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Inhofe Speaks on Senate Floor in Support of Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator

February 16, 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 in support of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator. Click here to watch the video Remarks as prepared for delivery:   Mr. President, today I speak to you about my friend and fellow Oklahoman, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. As you all know, he has been nominated by... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Senate Passage of CRA to Protect Gun Rights, Ensure Due Process

February 15, 2017

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today released a statement following Senate passage of H. J. Res 40, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval against a rule submitted by the Social Security Administration (SSA) relating to Implementation of the National Instant Criminal History Background Checks (NICS) Improvement Amendments Act of 2007. The CRA resolution passed the Senate by a vote of 57-43.  “Under the current SSA rule, the agency is stripping... Continue Reading »


Trump Signs CRA Protecting U.S. Energy Producers

February 14, 2017

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today issued a statement following President Trump signing H. J. Res 41, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) rule on resource extraction issuers under Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act, into law. “Trump’s signature on this important CRA resolution signals a welcome change in rolling back regulations that have burdened energy producers for too... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Meets with Heather Wilson, Nominee for Secretary of the Air Force

February 14, 2017

 Washington—U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released a statement following his meeting with Heather Wilson, President Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Air Force.  “Heather Wilson, an Air Force Academy Rhodes Scholar, has dedicated her life to strengthening and improving our military,” Inhofe said. “After spending  seven years serving our country in the European Command, Dr.... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes to Confirm McMahon as Small Business Administrator

February 14, 2017

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today voted to confirm Linda McMahon as small business administrator. She was confirmed by a vote of 79–19.  “Small businesses are vital to Oklahoma and make up over 97 percent of all employers,” Inhofe said. “For this reason I am glad to see Linda leading the SBA. She is a successful businesswoman herself and understands the burdens... Continue Reading »


Sens. Inhofe and Lankford Support Dr. David Shulkin for Secretary of Veterans Affairs

February 14, 2017

Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today praised the confirmation of Dr. David Shulkin as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The full Senate overwhelmingly supported his confirmation, voting 100–0 to confirm him to the position.  “Ensuring the best possible medical care for our nation’s veterans has been one of my top priorities since I joined the Congress,” said Inhofe. “Confirming Dr. Shulkin for this key position is a great... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Speaks on Senate Floor on the Importance of Bilateral Trade

February 9, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, today spoke on the Senate floor on the importance of bilateral trade deals.  Click here to watch the video Remarks as prepared for delivery:  Mr. President, President Trump is meeting this weekend with Japanese Prime Minister Abe, so I want to take this opportunity to talk about the need to strike new bilateral trade deals. Bilateral trade agreements with... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Speaks on Senate Floor on EPA's Risk Management Program Rule

February 9, 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 on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) risk management program (RMP) rule.  Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, in the two and a half months between the presidential election and inauguration day, the Obama administration produced over 200 rulemakings, 41 of which are considered economically significant... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes for Sessions to be U.S. Attorney General

February 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today voted to confirm U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be attorney general of the U.S. The Senate voted to confirm Sessions 52-47.  “It is with great pride that I cast my vote in favor of my good friend Jeff Sessions to be our country’s Attorney General,” Inhofe said. “Jeff Sessions is extremely well qualified for this job having served as U.S. attorney for Alabama’s Southern District and as Alabama’s... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Witnesses at SASC Subcommittee Hearing on Current Readiness of U.S. Forces

February 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Subcommittee on Readiness & Management Support, today questioned witnesses at the readiness subcommittee hearing entitled: Current Readiness of U.S. Forces. Witnesses included Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army; Adm. William F. Moran, vice chief of naval operations of the U.S. Navy; Gen. Glenn M. Walters, assistant commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps; and... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement for SASC Subcommittee Hearing on Current Readiness of U.S. Forces

February 8, 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,  Current Readiness of U.S. Forces.  The witnesses were Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army; Adm. William F. Moran, vice chief of naval operations of the U.S. Navy;... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Reintroduces Federal Land Freedom Act and FRESH Act

February 7, 2017

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today reintroduced S. 335, the Federal Land Freedom Act, and S. 334, the Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands (FRESH) Act.  “The United States is capable of reaching domestic energy independence; in fact, since 2008 we’ve increased our domestic oil production by 80 percent. This increase, however, has all occurred on private and state... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford, Boozman Meet with Jim Downing, Pearl Harbor Survivor

February 7, 2017

WASHINGTON—This morning U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and John Boozman (R-Ark.), met with Jim Downing, the second oldest known Pearl Harbor survivor at 103 years old and author of The Other Side of Infamy: My Journey through Pearl Harbor and the World of War. Downing was also an early member of The Navigators, a Christian organization founded in the 1930’s.    Click Here to Download  "It was an honor to meet with Navy veteran Jim Downing... Continue Reading »


Media Advisory: Inhofe to Chair SASC Readiness Subcommittee Hearing On Current Readiness of U.S. Forces

February 7, 2017

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** INHOFE TO CHAIR SASC SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING ON CURRENT READINESS OF U.S.FORCES  WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 2:30 p.m. EST, U.S. Sen Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, will hold a hearing entitled: “Current Readiness of U.S. Forces.”  DETAILS: WHAT: A subcommittee hearing on “Current Readiness of U.S. Forces.”  WHEN: 2:30 p.m. EST,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes to Confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

February 7, 2017

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. The Senate confirmed DeVos by a vote of 51–50, with Vice President Pence casting the deciding vote in her favor.  “Throughout her 30-year career as an education reform advocate and as the chairman for the American Federation for Children, Betsy DeVos has fought to give parents the ability to choose a better school for their children. I am confident she will use her... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Speaks on Senate Floor in Support of Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

February 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today spoke on the Senate floor in support of Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to be confirmed to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.  Remarks as prepared for delivery:  Mr. President, President Trump announced that he is nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court of the United States.  As someone who has been following the news and rumors on who... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Speaks on Senate Floor in Support of Sen. Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General

February 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today spoke on the Senate floor in support of Sen. Jeff Session (R-Ala.) to be U.S. attorney general.    Remarks as prepared for delivery:   Mr. President, I have been fortunate enough to work with, and get to know Sen. Jeff Sessions over the past 20 years. Not only is he a colleague that I admire and respect, but he is also one of my very best friends.   As you know, Sen. Sessions has been nominated by our president to be... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Supports Trump Administration Sanctions on Iran

February 3, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released a statement in response to the Trump administration’s announcement of new sanctions against Iran. “According to UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR), Iran is not to undertake activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons. While the Iranian government has stated that the ballistic missile test the country... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Passage of CRA to Protect U.S. Energy Producers

February 3, 2017

  WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today issued a statement on Senate passage of H. J. Res 41, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) rule on resource extraction issuers under Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The CRA was introduced by Inhofe in the Senate and Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) in the House. The resolution passed the Senate by a vote of 52-47. “Overturning this SEC... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes for CRA to Overturn DOI's Stream Protection Rule

February 2, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today voted in favor of a H. J. Res 38, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval to overturn the Stream Protection Rule issued by the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI). The CRA passed the Senate by a final vote of 54-45. “Despite its title, the stream protection rule, would hurt our economy while doing little to actually protect our streams and... Continue Reading »