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ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Miller at SASC Hearing

June 19, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned Lieutenant General  Austin S. Miller, nominee to be General and Commander of the Resolute Support Mission of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Commander of the United States Forces-Afghanistan at a SASC hearing this morning. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Remarks: Inhofe: Two core military missions in Afghanistan are counter-terrorism and to train, advise, and... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Remarks at SASC Nomination Hearing

June 19, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), gave opening remarks this morning at a SASC nomination hearing to consider the nomination of Lieutenant General Austin S. Miller to be General and Commander of the Resolute Support Mission of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Commander of the United States Forces-Afghanistan. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Committee meets today to review the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Senate Passage of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act

June 18, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the passage of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act. This critical legislation sets defense policy for the year and outlines the policy initiatives that will allow us to implement the National Defense Strategy. The legislation will now be conferenced with the House of Representatives. “This year’s NDAA makes real strides at implementing the National Defense Strategy and making strategic investments now so we can counter the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises First State Coal Ash Permit Program for Oklahoma

June 18, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the grant of the first state permit to Oklahoma for the disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCR or coal ash). Sen. Inhofe authored the bipartisan legislation, signed by President Obama, that created a state permitting program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.   “This is exactly how cooperative federalism should work,” Inhofe said. “States are best equipped to manage environmental concerns, like coal ash... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Speaks Ahead of NDAA Passage

June 18, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke on the Senate floor today about the NDAA ahead of the final vote. Click here to view remarks. Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, the Senate will soon vote on final passage of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. Throughout the last two weeks, we have debated this legislation here on the Senate floor in an open process. I want to thank each of my colleagues who have come down and spoken about how... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Speaks at NDAA Press Conference

June 12, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke at a press conference about the NDAA this afternoon. Click here to view remarks. Remarks: McConnell: Well, good afternoon everyone. I know there are a lot of things going on in other parts of the world, but here in the Senate, we are trying to finish up the National Defense Authorization Act this week and I've invited Senator Inhofe, who is managing the bill for us, to give you an update on where we are. Inhofe: Okay, thank you Leader. First of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Menendez Statement to Commemorate the Dedication of the New AIT Complex

June 12, 2018

US Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), co-chairs of the U.S. Senate Taiwan Caucus, today issued the following statement to celebrate the dedication ceremony for the new American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) compound. The AIT is a non-profit, private corporation established based on the Taiwan Relations Act that was signed into law April 10, 1979. “We extend our congratulations to the people of Taiwan as they prepare to celebrate the opening of a new office compound that... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Speaks about FY19 NDAA Advancement on Senate Floor

June 12, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke on the Senate floor yesterday about the NDAA. Click here to view remarks. Remarks: Inhofe: Mr. President, first of all, the comments that were made by my friend from Florida are right on Target. I recall, it was actually—it would have been 30 years ago—a book was written. It was called modernizing China by Anthony Kubik and everything they said at that time that was going to happen in the future has now happened and they've been the... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Joins Lou Dobbs to Discuss North Korea

June 11, 2018

Click here to view.  WASHINGTON –  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined Lou Dobbs Tonight on Fox Business to discuss North Korea. Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Joins Melissa Francis on After the Bell

June 11, 2018

Click here to view.  WASHINGTON –  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined After the Bell with Melissa Francis on Fox Business this afternoon to discuss North Korea. Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Speaks about NDAA on Senate Floor: "It’s what we have to do to defend America"

June 6, 2018

Click here to view remarks. Remarks: Mr. President I think it is kind of unprecedented that you would have the in this case, the acting chairman and the ranking member to be so close together on what we've attempted to do and I think it's worthwhile as Senator Reed did bring up that we had the committee hearing on this and it is very rare that we come out as we did in that we actually did that in one day. One day—it took nine hours total. I'm not sure if that's some kind of a record or not... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Capito, Barrasso, Boozman Introduce Bill to Provide Greater Regulatory Certainty at EPA

June 6, 2018

Legislation would prevent costly, overreaching dredge-and-fill permitting practices U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) today introduced the Regulatory Certainty Act of 2018, legislation to make clear the period of time in which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may prohibit the issuance of or terminate existing dredge-and-fill permits, also known as 404 permits. The bill, meant to prevent... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford Praise $45 Million DOT Grant for ODOT

June 5, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) announced today that the Oklahoma Department of Transportation was awarded a $45 million grant to replace bridges on I-44 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This major infrastructure investment was part of the INFRA awards, which will be formally announced by the Department of Transportation on Friday. In February, Sen. Inhofe sent a letter to Secretary Chao in support of Oklahoma’s grant application. “Investments in infrastructure... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Joins Fox News' Happening Now

June 5, 2018

Click here to view. WASHINGTON –  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined Happening Now with Jon Scott and Melissa Francis on Fox News this morning to discuss North Korea. Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Supreme Court Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling

June 4, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla) made the following statement praising the Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission: “Freedom of religion is more than just freedom of worship—it is the right to live your life according to strongly-held principles and beliefs. The Supreme Court made it clear today that the hostility shown to Jack Phillips by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission was incompatible with the legal obligation that the government must... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Leads Delegation to Kuwait and Afghanistan

May 30, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), led a delegation of Senate and House members to Kuwait and Afghanistan. The delegation included Sen. Enzi, Sen. Boozman, Sen. Capito and Congressman Walberg. In Kuwait, the delegation met with Lieutenant General Funk and leadership from Operation Inherent Resolve where they discussed the ongoing military operations in Iraq and Syria.          Left: Sen. Inhofe and the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Leads Delegation to Vicenza

May 29, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), led a delegation of Senate and House members to Vicenza where they met with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and senior leaders of U.S. Africa Command.   Sen. Inhofe and the delegation met with Brigadier General Eugene LeBoeuf, U.S. Army Africa and Major General Roger Cloutier, Chief of Staff of U.S. Africa Command. They also visited with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Young Letter Urges DOL to Delay Burdensome Silica Rule

May 25, 2018

U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Todd Young (R-IN) led a letter to Deputy Assistant Secretary Sweatt urging the Department of Labor to delay enforcement of the silica rule to give industries more time to comply with a rule for which the Department is still developing implementation guidance. The letter was also signed by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), John Barrasso (R-WY), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Johny Isakson (R-GA), John Boozman (R-AR), Mike Lee (R-UT), James Lankford (R-OK) and David Perdue... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Harris Praise Senate Passage of National Public Works Week

May 24, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) praised the passage of S. Res. 528, a bipartisan resolution designating this week as National Public Works Week. The resolution encourages the public to recognize and celebrate the important contributions that public works officials make every day to improve public infrastructure in the United States. “Public works infrastructure makes our modern life possible,” Inhofe, Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Committee Passage of NDAA

May 24, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the passage of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA) through the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) this week. The annual bill authorizes the defense budget and sets defense policy for the next fiscal year. “Earlier this year, President Trump outlined the first National Defense Strategy in over a decade that correctly prioritized the growing threats to our country and the direction of our... Continue Reading »