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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 »


Inhofe Statement on Administration's Actions Against Russian Cyber Actors

March 15, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement after the U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions against five entities and 19 individuals for Russia’s cyber activity. In a statement, Sec. Mnuchin stated that additional sanctions would be forthcoming.   “Today’s sanctions against Russian individuals and entities are a good first step as we counter Russia’s increasingly aggressive behavior around the world. I’m pleased these sanctions... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Receives Leadership Award from Aeronautical Repair Station Association

March 15, 2018

ARSA has recognized Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) as its 2018 Legislative Leadership Award recipient. The presentation was made during a March 14 luncheon held on Capitol Hill in conjunction with the association’s annual Legislative Day. “I’m honored to receive the Legislative Leadership Award from the Aeronautical Repair Station Association today,” Inhofe said. “Aviation maintenance workers are vital to the long-term future of the aviation community and I am proud to... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses United States Pacific Command at SASC Hearing

March 15, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed United States Pacific Command with Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., USN, Commander of the United States Pacific Command. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Committee meets this morning to receive testimony on the security situation in the Indo-Pacific region. We welcome our witness, Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command. The Committee... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Senate Passage of Dodd-Frank Reform

March 14, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the bipartisan Senate passage of S.2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. This legislation would reduce regulatory burdens on community banks and credit unions while maintaining the tools to protect our financial system and providing new consumer protections for veterans and senior citizens. Sen. Inhofe is a co-sponsor of this legislation. “For the last eight years, under Dodd-Frank, banking regulations have... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Visits with Lawton Chamber of Commerce

March 14, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) met with members of the Lawton Chamber of Commerce and Fort Sill community today in Washington. They discussed current legislative priorities, specifically infrastructure and national defense.      “I always value visiting with the Lawton community in Washington, and it’s so valuable that they make the trip here each year,” Inhofe said. “We had a meaningful conversation about deregulation, the benefits of tax reform and how... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses President's Infrastructure Initiative at Commerce Hearing

March 14, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Space and Technology, questioned witnesses this morning in a Senate Commerce hearing entitled “Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: Administration Perspectives.” Witnesses included U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Department of... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Joins Charles Payne on Fox News

March 13, 2018

Click here to view.  WASHINGTON –  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined Charles Payne on Fox News this afternoon to discuss leadership changes at the State Department. Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Leadership Changes at State Department

March 13, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement on the leadership changes at the State Department: “Mike Pompeo will be an excellent choice to lead the State Department at this critical time of our nation’s history. As we prepare for talks with North Korea, take steps to strengthen the flawed Iran Nuclear Deal and combat China and Russia’s growing influence, I am confident that Mike Pompeo is a strong choice to lead our diplomatic corps. I urge his swift... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses United States CENTCOM and AFRICOM at SASC Hearing

March 13, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed United States Central Command and African Command with General Joseph L. Votel, USA, Commander of the United States Central Command and General Thomas D. Waldhauser, USMC, Commander of the United States Africa Command. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Committee meets today to receive testimony on the posture of U.S. Central and Africa... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Heinrich Praise Committee Advancement of FERC Legislation

March 12, 2018

Last week, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee favorably reported H.R. 1109, legislation to ensure all transmission transactions are provided parity in the review process by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). This bill is the companion legislation to S. 1860, authored by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.).  “I’m pleased that the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed our bipartisan legislation last week,”... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford, Mullin and Russell Introduce Legislation to Improve Veteran Health Care

March 9, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) held a press conference at the Oklahoma City VA today where they were joined by local veteran Pete Peterson, Oklahoma City VA Director Wade Vlosich and Muskogee VA Director Mark Morgan. Together, they announced a new initiative to help each of Oklahoma’s VA facilities achieve a five star rating, indicating they are the two of the highest performing VA facilities in the country. Additionally, Sen. Inhofe and Congressman... Continue Reading »


Inhofe on North Korea Denuclearization Talks

March 8, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), made the following statement after South Korean National Security Advisor, Chung Eui-Yong announced Kim Jong Un will refrain from future missile testing and is ‘eager’ to discuss denuclearization with the United States. “Tonight makes it clear that President Trump’s tough talk, campaign of maximum pressure and aggressive sanctions are working against North Korea. Kim Jong... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Questions Witnesses at EPW Subcommittee Hearing about the FARM Act

March 8, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, questioned witnesses in a subcommittee legislative hearing about S. 2421, the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method Act. Witnesses included Todd Mortenson, Owner and Operator of Mortenson Ranch; Bill Satterfield, Executive Director of Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.; and Mark Kuhn, Floyd County Supervisor of Floyd County, Iowa. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Excerpts: Inhofe:... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses United States European Command at SASC Hearing

March 8, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed United States European Command with General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Commander of the United States European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Committee meets today to receive testimony on the posture of U.S. European Command. We welcome our witness, General Scaparrotti, EUCOM Commander and NATO... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Meets with AIPAC Members

March 7, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) met with Oklahoma representatives from The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) yesterday in Washington:      “It was good to spend time with so many Oklahomans who share my commitment to maintaining our special relationship with Israel. The last year, under the leadership of President Trump, has seen a renewed commitment to the U.S.-Israel relationship, including standing strong against Iranian aggression, decertifying the flawed... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises $9.9 Million DOT Grant for ODOT

March 7, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, announced that Oklahoma was awarded a U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grant of $9.9 million dollars to make needed improvements to the regional freight network. “Oklahomans understand the importance of upgrading rail infrastructure for improving safety and increasing economic growth,” Sen. Inhofe said. “This grant will go a long way in... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Blumenthal, Moran, Cantwell Introduce Aviation Maintenance Workforce Development Pilot Program

March 7, 2018

Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced the Aviation Maintenance Workforce Development Pilot Program today, bipartisan legislation that will help close the skills gap and fill aviation maintenance jobs. “Our aviation industry needs skilled workers and the aviation maintenance industry provides high-paying, high-skilled jobs across the country,” Sen. Inhofe said. “Aviation is an economic... Continue Reading »