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Inhofe Votes to Protect States' Ability to Withhold Funding from Abortion Providers

March 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading social conservative, today voted in favor of H. J. Res. 43, a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) that walks back a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule that would block the ability of states to withhold funding from abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. Inhofe was an original cosponsor of this legislation. The CRA resolution passed the Senate and now goes to the president’s... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes to Stop Burdensome DOL Retirement Rule

March 30, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted for H.J. Res 67, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval, which nullifies a Department of Labor (DOL) rule on certain government-run retirement plans. This measure passed the Senate. “Without this CRA, private sector workers would have been forced onto government-run retirement plans. These plans that are not subject to the same standards as privately-run plans and in turn employees are granted fewer... Continue Reading »


Gen. Levy Highlights $2.4B Return to Air Force as a Result of the Air Force Sustainment Center

March 30, 2017

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Subcommittee on Readiness and Management support, questioned Gen. Levy, deputy commandant of Installations and Logistics for the U.S. Marine Corps, on the importance of the Air Force Sustainment Center at the Readiness Subcommittee hearing entitled: Health of the Department of Defense Industrial Base and its Role in Providing Readiness to the Warfighter.  “From our view, the Air... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Introduces Fairness for Pilots Act

March 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; member of the Senate General Aviation Caucus; and certified flight instructor with more than 11,000 flight hours, today introduced S. 755, the Fairness for Pilots Act, which broadens protections for general aviation pilots provided by Inhofe’s Pilot’s Bill of Rights, which was signed into law in 2012.  “The Pilot’s Bill of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Opening Statement for SASC Subcommittee Hearing on Health of DOD Industrial Base

March 29, 2017

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, submitted the following opening statement for the record today at the SASC Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support hearing entitled,  Health of the Department of Defense Industrial Base and its Role in Providing Readiness to the Warfighter.  The witnesses were  Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche, deputy commanding general of Army... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes to Add Montenegro to NATO

March 28, 2017

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) today voted for TD 114-12, protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of Montenegro. The legislation adds Montenegro to NATO and required a two-thirds majority of the Senate. It passed by a vote of 97–2.  “NATO plays a vital role in maintaining security and stability throughout Europe. Including Montenegro in NATO will encourage its integration... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Meets with Judge Neil Gorsuch

March 28, 2017

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today met with Judge Neil Gorsuch, nominee to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Inhofe released the following statement.  “Judge Gorsuch is a smart, diligent and thoughtful jurist. I am impressed by his remarkable commitment to the Constitution and the separation of power our founders envisioned. Oklahoma is within the jurisdiction of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, on which Judge Gorsuch sits, and I have seen his judicial philosophy... Continue Reading »


MEDIA ADVISORY: Inhofe Joins Martha MacCallum on Fox News TONIGHT

March 28, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee, will join Martha MacCallum on The First 100 Days on Fox News at approximately 7:25PM EST to discuss President Trump’s Energy Independence executive order.    WHEN: March 28, 2017 at 7:25 EST WHAT: Sen. Inhofe to appear on The First 100 Days with Martha MacCallum on Fox News to discuss President Trump’s energy executive order.  Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds Trump's Energy Independence Executive Order

March 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today applauded the executive action taken by President Trump to pull back the Clean Power Plan rule and address the regulatory obstacles hindering the development and use of our nation’s energy resources. The executive order will strengthen our economy and grow jobs all while increasing our national security, ensuring lower energy prices, encouraging innovation... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds Approval of Keystone Pipeline Permit

March 24, 2017

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee and member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee, today released a statement following the State Department’s approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.  “President Trump continues to deliver on his promises to prioritize energy independence and to end the war on fossil fuel that has hindered the development of our... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Friedman's Confirmation as Ambassador to Israel

March 23, 2017

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released a statement following the confirmation of David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel.  "Protecting and advancing the vital relationship between the United States and Israel is a critical responsibility. I am confident David Friedman, as President Trump’s representative, will work to strengthen our friendship and deepen our ties, ensuring the democracies of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Rollback of Regulatory Overreach by FCC

March 23, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, today voted for S. J. Res. 34, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval. This legislation nullifies a Federal Communication Commission (FCC) rule that imposes regulations outside of the agency’s jurisdiction regarding practices for protecting consumer information. This legislation passed the Senate.  “The FCC unilaterally gave itself... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes to Halt OSHA Overreach

March 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted in favor of H. J. 83, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval. This legislation rejects an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule expanding the statute of limitations for when employers may be cited for workplace injury paperwork violations from six months to five years, known as the Volks rule. The legislation passed the Senate and is headed to President Trump to be signed into... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds EPW Approval of NEIMA

March 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today applauded the committee passage of the S. 512, the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA), which improves the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) fee structure and allows the commission to regulate and approve advanced reactor designs. The EPW committee advanced the legislation by a vote of 18–3. “The Nuclear Energy... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes to Leave Wildlife Refuge Management to States

March 21, 2017

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted in favor of H.J. Res. 69, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval that blocks a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that bans predator control on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska, except under specific circumstances. The measure passed the U.S. Senate. “This Fish and Wildlife rule preempts state law, directly violating federal statues and the Alaska Statehood compact,” Inhofe said. “This rule... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Introduces English Language Unity Act

March 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today re-introduced S. 678, the English Language Unity Act of 2017, which establishes English as the official language of the United States.   “The power of language is to unify people of all walks of life; by establishing English as the official language of our nation we will become further united,” Inhofe said. “I am pleased to have taken the first steps in enabling increased communication,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Meets with Farmers, Ranchers Affected by Wildfires in OK Panhandle

March 20, 2017

BUFFALO, OK—U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today met with several hundred Oklahoma farmers and ranchers affected by wildfires in northwest Oklahoma after touring areas damaged by the fires in his twin engine plane. Joining Inhofe were U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) directors from Alfalfa, Woods Ellis, Harper and Beaver counties; Dr. Thomas Coon, vice president and dean and director of the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; and... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Visit to Oklahoma National Guard Troops in Ukraine

March 17, 2017

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services committee (SASC), today released a statement following his return from a visit to the National Guard Soldiers of Oklahoma’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. A contingent from the 45th, commanded by Colonel David Jordan, has been in Ukraine since January on a yearlong mission to join partner nations’ militaries in helping train the Ukrainian Army.  “I was honored to have the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Calls on EPA to Finalize Glyphosate Review

March 16, 2017

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee, today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize their registration review of the herbicide glyphosate following yesterday’s announcement from the European Chemicals Agency that glyphosate is not a carcinogen.  “Yesterday, the European Chemicals Agency concluded that glyphosate is not a carcinogen,” Inhofe said. “This... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Trump CAFE Standards Order

March 15, 2017

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee, today released a statement following President Donald Trump’s executive action directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its recent conclusion that automakers are able to reach aggressive and costly fuel efficiency standards by 2025. “There are serious problems with the current regulatory regime affecting the auto industry. DOT’s... Continue Reading »