U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) met with members of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber yesterday in Washington. They discussed current legislative priorities, including deregulation and national defense.
“The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber brings smart, engaging questions to the table every year and I always enjoy gaining their input,” said Inhofe. “We talked about a number of topics that are a priority to us, including the rollback of harmful regulations, the biggest tax cuts in U.S. history and America’s position as the world’s largest producer of oil and gas.
“The delivery of the KC-46, the next generation of aerial refueling, to Oklahoma is one of a number of wins for Oklahoma City in the past year. Tinker Air Force Base, a part of the community, will have the opportunity to maintain these vital tankers. Additionally, the recent announcement of Tinker as the B-21 maintenance facility also adds as significant mission to the base, ensuring its continued growth for years to come. The city, working with the base, understands the need to rebuild our military and are taking great strides to do their part. Under President Trump’s leadership, we will continue to address our readiness issues—particularly training, maintenance and modernization.”
Member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce presents Inhofe with the Spirit of Enterprise.
During the visit, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Inhofe with its Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 115th Congress.
“Every day, all across the country, America’s business owners and job creators serve their communities and strengthen their economies. We commend those leaders in Washington who recognize the vital role these businesses play and support them through commonsense, growth-oriented policy,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “By advancing good legislation, Sen. James Inhofe is helping businesses grow and thrive, keeping our economy strong, and promoting the free enterprise system that drives opportunity and prosperity.”
“It is a real honor to receive the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,” Inhofe said. “I’m proud of the strong economy and record-high consumer optimism we have achieved with the leadership of the Trump administration. Small businesses create two out of every three net new jobs and we see their positive impact in communities across Oklahoma. Thanks to the U.S. Chamber for recognizing me with this award, and I look forward to continuing to advocate for pro-growth policies that benefit Oklahoma’s businesses.”
The Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on critical business legislation as outlined in the Chamber’s How They Voted scorecard. During the second session of the 115th Congress, the Chamber scored members of Congress on 10 Senate votes.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.