James (James) Lankford (R)
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Capitol: 202.224.5754
FAX: 202.228.1015
District: 405.231.4941
Room 316 HSOB- Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-3605

Residence: Edmond, OK
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Cindy   DOB: 3/4/1968
Committee Assignments
Vice ChairSenate Select Committee on Ethics
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management
Co-ChairCongressional Prayer Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Bipartisan Task for Combating Antisemitism
Co-ChairSenate Values Action Team
MemberJoint Congressional-Executive Commission on China
MemberSenate Committee on Indian Affairs
MemberSenate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
MemberSenate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Energy
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
MemberSenate Subcommittee on National Parks
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
FC MemberSenate Defense Communities Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Health Care
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
FC MemberSenate Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberSenate Western Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus


James Lankford serves Oklahomans. He served four years in the US House of Representatives for central Oklahoma, until he was overwhelmingly elected to the US Senate in 2014.

Before his service in Congress, James served students and families for more than 20 years in ministry, including 15 years as the Director of Student Ministry for the Baptist Convention of Oklahoma and Director of the Falls Creek Youth Camp, the largest youth camp in the United States, with more than 51,000 individuals attending each summer.

James and his staff enjoy serving people from all backgrounds across Oklahoma. As Ranking Member of the Government Operations and Border Management Subcommittee, which covers border security, management, and operations; regulatory reform; and the federal workforce. He demands we have a secure, more fiscally responsible, and transparent federal government, and our nation remains the world leader. He believes that the federal government has an important role in our nation, but empowered families, individual people, and private businesses grow our economy and pass down our values.

James was recognized as the Senate's top-ranked "Taxpayers Friend" by the National Taxpayers Union for his strong record in support of lower taxes, limited government, and economic freedom. His annual Federal Fumbles report is a must-read in Washington, DC, because of its commonsense solutions to the problems our federal government faces. He has also been recognized by many other organizations for his work toward increased personal freedom, economic growth, and religious liberty.

James lives in Oklahoma City with his wife Cindy. They have been married more than 27 years and have two daughters, Hannah and Jordan. He enjoys spending time with his family, working in his yard, and reading.