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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 »


Inhofe Holds 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.”   Click here to view Inhofe's opening statement. Remarks as prepared for delivery:  This hearing of the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support will come to order. The subcommittee meets today for the first time this year to receive testimony on the current... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Joins Fox Business on Infrastructure

February 13, 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 Charles Payne on Fox Business this afternoon to discuss the president’s infrastructure proposal.  Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on President's Budget Proposal

February 12, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe was encouraged by the release of the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget, Efficient, Effective, Accountable: An American Budget, today. The President’s FY19 budget prioritizes national defense, cutting unnecessary spending and supports the infrastructure proposal. This budget is an important first step in the Congressional budget process:   “The Constitution says the federal government should be focused on doing two things—defending America and investing in... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on President's Infrastructure Proposal

February 12, 2018

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, issued the following statement praising the release of President Trump’s infrastructure proposal.  “Today, President Trump announced a bold infrastructure proposal that will provide additional resources and reform existing programs and processes to transform how we address... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Nominees in SASC Hearing

February 9, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned four nominees during a SASC hearing yesterday.  The four nominees included Mr. Paul C. Ney, Jr. to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Mr. Kevin M. Fahey to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Mr. Thomas E. Ayres to be General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force and Ms. Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty to be Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Senate Passage of Budget Agreement

February 9, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness, made the following statement after the Senate passed a bipartisan deal to fund the government and increase defense spending. The bill will now go to the House of Representatives for their consideration.  “Today, the Senate fulfilled its most important obligation—to provide for our national defense. Because of this legislation, our troops will get... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Witnesses at EPW Hearing about the Impact of Environmental Policy on Farming

February 8, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, questioned witnesses in a hearing about the impact of federal environmental regulations and policies on American farming and ranching communities. Witnesses included Zippy Duvall, President of the American Farm Bureau; Niels Hansen Secretary and Treasurer of the Public Lands Council and member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association; Dr. Howard Hill. President of the National Pork... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Long-Term Budget Deal

February 7, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and chairman of the Readiness subcommittee, issued the following statement after the Senate released a long-term budget deal today.  “This deal is necessary because it provides the funding our military desperately needs. Our armed forces are facing the greatest threats in history and after chronic underfunding by President Obama, our readiness and modernization efforts have fallen significantly... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Meets with Balkan Delegation

February 6, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) hosted a delegation from the Balkan Region for a conversation on security, counterterrorism and the role of NATO in Southeastern Europe. He was joined by Sen. Wicker (R-Miss.), Rep. Aderholt (R-Ala.), Rep. Turner (R-OH) and Rep. Pittenger (R-N.C.). The forum was organized by Fatmir Mediu, former Minister of Defense of Albania and consisted of representatives from 18 countries.  “Time and time again, we’ve seen the strategic importance of the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Nuclear Posture Review

February 2, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee issued the following statement praising the release of the President Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review, a strategy document that aligns with the previously released National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy.    “As long as there are nuclear weapons, the United States must possess an arsenal that can effectively deter any threat. President Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Talks President Trump's State of the Union Address on the Radio

February 2, 2018

  Sen. Inhofe and Scott Corbin of KLBC Radio in Durant talked the defense and infrastructure. On tax reform success: “When I was coming back here on American Airlines, coming back here to Washington … the flight attendant showed me her check for $1000. So, anyway, people know that the economy has picked up and good things are going to happen and I just really feel great about what we have set up for the future. Good times are coming.” Listen to the full segment... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Announces New Location for Oklahoma City Office

February 1, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced that his Oklahoma City office has moved to a new location and has a new phone number: Sen. Inhofe’s Oklahoma City Office: 3817 NW Expressway, Suite 780 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112 Phone: 405-208-8841 The new address and phone number are also reflected on Sen. Inhofe’s website: www.inhofe.senate.gov.  Continue Reading »


Inhofe Questions EPA Administrator Pruitt at EPW Hearing

January 31, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, questioned EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in an EPW Oversight Hearing yesterday. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Excerpts:  Inhofe: I was happy to see that you ended the practice of “sue and settle.” Oklahoma has been at the wrong end of this tactic used by the Obama Administration which was nothing more than a way to create regulations behind closed doors without... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Joins Fox News' Happening Now

January 31, 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 president’s announcement to keep Guantanamo Bay open. Continue Reading »


Inhofe Responds to the 2018 State of the Union Address

January 30, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) released the following video response today to President Trump’s 2018 State of the Union address: Click here to view remarks.  As prepared for delivery:  Tonight we heard from President Trump that the state of our Union is safe, strong and proud. It was a unifying message of optimism, but, more importantly, it was an opportunity for the president to show how he is focused on actions that keep American families safe, strengthen our economy... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Joins Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner

January 30, 2018

Click here to view.  WASHINGTON –  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure joined Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner on Fox News this afternoon to discuss the upcoming State of the Union and President Trump’s infrastructure plan.  Continue Reading »


Inhofe Announces State of the Union Guest

January 30, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced today that his guest to the State of the Union will be Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Oil, headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  “I am pleased my friend and a great Oklahoma success story, Harold Hamm, will be my guest at President Trump’s first State of the Union. Harold and I have long worked together to unleash America’s energy potential. With President Trump’s deregulatory agenda, we are finally seeing how America... Continue Reading »