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Inhofe Statement on Maintaining Forces in Syria

February 23, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), made the following statement after the president’s decision to maintain a small peacekeeping force of troops in Syria: “President Trump’s decision to keep some troops in Syria ensures that any draw down reflects conditions on the ground. I commend his commitment to coordinate with Turkey to ensure stability in the region.” Continue Reading »


Inhofe Leads Delegation to Djibouti

February 22, 2019

U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe, Mike Enzi, John Boozman, Mike Rounds and Congressmen Trent Kelly and Greg Gianforte visited Camp Lemmonier in Djibouti this week where they discussed the importance of the U.S.-Djibouti partnership with President Guelleh and growing influence of China in the Horn of Africa. In addition to their aerial observations of the China’s military base and encroachment on the Port of Djibouti, the delegation toured the base and discussed ongoing military construction... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Leads Delegation to Israel

February 21, 2019

U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe, Mike Enzi, John Boozman, Mike Rounds and Congressmen Trent Kelly and Greg Gianforte visited Jerusalem, Israel, this week where they met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, went to the newly-designated U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and visited the Iron Dome site. Inhofe also published an op-ed in the Times of Israel praising the future of U.S.-Israel relations. "My visit to Israel highlighted how our strategic partnership with Israel advances American interests and... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Leads Delegation to Kosovo

February 19, 2019

U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe, Mike Enzi, John Boozman, Mike Rounds and Congressmen Trent Kelly and Greg Gianforte visited Kosovo where they met with U.S. troops stationed there and visited with Kosovo’s President, Prime Minister and Commander of the Kosovo Security Force.  “Since 1999, the United States has shown its commitment to Kosovo,” Inhofe said. “Now, 11 years after their independence, our friendship is closer than ever. Kosovo has proven to be a good friend in... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Leads Delegation to Munich Security Conference

February 17, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, led a delegation to the Munich Security Conference this weekend. The delegation, which included Sen. Mike Enzi, Sen. John Boozman, Sen. Mike Rounds, Rep. Trent Kelly and Rep. Greg Gianforte, participated in bilateral meetings and attended forums where they highlighted the importance of NATO and continued cooperation with allies and partners against Russia.  Specific meetings included discussions with Afghan... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds USS Tulsa Commissioned In San Francisco

February 16, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the commissioning of the USS Tulsa today. The USS Tulsa is the second naval vessel to honor a city in Oklahoma. The ship integrates new technology and capability to support current and future mission capability from deep water to the littorals. “I am incredibly proud the USS Tulsa, the namesake of my hometown, has officially been commissioned today in San Francisco,” Inhofe said. “The renewed investment in our military is being... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: SASC Chairman Inhofe Questions Witnesses at SASC SOCOM and CYBERCOM Hearing

February 14, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, questioned witnesses this morning at a SASC hearing to receive testimony on United States Special Operations Command and United States Cyber Command. Witnesses included the Honorable Owen O. West, Assistant Secretary Of Defense, Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict; General Raymond A. Thomas, III, USA, Commander of the United States Special Operations Command; and General Paul M. Nakasone, USA, Commander of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Spending Bill Vote and National Emergency Declaration

February 14, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement after voting against legislation that failed to provide sufficient funding for border security: “I’ve been saying this from the beginning—we need to seriously strengthen our border security to block the smuggling of illegal drugs and people. Real reforms must be made to our immigration process. This bill falls short of that goal. Instead of a real investment in the wall, it gives the President less than the original... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds Senate Passage of Attorney General Barr

February 14, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the confirmation of William Barr to be the United States Attorney General. “I was proud to support Bill Barr’s confirmation as Attorney General today,” Inhofe said. “Mr. Barr is a solid addition to this Administration. He provided exemplary leadership heading the Department of Justice under President George H.W. Bush and will do so again. I look forward to working alongside him as he works to keep America safe and uphold the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds Senate Confirmation of Attorney General Barr

February 14, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the confirmation of William Barr to be the United States Attorney General. “I was proud to support Bill Barr’s confirmation as Attorney General today,” Inhofe said. “Mr. Barr is a solid addition to this Administration. He provided exemplary leadership heading the Department of Justice under President George H.W. Bush and will do so again. I look forward to working alongside him as he works to keep America safe and uphold the... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: SASC Chairman Inhofe Questions Witnesses at SASC Subcommittee Hearing about Privatized Housing

February 13, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned witnesses at a SASC hearing to receive testimony on current condition of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative. Witnesses included: Panel One: Janna Driver, Tinker Air Base, Oklahoma; Crystal Cornwall, Quantico Station, Virginia; and Jana Wanner, Fort Meade, Maryland. Watch video here. Panel Two: Mr. Christopher Williams, President of Balfour Beatty Communities; Mr. John G. Picerne, Founder... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: SASC Chairman Inhofe Remarks at SASC Subcommittee Hearing about Privatized Housing

February 13, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, gave opening remarks this afternoon at a SASC subcommittee hearing to receive testimony on the state of privatized housing on military installations. A list of the witnesses can be found here. As prepared for delivery: Good afternoon. The Subcommittees on Personnel and Readiness and Management Support meet jointly today to receive testimony on the state of privatized housing on military installations. Today we will... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Joins Effort to Hold Unconstitutional Consumer Agency Accountable

February 13, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) joined U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and 16 other U.S. Senators in an effort to hold the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) accountable to the American people by bringing it under the Congressional appropriations process. “For the last eight years, under Dodd-Frank, the CFPB has held far too much power with virtually no Congressional oversight,” said Inhofe. “We’ve seen how Oklahoma banks are being forced to spend more and more of... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: SASC Chairman Inhofe Questions Witnesses at SASC Indo-Pacific Command Hearing

February 12, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, questioned witnesses this morning at a SASC hearing to receive testimony on U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea. Witnesses included Admiral Philip S. Davidson, Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and General Robert B. Abrams, Commander of U.S. Forces Korea. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Remarks: Inhofe: You know, the American people are not really aware of threats that we're faced. I... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: SASC Chairman Inhofe Remarks at SASC Hearing about U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

February 12, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, gave opening remarks this morning at a SASC hearing to receive testimony on U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. Witnesses included Admiral Philip S. Davidson, Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and General Robert B. Abrams, Commander of U.S. Forces Korea. As prepared for delivery: Good morning. The Committee meets today to receive testimony on the posture of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea. I’d like... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on the Passing of Bill Burgess

February 9, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement upon learning of the passing of William “Bill” Burgess of Lawton, Oklahoma: “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend and confidant Bill Burgess,” Inhofe said. “Bill spent his entire life in service to Oklahoma and the nation and his loss will be felt throughout the state.” “Among many different titles Bill held throughout his career, he served the state he loved... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford, Stitt, Lucas Welcome Delivery of Altus' First KC-46

February 8, 2019

U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford (R-Okla.), Governor Kevin Stitt and Congressman Frank Lucas celebrated the delivery of the second KC-46 in the country and the first delivery for a training mission today. Altus Air Force Base is home to the training mission for the KC-46 tanker, the next generation of aerial refueling, and maintenance will be done at Tinker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City.      “Today’s delivery of the KC-46 marks the beginning of a new,... Continue Reading »


SASC Chairman Inhofe Remarks at AFRICOM / SOUTHCOM Posture Hearing

February 7, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, offered opening remarks this morning at a SASC hearing to receive testimony on the posture of U.S. Africa and U.S. Southern Commands.  As prepared for delivery:  Good morning. The Committee meets today to receive testimony on United States Africa Command and Southern Command.  I welcome our witnesses and thank them for their service: General Thomas Waldhauser, Commander of U.S. Africa... Continue Reading »


Oklahoma Delegation Supports Oklahoma Teacher for National Teacher of the Year

February 6, 2019

U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and James Lankford (R-Okla.), along with Congressman Kevin Hern (R, OK-01), Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R, OK-02), Congressman Frank Lucas (R, OK-3), Congressman Tom Cole (R, OK-04) and Congresswoman Kendra Horn (D, OK-5) led a letter to Ms. Zevely of the Council of Chief State School Officers in support of Oklahoma’s Donna Gradel, who was nominated for the 2019 National Teacher of the Year. “We write in strong support for the nomination of Donna... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Named 'Most Conservative' Senator

February 6, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) was named the most conservative member of the United States Senate by GovTrack for the 115th Congress. GovTrack studies legislative patterns to establish their “Ideology Score” that identifies how liberal or conservative a Senator is. Sen. Inhofe’s legislative patterns yielded him the designation as the most conservative Senator. In a time when partisanship can be synonymous with gridlock, Sen. Inhofe stands out as a leader who exemplifies he can... Continue Reading »