Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. James Lankford

Sen. James Lankford

Republican, Oklahoma
Office 202-224-5754 | @SenatorLankford | Facebook




Vote for Children


Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored


Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Lankford represents a state with a child poverty rate of 21.7 percent. 10 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 22.2 percent are food insecure, and 8.2 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Lankford has taken 1 vote that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 4 bills to help children. Sen. Lankford has taken 4 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 800 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Lankford has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted against H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • voted against H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1165 the Responsibility for Unaccompanied Minors Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1652 the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1912 the National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3139 the Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3679 the Newborn CARES Act.

  • co-sponsored S.817 the Hearing Protection Act.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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