WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) released the following statement after being sworn in for his fourth full term in the U.S. Senate at noon today.
“I am deeply honored to serve the great state of Oklahoma for a fourth full term. Each Senate term is a reminder that Oklahoma is the voice of reason in this nation. My goal in the new Congress is to put America back on the map as the place to do business. I plan to pursue this by using my leadership positions to improve our nation’s transportation infrastructure, rein in EPA’s job-killing regulations and rebuild our national defense. I look forward to serving alongside Oklahoma’s newest Senator, James Lankford, and representing Oklahomans’ common-sense, conservative principles in Congress.”
Inhofe will be serving on the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in the 114th Congress. Inhofe was first elected to the U.S. Senate in a 1994 special election to replace retiring Senator David Boren (D-Okla.). Inhofe was re-elected in 1996 for his first full term.
The office of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe released for media use the following photos taken outside the Senate floor immediately following the swearing-in ceremony:
- Sens. Inhofe and Lankford outside the Senate chamber minutes after completion of the swearing-in ceremony: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125454049@N07/16030977027/
- Sen. Inhofe being sworn-in with his wife Kay at his side: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125454049@N07/sets/72157647825830434/
- Additional photos of the swearing-in ceremony can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125454049@N07/sets/72157647825830434/