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Sen. James Lankford

Sen. James Lankford

Republican, Oklahoma
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Office Phone: 202-225-5772
Committees:
Indian Affairs
Intelligence
Appropriations
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
21.5% of children are in poverty
23.4% of children under 6 are in poverty
8.5% of children are in extreme poverty
16.2% are food insecure
8.1% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Lankford on Child Poverty

  • voted for H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • Lankford on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted for H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted for H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted against H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • Lankford on Child Welfare

  • co-sponsored S.684, the National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act, which would establish a national, research-based, and comprehensive home study assessment process for the evaluation of prospective foster parents and adoptive parents.

  • co-sponsored S.811, the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, which would protect child welfare service providers that decline to provide services that conflict with sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions.

  • Lankford on Youth Justice

  • voted for the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • co-sponsored S.329, the MERCY Act, which would restrict the use of solitary confinement for juveniles in federal custody.

  • Lankford on Gun Violence Prevention

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Guns. To learn more visit www.lankford.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-5772.

    Lankford on Housing

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Housing. To learn more visit www.lankford.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-5772.

    Lankford on Nutrition

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Nutrition. To learn more visit www.lankford.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-5772.

    Lankford on Early Childhood Development

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Early Childhood. To learn more visit www.lankford.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-5772.

    Lankford on Education

  • voted for the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted for H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.2495, the STOP School Violence Act, which would reauthorize a grant program for school security to train local law enforcement, school personnel, and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for violent threats at school.

  • co-sponsored S.3102, the Student Empowerment Act, which would allow for private kindergarten through grade 12 expenses to be paid from a tax-advantaged 529 savings account, effectively providing a federal subsidy for private education.

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