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ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses Worldwide Threats at SASC Hearing

March 6, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed worldwide threats with the Honorable Daniel R. Coats, Director of the National Intelligence and Lieutenant General Robert P. Ashley, Jr., USA, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Committee meets today to receive testimony on worldwide threats. We are pleased to welcome our distinguished witnesses: Dan... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Talks North Korea and Billy Graham on the Radio

March 5, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke on the radio last week about topics including the success of Oklahoma military bases, North Korea and the passing of Billy Graham. Sen. Inhofe and Will Dance of KZLS Radio in Yukon talked infrastructure, tax reform, deregulation and North Korea. On deregulation: “One reason the economy has rebounded in Oklahoma since Trump has been president is because he’s gotten rid of a lot of these overregulations.” Listen to the full segment... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Kaine Lead SASC Readiness Subcommittee in Requesting DOD Budget Flexibility

March 5, 2018

Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) led the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support in a letter to the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee (SAC-D) today. They urged SAC-D to give the Department of Defense needed flexibility in spending appropriated resources for the remainder of the fiscal year. “Recent budget caps and numerous continuing resolutions have placed a considerable strain on the Department of Defense,” wrote the... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe at EPW Hearing on Infrastructure: "We agree on this"

March 1, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, questioned witnesses about working towards a broad bipartisan infrastructure package in an EPW hearing today. Witnesses included the Honorable Elaine Chao, Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation and the Honorable R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army Civil Works. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Excerpts:  Inhofe: … This is so significant, what... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Senate Passage of Taiwan Travel Act

March 1, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), co-chairman of the Senate Taiwan Caucus, praised the Senate for passing the Taiwan Travel Act: “Just last week I was in Taiwan, where I visited with President Tsai, Foreign Minister Lee, Defense Minister Shih-kuan, and other military leaders. During the meetings, we were able to candidly discuss the growing threat communist China and North Korea pose to East Asia. The Taiwan Travel Act will encourage similar meetings between high-level American and Taiwanese... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Nominees at SASC Hearing

March 1, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone to be Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, Director of the National Security Agency, and Chief of the Central Security Service; Dr. Brent Park to be Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration; and Ms. Anne Marie White to be Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management.  Click to... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Committee Passage of the Modern Fish Act

February 28, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Technology, today praised the Committee’s passage of S.1520 , the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017. “The Modern Fish Act is an important bill that gives fishermen and fishery managers the flexibility and stability they need without unnecessary federal overreach. With this bill, we are continuing the deregulation efforts necessary to work with states to access federal waters and... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses United States Cyber Command at SASC Hearing

February 27, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed the United States Cyber Command with Admiral Michael S. Rogers of the United States Navy. Rogers serves as Director of the National Security Agency, Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and Chief of the Central Security Service. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The committee meets today to hear from Admiral Mike Rogers, Commander of U.S. Cyber... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Hirono Lead Full Senate in Calling on DHS to Include Israel in Global Entry Program

February 26, 2018

All 100 Senators Highlight National Security, Economic Benefits of Israel’s Full Global Entry Membership WASHINGTON – Senators James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) led the full Senate in urging the Department of Homeland Security to expedite Israel’s full membership in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry program. In a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, the Senators emphasized that Israel’s full membership... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Leads Delegation to South Korea and Japan

February 25, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, led a delegation of House and Senate members to South Korea and Japan. The delegation included Sen. Ernst and Sen. Sullivan of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Congressman Kelly of the House Armed Services Committee. While in South Korea, the delegation met with Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, Defense Minister Song Young-moo, General Brooks and United States Forces Korea leadership, and visited the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises New Sanctions on North Korea

February 23, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised President Trump’s latest sanctions against North Korea. The sanctions came as Sen. Inhofe was meeting with U.S. military personnel and Republic of Korea partners about the North Korean threat.     Sen. Inhofe visits with the South Korea Defense Minister (left) and U.S. Troops (right) “Today, I visited the Joint Security Area and talked with U.S. military personnel and our Republic of Korea partners at the DMZ about the serious... Continue Reading »


Inhofe and Delegation Meet with Taiwanese Military Leaders

February 22, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe led a delegation of members of the House and Senate to Taiwan this week where they met with President Tsai, Foreign Minister Lee and Defense Minister Shih-kuan. The delegation discussed a number of items of mutual interest, including missile defense, military cooperation and China’s aggressive position in the South China Sea.   Sen. Inhofe and delegation visit Taiwan Army Aviation and Special Operations Command  “I appreciated the opportunity to meet... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Billy Graham

February 21, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement after learning of the passing of Rev. Billy Graham: "Kay and I are keeping Billy's family, especially his children, in our prayers as we mourn the passing of my friend, Rev. Graham. As 'America's Pastor,' Rev. Graham showed through his speeches and prayer how to bring men and women from all backgrounds to the Bible. We have lost a giant today, but I am confident that his work will continue through the individuals he brought to Christ." Continue Reading »


Inhofe Receives "True Blue" Award for Pro-Family Voting Record

February 16, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) released the following statement after receiving the Family Research Council’s “True Blue”award, an annual recognition for Members of Congress with a perfect voting record on faith, family values and religious freedom.   “I am honored to receive the ‘True Blue’ award from the Family Research Council in recognition of my votes to uphold conservative values,” Inhofe said. “Working with President Trump, Congress has... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe joins David Asman on After the Bell

February 15, 2018

Click here to view.  WASHINGTON –  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure and member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Technology, joined David Asman on After the Bell this afternoon to discuss the president’s infrastructure proposal.  Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command at SASC Hearing

February 15, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed the U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command with witnesses at a SASC hearing this morning. Witnesses included General Lori Robinson, Commander of the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command; and Admiral Kurt Tidd, Commander of the U.S. Southern Command.     Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Senate Armed... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe: "We are on the mend"

February 14, 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 “Current Readiness of U.S. Forces.” Witnesses included General James C. McConville, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army; Admiral William F. Moran, Vice Chief of Naval Operations; General Glenn M. Walters, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps; and General Stephen W. Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Introduces Amendments on Immigration

February 14, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced two amendments for consideration during the immigration debate currently pending before the Senate. “I’m pleased that the immigration legislation currently being considered in the Senate takes significant steps to strengthen border security, reform broken immigration policies like the Diversity Visa lottery and chain migration and present a realistic solution to protect DACA recipients. My amendments would promote national unity by... Continue Reading »


In Their Words: Testimony at SASC Subcommittee Hearing on Military Readiness

February 14, 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 “Current Readiness of U.S. Forces.”  The Vice Chiefs of Staff of each service branch testified about current readiness challenges.   General James C. McConville, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army: Beyond current readiness concerns, we are at an inflection point where we can no longer afford to defer... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement after Bipartisan White House Meeting on Infrastructure

February 14, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, participated in a bipartisan, bicameral meeting with President Trump today to further discuss the infrastructure principles announced on Monday. After the meeting, Inhofe stated: “This was a good meeting and we’re building on the success of recent infrastructure bills. President Trump gets it—we need a major infrastructure package to supplement... Continue Reading »