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Inhofe Speaks on the Senate Floor in Support of Kavanaugh

October 6, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke on the Senate floor yesterday in support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  We had a vote this morning, but a lot of people who have been on the phone today have not really been sure what we did with that vote this morning. We had the vote this morning because we had to move forward in order to have the final consideration of this great nominee tomorrow. It was filibustered by the Democrats, and, of course, we had to do a cloture vote. I know this is somewhat... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Joins One America News Network

October 6, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) joined One America News Network this afternoon ahead of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.  Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Heritage Foundation's Index of Military Strength

October 4, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the release of the Heritage Foundation’s 2019 Index of U.S. Military Strength. This report is a comprehensive review of American capabilities, as well as our allies and adversaries. “The Heritage Foundation’s report clearly shows that while recent increases in defense spending have started repairing the military, we have not yet undone almost a decade's worth of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Senators Urge Against Year-Round E-15

October 4, 2018

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) led a bipartisan group of 20 Senators in urging the President to reject sale of year-round sale of 15 percent ethanol by volume (E15). The letter was signed by Senators Ben Cardin, John Cornyn, Bob Menendez, John Barrasso, Tom Udall, Shelley Moore Capito, Joe Manchin, Orrin Hatch, Susan Collins, Mike Enzi, Johnny Isakson, Roger Wicker, John Boozman, Pat Toomey, Bill Cassidy, James Lankford, Steve Daines, John Kennedy and Cindy Hyde-Smith. “In recent months,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Visits with McAlester Community in Washington

October 4, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke with McAlester community leaders, including the McAlester Defense Support Association (MDSA), today during their annual visit to Washington. Inhofe discussed national defense, the FAA reauthorization and economic growth.       “I am always grateful to visit with the McAlester community during the McAlester Stampede—their annual visit to Washington,” Inhofe said. “Our discussions on infrastructure, FAA, agriculture... Continue Reading »


In Their Words: Praise for Inhofe's Work on FAA Reauthorization

October 3, 2018

Aviation leaders from Oklahoma and across the country praised Sen. Inhofe’s work on the FAA reauthorization that passed the Senate today. Click here for a comment from Sen. Inhofe and a summary of the provisions he secured in the legislation. “Thanks to Senator Inhofe’s leadership, the FAA bill is a landmark piece of aviation workforce legislation,” said Christian Klein, executive vice president of the Aeronautical Repair Station. “By leading the effort to... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds Passage of FAA Reauthorization

October 3, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and certified pilot with over 11,000 flight hours, praised the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. This bill would reauthorize the FAA for five years and contains dozens of provisions authored and supported by Sen. Inhofe. “The FAA reauthorization bill is a win for general aviation, pilots and consumers everywhere,” Inhofe said. “This legislation makes needed... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Welcomes Oklahoma Honor Flight to Washington

October 3, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a U.S. Army veteran and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, yesterday welcomed Oklahoma veterans to Washington as part of the Oklahoma Honor Flight program. “One of my favorite experiences as a Member of Congress is welcoming Oklahoma's veterans who travel to visit their monuments in Washington each year,” said Inhofe. “These men and women risked their lives to ensure the liberties we have today and I hold them in the highest... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Joins Fox News' Your World

October 2, 2018

Click here to view. WASHINGTON –  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) joined Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto this afternoon to discuss Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Continue Reading »


Inhofe Receives American Car Rental Association's Legislator of the Year Award

October 1, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) was honored as the 2018 Legislator of the Year from the American Car Rental Association (ACRA) last week because of his work on autonomous vehicle legislation this year in Congress.    “I am grateful to be recognized as the 2018 Legislator of the Year by the American Car Rental Association.” Inhofe said. “I commend ACRA for their dedication to the advancement of technology in the automotive industry and will continue to work in Congress... Continue Reading »


Inhofe on President Signing Defense Appropriations

September 28, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, applauded President Trump for signing the appropriations bills that will fund the Department of Defense, the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education. “For the first time in 10 years, we have fully funded our military before the start of the fiscal year,” Inhofe said. “With this legislation, we’ll be able to fund the priorities in the... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Witnesses at EPW Hearing

September 27, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, questioned The Honorable Cal Dooley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Chemistry Council and Mr. Bruce Karas, Vice President of Environment and Sustainability at Coca-Cola North America at an EPW hearing yesterday entitled “Cleaning Up the Oceans: How to Reduce the Impact of Man-Made Trash on the Environment, Wildlife, and Human Health?” Click to watch Sen.... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Recognizes Oklahoma Angels in Adoption Award Recipients

September 26, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) welcomed McAlester residents Lloyd and Kelli Belt and their family to Washington yesterday for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s annual “Angels in Adoption” award. “I am proud to welcome little Addi May Belt to Washington and honor her parents, Lloyd and Kelli Belt, with this year’s Angels in Adoption Award,” Inhofe said. “The Belt family’s journey is a testament not only to all Oklahomans who... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Nominees at SASC Hearing

September 25, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned nominees this morning at a SASC nomination hearing to consider the reappointment of General Robert B. Abrams to the grade of General and to be Commander of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and United Forces Korea; and Vice Admiral Craig S. Faller to be  Admiral and Commander of the United States Southern Command. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Remarks: Inhofe:... Continue Reading »


Opening Statement of SASC Chairman Inhofe at Hearing on DOD Nominations

September 25, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement today at a hearing on Department of Defense nominations. Remarks as prepared for delivery.  “Let me begin by acknowledging that this is the first Armed Services Committee hearing since the passing of our friend and former chairman, Senator McCain. I know I speak for all of my colleagues when I say he will be sorely missed. “The Committee meets today to... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds Senate Passage of Appropriations Bills

September 18, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, praised the Senate passage of the conference report for appropriations bills that will fund the Department of Defense, the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education.  “Today, we are one step closer to fully funding our military before the start of the fiscal year,” Inhofe said. “With this legislation, we’ll fully fund the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Sanders Introduce Bill to Provide CT Colonography Screening Under Medicare

September 18, 2018

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation that would provide Medicare coverage for CT (virtual) Colongraphy (CTC) screening. “Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths, but is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers if it is caught early. We need to encourage more Americans to get tested for this cancer early, but traditional screening methods are invasive and costly. Virtual colonoscopies, however, are less invasive,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes to Support Oklahomans

September 17, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) voted for the Patient Right To Know Drug Prices Act and the Opioid Crisis Response Act today. Both bills will improve the lives of Oklahomans and passed the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. The Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act would support consumers across Oklahoma by lifting regulations that keep Oklahomans from paying the lowest possible price for prescription medication. The legislation would prevent the use of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, King Introduce CIVICS Act

September 17, 2018

To celebrate Constitution Day this year, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. Angus King (I-ME) introduced the Constitution education Is Valuable In Community Schools (CIVICS) Act to support the development of Constitution and civics education curriculum for students across the country. “The Constitution established the basis and formation of our nation: that we are a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Yet, too often, students aren’t taught about the... Continue Reading »


SASC Chairman Inhofe Supports DOD Appropriations Conference Report

September 14, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, praised the conference report for the Department of Defense appropriations bill: “The men and women who volunteer to wear the uniform deserve stable, reliable, adequate funding, but for too long Congress has failed to provide that certainty. I’m pleased that with this defense appropriations bill Congress is finally on track to fully fund our military by the start of the fiscal year for the first time in... Continue Reading »