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Inhofe Votes Against Radical Democrat Climate Agenda

October 17, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) stood up for the Trump Administration  by voting against the Democrat’s attempt to force their radical climate agenda. Today, Senate Democrats attempted to overturn the regulatory progress made under the Trump Administration and revert back to the Obama-era climate regulations. “My colleagues across the aisle aren’t interested in facts or using the Congressional Review Act for its intended purpose—to cut red tape and reduce burdensome... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Receives 2019 NTOA Congressional Leadership Award for Support of Law Enforcement

October 17, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) was honored this week with the 2019 Congressional Leadership Award from the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) in recognition of his work and leadership to support our nation’s law enforcement community in Congress. In May, Sen. Inhofe and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced the Law Enforcement Training For Mental Health Crisis Response Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation to improve police training.  “I am proud of the... Continue Reading »


SASC Chairman Inhofe Applauds Senate Confirmation of Air Force Secretary

October 16, 2019

After the Senate voted today to confirm Barbara Barrett as Secretary of the Air Force by a vote of 85-7, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement: “Ms. Barrett will serve as the civilian head at the Air Force at a pivotal time for our military. We need to modernize and innovate if we want to keep up with China and Russia, and this is especially important if we want to maintain air and space supremacy. At her... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Congratulates Abiy for Nobel Peace Prize

October 11, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) congratulated Ethiopian Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize: “I first met Dr. Abiy Ahmed in 2015 when he was a regional Vice President in Ethiopia, where he told me the powerful story of his journey through faith and how it shaped his leadership. I knew then that he would be a force for good. Since being elected prime minister in 2018, Abiy has seen much success at promoting democratic reforms, uniting opposing political parties,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Turkish Airstrikes in Syria

October 9, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on Turkey’s military action in northeastern Syria: “Turkey is an important NATO ally with legitimate security interests at stake in Syria, but its unilateral military intervention in Syria is unacceptable. As President Trump has warned, Turkey’s actions will not be without serious economic, diplomatic and security consequences. Erdogan’s actions risk... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Developments in Northeastern Syria

October 7, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on developments in northeastern Syria:  “While I await further information on developments in northeastern Syria, I have long believed that our policy should reflect conditions on the ground and, most importantly, ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS— a position President Trump has held as well. I agree that we cannot engage in unending conflict, but steps must... Continue Reading »


Midwest City Fire Department Awarded SAFER Grant

October 3, 2019

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statements after it was announced that the Midwest City Fire Department will receive a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). SAFER grants are distributed to local fire departments across the country to ensure they are staffed at all times and meet industry-minimum standards. This grant funding... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford Applaud Nomination of Oklahoma City Judge

October 3, 2019

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today issued statements of support for President Trump’s nomination of Bernard M. Jones to serve as Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. Jones currently serves as a United States Magistrate Judge on the Western District court. “I am glad to see the president nominate Judge Bernard Jones today to serve as District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma,” Inhofe said. “After... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Visits Tinker to Tackle Housing Problems with Air Force, Housing Contractor

October 3, 2019

Inhofe, leaders discuss plan to address mold problems at Tinker AFBPorsha Riley  Watch the full video and read the article here. Excerpt: Sen. Jim Inhofe and other leaders were at Tinker Air Force Base on Tuesday to discuss their plan to tackle a mold outbreak.Several people have reported getting sick because of the mold, and multiple families have been displaced because of the outbreak. Inhofe said he and others are taking steps to fix a problem that some said should have... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Visits Privatized Housing On Tinker Air Force Base, Demands Action From Balfour Beatty, Air Force

October 2, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited Tinker Air Force Base yesterday with senior Air Force leadership, including Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matt Donovan and Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy John Henderson. Air Force leadership came to Tinker at Inhofe's request to assess ongoing and emerging health, chemical and structural issues with Balfour Beatty-managed housing on base.... Continue Reading »


Oklahoma delegation celebrates one year of USMCA, urges passage through Congress

October 1, 2019

Members of Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation released statements in support of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) this afternoon on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s announcement of the three-country trade agreement. Senator Jim Inhofe: “The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a good deal and we need to make it a reality,” Inhofe said. “One year after President Trump’s announcement of the USMCA, Speaker Pelosi still... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises $1.5 Million Grant to Help Establish Welding Technology Training Center at Oklahoma Panhandle State University

October 1, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the announcement by the Department of Commerce that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.5 million grant to Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) of Goodwell, to build a new welding technology training center in the Guymon Industrial Park. The grant, to be matched with $389,504 in local investment, is expected to help create 30 jobs. “This $1.5 million grant from the Economic Development... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Outraged by Reports of Structural, Chemical Hazards in Privatized Military Housing on Tinker Air Force Base

September 30, 2019

After learning of additional structural and asbestos problems in privatized housing on Tinker Air Force Base, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement: “I am outraged to learn of additional problems with military privatized housing on Tinker Air Force Base — but not as upset, I’m sure, as the families who live there. With all that our military families have to worry about, having a safe and sound home... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Joins Bill to Ensure Dignified Burial for Aborted Fetal Remains

September 27, 2019

Today, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), joined Sen. Braun (R-Ind.), Sen. Young (R-Ind.), Sen. Daines (R-Mont.), Sen. Cornyn (R-Texas), Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) to introduce a bill to enforce guidelines for the dignified handling of aborted fetal remains and implement penalties for failing to respect the sanctity... Continue Reading »


Senate Confirms Oklahoman to be U.S. Marshal

September 27, 2019

Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) praised the Senate confirmation of Kerry Pettingill to serve as the United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. “I am glad Kerry Pettingill was confirmed as U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Oklahoma,” said Inhofe. “With Kerry’s impeccable reputation and established career in law enforcement, I know he will continue to honor his country and serve the people of Oklahoma well. I look forward to... Continue Reading »


SASC Chairman Inhofe Commends Department of Defense for Prioritizing Suicide Prevention

September 27, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today praised the Department of Defense (DOD) for conducting and releasing its first-ever annual suicide report. This report provides data on annual DOD suicide rates and counts to the public. “Any suicide is a horrible, preventable tragedy, and far too many lives are being lost because of it across the country. We’ve got to do everything we can to reduce suicide rates, especially in our service members... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises $2 Million Grant to Make Critical Water Infrastructure Improvements in Tishomingo

September 27, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe praised the announcement by the Department of Commerce yesterday that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to the Tishomingo Municipal Authority, Tishomingo, Oklahoma, to help increase the capacity of the local water treatment plant so that it can better serve business needs. The EDA grant, to be located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act designated Opportunity Zone, will be matched with $857,143 in local... Continue Reading »


SASC Chairman Inhofe Commends Senate for Confirming Army Secretary

September 26, 2019

Today, the Senate voted by voice to confirm Ryan McCarthy as Secretary of the Army. U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement following the vote: “Mr. McCarthy has served capably as Acting Secretary of the Army for the past few months, and I’m glad the Senate has voted to confirm him in that role today. As we implement the recommendations of the National Defense Strategy Commission Report, it’s important we... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds Senate Confirmation of Scalia to be Labor Secretary

September 26, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today praised the confirmation of Eugene Scalia to be the Secretary of Labor: “I was proud to support Eugene Scalia today as he was confirmed as the new Secretary of Labor,” Inhofe said. “Mr. Scalia has proven himself as a top-notch lawyer in both the public and private sector, bringing expertise in a multitude of areas, including labor, employment and regulatory matters. I look forward to working with him in this new role and have no doubt he... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Senate Confirmation of Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

September 26, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today commended the Senate for voting, 75-22, to confirm General John E. Hyten to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: “Throughout his nearly 40 years of military service, General Hyten has proven himself to be an accomplished, strategic leader who has served with integrity and honor, and who understands the threats our nation faces and the tools we have to meet and defeat those threats. We need this... Continue Reading »