Read our 2016 Report Card for Lankford.
Our unique analysis of the bills Lankford has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lankford is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
James Lankford sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- Chairman, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management
- Member, Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management
- Member, Subcommittee on Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
- Member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
- Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Lankford was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- S. 2966: District of Columbia Judicial Financial Transparency Act
- S. 321: A bill to revoke the charter of incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of that tribe, and for other purposes.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Lankford sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (39%) Health (14%) International Affairs (11%) Labor and Employment (7%) Environmental Protection (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Native Americans (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%)
Some of Lankford’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.J.Res. 4: A joint resolution disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in ...
- S. 3508: Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2016
- S. 3462: Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act
- S. 3306: Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act of 2016
- S. 3213: Judgment Fund Transparency and Terrorism Financing Prevention Act
- S. 3050: Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016
- S. 2972: GRANT Act
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H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 3, 2014. Passed 378/46.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 5021 (113th): Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014
Jul 15, 2014. Passed 367/55.
H.R. 2642 (113th): Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
Jan 29, 2014. Passed 251/166.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
From Jan 2015 to Jan 2017, Lankford missed 1 of 533 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.
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