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Inhofe Introduces Resolution to Support Israel's Peace Efforts with UAE and Bahrain

September 24, 2020

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced a resolution to praise Israel’s normalization of relations with the UAE and Bahrain. Inhofe’s resolution also praises President Trump’s efforts to bring peace to the Middle East and urges additional Arab states to normalize relations with Israel. “It is very encouraging to see how far U.S.-Israel relations have come under the direction of President Trump,” Inhofe said. “When the state of Israel was founded in 1948, we stood with her; we were the... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Receives 2020 Military Order Of The Iron Mike Award

September 23, 2020

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) this week received the Marine Corps League’s 2020 Military Order of the Iron Mike Award, as nominated by the 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General David H. Berger, USMC.   WATCH AND DOWNLOAD VIDEO HEREThe Military Order of the Iron Mike is the most prestigious annual award of the Marine Corps League and is named after the iconic memorial located at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. The Military Order of the Iron Mike is... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Supports Confirming Justice This Year

September 21, 2020

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced his support for confirming a new Supreme Court Associate Justice this year:“The precedent here is clear. In the case of a united government, with voters having elected a Senate and White House of the same party, it is our constitutional obligation to consider a nomination of a Supreme Court justice. I look forward to a thorough and swift consideration of President Trump’s nominee. I’ve been pleased at the short lists President Trump has put forward and am... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Joins Legislation to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Rosie the Riveter

September 21, 2020

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) joined bipartisan legislation introduced by Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) to collectively award a Congressional Gold Medal to Rosie the Riveter, representing all of the women in the United States who joined the workforce during World War II.   These American women dedicated themselves to strengthening our nation during WWII. Rosie the Riveter embodies the spirit of all the women who answered our nation’s call to action by joining the work force... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Statement on Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 18, 2020

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement after learning of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “All Americans can respect and appreciate Justice Ginsburg’s lifetime of honorable and passionate public service. I’ll never forget how she and Justice Scalia were close personal friends, despite their many differences. Kay and I are praying for her family, friends and all who knew or were inspired by her in their time of grief.” Continue Reading »

Inhofe Joins Lee, Colleagues in Calling for Further Investigation Into Chinese Goods Produced by Slave Labor

September 18, 2020

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) joined Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump and Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan Thursday, calling for a further investigation into goods made from slave labor in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. “There is significant, publicly available evidence suggesting that religious and ethnic minority citizens in Xinjiang are being forcibly detained, indoctrinated, and conscripted into... Continue Reading »

Inhofe, Lankford Applaud VA Grant to Build Veteran Cemetery in Ardmore

September 18, 2020

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) applauded the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration’s (NCA) announcement of a $7,355,463 grant for the establishment of a State Veterans Cemetery in Ardmore, Oklahoma.  “The news of this $7 million grant through the Veterans Cemetery Grant Program to establish a State Veterans Cemetery in Oklahoma is a fitting tribute,” said Inhofe. “Oklahoma’s military men and women sacrifice so much, sometimes... Continue Reading »

Inhofe, Lankford Introduce Senate Resolution Honoring General Tom Stafford

September 17, 2020

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) this week introduced a Senate Resolution honoring the accomplishments and recognizing the 90th birthday of fellow Oklahoman, General Thomas P. Stafford. The resolution passed unanimously on the Senate floor today.“I cannot think of a more deserving individual to be recognized than my good friend Tom,” Inhofe said. “Tom has led a life of service, advancing our world and making it a better place. He was an Air Force test pilot,... Continue Reading »

ICYMI: Witnesses Describe Importance of Coordination Between DOD, NNSA at SASC Hearing

September 17, 2020

This morning at a committee hearing on budget matters relating to the National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, questioned witnesses, who described the adverse impacts on national security if the NNSA, Department of Defense and Nuclear Weapons Council do not coordinate on NNSA budget development, as House of Representatives legislation has proposed.Witnesses included: the Honorable Lisa... Continue Reading »

Inhofe, Tillis, Senate Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Punish Criminals for Targeting Law Enforcement Officers

September 17, 2020

Today, U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) introduced the Protect and Serve Act, legislation that would create federal penalties for... Continue Reading »

ICYMI: Inhofe at NNSA Budget Hearing: Nuclear Modernization 'Too Important' to Be Weakened by 'Political Manuevering'

September 17, 2020

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, gave opening remarks this morning at a committee hearing on budget matters relating to the National Nuclear Security Administration.Witnesses include: the Honorable Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration; the Honorable Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment; and Admiral Charles Richard, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command.As Prepared... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Praises Trump Admin for Replacing WOTUS Rule

September 16, 2020

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, submitted a statement for the record for an EPW Committee hearing entitled, “Stakeholder Reactions: The Navigable Waters Protection Rule under the Clean Water Act.”   “Mr. Chairman, thank you for hosting this hearing on the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule which, as you know, replaces the Obama administration’s illegal Clean Water Rule. Since 2015, and as... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Joins Legislation to Award Congressional Gold Medal To Heroes Killed in Libya

September 16, 2020

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) joined as a cosponsor to bipartisan legislation that was introduced by Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and a number of Senate colleagues to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to J. Christopher Stevens, Glen A. Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith in recognition of their contributions to the nation. Stevens, Doherty, Woods and Smith were killed in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in September 2012.Ambassador Stevens was serving as... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Signs Heritage Action's Police Pledge

September 15, 2020

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) this week signed Heritage Action’s Police Pledge to show his unwavering support for our nation’s law enforcement officers and released a video message in support. WATCH AND DOWNLOAD VIDEO HERE.The pledge reads as follows:A lawful society—free from mob rule and violent insurrection—is not possible without Law Enforcement.Police Officers have chosen a noble profession. They dedicate their lives to upholding the law and protecting the sacred rights of their... Continue Reading »

In their Words: Praise for Inhofe's Work on Coronavirus Relief Efforts

September 11, 2020

Stakeholders, local and state leaders throughout Oklahoma praised Sen. Inhofe for his work to bring relief from the effects of COVID-19. Inhofe supported a package blocked by Senate Democrats to bring much needed coronavirus relief to Oklahomans and communities throughout the United States.  Click here for a comment from Sen. Inhofe. “I am proud to know we have leadership like Sen. Inhofe in Washington fighting for us as we continue to navigate our way through the impacts of COVID-19,”... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Remembers Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

September 11, 2020

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) released the following statement on the anniversary of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, remembering the men and women who lost their lives and honoring the first responders and service members who continue to fight the War on Terror:"September 11, 2001, is a tragedy we as a nation must always remember. We must remember the almost 3,000 innocent men, women and children who were taken from us. We must remember the first responders and heroes who took... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Announces Build Grant To Upgrade Oklahoma Route 66 Bridgeport Bridge

September 10, 2020

Today, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced that the Oklahoma Department of Transportation will receive a $22 million BUILD Grant from the Department of Transportation to make improvements and repairs to the historic, two-lane Bridgeport Bridge on US-281/Route 66 in Oklahoma’s Caddo and Canadian counties. Inhofe has strongly supported this project, sending a letter to Secretary Chao advocating for it in May. “I applaud the selection of the Bridgeport Bridge on US-281/Route 66 for a BUILD... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Statement after Senate Democrats Block Coronavirus Relief Again

September 10, 2020

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe made the following statement today after Senate Democrats blocked a motion by Leader McConnell to pass a targeted coronavirus relief package:“Oklahomans need additional relief while our country continues to recover and rebuild from the effects of COVID-19,” Inhofe said. “This legislation would have been a positive step forward—bringing additional relief to many—including those involved in state and local education and health care, farmers and ranchers, small businesses and... Continue Reading »

Inhofe, Tillis, Senate Colleagues Push to Ensure Law Enforcement Officials are Protected

September 10, 2020

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr concerning the recent rise in individuals willing to justify targeting law enforcement officers for harassment, assault and deadly attacks.   “Over the past three months, our nation has been in the midst of a... Continue Reading »

Inhofe, Van Hollen, Cantwell, Moran Applaud FAA Action to Expand Aviation Workforce Training

September 9, 2020

Today, U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) applauded the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) move to implement two new aviation workforce grant programs authorized in the 2018 FAA Reauthorization bill that invest in and expand the development of the next generation of aircraft pilots and maintenance technicians. The FAA’s announcement follows a letter sent by the Senators last week, urging the Administration to move... Continue Reading »