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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 »


Inhofe Responds to the 2019 State of the Union Address

February 5, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) released the following video response today to President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address. Click here to view and download Sen. Inhofe’s video remarks. Video remarks may be used for broadcast and/or to embed in print stories. Tonight we heard a positive, unifying message from President Trump about the State of our Union where he reminded us all why our nation—and our American values of freedom and democracy are the envy of the... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: SASC Chairman Inhofe Questions Witness at SASC CENTCOM Hearing

February 5, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned General Joseph L. Votel, Commander of the United States Central Command, this morning at a SASC hearing to receive testimony on United States Central Command. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Remarks: Inhofe: I'm going to bring up three things that have grown into some controversy and they should not have and just very briefly get your opinion on that. First of all as we draw down, I... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Committee Passage of Wheeler Nomination

February 5, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), praised the committee passage of Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to serve officially as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Inhofe applauded President Trump’s intent to nominate Wheeler in November of 2018 and introduced Wheeler at his confirmation hearing. “I am pleased the EPW Committee advanced the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to serve... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: SASC Chairman Inhofe Remarks at SASC Hearing about CENTCOM

February 5, 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 United States Central Command from General Joseph L. Votel, Commander of the United States Central Command.  As prepared for delivery: Good morning. The Committee meets today to receive testimony on the United States Central Command. I’d like to welcome our witness: General Joseph L. Votel, Commander of United States Central... Continue Reading »


SASC Chairman Inhofe on U.S. Withdrawal of INF Treaty

February 1, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, praised the administration’s action today on the INF treaty: “It’s been 60 days since President Trump told Vladimir Putin to stop violating the INF treaty, but Russia hasn’t taken any meaningful steps to come into compliance. I’m pleased that the United States will begin the process to formally withdraw. Our NATO allies fully support this action, and continued consultation is critical.... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, King, Coons Introduce CIVICS Act

January 31, 2019

Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Angus King (I-Maine) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the Constitution education Is Valuable In Community Schools (CIVICS) Act today to support the development of Constitution and civics education curriculum for students across the country. “There is an old document around that nobody reads anymore called the Constitution,” Inhofe said. “It established the basis and formation of our nation: that we are a government of the people, by the people and... Continue Reading »