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ICYMI: Inhofe Questions DOD Nominees

November 7, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned four Department of Defense nominees during their nomination hearing. The four nominees included Mr. Robert F. Behler to be Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Dr. Dean L. Winslow to be Assistant Secretary Of Defense for Health Affairs, Mr. Thomas B. Modly to be Under Secretary Of The Navy and Mr. James F. Geurts to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and... Continue Reading »


Senators Inhofe, Lankford Applaud Administration’s Announcement of Lee Denney and Scott Biggs

November 4, 2017

Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today praised the President’s announcement of Lee Denney to serve as Oklahoma state director for USDA Rural Development (RD) and Scott Biggs to serve as Oklahoma state director of USDA Farm Services Agency (FSA).   “Scott Biggs is a great choice to serve as Farm Service Agency State Director,” said Inhofe. “Throughout his tenure in the state legislature, Biggs has been a committed advocate against... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Bergdahl Sentence

November 3, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), issued the following statement today after a decision was reached on the sentencing of Bowe Bergdahl: “Despite pleading guilty to misbehavior before the enemy and desertion, Bowe Bergdahl will not serve any prison time for his misconduct in Afghanistan. This is beyond disappointing, especially given that three service members were grievously and permanently wounded as a direct result of searching for Bergdahl. “I am pleased his separation will be under... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe: "I’ve never seen a group of nominees more qualified than you four..."

November 3, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), yesterday questioned four military nominees during their nomination hearing. The four nominees included Dr. Mark T. Esper to be Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Robert L. Wilkie to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Mr. Joseph D. Kernan to be Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Mr. Guy B. Roberts to be Assistant Secretary Of Defense For Nuclear, Chemical And... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford, Russell Statement on Oklahoma City VA IG Report

November 2, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Rep. Steve Russell (OK-05) released a statement on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General (IG) report on the results of an investigation of the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System. This report is the result of a request made by Senators Inhofe and Lankford. Earlier this Congress, Inhofe and U.S. Sen. James... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe: "He is going to be the very best administrator that we will have..."

November 1, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Space and Technology, questioned Jim Bridenstine during his nomination hearing today on the role of NASA. Bridenstine, of Oklahoma, has been nominated by President Trump to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Key Excerpts Inhofe: “You have to keep in mind, NASA has to come to Congress to get their funding, to get their appropriation,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Visits with Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce

November 1, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) met with members of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce yesterday in Washington. They discussed current legislative priorities, including tax reform.   “It is always a pleasure to meet with the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce,” said Inhofe. “As Congress begins its critical work to provide tax cuts to grow the economy, it's fitting that the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce visit with me and their other representatives in Washington.... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Introduces Bridenstine at Senate Commerce Committee

November 1, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, introduced Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK-01) ahead of his confirmation hearing. Bridenstine was nominated by President Trump to serve as Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Click here to watch Inhofe’s remarks.  Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. Chairman, I am pleased to introduce the real Jim Bridenstine, a friend, colleague, fellow pilot, and... Continue Reading »


NEWS: Inhofe Joins EPA Administrator Pruitt to Announce EPA Science Committee Directive

October 31, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, joined EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt as he announced the new leadership of the EPA’s Science Advisory Boards and a new directive to ensure that any advisors who serve on one of the science committees are free from any real, apparent or potential interference with their ability to objectively serve as a committee member. “Administrator Pruitt’s directive to increase... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Joins Senate, Religious Leaders to Stand for Religious Liberty

October 31, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) joined Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Senator Todd Young (R-IN),  Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) at a press conference yesterday to defend 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. They were also joined by Professor Mark Rienzi with Becket for... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Meets with McAlester Community in Washington

October 27, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) met with members of the McAlester community yesterday as part of their annual visit to Washington. They discussed current legislative priorities and national defense. “The McAlester Stampede always proves to be valuable to both McAlester leaders and the Oklahoma congressional delegation,” said Inhofe. “I was pleased to meet with members of the McAlester community and discuss the president’s work, veterans and national defense. Their timely... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe: "We are in the most dangerous world we've ever faced..."

October 27, 2017

 U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke on the Senate floor on Wednesday evening about the global threats currently facing our nation, specifically in AFRICOM, Iran and North Korea. On AFRICOM: “At a time when I hear colleagues across the aisle and political pundits ask the question, why do we have troops in various places like Africa, it's important to remember the strategic importance of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Mullin Praise President Trump for Action on National Opioid Crisis

October 26, 2017

U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after the President gave remarks about the opioid crisis at the White House today. “I’m glad that President Trump has taken decisive action by declaring the opioid epidemic to be a public health emergency,” said Inhofe. “While Congress has taken steps to address the crisis by passing several bills last year to address treatment and prevention of opioids, it is clear... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford Applaud Senate Confirmation of Scott Palk

October 26, 2017

U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today praised the Senate confirmation of Scott Palk to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. “Scott Palk’s bipartisan confirmation today is a clear testament to his honesty, integrity, and commitment to fairly applying the law,” Inhofe said. “I am confident that he will serve Oklahoma well as a principled jurist who will uphold the Constitution, and am pleased he was confirmed... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Committee Passage of EPA Nominees

October 25, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today praised the committee passage of four nominees to fill positions at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the nomination of Paul Trombino to be Administrator for the Federal Highway Administration. “I am pleased that the Environment and Public Works Committee advanced the nominations of Michael Dourson, William Wehrum, Matthew Leopold and David Ross to key positions at... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes for CRA to Overturn CFPB Regulation

October 24, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) supported using a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to undo an overreaching regulation from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The rule, which discusses how banks resolve disputes with consumers, would limit the use of arbitration as a means of settling a dispute. The CRA passed the Senate by a vote of 51 to 50. “Since the CFPB was created under President Obama, it has been an out of control bureaucracy, passing... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Receives Prestigious Award for Conservative Leadership

October 23, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe was recognized at the annual awards dinner by the Weyrich Lunch and Coalitions for America last week. Honoring the legacy of Paul Weyrich, the awards committee presented Sen. Inhofe their highest award, the Paul Weyrich Enduring Impact Award in recognition of his conservative leadership and steadfast principles. “Paul Weyrich was a good friend, not only to me, but to everyone who fights for conservative principles,” Inhofe said. “He showed the value of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Supports Balanced Budget that Paves Way for Tax Cut

October 19, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a committed fiscal conservative, praised the Senate for passing a budget resolution for fiscal year 2018, paving the way for the Senate to pass a comprehensive tax cut. The budget resolution would also provide a path to a balanced budget by restraining federal spending, reducing tax burdens and boosting economic growth: “Passage of the budget today paves the way for the Senate to cut taxes through comprehensive tax reform. This budget also cuts over $5... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: SASC Chairman Inhofe Remarks at SASC SOCOM and CYBERCOM Hearing

October 19, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, gave opening remarks this morning at a SASC hearing to receive testimony on United States Special Operations Command and United States Cyber Command. A list of the witnesses and live stream can be found here. As prepared for delivery: Good morning. The committee meets today to receive testimony on the posture of U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Cyber Command. I’d like to welcome our witnesses: The... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Discusses Iran Deal with Netanyahu

October 17, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Inhofe met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit to Israel on Sunday. Inhofe, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke with Netanyahu about Iran’s increasing aggression in the Middle East and the important strategic alliance between the United States and Israel. “I appreciated meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu on Sunday in Jerusalem,” Inhofe said. “We agree—President Trump’s action... Continue Reading »