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Inhofe Statement on the Nomination of Gregory Slavonic

December 6, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) released a statement in support of President Trump's announcement of his intent to nominate Gregory Slavonic to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Manpower and Reserve Affairs: “My good friend and fellow Oklahoman, Gregory Slavonic, is an outstanding choice for Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Throughout his 34-year career in the Navy and as Chief of Staff to Sen. James Lankford, Greg has served his country and his home state of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Senate Confirmation of Kirstjen Nielsen

December 5, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) released the following statement today after the Senate confirmed the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to be Secretary of Homeland Security: “I am pleased the Senate confirmed Kirstjen Nielsen to serve as the Secretary of Homeland Security today. Her extensive experience in public security and working in the administration makes her the right choice to lead DHS. I look forward to working with Ms. Nielsen on addressing some of the greatest threats to our... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Enzi Introduce Resolution Recognizing U.S. Partnership with Ethiopia

December 4, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) introduced a resolution today recognizing the important and vital partnership between the United States and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia: “Ethiopia is a strategic partner for the United States in East Africa,” Inhofe said. “We have a long and respected history of working together to promote peace and stability throughout the region. As Ethiopia continues to improve its governance as a... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Senate Passage of Historic Tax Cuts

December 1, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business, voted in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the first comprehensive tax reform legislation in 30 years: “This is the biggest tax cut in history and it will cause dramatic economic growth for years to come. Oklahomans have been struggling for eight years under a sluggish economy, stagnant wages and non-existent job growth. Our tax cut supports families by doubling the child tax credit and the standard... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Sullivan Call for Increased Missile Defense Technology

December 1, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee today supporting the development of new technologies for missile defense. “…North Korean ballistic missiles will have the capability of striking the United States by the end of 2018 with a thermonuclear warhead. We greatly appreciate the robust $9.3 billion, which is $1.4 billion above the President’s request, in... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Speaks About Missile Defense

November 30, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), spoke on the Senate floor yesterday about the North Korea’s missile launch earlier this week and the importance of funding United States missile defense.   Click here to view remarks. Key Excerpts:  “Adversaries, like North Korea, are developing ballistic missiles with increasing range and accuracy. It is important for us here in the Senate to communicate to the American people the credible, grave, and immediate threat that we... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Addresses Energy and Climate Policy Summit

November 30, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), gave remarks to “At the Crossroads IV: Energy & Climate Policy Summit” hosted by the Heritage Foundation and the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Senator Inhofe spoke about the regulatory success under President Trump and the revival of American energy.      Click here to watch Inhofe’s remarks. Key Excerpts: On Regulations: The regulations,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Condemns North Korea Missile Test, Calls for Increased Missile Defense

November 28, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called for increased and targeted investment in missile defense capabilities after North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test: “North Korea has been clear—they will not stop their aggressive behavior towards the United States and our allies until they have achieved a missile capable of reaching the United States with a nuclear warhead. While we must continue to pursue economic and... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises President's Action on North Korea

November 20, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), made the following statement after President Trump declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism: “By imposing the most substantial sanctions against the North Korean regime to date, the President has shown that his actions towards the regime speak far louder than the threats of Kim Jong Un—the United States is committed to stopping North Korea’s aggressive actions against America... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Speaks About ANWR and Energy Independence

November 17, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, spoke on the Senate floor yesterday about legislation to open a small part the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for responsible energy development. Key Excerpts: “… Yesterday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee met to consider legislation to open up a very small part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for responsible energy development. This... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Leads Letter in Support of Iraqi Kurdistan

November 17, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) sent a letter to President Donald Trump this week in support of the Kurdish Regional Government and their role protecting religious liberty in the region. “With ISIS now being driven from Iraq, we are concerned that Iran’s influence is growing and has the potential to undermine the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and overall stability of... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Recognizes the Museum of the Bible

November 17, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to recognize the opening of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. The non-sectarian museum is free to the public and opens today.   Key Excerpts:  “…This week, after years of planning and construction, we now will be dedicating tomorrow, officially opening, the Museum of the Bible. It was led by Steve Green of Hobby Lobby…. He’s the Chairman of the Board of Directors of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Advocates for Lethal Aid to Ukraine

November 16, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today sent a letter to President Trump encouraging increased U.S. government support for Ukraine against Russian aggression, specifically lethal assistance. The letter reads: “I have visited Ukraine twice this year to support the mission of Oklahoma’s National Guard training Ukrainian forces. Both trips have brought into stark relief the gravity of the situation there. The military... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Senate Passage of NDAA

November 16, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018 (FY 18). The legislation passed by voice, sending the bill to the president for his signature. The NDAA passed the House by a vote of 356 to 70 on Tuesday, Nov. 14. “I successfully fought to ensure that this year’s NDAA reflects that we are in the most threatened position our country has ever... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Participates in EPW Hearing

November 15, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, participated today in a committee hearing entitled “Promoting American Leadership in Reducing Air Emissions through Innovation.” Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Key Excerpts Inhofe on the Paris Climate Agreement: “They always end up talking here about the great Paris Agreement … If there’s ever a joke, that’s it. You know, they’ve been... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Zimbabwe

November 15, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement on the situation in Zimbabwe: “I’m encouraged by the reports of a peaceful action by the Zimbabwean military to reject the brutal and restrictive dictatorship of President Mugabe, who singlehandedly cast Zimbabwe, once the bread basket of Africa, into chaos and disarray. While Zimbabwe still has a long road to true freedom and democracy, I am cautiously optimistic that the military’s apparent efforts to restore... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Senate Confirmation of Mark Esper

November 15, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) praised the Senate confirmation of Dr. Mark Esper as Secretary of the Army. “The Army, like each branch of our military, is facing an unprecedented readiness crisis that we haven’t seen since the days of the hollow force. To modernize and rebuild our Army, we need to ensure that we have leaders like my friend, Mark Esper, who will recognize and address the readiness challenges and responsibly advance... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Department of Defense Nominees

November 14, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), participated in a nomination hearing to consider three Department of Defense nominees this morning. The three nominees included Mr. Anthony M. Kurta to be Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel And Readiness, Mr. James E. McPherson to be General Counsel of the Department of the Army and Mr. Gregory E. Maggs to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Questions Witnesses on EPW Bills

November 14, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works questioned witnesses today in a subcommittee hearing covering four EPW bills that emphasize deregulation. Specific bills considered were S. 203, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act of 2017 and S. 839, the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2017, which are co-sponsored by Sen. Inhofe. Other bills considered were S. 1934, the Alaska Remote Generator... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford Praise Senate Passage of Their Veterans Legislation

November 10, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) praised the Senate’s passage of S. 1266, the Enhancing Veterans Care Act. Inhofe and Lankford introduced this legislation in May to address key health care priorities for our veterans. “After the December 2015 USA Today article outlining problems in Oklahoma VA facilities, I’ve worked to ensure our facilities are held to the highest standards of the... Continue Reading »