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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 »


Inhofe Statement on Status of North Korea Summit

May 24, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), made the following statement after President Trump announced the cancellation of the June 12 summit with North Korea: “I believe what we’re seeing is a continuation of President Trump’s tough talk and clear expectations for North Korea. He’s never wavered from the commitment that any talks had to be about complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization. If there was any indication Kim Jong Un was not willing to uphold that, then... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds DOD Action on China

May 23, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, praised the Department of Defense for withdrawing China’s invitation to participate in the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) naval exercise in response to Beijing’s continued militarization of the man-made islands in the South China Sea. Since 2016, China has placed fully operational runways, which they use to land bomber aircraft, and surface-to-air missile systems on the islands. “China has... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes for Key Veterans Legislation

May 23, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe praised the bipartisan Senate passage of S.2372, the VA MISSION Act of 2018. This legislation enacts comprehensive reforms at the VA and ensures all veterans have access to the VA Caregiver Program. The legislation also extends critical funding for the VA Choice program, which gives veterans, especially those in rural communities, access to quality care in their own communities. In addition to emergency funding to continue the Choice program, the legislation would expand the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Reaffirms Support of Justice Patrick Wyrick

May 23, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) reaffirmed his support of Patrick Wyrick, of Oklahoma, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, with comments for the record ahead of Wyrick’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee: Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, and members of the Judiciary Committee, I thank you for allowing me the opportunity to voice my support for Patrick Wyrick to be a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma. As... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Committee Passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act

May 22, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, praised the committee’s unanimous passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 and announced provisions in the legislation that will directly benefit Oklahoma. “America’s Water Infrastructure Act is about modernization—updating our aging water infrastructure and maintaining our economic competitiveness. This bill contains... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford Announce CFTs to be Stationed at Fort Sill

May 18, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) announced the Army has chosen to officially station two cross functional teams at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. The Army will use the eight cross functional teams to accomplish their top modernization priorities. The teams dedicated to long range precision fires and air and missile defense will be headquartered at Fort Sill. “When you starve a military, one of the first things to... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Talks to Army Corps about Water Infrastructure

May 17, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, questioned The Honorable R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army Civil Works, about America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 in an EPW hearing today. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Remarks: Inhofe: We've gone through several of the WRDA bills and other legislation and one of the problems we've had is the over-abundance of redundancy. You have an application out there,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Senate Confirmation of Gina Haspel

May 17, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the confirmation of Gina Haspel to be Director of the CIA. Haspel will be the first woman to serve in this role.  “Gina Haspel has a distinguished career that makes her uniquely qualified to serve as the Director of the CIA. She’s repeatedly demonstrated her commitment and dedication to protecting American families. As we face an increasingly threatening world, I am confident she will lead the Agency well. Congratulations to Ms. Haspel on... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on S. Con. Res. 36

May 17, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), opposed S. Con. Res. 36, a budget resolution which would undo the recent investment in our nation’s defense capability and wouldn’t address mandatory spending—the real cause of the deficit. “We’ve made great strides since the election of President Trump to change course from the failed Obama-era policies that crippled our military readiness. Yet, proposing arbitrary cuts that don’t address the real source of the deficit would... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Joins Fox News' Happening Now

May 16, 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 on Fox News this morning to discuss the new sanctions on Iran. Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises the Opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

May 14, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following statement praising the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem today. “Today we mark two important occasions: the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel and the official opening of our U.S. Embassy in the capital of Israel, Jerusalem. I am pleased President Trump has chosen to stand for freedom and democracy by moving the embassy—a move I called for over 20 years ago.... Continue Reading »