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Inhofe, Sanders Introduce Bill to Provide CT Colonography Screening Under Medicare

September 18, 2018

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation that would provide Medicare coverage for CT (virtual) Colongraphy (CTC) screening. “Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths, but is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers if it is caught early. We need to encourage more Americans to get tested for this cancer early, but traditional screening methods are invasive and costly. Virtual colonoscopies, however, are less invasive,... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Votes to Support Oklahomans

September 17, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) voted for the Patient Right To Know Drug Prices Act and the Opioid Crisis Response Act today. Both bills will improve the lives of Oklahomans and passed the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. The Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act would support consumers across Oklahoma by lifting regulations that keep Oklahomans from paying the lowest possible price for prescription medication. The legislation would prevent the use of... Continue Reading »

Inhofe, King Introduce CIVICS Act

September 17, 2018

To celebrate Constitution Day this year, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. Angus King (I-ME) introduced the Constitution education Is Valuable In Community Schools (CIVICS) Act to support the development of Constitution and civics education curriculum for students across the country. “The Constitution established the basis and formation of our nation: that we are a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Yet, too often, students aren’t taught about the... Continue Reading »

SASC Chairman Inhofe Supports DOD Appropriations Conference Report

September 14, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, praised the conference report for the Department of Defense appropriations bill: “The men and women who volunteer to wear the uniform deserve stable, reliable, adequate funding, but for too long Congress has failed to provide that certainty. I’m pleased that with this defense appropriations bill Congress is finally on track to fully fund our military by the start of the fiscal year for the first time in... Continue Reading »

Inhofe, Reed Lead Letter to Support Lumber Negotiations

September 12, 2018

Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Ambassador Robert Lightizer, U.S. Trade Representative yesterday encouraging the Administration to reach a new Softwood Lumber Agreement with Canada, as the previous agreement expired in 2015. This trade agreement is separate from the President’s ongoing efforts to renegotiate NAFTA. The letter was also signed by Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Cory... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Receives Awards for Conservative, Pro-Growth Voting Record

September 12, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) received two awards for consistently voting for conservative, pro-growth and fiscally-responsible policies in Congress. He was honored with the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” by National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for having one of the strongest voting records in Washington, D.C. on supporting lower taxes, limited government and economic freedom. In addition, Inhofe was recognized as a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Visits with State Chamber of Oklahoma in Washington

September 6, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke with the State Chamber of Oklahoma today during their annual visit to Washington. Inhofe discussed national defense, economic growth and Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. “It is always a pleasure to visit with the State Chamber of Oklahoma in Washington,” Inhofe said. “Hearing from the involved citizens of my great state reiterated what I already knew: good things are happening. “Under the leadership of... Continue Reading »

Inhofe, Lankford, Cole Address Oklahoma's 1115 Waiver

September 6, 2018

Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Congressman Tom Cole (R, OK-04) made the following statements regarding Oklahoma’s 1115 waiver from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). “It is encouraging to see movement from CMS,” Inhofe said. “CMS’s approval of the 1115 waiver program should provide more certainty for the state’s Medicaid funding, but CMS has yet to provide the level of detail needed to conclude this matter.... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Speaks on the Senate Floor about President Trump's Accomplishments

September 5, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe spoke on the Senate floor today to speak about President Trump's accomplishments and share a letter to the president from an Oklahoma resident.  I want to share something, since I have the floor. We have had an exciting day with the addition of a new Member, Jon Kyl. I want to mention one thing about Senator Kyl. Many years ago, Senator Kyl and I were actually elected to the House of Representatives on the same day, and we were elected to the Senate on the same day. I... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Praises Committee Passage of Droegemeier, Dearborn Nomination

September 5, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, praised the advancement of Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier and Rick Dearborn’s nominations. They will now be considered before the full Senate. Droegemeier was nominated by President Trump to serve as the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dearborn was nominated by President Trump to serve as a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors. “I am pleased that the Commerce... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Selected as Armed Services Chairman

September 5, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) was selected as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC). Inhofe previously served as Ranking Member of the committee during the 113th Congress. After a vote by members of the Armed Services Committee, the Republican Conference approved Inhofe’s election today. The full Senate is expected to formally affirm the selection before the end of the week. “I am deeply honored that my colleagues have selected me to lead the Armed Services... Continue Reading »

Inhofe, Lankford Praise Senate Confirmation of Judge Charles Goodwin

August 28, 2018

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) praised the Senate’s confirmation today of Judge Charles Goodwin to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. “The Senate made the right choice today by confirming Charles Goodwin to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma,” Inhofe said. “In his four years as U.S. magistrate judge in the Western District of Oklahoma, he has proven himself to be fair and ethical.... Continue Reading »

ICYMI: Inhofe: "Thank You, John McCain"

August 27, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke on the Senate floor today about his deep admiration and respect for the life and service of Sen. John McCain.   Click here to view remarks. Remarks: I can't think of anything more difficult than to speak after the last two speakers. Of course, I've known them for a long time, they're two totally different, opposite people. Susan Collins is a well-recognized moderate. She's one who understands and has a great appreciation for the... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Statement on Sen. John S. McCain

August 25, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement honoring the life of Sen. John S. McCain: “Kay and I were deeply saddened to learn that Sen. John McCain passed away today, leaving behind a legacy of service and sacrifice that will not be forgotten. I’ll never forget how he was one of three senators came to campaign for me in 1994 when no one else thought I had a chance of getting elected.  “John was a fighter for the causes he cared deeply about—most... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Applauds Senate Passage of Defense Appropriations Bill

August 23, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) applauded the passage of the Defense appropriations bill today, as well as the passage of the legislation that will fund the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education. “Earlier this month, we passed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act – the authorization bill that outlines the policy objectives and authorizations for our military. Today, we fully funded those policies—the... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Introduces Asylum Abuse Reduction Act

August 23, 2018

After visiting the U.S.-Mexico border twice this year, Sen. Inhofe is proposing S.3372, the Asylum Abuse Reduction Act, that will complement the President’s plan to build a wall by addressing immigration loopholes to strengthen the integrity of the asylum process to ensure that it is only used by individuals who are genuinely seeking asylum. The United States experienced a 234 percent increase in asylum applications from 2014 to 2016, generating a backlog in our immigration... Continue Reading »

ICYMI: Inhofe Introduces Droegemeier at Senate Commerce Committee

August 23, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, introduced fellow Oklahoman Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier ahead of his confirmation hearing this morning. Droegemeier was nominated by President Trump to serve as the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Inhofe applauded the nomination on August 1, 2018. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Remarks as prepared for delivery:  All we need to know about Kelvin... Continue Reading »

ICYMI: Inhofe Joins Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business

August 23, 2018

Click here to view. WASHINGTON –  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined Mornings with Maria with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business this morning to discuss a number of topics including new border security legislation he is introducing today and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  Continue Reading »

ICYMI: Inhofe: "Brett Kavanaugh is an excellent pick for the Supreme Court"

August 22, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke on the Senate floor yesterday about President Trump’s announcement to repeal Obama’s onerous and illegal Clean Power Plan and Supreme Court nominee Judge Kavanaugh. Inhofe met with Kavanaugh in July. Click here to view remarks. Remarks: On the Clean Power Plan Repeal: After the announcement that was made this morning—it was a great announcement, long awaited—I think it is appropriate that we talk a little bit about it. When... Continue Reading »

Inhofe, Lankford Slam ABA Rating of John O'Connor

August 21, 2018

Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today criticized the American Bar Association’s “not qualified” rating of Tulsa attorney John O’Connor, who was nominated by the President on April 10 to serve as District Judge on the US District Court for the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma.  Mr. O’Connor is regularly listed as one of Tulsa’s Top Lawyers and has been honored by the Super Lawyers Business... Continue Reading »