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Inhofe Statement on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

April 17, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement in response to the news that Barbara Bush passed away today: “Kay and I were so saddened to learn of the passing of former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush. We've known the Bush family for a long time dating back to their time in the Texas oil industry, and she was always known as the most lovable mother. We are going to miss her and her commitment to the nation, her fearlessness and strength in times of adversity and her advocacy... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Cruz Introduce Bill to End Capital Gains Tax on Inflation

April 17, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today, on Tax Day, introduced the Capital Gains Inflation Relief Act of 2018. This bill ends capital gains tax on inflation, which will expand economic growth and encourage more investment into the economy, by taxing based on true economic gains, versus taxing inflation. “We took a big step last year to make the tax code fair and simple for all Americans, but more can be done to ensure taxpayers keep their hard earned money to... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Udall Introduce Bills to Strengthen Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

April 17, 2018

Bills will reduce financial barriers that prevent new farmers and ranchers from committing to agriculture Today, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced two bills to strengthen the next generation of farmers and ranchers by reducing the burden of student loan debt and making capital easier to obtain so new farmers can buy land, equipment or livestock. The bills, the Flexible Agricultural Repayments and Modifying Schedules (FARMS) Act and the Farmers of Tomorrow... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Nominees at SASC Hearing

April 17, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned Admiral Philip S. Davidson, USN, for reappointment to the Grade of Admiral and to be Commander of the United States Pacific Command and General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, USAF, for reappointment to the Grade of General and to be Commander of the United States Northern Command, and Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Introduces Tax Bills to Mark Tax Day

April 16, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) ahead of Tax Day, introduced two bills that will revive and make permanent expired tax provisions, the Indian Lands Accelerated Depreciation provision and the Suspension of Net Income Limitation for Percentage Depletion for Marginal Wells provision. Both provisions would encourage job growth and investment in Oklahoma. “We’re seeing the success of tax reform already—jobs being created, more investment in the community and pay raises for... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Airstrikes in Syria

April 13, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), made the following statement regarding the airstrikes in Syria tonight: “One week ago, Assad conducted brutal, devastating chemical attacks, killing and wounding innocent civilians. I am pleased that President Trump, with our allies in the United Kingdom and France, have launched this proportional, precision response to hold Assad—as well as the regimes in Iran and Russia who provide him... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Talks Border Security and Taiwan on the Radio

April 13, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke on the radio this week about border security and a recent letter he sent to President Trump urging him to aid in Taiwan’s self-defense efforts. Sen. Inhofe and Calvin Wright of KTOK Radio in Oklahoma City talked border security, Syria and a recent letter Sen. Inhofe sent to President Trump to support Taiwan. On support for Taiwan:  “They are courageous, they certainly have resources, democracy has worked successfully there, but they... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds Senate Confirmation of Andrew Wheeler to EPA

April 12, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) praised the confirmation of Andrew Wheeler to Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency: “I am pleased that after months of delay and unwarranted obstruction, the Senate has finally confirmed my good friend, Andrew Wheeler, to serve as Deputy Administrator of the EPA. Working with Administrator Pruitt, I know he will be a good steward of the environment without... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Speaks about Andrew Wheeler on Senate Floor

April 12, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), spoke on the Senate floor today about the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Click here to view remarks. As prepared for delivery: You know, it's awfully hard to find anyone who knows him well who will say anything bad about him. I guess the only thing you could criticize him for is he worked for me for 14 years, but I will tell you that during that time frame, I don't remember over a 14 year... Continue Reading »


Long-Range Precision Fires is the Army's Top Modernization Priority

April 12, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed the PIM program with the Honorable Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army, and General Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army in a SASC hearing this morning about the posture of the Department of the Army. Watch Sen. Inhofe’s Q&A here. As prepared for delivery: Inhofe: Another area that I'm particularly interested in, of course, is our artillery. The fact that other—both... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses the Department of the Army at SASC Hearing

April 12, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed the posture of the Department of the Army with the Honorable Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army, and General Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Committee meets today to receive testimony on the posture of the U.S. Army and its fiscal year 2019 budget request. We welcome Dr. Mark Esper, Secretary of the... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses Readiness at SASC Subcommittee Hearing

April 11, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, held a subcommittee hearing today entitled “Health of the Department of Defense Industrial Base and its Role in Providing Readiness to the Warfighter.”  Witnesses included Lt. Gen. Edward Daly, Deputy Commanding General of Army Materiel Command; Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, Commander of Naval Air Systems Command; Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, Commander of... Continue Reading »


In Their Words: Testimony at SASC Subcommittee Hearing on DOD Industrial Base

April 11, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, held a subcommittee hearing today entitled “Health of the Department of Defense Industrial Base and its Role in Providing Readiness to the Warfighter.”  Representatives from each of the service branches testified about the importance of the industrial base to supporting readiness. From their prepared testimony:  Lieutenant General Edward M. Daly;... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Holds SASC Subcommittee Hearing on the DOD Industrial Base

April 11, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support held a subcommittee hearing today entitled: “Health of the Department of Defense Industrial Base and its Role in Providing Readiness to the Warfighter.”  Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Remarks as prepared for delivery: The subcommittee meets today to discuss the health of the Department of Defense organic industrial base and their crucial role in... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses Fossil Fuels at EPW Hearing

April 11, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, discussed fossil fuels this morning at an EPW hearing. Witnesses included Dr. Mark Northam, Executive Director of the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming; Dr. S. Julio Friedmann, Chief Executive Officer of Carbon Wrangler, LLC; Noah Deich, Executive Director of the Center for Carbon Removal; and Dr. Feng Jiao, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Rounds Statement on H.Res. 128

April 11, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and Sen. Mike Rounds made the following statement after H.Res. 128, an outdated resolution from the House of Representatives that condemned the democratically elected government in Ethiopia, was passed by voice vote: “We have been to Ethiopia many times and seen firsthand the progress they have made—coming out of communism to democracy. This inaccurate resolution is an insult to the country, the people of Ethiopia and to the newly sworn-in Prime Minister. Prime... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford Applaud Oklahoma Nominees for U.S. District Court

April 10, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) today praised President Trump’s nomination of Patrick Wyrick to serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma and John M. O’Connor to serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma. “The president nominated two deserving Oklahomans to serve the U.S. District Court for Oklahoma,” Inhofe said.... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses United States Transportation Command at SASC Hearing

April 10, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed United States Transportation Command with the General Darren W. McDew, United States Air Force, Commander of the United States Transportation Command. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Committee meets today to receive testimony from General Darren McDew on the current state of the U.S. Transportation Command. In the contested environment described... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Requests Assignment of Troops to AFRICOM

April 9, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of the Army Mark Esper requesting his views and the feasibility and suitability of assigning one of the future Security Forces Assistant Brigades (SFABs) to United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) to meet current and future security cooperation and partner capacity building requirements. “As you know, AFRICOM does not have any assigned forces, but must compete for allocated... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Supports EPA Administrator Pruitt

April 5, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), continues to voice his support for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, as reported in various news publications, including the Oklahoman, the New York Times and the Washington Post. The Oklahoman: 'We've got your back' Trump tells Scott Pruitt, who faces ethics controversies … Still, Pruitt has supporters in Congress. Sen. Jim Inhofe, a Tulsa Republican and political backer of Pruitt, said in a statement Tuesday that Pruitt “has been an... Continue Reading »