WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) was awarded the “Fight for Good” award by the Salvation Army for his dedicated work in fighting the opioid crisis.

“As a community, we should all fight for what is good for our families and neighbors. Drug addiction has torn apart our families and individual lives. We should work until no family feels the pain of addiction,” said Lankford. “I will continue to support effective policies and stand up for families who have been tragically affected by the drug abuse crisis that has consumed our state.”

Lankford remains actively engaged in the national conversation that continues to impact Oklahoma and the nation. In 2017, following the White House’s declaration of a national emergency for the opioid crisis, the Senate approved an additional $3.7 billion for cracking down on opioid abuse. Lankford also appeared in a documentary called Killing Pain focused on the impact of the opioid crisis in Oklahoma. In 2018, Lankford supported the passage of H.R. 6, the Opioid Crisis Response Act.