Press Releases

03.10.22

Lankford, Colleagues Call for Biden, NATO Allies to Expedite Aircraft and Defense Systems to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, DC-Following the Defense Department's decision to reject Poland's plans to provide MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and their colleagues to call on President Biden to work with Poland and our NATO allies to expedite the transfer of aircraft and air defense systems, as well as additional support capabilities, to Ukraine. In a letter to the president, the Senators write, "We urge your Administrat… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Lankford, Grassley Call Out Failure to Restart Remain in Mexico Policy

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to share their concerns on the efforts to re-implement the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, or 'Remain in Mexico' policy. Lankford and Grassley have repeatedly asked for information and raised significant … Continue Reading


03.10.22

Lankford joins Newsmax and Fox News Radio to Discuss Biden's Refusal to Buy American Energy

CLICK HERE to watch the Newsmax interview on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch the Newsmax interview on Rumble. CLICK HERE to listen to the Fox News Radio interview on YouTube. CLICK HERE to listen to the Fox News Radio interview on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Newsmax Wake Up America and Fox News Radio The Brian Kilmeade Show to discuss that President Joe Biden is pushing made in America except for US oil and gas, and reacting to the latest inflation numbers jump… Continue Reading


03.09.22

Lankford Statement on 2,700 page, $1.5 Trillion Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford's (R-OK) statement on the US House of Representatives FY2022 funding bill that is a 2,700 plus page bill and costs more than $1.5 trillion: "The budget process in Congress is so broken that only four Members of leadership negotiate a 2,700 plus page bill that costs more the $1.5 trillion and is released with less than 12 hours for House members to read it. No Member of Congress will have time to read this bill before voting. This year, only three of the… Continue Reading


03.08.22

Lankford Votes Against Bloated Postal Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee with jurisdiction over the United States Postal Service, today voted against the so-called "postal reform" bill. "Major reform of the Postal Service is long overdue, but it has to be right. I could not be more grateful to the thousands of postal employees who work long hours in tough conditions to keep America connected. The United States Postal Service is America's logist… Continue Reading


03.07.22

Lankford Calls on Democrats to Delay Nomination of ICE Nominee Until Troubling Allegations are Resolved

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), lead Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Government Operation and Border Management, sent a letter to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Gary Peters (D-MI) regarding a recently obtained sworn affidavit from July 2021, in which a Houston Community College police officer documented allegations of domestic abuse against Biden's nominee to head Immigration and Cu… Continue Reading


03.07.22

Lankford, Lee Call to Defund Federal Vaccine Mandates

OKLAHOMA CITY,OK - Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Rick Scott (R-FL), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Mike Braun (R-IN), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), and Rand Paul (R-KY) sent a letter in defense of Americans targeted by President Biden's vaccine mandates, making clear in a letter to colleagues they will not consent to expedited passage of a funding bill that allows the vaccine mandates to continue. At minimum, the Senators demanded a r… Continue Reading


03.03.22

Lankford Once Again Asks What the Administration Plan is Post-Pandemic to Stop the Crisis at the Border

CLICK HERE to download Lankford's remarks from 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) today clarified once again that revoking the emergency order under Title 42 would create massive unintended consequences that would make the crisis at the border even worse. Lankford highlighted that any repeal of Title 42 would result in at least 2 million illegal immigrants entering the coun… Continue Reading


03.03.22

Lankford Informs Senate Leadership: No More Support for COVID “Relief” Bills

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, as the White House sent a request to Congress for $22.5 billion dollars for additional COVID-19 funding, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) led his colleagues in a letter sent to Senate leadership to inform them that they would not support additional COVID-19 relief funding since unused funds still exist from previous funding packages. Additionally, any new funds would contribute to further inflation increases on top of the already 7.5 percent inflation that exists as a direct… Continue Reading


03.03.22

Lankford Goes to Bat for American Energy Against Biden’s Climate-Activist Administration

CLICK HERE to watch remarks on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today went to bat for American energy producers against federal regulators on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who Lankford says are part of the Biden Administration's effort to further stall-and stop-American energy production and American energy independence at the same moment Russia is using its energy production as a weapon. Lankford questioned w… Continue Reading


03.02.22

Lankford Releases An Emotional Special Episode of The Breakdown with Firsthand Account from a Ukrainian

CLICK HERE to watch the podcast on YouTube. CLICK HERE to listen on SoundCloud. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today released a special episode of The Breakdown with James Lankford to provide a firsthand account from his friend and former Member of Parliament Pavel Unguryan, who is currently in Ukraine, on what is happening on the ground. Pavel details how his country is under attack, thanks America for its support, and calls on the US to stop buying Russian oil. During the c… Continue Reading


03.02.22

Lankford Wants to Improve Human Resources in Federal Agencies

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's opening remarks and Q&A on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's opening remarks and Q&A on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), lead Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, served as ranking member in a Subcommittee hearing entitled, "Chief Human Capital Officers at 20: What is needed to empower CHCOs to Ensure HR practices support agencies' miss… Continue Reading


03.02.22

Lankford, Hartzler Stand with Coach Kennedy

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) today led a group of 54 bicameral members of Congress to file a brief at the Supreme Court in support of Coach Joe Kennedy in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. In October 2021, Lankford and Hartzler sent an amicus brief to ask the Supreme Court to grant a review and subsequently reverse the Ninth Circuit's decision that allowed Coach Kennedy to be fired for silently kneeling and praying after school footb… Continue Reading


03.02.22

Lankford: We Need to Stop Buying Russian Oil

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 along with his Republican colleagues expressed support for Ukraine and called on the US to cut off the purchase of Russian oil and gas. In the last day, Lankford has sent two letters to the President asking him to restore America's energy dominance and to change course on the failing energy policies that are emboldening Putin. Transcript On… Continue Reading


03.02.22

PASSED: Lankford, Colleagues Secure Re-opening of the US Capitol

PASSED: Lankford, Colleagues Secure Re-opening of the US Capitol WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Bill Hagerty (R-TN) and several of their colleagues secured support for re-opening of the US Capitol and Senate office buildings to the public after passing their resolution-a victory for access to American democracy and a return to normal life. "This is a big victory for the American people," said Lankford. "We are a government for the people, and the people should be able to a… Continue Reading


03.02.22

Lankford, Energy Committee Republicans to Biden: Restore America’s Energy Dominance

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined every Republican member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to send a letter to President Biden outlining 10 steps he and Congress can take to regain America's energy dominance. Following President Biden's State of the Union address last night, Lankford addressed Biden's proposal to reduce gas prices and how releasing the strategic petroleum reserve globally would do little to help gas prices and would only be short term. … Continue Reading


03.01.22

Lankford's Reaction to Biden’s State of the Union Address

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Facebook Live on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Facebook Live floor on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) offered his reaction to President Biden's State of the Union address to the nation. Lankford laid out his questions, answers, and concerns from the President's speech in his reaction on Facebook Live following the address. Lankford highlighted how "audacious" it was that President Biden would talk about border security with the m… Continue Reading


03.01.22

Lankford, Sullivan, Colleagues Demand Biden Change Course on Failing Energy Policy as Prices Skyrocket at Home and Putin is Emboldened

WASHINGTON, DC -Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), John Cornyn (R-TS), John Thune (R-SS), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Joni Ernst (R-IA), John Hoeven (R-ND), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Steve Daines (R-MT), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Mike Braun (R-IN), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Jim Risch (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Pat Toomey (R-PA), John Kennedy (R-LA), and Deb… Continue Reading


03.01.22

RESPONSE: Defense Department IG Answer Lankford Call to Investigate DOD’s Failure to Provide Religious Accommodations for the COVID-19 Vaccine

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today received a response to his letter to the Acting Department of Defense (DOD) Inspector General Sean O'Donnell announcing that the Inspector General will be conducting an audit of DOD's COVID-19 vaccine exemption process, just 10 days after Lankford requested the audit. Lankford previously sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin demanding to know why, despite 19,979 known requests for religious accommodations from the COVID-19 vac… Continue Reading


02.28.22

Lankford Calls Out Democrats’ Tone Deaf Push for Abortions on Demand While Russia Murders Ukrainians

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on the Senate floor on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on the Senate floor on Rumble. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks at the press conference on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks at the press conference on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today raised his intense and complete opposition to Senator Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) appalling, tone-deaf vote this week on the so-called "Women's Health Protect… Continue Reading

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