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Lankford, Daines, Colleagues Push to Defund Biden’s Disinformation Board

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) led a group of Senators in sending a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security opposing the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Disinformation Governance Board and urging that no funding for the Board be included in the fiscal year 2023 appropriations bill. Lankford also introduced stand-alone legislation to stop federal funds from being used to establish a DHS Disinformation Governanc… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Lankford Holds Biden Administration Accountable for Delaying US Energy and Mineral 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 questioned Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, about why the Biden Administration is standing in the way of US energy and mineral development when, at the same time, Lankford noted yesterday, they are calling for lower prices at the pump. In today's Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing about the President's budget proposal for the … Continue Reading


05.19.22

Lankford, Colleagues Demand Answers from FDA on Failures that Caused Baby Formula Shortage

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and several of their Senate colleagues are demanding answers from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its inadequate investigation into Abbott Nutrition's Michigan manufacturing facility and failure to mitigate the nationwide baby formula shortage. The Senators are also seeking answers regarding when the White House was made aware of the dire situation and the steps availabl… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Lankford Issues Statement on Ukraine Supplemental Aid

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) released a statement following passage of the Ukraine Supplemental Aid Package: "Now is the moment to take President Reagan's advice and seek 'peace through strength.' Reagan fought for eight years for the breakup of the Soviet Union; we should not sit by and watch Putin reassemble that empire again. After Biden's weak withdrawal from Afghanistan, if the United States abandons the Ukrainian people after three short months of fighting, it will send… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Lankford Again Calls Out Ongoing Failure to Enforce the Law at Our Southern Border

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on Rumble. CLICK HERE to download Lankford's graphic. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), lead Republican on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, gave an update to Oklahomans from the Senate floor on the ongoing chaos at the southern border as well as solutions to the border crisis. He called on Biden to simply enforce the… Continue Reading


05.18.22

Lankford, Colleagues Call on Biden to Include Taiwan in IPEF

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and 51 of his Senate colleagues penned a letter to President Biden to urge the Administration's inclusion of Taiwan as a partner in the proposed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF). In addition to recognizing Taiwan's importance to the US as an important trading partner, the Senators underscored that failing to include Taiwan in IPEF runs counter to US economic interests in the region. "IPEF can be a meaningful first step for the United States t… Continue Reading


05.18.22

Lankford Demands Accountability for Baby Formula Shortage

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) along with Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK), introduced a bill that would require President Biden to submit a report to Congress within 30-days detailing the steps the Administration is taking to end the infant formula shortage. "The Biden Administration has another crisis of their own making on their hands," said Lankford. "In a public statement this week, the Administration admitted that they have known since last year about… Continue Reading


05.18.22

Lankford, Cruz, Senators Demand Commerce Secretary Stop Permitting Delays on Existing Oil and Gas Leases to Boost Production

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) along with Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), John Cornyn (R-TX), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), John Thune (R-SD), John Kennedy (R-LA), Mike Lee (R-UT), James Inhofe (R-OK), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Roger Wicker (MS), James Lankford (OK), John Barrasso (WY), Richard Shelby (R-AL), Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Steve Daines (R-MT) sent a… Continue Reading


05.18.22

Lankford Calls Out Biden’s Doublespeak on High 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 graphic. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today called out the Biden Administration for their double-speak on traditional US energy production, saying they want to eliminate US supply but they want prices to go down, which Lankford says is "not how that works." Lankford stood up for Oklahoma families who continue to pay more and more for everythi… Continue Reading


05.18.22

Lankford, Ernst Push to Lift Shipping Restrictions, Expedite Food Aid Amid Russia’s War

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and their colleagues to offer a resolution to lift bureaucratic shipping restrictions and expedite food aid to Ukraine right away as the US and the world experience an emerging food crisis resulting from Russia's lawless war. Lankford and Ernst are joined in introducing the resolution by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Jim Rich (R-ID), Patrick Leahy (D-V… Continue Reading


05.17.22

Lankford Talks with Canadian Energy Leaders On Ways to Collaborate on US Energy Independence

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 pressed for answers on how we can achieve US energy and mineral independence amid skyrocketing fuel prices and inflation in our nation. Lankford asked the witnesses at today's hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee how Canada's energy permitting process compares to the lengthy and difficult process for getting a mine a… Continue Reading


05.17.22

Lankford Defends Discharged American Sailors Against Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro to urge them to allow sailors separated from the US Navy for deciding not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and who were not granted a religious accommodation to return to service. His letter comes after a court's preliminary injunction blocked the Navy from continuing its misguided policy of separating sailors who were denied religious accommodation requests.… Continue Reading

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