OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), welcomed the opportunity to speak to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) today to discuss the bi-partisan highway bill, S.1813 “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” (MAP-21), which is currently being considered in the United States Senate.  


“I was pleased to attend the Oklahoma Department of Transportation meeting in Oklahoma City today to discuss the latest on the Boxer-Inhofe highway bill which his currently being considered in the US Senate,” said Inhofe. “It is vital that we get this bipartisan highway bill through Congress as soon as possible so that we can create more construction jobs and better highways in Oklahoma and across the country. 

“I would like to thank Secretary Gary Ridley and ODOT for their continued support of our bill.  I was pleased to welcome Gary to Washington just last week as part of our ongoing efforts to work with the entire Oklahoma delegation and state and local leaders on the best path forward.  I believe that working together we can move this highway bill through Congress and to President Obama’s desk as soon as possible.”