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James Lankford on Abortion
Click here for 9 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Abortion causes the unjust death of a human being. (Jan 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Dec 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
  • Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization. (Jan 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers. (Mar 2013)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
James Lankford on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
James Lankford on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Oct 2013)
  • Ensure disabled access to public pools. (Jan 2013)
  • State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Jan 2014)
James Lankford on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 0% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
James Lankford on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
James Lankford on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
James Lankford on Education
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Jul 2013)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
James Lankford on Energy & Oil
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  • Encourage domestic drilling & refining of oil & gas. (Aug 2010)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
James Lankford on Environment
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  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
James Lankford on Families & Children
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  • Defend marriage as an institution. (Jan 2010)
James Lankford on Foreign Policy
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  • Rated -4 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
James Lankford on Free Trade
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James Lankford on Government Reform
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  • Member of House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform. (Mar 2011)
James Lankford on Gun Control
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  • No micro-stamping; more guns means less crime. (Jan 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (May 2011)
James Lankford on Health Care
Click here for 6 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Predicts that ObamaCare will destroy the health-care system. (Feb 2014)
  • Federal control of healthcare is unconstitutional. (Jan 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
James Lankford on Homeland Security
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  • Protect our bases; prioritize national security. (Jan 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
James Lankford on Immigration
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  • Illegal immigrants are illegal, period. (Aug 2010)
James Lankford on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
James Lankford on Principles & Values
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  • Shariah law is major threat; Islam not like other religions. (Aug 2010)
  • Council on American Islamic Relations is linked to terrorism. (Aug 2010)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
  • Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend. (Apr 2011)
James Lankford on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
James Lankford on Tax Reform
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  • Lower taxes, lower spending, simplified tax system. (Jan 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Permanently repeal the estate tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
James Lankford on Technology
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  • Reduce federal requirements on infrastructure impact studies. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
James Lankford on War & Peace
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  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
James Lankford on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortion causes the unjust death of a human being: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund: Opposes topic 1
Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers: Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Council on American Islamic Relations is linked to terrorism: Strongly Opposes topic 2
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Defend marriage as an institution: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend: Strongly Favors topic 4
$110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Federal control of healthcare is unconstitutional: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Reduce federal requirements on infrastructure impact studies: Strongly Favors topic 8
Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous: Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No micro-stamping; more guns means less crime: Strongly Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Lower taxes, lower spending, simplified tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Permanently repeal the estate tax: Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Illegal immigrants are illegal, period: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect our bases; prioritize national security: Strongly Favors topic 15
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Shariah law is major threat; Islam not like other religions: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Encourage domestic drilling & refining of oil & gas: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

James Lankford is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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