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Inhofe Praises EPA Decision to Revise Fuel Emissions Standards

April 2, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, praised EPA Administrator Pruitt’s decision to revise emissions standards for cars and light trucks. “Administrator Pruitt’s decision to revise fuel emission standards is a welcome announcement. The standard finalized in the last days of the Obama administration was overly stringent, would drastically increase the price of cars and simply didn’t align with consumer... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises President's Infrastructure Speech

March 29, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the president’s infrastructure speech he gave today in Ohio: “The president was exactly right today—we need a sweeping infrastructure proposal to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure. A major infrastructure bill is more than just legislation—it is an investment in the economic future of individuals and communities around the country. We know the benefits: an increased GDP, stronger economy, higher wages and skilled jobs.... Continue Reading »


Sproul Joins Inhofe Team

March 28, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) this week announced Ryan Sproul as his new field representative for the northwestern part of Oklahoma. “I am pleased to announce Ryan Sproul as my new northwestern field representative,” said Inhofe. “I look forward to working with Ryan and I am confident that he will continue the tradition of hard work for the people in northwest Oklahoma.” Originally from northwest Oklahoma, Sproul grew up farming and ranching in Major County. He is a... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Cotton, Cruz Applaud Addition of Citizenship Question to Census

March 27, 2018

Yesterday, the Commerce Department announced that it would add a new question to the 2020 census asking respondents whether they were citizens of the United States. The news comes after Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sent a letter to the Department asking it to add such a question and gather more accurate data on the number of U.S. citizens living in the country. “Accurate census data that reflects the total number of U.S.... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Announcement of New OCU President

March 26, 2018

U.S. Sen Jim Inhofe made the following statement after Oklahoma City University announced Martha Burger as their new president today. “I am glad to hear Martha Burger will be the next president of Oklahoma City University. I am confident Ms. Burger’s experience in higher education has prepared her well to lead OCU. Best wishes to Robert Henry on his retirement in June. He has been a good and faithful leader for OCU and will be missed.” Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Announcement of New OU President

March 26, 2018

U.S. Sen Jim Inhofe made the following statement after the University of Oklahoma announced James Gallogly as their new president today. “I am pleased to congratulate James Gallogly on his appointment to serve as the University of Oklahoma’s 14th president. His years of experience and success will be a true benefit to the university and higher education. David Boren led OU with distinction and served our state faithfully for decades. I wish my good friend nothing but happiness in his... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Cornyn Urge President Trump to Support Taiwan with F-35s

March 26, 2018

‘These fighters will have a positive impact on Taiwan's self-defense and would act as a necessary deterrent to China's aggressive military posture across the Asia-Pacific region.’ WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators James Inhofe (R-OK) and  John Cornyn (R-TX) sent a letter to President Trump urging the Administration to honor our commitments under the Taiwan Relations Act and support the procurement of the F-35 fighter to aid in Taiwan’s self-defense efforts in the... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Joins Fox News' The Daily Briefing

March 23, 2018

Click here to view. WASHINGTON –  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined Sandra Smith on Fox News’ The Daily Briefing yesterday to discuss China and North Korea. Continue Reading »


Inhofe Ensures Needed Funding for Military

March 23, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following statement after the Senate passed a bill that provided adequate funding to begin repairing our military after eight years of neglect from the previous Administration: “For the past few months, I’ve heard Generals, Combatant Commanders and Service Chiefs testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee. They all say the same thing—our military has become so degraded that... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Speaks About Military Funding: "Let's Make America Strong Again"

March 22, 2018

Click here to view remarks. On the state of our military and need for funding “… I have a great regret I'm going to have to vote for this bill when it comes up, and I'm talking about the spending bill, and I don't like it. I've spent a lot of years, since I have been here, I have been ranked with three of the most conservative members every year more times than anybody else have. I was looking at this and listening to some of my colleagues who are concerned about the spending and no... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Joins David Asman on After the Bell

March 22, 2018

Click here to view.  WASHINGTON –  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined David Asman on After the Bell this afternoon to discuss the importance of fully funding the military. Continue Reading »


Bipartisan Senators Lead Successful Effort to Include Brownfields Reauthorization in Senate Omnibus

March 22, 2018

A bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) led a successful effort to include the Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2015 (BUILD Act) in the final Senate omnibus appropriations legislation for Fiscal Year 2018. The Brownfields program, which is... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses DOE’s Atomic Energy Defense Programs at SASC Hearing

March 22, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed challenges in the Department of Energy’s atomic energy defense programs with the Honorable J. Richard Perry, Secretary Of Energy. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Committee meets today to hear testimony on the Department of Energy’s atomic energy programs. We welcome our witness, Energy Secretary Rick Perry. The DOE houses a number of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Visits with Altus Chamber of Commerce

March 21, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) met with members of the Altus Chamber of Commerce today in Washington. They discussed current legislative priorities, specifically infrastructure and national defense.      “The Altus Chamber has been visiting Washington for decades and their annual Quail Breakfast, now in its 56th year, is an institution,” Inhofe said. “We had a great visit this week where we talked about how President Trump’s efforts to remove burdensome... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Joins Fox News' Happening Now

March 21, 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 importance of fully funding the military. Continue Reading »


Inhofe Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award from Chamber of Commerce

March 21, 2018

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce yesterday honored Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Small Business Committee, with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the first session of the 115th Congress. “I’m honored to receive the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,” Inhofe said. “I regularly visit with Chambers of Commerce across Oklahoma and every... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Witness at Commerce Hearing about NHTSA

March 20, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Space and Technology, questioned Heidi King, Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, this afternoon in a Senate Commerce hearing to provide an update on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.   Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Key Excerpts Inhofe: “Since 2008, EPA and DOT have taken an increasingly heavy hand in... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on DOD's Announcement of Military Exercises with South Korea

March 20, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following statement after the Department of Defense announced that the United States and South Korea would resume their combined military exercises on April 1: “The bilateral military drills with our allies in South Korea, Operation Foal Eagle and Key Resolve, have been an important part of our alliance with South Korea for decades. I am pleased they will continue again this year. These routine... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses United States Strategic Command at SASC Hearing

March 20, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed United States Strategic Command with General John E. Hyten, USAF Commander of the United States Strategic Command. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Committee meets today to hear testimony on the posture of U.S. Strategic Command. We welcome our witness, General Hyten, Commander of STRATCOM. The Trump administration’s National Defense Strategy... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Pave Hawk Crash

March 16, 2018

U.S. Sen Jim Inhofe made the following statement on the crash of a Pave Hawk in western Iraq, claiming the lives of seven airmen. At this time there is no indication the crash was the result of enemy activity. “My thoughts and prayers are with the U.S. Airmen who lost their lives when their helicopter crashed in western Iraq yesterday. “We must also remember the Navy pilots who lost their lives during a F-18 crash during a training exercise in Florida this week. “Whether at... Continue Reading »