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ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses United States CENTCOM and AFRICOM at SASC Hearing

March 13, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed United States Central Command and African Command with General Joseph L. Votel, USA, Commander of the United States Central Command and General Thomas D. Waldhauser, USMC, Commander of the United States Africa Command. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Committee meets today to receive testimony on the posture of U.S. Central and Africa... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Heinrich Praise Committee Advancement of FERC Legislation

March 12, 2018

Last week, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee favorably reported H.R. 1109, legislation to ensure all transmission transactions are provided parity in the review process by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). This bill is the companion legislation to S. 1860, authored by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.).  “I’m pleased that the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed our bipartisan legislation last week,”... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford, Mullin and Russell Introduce Legislation to Improve Veteran Health Care

March 9, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) held a press conference at the Oklahoma City VA today where they were joined by local veteran Pete Peterson, Oklahoma City VA Director Wade Vlosich and Muskogee VA Director Mark Morgan. Together, they announced a new initiative to help each of Oklahoma’s VA facilities achieve a five star rating, indicating they are the two of the highest performing VA facilities in the country. Additionally, Sen. Inhofe and Congressman... Continue Reading »


Inhofe on North Korea Denuclearization Talks

March 8, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), made the following statement after South Korean National Security Advisor, Chung Eui-Yong announced Kim Jong Un will refrain from future missile testing and is ‘eager’ to discuss denuclearization with the United States. “Tonight makes it clear that President Trump’s tough talk, campaign of maximum pressure and aggressive sanctions are working against North Korea. Kim Jong... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Questions Witnesses at EPW Subcommittee Hearing about the FARM Act

March 8, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, questioned witnesses in a subcommittee legislative hearing about S. 2421, the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method Act. Witnesses included Todd Mortenson, Owner and Operator of Mortenson Ranch; Bill Satterfield, Executive Director of Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.; and Mark Kuhn, Floyd County Supervisor of Floyd County, Iowa. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Excerpts: Inhofe:... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses United States European Command at SASC Hearing

March 8, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed United States European Command with General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Commander of the United States European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Committee meets today to receive testimony on the posture of U.S. European Command. We welcome our witness, General Scaparrotti, EUCOM Commander and NATO... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Meets with AIPAC Members

March 7, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) met with Oklahoma representatives from The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) yesterday in Washington:      “It was good to spend time with so many Oklahomans who share my commitment to maintaining our special relationship with Israel. The last year, under the leadership of President Trump, has seen a renewed commitment to the U.S.-Israel relationship, including standing strong against Iranian aggression, decertifying the flawed... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises $9.9 Million DOT Grant for ODOT

March 7, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, announced that Oklahoma was awarded a U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grant of $9.9 million dollars to make needed improvements to the regional freight network. “Oklahomans understand the importance of upgrading rail infrastructure for improving safety and increasing economic growth,” Sen. Inhofe said. “This grant will go a long way in... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Blumenthal, Moran, Cantwell Introduce Aviation Maintenance Workforce Development Pilot Program

March 7, 2018

Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced the Aviation Maintenance Workforce Development Pilot Program today, bipartisan legislation that will help close the skills gap and fill aviation maintenance jobs. “Our aviation industry needs skilled workers and the aviation maintenance industry provides high-paying, high-skilled jobs across the country,” Sen. Inhofe said. “Aviation is an economic... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Joins Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business

March 7, 2018

Click here to view.  WASHINGTON –  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined Mornings with Maria with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business this morning to discuss North Korea and Dodd-Frank reform. Continue Reading »


Inhofe Talks Kim Jong Un and National Defense on the Radio

March 6, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke on the radio today about topics including Kim Jong Un, national defense and how deregulation is helping the economy. Sen. Inhofe and Rick Couri of KRMG Radio in Tulsa talked infrastructure, tax reform and defense. On the state of the military: “I think you are aware that we have now changed our budget so that after eight years of Obama and weakening our military we are now back starting to rebuild again.” Listen to the full segment... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Visits with Norman Chamber of Commerce

March 6, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) met with members of the Norman Chamber of Commerce today in Washington. They discussed current legislative priorities, including infrastructure.                  “It is always a pleasure to meet with the Norman Chamber of Commerce,” said Inhofe. “We had a productive conversation about deregulation, tax reform and economic growth. I was especially pleased to talk with them about... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses Worldwide Threats at SASC Hearing

March 6, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed worldwide threats with the Honorable Daniel R. Coats, Director of the National Intelligence and Lieutenant General Robert P. Ashley, Jr., USA, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The Committee meets today to receive testimony on worldwide threats. We are pleased to welcome our distinguished witnesses: Dan... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Talks North Korea and Billy Graham on the Radio

March 5, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke on the radio last week about topics including the success of Oklahoma military bases, North Korea and the passing of Billy Graham. Sen. Inhofe and Will Dance of KZLS Radio in Yukon talked infrastructure, tax reform, deregulation and North Korea. On deregulation: “One reason the economy has rebounded in Oklahoma since Trump has been president is because he’s gotten rid of a lot of these overregulations.” Listen to the full segment... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Kaine Lead SASC Readiness Subcommittee in Requesting DOD Budget Flexibility

March 5, 2018

Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) led the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support in a letter to the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee (SAC-D) today. They urged SAC-D to give the Department of Defense needed flexibility in spending appropriated resources for the remainder of the fiscal year. “Recent budget caps and numerous continuing resolutions have placed a considerable strain on the Department of Defense,” wrote the... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe at EPW Hearing on Infrastructure: "We agree on this"

March 1, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, questioned witnesses about working towards a broad bipartisan infrastructure package in an EPW hearing today. Witnesses included the Honorable Elaine Chao, Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation and the Honorable R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army Civil Works. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Excerpts:  Inhofe: … This is so significant, what... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Senate Passage of Taiwan Travel Act

March 1, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), co-chairman of the Senate Taiwan Caucus, praised the Senate for passing the Taiwan Travel Act: “Just last week I was in Taiwan, where I visited with President Tsai, Foreign Minister Lee, Defense Minister Shih-kuan, and other military leaders. During the meetings, we were able to candidly discuss the growing threat communist China and North Korea pose to East Asia. The Taiwan Travel Act will encourage similar meetings between high-level American and Taiwanese... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Nominees at SASC Hearing

March 1, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone to be Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, Director of the National Security Agency, and Chief of the Central Security Service; Dr. Brent Park to be Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration; and Ms. Anne Marie White to be Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management.  Click to... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Committee Passage of the Modern Fish Act

February 28, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Technology, today praised the Committee’s passage of S.1520 , the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017. “The Modern Fish Act is an important bill that gives fishermen and fishery managers the flexibility and stability they need without unnecessary federal overreach. With this bill, we are continuing the deregulation efforts necessary to work with states to access federal waters and... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Discusses United States Cyber Command at SASC Hearing

February 27, 2018

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), discussed the United States Cyber Command with Admiral Michael S. Rogers of the United States Navy. Rogers serves as Director of the National Security Agency, Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and Chief of the Central Security Service. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s introduction. As prepared for delivery: The committee meets today to hear from Admiral Mike Rogers, Commander of U.S. Cyber... Continue Reading »