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Inhofe, Hatch, Cantwell, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Modernize Aviation Maintenance

May 7, 2018

US Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have introduced a bill to improve training programs at aviation maintenance technician schools. The legislation requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to modernize the mandated curriculum, which has not been updated in five decades. “The aviation maintenance industry supports skilled, high-paying jobs around the country. Yet, employers face a costly training gap when hiring new... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on the Inter-Korean Summit

April 27, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), made the following statement on the Inter-Korean Summit: “President Trump has done it again. His tireless efforts to restore American leadership and great power competition around the world have seen historic results. In just the last 24 hours, North and South Korea have met and pledged to end the 1953 Korean War and North Korea has committed to denuclearization. While it is true that we’ve had broken promises before from North Korea, I believe... Continue Reading »


Oklahoma Communities Receive EPA Grants for Brownfield Sites

April 26, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for awarding grants to Brownfields sites in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Senator Inhofe authored the legislation to reauthorize the Brownfields program, which was signed into law on March 22, 2018. “Oklahoma is a model for the success of the Brownfields program. From BOK Center in Tulsa to Bricktown in Oklahoma City, we’ve seen firsthand... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Mullin Applaud Frac Sand Exemption

April 26, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) praised the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for including drivers of commercial motor vehicles engaged in the transport and offloading of “frac” sand at oil or natural gas well sites in the existing oil field service exemption. The updated guidance has been made available here.   “Frac sand haulers face delays beyond their control—just... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Mattis and Dunford at SASC Hearing

April 26, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned the Honorable James N. Mattis, Secretary of Defense; the Honorable David L. Norquist, Under Secretary of Defense; and General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about the posture of the Department of Defense budget. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks.  Remarks:  Inhofe: There are some basic questions that are going to be asked and I'll just go... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Senate Confirmation of Mike Pompeo

April 26, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after CIA Director Mike Pompeo was confirmed as Secretary of State: “As America faces grave threats from around the world, especially with the rise of China and Russia, I am confident that Mike Pompeo is the right choice to serve as our next Secretary of State. We share a commitment to strengthening American leadership and diplomacy around the world so our allies can trust... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Discusses the Department of Defense Budget at SASC Hearing

April 26, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed the posture of the Department of Defense budget in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2019 and the Future Years Defense Program. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Committee today meets to receive testimony on the budget posture of the Department of Defense in the fiscal year 2019 request and the Future Years Defense Program.... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Visits with Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce

April 26, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) met with members of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce yesterday in Washington. They discussed current legislative priorities, specifically infrastructure and national defense.     “My visits with the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce are always valuable,” said Inhofe. “We had an engaging talk about the economic success we’re seeing as a result of tax reform and President Trump’s deregulatory agenda. I was especially... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Meets with CACI CEO Ken Asbury

April 25, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) met with Ken Asbury, CEO of CACI in Washington today. Last month, CACI announced they would be locating the company’s Shared Services Center in Oklahoma City, expanding its existing operations in Oklahoma. When fully staffed, their facility will create over 300 jobs.   “CACI has a long history of supporting our national security, just like Oklahoma. With our pro-business environment, skilled workforce and mission-critical military installations on... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses the Department of the Air Force at SASC Hearing

April 24, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed the posture of the Department of the Air Force with the Honorable Heather A. Wilson, Secretary Of The Air Force, and General David L. Goldfein, Chief Of Staff Of The Air Force. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Committee meets today to receive testimony on the posture of the U.S. Air Force and its fiscal year 2019 budget request. We welcome our... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Receives Dwight D. Eisenhower Award from the National Defense Industrial Association

April 19, 2018

The National Defense Industrial Association presented Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award yesterday, their highest honor, in recognition of Sen. Inhofe’s steadfast commitment to the security of our nation and dedication to our men and women in uniform. From left: Hawk Carlisle, NDIA's president and CEO; Sen. Jim Inhofe; Sid Ashworth, NDIA's board chair Photo courtesy of NDIA Founded in 1979, Dwight D. Eisenhower Award recognizes the significant contributions Dwight... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Menendez, Cornyn and Rubio Urge Taiwan Participation in WHO

April 19, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. Menendez (D-N.J.), co-chairs of the U.S. Senate Taiwan Caucus, introduced legislation today calling for the Secretary of State to develop a strategy for Taiwan to regain observer status in the World Health Organization ahead of their annual global assembly next month. They were joined by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) as original cosponsors of the legislation. “Taiwan has shown its commitment to world health by joining the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Bridenstine Confirmation as NASA Administrator

April 19, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe today praised the Senate confirmation of Rep. Jim Bridenstine, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Inhofe spoke on the Senate floor earlier today about his qualifications for the position. Click here to view remarks. I agree wholeheartedly with the comments that have been made about Jim Bridenstine. I was on the committee that went through confirmation. I have never heard so many things. One thing they all had in common was... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Remembers Oklahoma City Bombing

April 19, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke on the Senate floor today about the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. Click here to view remarks. Remarks: I'd like to remind people this is April 19 and this is the anniversary of what could be characterized as the greatest domestic terrorist attack in history. It was in our state of Oklahoma at the Alfred P. Murrah Building office building. One hundred and sixty-eight people were killed, many of those were very close personal friends of... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Speaks about Ethiopia on Senate Floor: "America is with you"

April 19, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke on the Senate floor last night about the United States’ relationship with Ethiopia. Click here to view remarks. Key Excerpts: … Mr. President, the House of Representatives, recently—just last week—passed H. Res. 128 to chastise one of our closest allies on the African continent, and that’s Ethiopia. Although the legislation claims to support Ethiopia, the reality is that the resolution is outdated—Written years... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Discusses the Department of the Navy at SASC Hearing

April 19, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed the posture of the Department of the Navy with the Honorable Richard Spencer, Secretary of the Navy; Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations; and General Robert Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Committee meets today to receive testimony on the posture of the U.S. Navy and its fiscal year 2019... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Visits with Enid Chamber of Commerce

April 18, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) met with members of the Enid Chamber of Commerce today in Washington. They discussed current legislative priorities, specifically infrastructure and national defense.      “Getting to visit with the Enid Chamber of Commerce in Washington is a real honor,” Inhofe said. “As home to Vance Air Force Base, we were able to talk candidly about the importance of addressing the pilot shortage and rebuilding our military during the upcoming... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds Senate Repeal of Flawed CFPB Guidance

April 18, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement after the Senate passed legislation to undo an overstep by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to regulate car loans issued at auto dealerships: “Obama’s administration was all about expanding the size and scope of federal bureaucracy. From the creation of a National School Board to the unaccountable CFPB, we saw the federal government handed authority in areas where it was not prescribed in law. Right-sizing the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Visits with Oklahoma Farm Bureau

April 18, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) met with members of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau yesterday in Washington. They discussed current deregulation, the 2018 Farm Bill and Sen. Inhofe’s new legislation to support young farmers and ranchers.        “It is always good to visit with the Farm Bureau in Washington,” Inhofe said. “The Oklahoma Farm Bureau has engaged members from all across the state and I value hearing from each of them. They represent an... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

April 17, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement in response to the news that Barbara Bush passed away today: “Kay and I were so saddened to learn of the passing of former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush. We've known the Bush family for a long time dating back to their time in the Texas oil industry, and she was always known as the most lovable mother. We are going to miss her and her commitment to the nation, her fearlessness and strength in times of adversity and her advocacy... Continue Reading »