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Inhofe Releases Video on Tulsa Levees

July 6, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) released a video today about the feasibility study for the Tulsa levees. The funding for the feasibility study, announced yesterday, is the critical first step to modernizing and rehabilitating the levees.   Click here to watch.  Also posted on: Facebook | Twitter Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Resignation of Scott Pruitt

July 5, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement after the president accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt.   “Scott Pruitt did great work to reduce the nations regulatory burdens facing our nation while leading the Environmental Protection Agency. He was single minded at restoring the EPA to its proper statutory authority and ending the burdensome regulations that have stifled economic growth across the country. I was pleased to work with him on critical issues,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Announces Funding for Tulsa Levees Feasibility Study

July 5, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted his request to fully fund the feasibility study for the Tulsa-West Tulsa levees project through supplemental appropriations for disaster relief and recovery funding. The feasibility study, authorized by Sen. Inhofe in 2016, is the critical first step to modernizing the aging levee system. By including the feasibility study in the emergency supplemental, the Tulsa levees project can actually move forward... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on the Agricultural Improvement Act

June 28, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), recipient of the American Farm Bureau’s Distinguished Service Award, voted against the passage of the Agricultural Improvement Act because it failed to enact sufficient reforms to the SNAP program. “While I was pleased that the farm bill included key provisions, like my wildfire relief efforts, to support Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers, I couldn’t overlook the fact the bill didn’t take any meaningful steps to reform the out of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Meets with Secretary Ross

June 27, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, met with Commerce Secretary Ross to discuss trade issues important to Oklahomans.   “Secretary Ross and I had a productive discussion yesterday about the impact of the Trump Administration’s trade policies on businesses and the agricultural community in Oklahoma. I share President Trump and Secretary Ross' concerns about the serious threat of unfair and abusive trade... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Justice Kennedy's Retirement

June 27, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), made the following statement following the announcement that Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire from the Court on July 31, 2018: “For more than four decades, Justice Kennedy has served the federal court honorably and I wish him and his family well in retirement. “This week’s 5-4 decisions only highlight the importance of selecting and confirming justices who adhere to the Constitution and do not legislate from the bench.... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Introduces Amendments to the Farm Bill

June 27, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, introduced several amendments to the Agriculture Improvement Act that would restore the integrity of the farm bill and make needed reforms to support Oklahoma’s agricultural community. Inhofe’s first amendment, co-sponsored by Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), would convert Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, into a block grant program run by individual states. “I’ve... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Supreme Court Rulings

June 26, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised decisions by the Supreme Court today that were a victory for our national security and protecting life.   In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held that the President’s executive order to secure our border and protect American citizens is within his authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act. “The Supreme Court’s decision today was a victory for American safety and security. It confirms what we already know—there... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Nominee at SASC Hearing

June 26, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), gave opening remarks this morning at a SASC nomination hearing to consider the nomination of Lieutenant General Stephen R. Lyons to be General and Commander of the United States Transportation Command. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Committee meets today to review the nomination of Lieutenant General Stephen Lyons to be Commander of U.S. Transportation... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises President Trump for Oklahoma Disaster Declaration

June 26, 2018

Designation will provide wildfire relief U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) thanked President Trump for granting Oklahoma a disaster declaration in response to the wildfires from April 11 to April 20, 2018. The declaration will provide federal assistance and support local recovery efforts. It will also ensure that local emergency responders are eligible to receive cost-sharing benefits for their work during the fires. “By declaring a federal disaster declaration, President Trump is making it... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds Passage of Appropriations Bills to Benefit Oklahoma

June 25, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the passage of the three appropriations bills today. These bills provide the necessary funding for the Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Energy, military construction and Veterans Affairs and the Legislative branch. “The passage of these appropriations bills today are a win for Oklahoma and for the American people. Funding for the Army Corps of Engineers is key to so many of our state’s vital water infrastructure projects. For example, by... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Witnesses at EPW Hearing

June 21, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, questioned William Charles McIntosh and Peter C. Wright, nominees to be Assistant Administrators at the Environmental Protection Agency at an EPW hearing yesterday. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Remarks: Inhofe: In northeastern Oklahoma, we have a thing called Tar Creek. I think you're familiar with that, it could be characterized as the most devastating Superfund site of any... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford Cosponsor Legislation to Keep Families Together and Ensure The Integrity of Immigration Laws

June 20, 2018

Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today joined a group of Senators to introduce the Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act, a bill that would keep families together while ensuring the integrity of our nation’s immigration laws. The legislation requires that children and their parents remain together during their immigration-related legal proceedings. A policy known as the Flores Settlement Agreement led to the Departments of Homeland Security or Justice... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Joins President for Meeting at the White House

June 20, 2018

Click here to view. WASHINGTON –  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined President Trump this afternoon for a meeting at the White House. They discussed a range of topics including the National Defense Authorization Act, immigration, trade and the economy. This week, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, setting up a conference with the House of Representatives. Sen. Inhofe took action to press the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Takes Action to Protect Children and Parents at the Border

June 19, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) took action today to stop the separation of children and parents at the border by co-sponsoring the Protect Kids and Parents Act with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). “The separation of children and parents at the border is the sad result of problematic loopholes in existing immigration law. It must be stopped immediately through reforms that permanently address the root cause of the crisis. I’m pleased this legislation will end the unnecessary family... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Miller at SASC Hearing

June 19, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned Lieutenant General  Austin S. Miller, nominee to be General and Commander of the Resolute Support Mission of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Commander of the United States Forces-Afghanistan at a SASC hearing this morning. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Remarks: Inhofe: Two core military missions in Afghanistan are counter-terrorism and to train, advise, and... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Remarks at SASC Nomination Hearing

June 19, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), gave opening remarks this morning at a SASC nomination hearing to consider the nomination of Lieutenant General Austin S. Miller to be General and Commander of the Resolute Support Mission of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Commander of the United States Forces-Afghanistan. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Committee meets today to review the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Senate Passage of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act

June 18, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the passage of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act. This critical legislation sets defense policy for the year and outlines the policy initiatives that will allow us to implement the National Defense Strategy. The legislation will now be conferenced with the House of Representatives. “This year’s NDAA makes real strides at implementing the National Defense Strategy and making strategic investments now so we can counter the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises First State Coal Ash Permit Program for Oklahoma

June 18, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the grant of the first state permit to Oklahoma for the disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCR or coal ash). Sen. Inhofe authored the bipartisan legislation, signed by President Obama, that created a state permitting program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.   “This is exactly how cooperative federalism should work,” Inhofe said. “States are best equipped to manage environmental concerns, like coal ash... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Speaks Ahead of NDAA Passage

June 18, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke on the Senate floor today about the NDAA ahead of the final vote. Click here to view remarks. Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, the Senate will soon vote on final passage of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. Throughout the last two weeks, we have debated this legislation here on the Senate floor in an open process. I want to thank each of my colleagues who have come down and spoken about how... Continue Reading »