Press Releases

01.09.15

Senator Lankford Co-Sponsors Local Control of Education Bill

WASHINGTON, DC- Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today co-sponsored the "Local Leadership in Education Act," a bill that would protect states and local school districts from increased federal intrusion. This is Lankford's first legislation co-sponsorship as a United States Senator. "It is time for a major re-write of No Child Left Behind and the return of state innovation in education. Ever-expanding national education mandates are a prime example of a Washington-knows-best philosophy that does … Continue Reading


01.06.15

James Lankford Sworn In As United States Senator

WASHINGTON, DC- Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today was officially sworn in as the 18th Senator from the State of Oklahoma and released the following statement: "I am extremely honored and humbled to serve the people of Oklahoma as their 18th United States Senator," said Lankford. "Although today is a day of celebration for the new Congress, we have a lot of work ahead to get our nation headed in the right direction. Our federal debt continues to burden our economy and our children's future. Ou… Continue Reading


12.22.14

James Lankford Announces Senior Staff For Senate Office

WASHINGTON, DC- Congressman James Lankford today announced the appointment of senior staff to his Senate office: Greg Slavonic as Chief-of-Staff, Michelle Altman as Legislative Director, D.J. Jordan as Communications Director, Linda Good as Administrative Director, and Mona Taylor as State Director. "These staff hires will help me advance conservative ideas in the Senate, on behalf of the Oklahomans who sent me here," said Lankford. "We will assemble a staff that is committed to the values that… Continue Reading


12.15.14

James Lankford Announces Senate Committee Assignments

WASHINGTON, DC- Senator-elect James Lankford today announced his appointment to four Committees for the upcoming 114th Congress in the U.S. Senate: the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Indian Affairs. "I am honored to bring our Oklahoma values of common sense, integrity and hard work to these important Senate Committees," said Lankford. "These key assignments will enable me to pro… Continue Reading

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