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Inhofe, Cornyn Introduce Legislation to Expand GI Bill For Veterans

June 14, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced S. 1356, the Veterans Education Improvement Act of 2017, which reinstates veterans’ eligibility under the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2010 for education benefits when attaining postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) programs.  Career and technical education centers are a vital post-secondary education option and workforce training system for... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Supports Delay of Methane Rule

June 14, 2017

WASHINGTON U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today released the following statement following the decision by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to delay compliance dates for EPA’s oil and gas industry methane emissions standards, extending the 90-day administrative state of the New Source Performance Standards for oil and gas industries. “Our oil and gas industry was already... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Mullin Support Pruitt Decision to Delay RMP Rule

June 13, 2017

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee, today with U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,  released a statement in support of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to delay the Obama-era Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs under the Clean Air Act Rule (RMP... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Speaks in Support of Caputo, Bodine at EPW Confirmation Hearing

June 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today spoke in support of Annie Caputo, nominee to serve on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and Susan Bodine, nominee to be assistant administrator of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at their EPW nomination hearing.  Both Caputo and Bodine worked for Inhofe during his tenure as chairman of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds End of Ban on U.S. Beef Imports to China

June 12, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), member of the Senate Western Caucus, applauded the end of the 13-year ban on U.S. beef imports into China. On April 5, Inhofe joined 36 Senators in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to prioritize reopening China’s market to U.S. beef. “By ending the ban on U.S. beef imports into China, the Trump administration is demonstrating his ability to get better deals with our trade partners,” Inhofe said. “This is a... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford Applaud Nomination of Brian J. Kuester for U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma

June 12, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe and James Lankford (R-Okla.), today applauded President Trump’s nomination of Brian J. Kuester for U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.  “Brian Kuester, President Trump’s nominee for U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, is a great candidate to serve in this role,” Inhofe said. “Since 2011 Mr. Kuester has served as the DA for Oklahoma’s 27th  District and has a proven track... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Gary Ridley Retirement

June 12, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the U.S. Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today congratulated Oklahoma Transportation Secretary Gary Ridley on his retirement. Mike Patterson has been named by Gov. Fallin to succeed Ridley pending state Senate confirmation. “I want to extend my most sincere congratulations to Gary Ridley on his retirement,” Inhofe said. “Gary has been a close partner in efforts... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises $1.3 Million EDA Award to Ponca City

June 12, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today praised the announcement of the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarding the Ponca City Development Authority a $1.275 million grant to renovate Ponca City’s City Center building. Inhofe wrote a letter to EDA last September encouraging the agency to fund this project, which is estimated to create and retain 69... Continue Reading »


Senate Passes Bipartisan Wildlife Conservation Legislation

June 9, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, released the following statement following unanimous Senate passage of S. 826, The Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver (WILD) Act. Inhofe co-sponsored the legislation. “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Partners for Fish and Wildlife program is a perfect example of a federal program that works with the states rather than against them,” Inhofe said. “This... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Duckworth Introduce FLIGHT Act

June 8, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation committee and certified pilot with over 11,000 flight hours, and U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) today introduced S. 1320, the Forward Looking Investment in General Aviation, Hangars, and Tarmacs (FLIGHT) Act of 2017.  The FLIGHT Act will give General Aviation (GA) airports more flexibility to facilitate infrastructure investment by using existing sources of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe to Host Ribbon Cutting at Frederick Airport

June 8, 2017

FREDERICK, OK —  On Friday, June 9 at 11:00 a.m. CST, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, will host a ribbon cutting celebrating the completion of the resurfacing on the Frederick Municipal Airport runway. Inhofe worked with the U.S. Air Force to secure funding for the runway resurfacing.  Inhofe will also highlight his legislation the Forward Looking Investment in General Aviation, Hangars, and Tarmacs (FLIGHT)... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds Senate Passage of VA Accountability Act

June 6, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), applauded the Senate passage of S. 1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, which passed the Senate today by voice vote. Inhofe cosponsored this legislation.  The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 builds on S. 2554, which Inhofe introduced in the 114th Congress and... Continue Reading »


Inhofe To Talk Paris Climate Agreement on Meet the Press Daily

June 5, 2017

WASHINGTON —  Today, Monday, June 5 at 5:20 p.m. EST, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) will join Katy Tur on MSNBC’s Meet the Press Daily to discuss President Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement.  DETAILS: WHAT: Inhofe on Paris Climate Agreement on Meet the Press Daily  WHO: U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe  WHEN: Monday, June 5                5:20 p.m. EST Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Trump's Decision to Leave Paris Climate Agreement

June 1, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee, today praised President Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement.  “President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement demonstrates what I have said since the Obama administration negotiated our commitments: the Paris Climate Agreement is nothing but empty promises,” Inhofe said. “I warned... Continue Reading »


Inhofe to Talk Paris Agreement with Neil Cavuto, Andrea Mitchell

May 31, 2017

WASHINGTON —  On Thursday, June 1 at 11:00 a.m. CST, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee, will join Neil Cavuto on Cavuto Coast to Coast on Fox Business to discuss the Trump administration’s decision on the Paris Climate Agreement. At 11:25 a.m. CST, Inhofe will join Andrea Mitchell on Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC on the same topic.   DETAILS: WHAT: Inhofe on Paris Climate Agreement on Fox Business and... Continue Reading »


Inhofe to Hold Press Conference on Veterans Legislation

May 26, 2017

Oklahoma City —  On Wednesday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m. CST, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), will hold a press conference with Director for the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System Wade Vlosich on issues affecting veterans in Oklahoma.  Inhofe recently introduced S. 1266, the Enhancing Veteran Care Act., which will improve veteran care allowing oversight over Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) facilities. Inhofe will... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Co-Sponsors Legislation to Honor Critical WWII Units

May 26, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), yesterday joined a bipartisan group of ten Senators in introducing S. 1256, legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 23d Special Headquarters Troops and the 3133rd Signal Service Company, U.S. Army  units that served during World War II also known as “Ghost Army”. These units were instrumental to Allied successes at the Battle of the Bulge and the final... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford Introduce Enhancing Veteran Care Act

May 25, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and U.S. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) today introduced S. 1266, the Enhancing Veteran Care Act, which addresses key health care priorities for our veterans.  “Since learning of the shortfalls at VA centers in Oklahoma in 2015, my staff and I have been working tirelessly to ensure that our veterans have access to high-quality, effective healthcare. I am proud of the work we... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Speaks on Senate Floor on Letter to Trump Urging Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement

May 25, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee, today spoke on the Senate floor, urging President Trump to withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. Inhofe led a group of 22 Senate Republicans in a letter to President Trump this morning calling for a clean break from the agreement. Read the letter here.  Click here to watch the video Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President: there has been a lot of... Continue Reading »


MEDIA ADVISORY: Inhofe to Speak on Senate Floor on Letter to Trump Urging Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement

May 25, 2017

WASHINGTON —  Today at 4:15 p.m. EST U.S. Sen Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, will speak on the Senate floor urging President Trump to withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. Inhofe led a group of 22 Senate Republicans in a letter to President Trump this morning calling for a clean break from the agreement. Read the letter here.  DETAILS: WHAT: Floor speech on withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement  WHO:... Continue Reading »