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Inhofe Reaffirms Support of Justice Patrick Wyrick

May 23, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) reaffirmed his support of Patrick Wyrick, of Oklahoma, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, with comments for the record ahead of Wyrick’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee: Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, and members of the Judiciary Committee, I thank you for allowing me the opportunity to voice my support for Patrick Wyrick to be a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma. As... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Committee Passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act

May 22, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, praised the committee’s unanimous passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 and announced provisions in the legislation that will directly benefit Oklahoma. “America’s Water Infrastructure Act is about modernization—updating our aging water infrastructure and maintaining our economic competitiveness. This bill contains... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford Announce CFTs to be Stationed at Fort Sill

May 18, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) announced the Army has chosen to officially station two cross functional teams at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. The Army will use the eight cross functional teams to accomplish their top modernization priorities. The teams dedicated to long range precision fires and air and missile defense will be headquartered at Fort Sill. “When you starve a military, one of the first things to... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Talks to Army Corps about Water Infrastructure

May 17, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, questioned The Honorable R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army Civil Works, about America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 in an EPW hearing today. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Remarks: Inhofe: We've gone through several of the WRDA bills and other legislation and one of the problems we've had is the over-abundance of redundancy. You have an application out there,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Senate Confirmation of Gina Haspel

May 17, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the confirmation of Gina Haspel to be Director of the CIA. Haspel will be the first woman to serve in this role.  “Gina Haspel has a distinguished career that makes her uniquely qualified to serve as the Director of the CIA. She’s repeatedly demonstrated her commitment and dedication to protecting American families. As we face an increasingly threatening world, I am confident she will lead the Agency well. Congratulations to Ms. Haspel on... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on S. Con. Res. 36

May 17, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), opposed S. Con. Res. 36, a budget resolution which would undo the recent investment in our nation’s defense capability and wouldn’t address mandatory spending—the real cause of the deficit. “We’ve made great strides since the election of President Trump to change course from the failed Obama-era policies that crippled our military readiness. Yet, proposing arbitrary cuts that don’t address the real source of the deficit would... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Joins Fox News' Happening Now

May 16, 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 new sanctions on Iran. Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on the Nomination of Frank Fannon

May 15, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement on the nomination of Frank Fannon to be Assistant Secretary for Energy Resources: “I am pleased that my good friend and former staffer, Frank Fannon, has been nominated to lead the State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources. We’ve seen how expanding U.S. energy exports to Eastern Europe has supported our allies and curbed Russia’s influence in the region. As Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises the Opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

May 14, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following statement praising the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem today. “Today we mark two important occasions: the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel and the official opening of our U.S. Embassy in the capital of Israel, Jerusalem. I am pleased President Trump has chosen to stand for freedom and democracy by moving the embassy—a move I called for over 20 years ago.... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Visits with Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce

May 11, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) met with members of the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce yesterday in Washington. They discussed current legislative priorities, specifically infrastructure and the Dodd-Frank rollback.      “I thank the Tulsa Regional Chamber for visiting the delegation in Washington, D.C.,” said Inhofe. “I enjoyed our talk about the President’s success at growing the economy through deregulation and the work we are doing to improve... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Nomination of Tibor Nagy

May 10, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the nomination of Tibor Nagy as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs today.   “Ambassador Nagy’s background and leadership make him well-qualified to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. A former ambassador with postings across Africa, he is a respected expert who understands the importance of a strong U.S.-Africa policy for our economic and national security. I am... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Nominees at SASC Hearing

May 10, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned nominees this morning at a SASC hearing. Nominees included Dr. Lisa Porter to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering; Mr. James Stewart to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs; Dr. James Anderson to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans and Capabilities; Mr. Gregory Slavonic to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy for... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Joins Fox Business on Iran, North Korea

May 10, 2018

Click here to view. WASHINGTON –  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined Dagen McDowell on Fox Business this morning to discuss North Korea and Iran. Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Witnesses about America’s Water Infrastructure Act

May 9, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, questioned Dennis Sternberg, Executive Director of the Arkansas Rural Water Association; Kristina Swallow, President of the American Society of Civil Engineers; and Pat Riley, Advisory Committee Member of the Family Farm Alliance about America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 in an EPW hearing today. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Remarks: Inhofe: I've got three areas,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Announces Choctaw Nation Selected for Drone Pilot Program

May 9, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has selected the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma for the highly competitive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. The Choctaw Nation is one of only 10 selectees from a pool of over 200 tribal, state and city governments. In January, Senator Inhofe led the Oklahoma... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 at EPW Hearing

May 9, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, discussed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 in an EPW hearing today. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: I thank you and the Ranking Member, Senator Cardin for having this. I can remember the years that I chaired this committee, we’d gone through a number of years where we were supposed to do this—and everyone knows... Continue Reading »


Inhofe on Return of Americans Detained in North Korea

May 9, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), made the following statement after President Trump announced that the three Americans being held by North Korea are being returned to the United States with Secretary of State Pompeo.   “I am pleased that North Korea has released Tony Kim, Kim Dong-chul, and Kim Hak-song, each of whom were wrongfully imprisoned by the North Korean regime and endured brutal detention. For the first time... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses Unmanned Aircraft at Commerce Subcommittee Hearing

May 8, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Space and Technology, questioned witnesses today in a subcommittee hearing entitled “Keeping Pace with Innovation – Update on the Safe Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the Airspace.” Witnesses included Mr. Earl Lawrence, Director of the Office of Unmanned Aircraft Systems at the Federal Aviation Administration; Mr. Brian Wynne, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association for... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises POTUS' Iran Announcement

May 8, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) praised the President’s announcement today on the Iran Deal.   “President Trump has done the right thing by pulling out of the flawed Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and reinstating sanctions on Iran. It was a bad deal from the beginning that only paused Iran’s nuclear development and did nothing to address their malign behavior in the region or their ballistic missile... Continue Reading »


EPW Leaders Introduce Comprehensive Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Legislation

May 8, 2018

Barrasso, Carper, Inhofe, and Cardin Introduce America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to address America’s water infrastructure needs. America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 supports our nation’s economic competitiveness by increasing water storage, providing protection from dangerous floodwaters, deepening nationally significant ports, and maintaining the navigability of inland waterways across the country. The legislation will also repair aging drinking... Continue Reading »