Republican US Congressman James Lankford is visiting Altus and Altus Air Force Base today to meet with citizens, civic leaders, and AAFB leadership on current concerns, needs, and issues. After visiting places like Tusla and Lawton this week, Lankford will ask questions and listen to what is going on in Southwest Oklahoma.
“It’s very, very important to me that if you’re going to represent somebody that you have to know who they are and what the issues are, you can’t just guess,” Lankford said early this morning at a breakfast held at the Friendship Inn. “You’ve got to see people face to face and work on those issues together.”
After serving as Congressman for the last four years, Lankford was nominate as the Republican candidate for the US Senate in June, for the upcoming election in November.
During breakfast, Lankford spoke about immigration issues, budget talks, and the upcoming Senate race. He then took questions from those who attended the breakfast.
Lankford has also said he wants to work to balance the federal budget and limit federal regulations.
“We have to allow our states to make decisions that impact the people and not allow the government to impact our future with unnecessary regulations,” Lankford said.
Lankford also said he seeks to reform the nation’s immigration laws and said there are areas in which both Republicans and Democrats can agree and should focus attention in those areas.
“It cannot be done in one giant bill, it has to be done one piece at a time,” Lankford said.