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ICYMI: Senator Inhofe Questions Witnesses At EPW Hearing On Army Corps Of Engineers Civil Works Program

May 9, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) questioned witnesses at an Environmental Public Works (EPW)  hearing to receive testimony on the Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program.   Witnesses included the Honorable R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, U.S. Department of the Army; Major General Scott Spellmon, Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Lynn Budd, Director of the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security;... Continue Reading »


SASC Chairman Inhofe Statement on Intent to Nominate Shanahan

May 9, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following statement after President Trump announced he will nominate Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to serve as Secretary of Defense today. “I’m pleased that President Trump will nominate Patrick Shanahan to be the next Secretary of Defense. We need a confirmed leader at the Department and, after working with him closely over the last few months, I welcome his selection. I look... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford Praise Committee Advancement of Oklahoman Tim Downing

May 9, 2019

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) praised the committee advancement of Timothy Downing to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. Downing’s nomination was reported favorably by voice vote today in the Senate Judiciary Committee and will now move to the full Senate for consideration. “Tim has served the State of Oklahoma vigilantly in multiple capacities, including in the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office, as a state legislator... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Receives Regional Airline Association Leadership Award

May 8, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), certified pilot with over 11,000 flight hours, was honored with the RAA Leadership Award from the Regional Airline Association (RAA) yesterday for his consistent efforts to support the future of aviation. Inhofe is widely known for his staunch advocacy of the entire aviation industry, as evidenced by his recent work on the 2018 FAA Reauthorization. “I am grateful to be recognized with the RAA Leadership Award from the Regional Airline Association,”... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Receives American Conservative Union Award

May 8, 2019

American Conservative Union (ACU) awarded U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) last night with the “2018 Award for Conservative Excellence” for his strong conservative voting record in the Senate during 2018. Throughout his time in Congress, Inhofe has earned an lifetime ACU score of 95.75 percent, the highest in the Oklahoma delegation.   “I appreciate ACU for highlighting important votes on policy solutions to improve America’s national defense and economic... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Joins Reintroduction of Bill to Eliminate Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

May 7, 2019

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) reintroduced a bill, along with Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), to eliminate the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. Read the full text of the bill here. “Obama’s administration was all about expanding the size and scope of federal bureaucracy,” said Sen. Inhofe. “For almost eight years, the CFPB has held far too much power with virtually no... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford Statement on Clemency for Michael Behenna

May 6, 2019

Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) issued the following statements on President Trump signing an Executive Grant of Clemency for former Army First Lieutenant Michael Behenna: “I want to thank President Trump for reviewing Lt. Behenna’s case and granting him clemency,” said Inhofe. “I am happy for Michael and his family as they close this difficult chapter. He served his time and the president has granted him a clean slate and a fresh start. I wish him... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: SASC Chairman Inhofe Questions Army Chief of Staff Nominee at SASC Hearing

May 2, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, questioned General James C. McConville, nominee for Chief of Staff of the United States Army, yesterday at a SASC hearing. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Inhofe: First of all, the Army’s stated objective for the sustainable readiness model is to maintain 66 percent of the BCTs ready to “fight tonight.” I think we’re all aware that at the end of the last administration, we were... Continue Reading »


Inhofe visits with Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award

May 2, 2019

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... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: SASC Chairman Inhofe Remarks at SASC Nomination Hearing for Army Chief of Staff

May 2, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, gave opening remarks this morning at a SASC nomination hearing for General James C. McConville, USA, for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Chief of Staff of the Army.  As Prepared for Delivery:  The Committee meets today to consider the nomination of General James C. McConville, U.S. Army for reappointment to the grade of general and to be the Chief of Staff of the Army. Thank you for your... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Senators Urge RFS Policy to Reflect Market Realities

May 1, 2019

In advance of the upcoming proposed rulemaking for the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) led a letter urging Administrator Wheeler to reset conventional biofuel to reflect market realities. The letter was signed by Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.),... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: SASC Chairman Inhofe Questions Witnesses at SASC Nomination Hearing

April 30, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, questioned witnesses this morning at a SASC nomination hearing. Nominees included Admiral William F. Moran, USN, to be Chief of Naval Operations, and Lieutenant General David H. Berger, USMC, to be Commandant of the Marine Corps. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Remarks:  Inhofe: Let’s start with you, Admiral Moran. Senator Reed and I have talked about this, we’re going to have... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: SASC Chairman Inhofe Remarks at SASC Nomination Hearing for Chief of Naval Operations and Marine Corps Commandant

April 30, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, gave opening remarks this morning at a SASC nomination hearing. Nominees included Admiral William F. Moran, USN, to be Chief of Naval Operations, and Lieutenant General David H. Berger, USMC, to be Commandant of the Marine Corps. As Prepared for Delivery: Good morning. The Committee meets today to consider the nominations of Admiral William F. Moran, USN for reappointment to the grade of admiral and to be Chief of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Moran praise President Trump for Withdrawing from U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

April 26, 2019

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) praised President Trump for stating that the United States will withdraw from the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a treaty signed by the Obama administration in 2013, that threatened Second Amendment rights. Since 2013, Inhofe and Moran successfully led the effort in the Senate to prevent ratification.   “Since the Obama administration signed the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty in 2013, I have successfully blocked its... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Moran praise President Trump for Withdrawing from U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

April 26, 2019

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) praised President Trump for stating that the United States will withdraw from the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a treaty signed by the Obama administration in 2013, that threatened Second Amendment rights. Since 2013, Inhofe and Moran successfully led the effort in the Senate to prevent ratification.   “Since the Obama administration signed the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty in 2013, I have successfully blocked its... Continue Reading »


NEWS: Inhofe Announces Bartlesville Will Have Certainty in Water Storage Costs

April 24, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, announced today that because of a provision he authored in America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has confirmed Bartlesville will be able to purchase water from Copan Lake at a reasonable cost. In 2016, Bartlesville, learned that a new contract would mean purchasing additional water from the Corps could cost over $100 million over 10 years. “The... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Point of View: Growing the Heartland's Aerospace and Defense Industries

April 23, 2019

by Sens. Jim inhofe, JOHN BOOZMAN, ROY BLUNT AND JERRY MORAN With international business giants Boeing, Dassault Falcon Jet, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Spirit AeroSystems, Textron and others, it’s no wonder the United States is the world’s largest aerospace and defense exporter. Each year, more than 2.4 million American workers help design, manufacture and service A&D products — from military aircraft to complex space systems — for a combined $865... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Release of Mueller Report

April 18, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement after the Mueller report was released to Congress: “The only thing in the release of today’s Mueller report is a lot of nothing: no collusion, no obstruction, no executive privilege asserted. For over two years, the media and Democrats recklessly insisted that the president and his campaign colluded with Russia without any evidence. Yet, despite the release of the report, Democrats are still not... Continue Reading »


To Mark Tax Day, Inhofe Introduces Tax Bills to Build on America’s Largest Tax Cuts in History

April 15, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) ahead of Tax Day, introduced two bills that will revive and make permanent expired tax provisions, the Indian Lands Accelerated Depreciation provision and the Suspension of Net Income Limitation for Percentage Depletion for Marginal Wells provision. Both provisions would encourage job growth and investment in Oklahoma. “Tax cuts have gotten America’s economic engine moving again,” Inhofe said. “We had eight years of sluggish... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Visits with Altus Chamber of Commerce

April 12, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) met with members of the Altus Chamber of Commerce this week. Inhofe and the Altus community discussed many legislative priorities, including the importance of rebuilding our national defense and the positive work being done under the direction of the Trump Administration.     “I had a wonderful visit with folks from Altus this week,” Inhofe said. “I always enjoy the Altus Chamber of Commerce’s visit and attending their annual Quail... Continue Reading »