Read our 2018 Report Card for Lankford.
Lankford is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Lankford has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
James Lankford sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
- Member, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
- Member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
- Senate Committee on Finance
- Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Lankford was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- S. 3675: A bill to amend the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016 to ensure that the Public Buildings Reform Board has adequate time to carry out the ...
- S. 1887: Direct Hire of Students and Recent Graduates Act of 2017
- S. 1648: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2018
- S. 2966 (114th): District of Columbia Judicial Financial Transparency Act
- S. 321 (114th): A bill to revoke the charter of incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of that tribe, and for other purposes.
Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Lankford sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Lankford’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2177: A bill to provide taxpayers with an improved understanding of Government programs through ...
- S. 2169: A bill to amend section 3116 of title 5, United States Code, to ...
- S. 2132: A bill to promote security and provide justice for United States victims of ...
- S. 2115: A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to modify the period ...
- S. 1877: Government Shutdown Accountability Act
- S. 1829: GREAT Act
- S. 1419: Early Participation in Regulations Act of 2019
From Jan 2015 to Jul 2019, Lankford missed 3 of 1,319 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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