Press Releases

05.17.22

Lankford, Cassidy, Colleagues Call on White House and Congress to Combat Crime

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and their colleagues to introduce a resolution calling on the Biden Administration to work with Congress to develop a plan to combat the rise in crime and crisis at the southern border. The resolution comes as the nation honors National Police Week. "Around the country, we're seeing violent crime like homicide, theft, arson, and vandalism dramatically increase while progressive leaders debate defunding the … Continue Reading


05.13.22

Ahead of Police Week, Lankford, Sinema Want to Bring Clarity to Federal Retirement Pension for Federal Law Enforcement

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Ranking Member and Chair of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, reintroduced their Retirement Annuity Supplement Clarity Act, which addresses the way the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) calculates retirement annuity settlements for federal employees, primarily for federal law enforcement personnel, who have a settlement agreements di… Continue Reading


05.11.22

Lankford Declares Every Child is Valuable Ahead of Democrat’s Radical Abortion Bill

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on Rumble. CLICK HERE to download Lankford's floor charts. WASHINGTON, DC - Following the unprecedented leak of the Supreme Court's draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization last week, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today strongly opposed the so-called "Women's Health Protection Act," which he has said would be more accurately described as a bill to promote unlimited abortions on deman… Continue Reading


05.11.22

Lankford, Cruz, Colleagues Defend Service Members from Vaccine Punishment

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and 12 of their colleagues to introduce the Allowing Military Exemptions, Recognizing Individual Concerns About New Shots (AMERICANS) Act of 2022. The bill counters the Biden Administration's efforts to coerce and punish service members who decline the COVID-19 vaccine and introduces accountability measures in response to DOD efforts to undermine transparency. "Our service members who have chosen not to receive the CO… Continue Reading


05.10.22

Lankford Celebrates Win in Demand for Action to Address Prescription Drug Costs for Oklahoma Seniors, Pharmacies

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), a member of the Senate Finance Committee with jurisdiction over the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), celebrated a huge win for Oklahoma seniors and local pharmacies as Medicare officials finalized sweeping changes to Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans for seniors. Part of this now-final rule from CMS mimics plans for lowering out-of-pocket drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries for which Lankford has advocated for several… Continue Reading


05.10.22

Lankford, Daines, Colleagues Stand Up for Sportsmen & Urge Biden Admin Against Banning Lead Ammo on Public Lands

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today joined Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) to lead a group of their Senate Republican colleagues in urging the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Martha Williams not to cave in to activists' calls to restrict the use of lead ammo and tackle on public lands. The Senators wrote, "Policies or actions that reduce or limit sportsmen activities necessarily implicate wildlife conservation programs by affecting state agencies' revenue. Such pol… Continue Reading


05.06.22

Lankford Pushes Up His Sleeves to Help Clean Up in Seminole, Surrounding Area

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and his wife Cindy today put on their work gloves and volunteered alongside our Oklahoma friends and neighbors helping with debris removal and cleanup in Seminole and the surrounding area. Lankford offered video remarks this afternoon as he worked to feed volunteers, clear debris, and meet with local leaders to assess the damage and the needs of the community going forward. Transcript I've been in Seminole most of the day today getting a chance… Continue Reading


05.06.22

Lankford Recognized For His Conservative Excellence

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -Senator James Lankford (R-OK) released a statement after it was announced that he was awarded the 2021 Award for Conservative Excellence by the American Conservative Union (ACU) Foundation for his voting record in 2021: "Conservative ideas and values help people in all neighborhoods, from all backgrounds, and from all incomes be better citizens, have stronger families, and enjoy greater economic opportunities. I am grateful for ACU's continued work to promote conservative id… Continue Reading


05.05.22

Lankford, Colleagues Continue to Push for More Options in Quality Health Care for Oklahomans

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), a member of the Senate Finance Committee with jurisdiction over Medicare and Medicaid, reintroduced the Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act to remove the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) ban on the creation and expansion of physician-owned hospitals (POHs). Lankford's bill would allow POHs to participate in Medicare and Medicaid as well as increase competition among hospitals with lower costs and expanded access to quality care for more Ame… Continue Reading


05.05.22

Lankford Pushes for Answers Amid Influx of Illegal Border Crossers

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Q&A on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's Q&A on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today demanded answers on Biden's wide open border from members of his Administration at a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing entitled, "Securing and Ensuring Order on the Southwest Border." Yesterday, Lankford grilled Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Mayorkas about his lack of meaningful work to address the… Continue Reading


05.05.22

Lankford, Colleagues Urge Reconsideration of Russia’s Status as a Market Economy

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) in a letter urging Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to reconsider Russia's status as a market economy within the meaning of the anti-dumping (AD) law of the Tariff Act of 1930. Although the Commerce Department classified Russia as a market economy in 2002, Russia has backslid in recent years towards less and less of a free market economy. Now after its invasion of Ukraine, Moscow has taken further steps to centra… Continue Reading


05.04.22

Lankford Secures Priority to Prevent Iran from Obtaining A Nuclear Weapon

CLICK HERE to watch Lankford's remarks on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch on Rumble. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) spoke on the Senate floor today on his Motion to Instruct (MTI) conferees to the so-called "China bill" that would require any deal with Iran to address Chinese purchases of Iranian oil, along with Iran's nuclear proliferation, ballistic missile development, and support for terrorism. The MTI would also prohibit the president from lifting the Foreign Terrorist Organi… Continue Reading


05.04.22

Lankford Grills Mayorkas over New DHS “Disinformation Board” and Crisis at the Border

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. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today took Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to task on the DHS new invention, the "Disinformation Governance Board. In a hearing in the Homeland Security and Governmental … Continue Reading


05.03.22

Lankford Releases Statement Following Leaked Supreme Court Document Confirmed as Authentic

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) released a statement following the Supreme Court's confirmation that the leaked version of the Court's opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that overturns Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey is authentic: "Today the Court affirmed that the leaked document is actually authentic, but not final. While we do not know the content of the final opinion, it does appear that the Court is prepared to send the question of where l… Continue Reading


05.03.22

Lankford, Cotton, Colleagues Lead Effort to Defund Homeland Security’s “Disinformation Board”

WASHINGTON, DC - Ahead of a hearing in the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) tomorrow with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Senator James Lankford (R-OK), Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), and their colleagues introduced legislation to stop federal funds from being used to establish a DHS Disinformation Governance Board. "Biden's Big Brother government continues to slowly erode our civil liberties. Oklahomans understand exactly what a Disin… Continue Reading


04.29.22

Lankford, Daines, Colleagues Demand Senate Terminate Citibank Contract after Shareholder Letter Pushing Abortion Tourism

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and their colleagues to send a letter to Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Karen Gibson to share their concerns about the Senate's ongoing contract with Citibank (Citi) to provide Senate office credit cards after the bank sent a letter on March 15 to their shareholders indicating they plan to finance abortion tourism. Joining Lankford and Daines in sending the letter were Senators Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Kevin Cramer… Continue Reading


04.29.22

Lankford, Lee, Colleagues Stand Up for Service Members to Get Answers on COVID Vaccine Discharges

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), and their colleagues sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin asking him to provide information on the number and nature of military discharges for not receiving a COVID vaccine. Lankford and Lee are joined in the letter by Senators Roger Marshall (R-KS), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mike Braun (R-IN), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), John Hoeven (R-ND), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Rand Paul (R-KY), Jim Risch (R-ID… Continue Reading


04.29.22

Lankford, Johnson, Colleagues Push Biden to Enforce Legal Asylum Process

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK), lead Republican on the Border Management Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, joined Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) and 29 Senators to introduce a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to dissolve a proposed Biden Administration rule that would illegally upend the process by which the US government grants asylum claims to migrants. "The Biden Administration's policies have led… Continue Reading


04.28.22

Lankford to Instruct China Bill Conferees to Prevent Growing Iran-China Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today announced that he will offer a Motion to Instruct (MTI) conferees to the so-called "China bill" that would require any deal with Iran to address Chinese purchases of Iranian oil, along with Iran's nuclear proliferation, ballistic missile development, and support for terrorism. The MTI would also prohibit the President from lifting the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the military… Continue Reading


04.28.22

Lankford, HSGAC Republicans Demand Details on Illegal PPP Loans to Planned Parenthood Affiliates

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Republican members of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) to demand information from Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that were illegally obtained and received by Planned Parenthood affiliates across the United States. "On May 19, 2020, SBA notified a number of Planned Parenthood affiliates that they… Continue Reading

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