Lankford Holds Town Hall In Edmond Tuesday Night - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

NEWS

Lankford Holds Town Hall In Edmond Tuesday Night

Posted: Updated:
AP photo AP photo
EDMOND, Oklahoma -

Senator James Lankford held a community conversation with the public last night at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond. Sen. Lankford covered a variety of topics during the event that lasted more than an hour.

One thing made clear was those present wanted to see this country progress and a lot of that starts with Congress. Those present took turns asking Sen. Lankford about environmental policy, climate change, the federal budget, and immigration policy.

Lankford made in clear he's not a fan of cap and trade agreements as a way of handling pollution because he says the people who pay the most are in poverty.

Lankford also touched on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). According to Sen. Lankford, President Donald Trump has publicly made a statement saying he will take care of these kids. More than 170,000 people have been approved this year by DACA. Since its start, more than 800,000 have been approved.

"That's been the most difficult," Sen. Lankford said, "but also the most clearest part of American law, that we don't hold people accountable for the actions or their parents. We also just don't blanket give people citizenship."

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured

  • Business News

    Find news on Oklahoma's economy, local business, the banking industry and more.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Your Vote Counts

    Hear both sides of Oklahoma politics with Your Vote Counts.

Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.