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Inhofe Applauds Senate Confirmation of FCC Chairman Pai

October 2, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Chairman Ajit Pai for a second term as Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission: “As chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai has demonstrated solid leadership by promoting effective, light-touch regulations and enacting meaningful reforms to promote transparency. Chairman Pai understands the important role the FCC has in developing our nation’s infrastructure,... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Speaks on Senate Floor about David Boren's Retirement

September 29, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), spoke on the Senate floor this week to commemorate President of the University of Oklahoma David Boren.                Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks.  Sen. Inhofe remarks as prepared for delivery: A lot of people who have been around this Senate for a while remember the name of David Boren, from my state of Oklahoma. He was a Senator here for quite some period of time. He went on... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Speaks on Senate Floor about Regulatory Reform

September 28, 2017

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, spoke on the Senate floor last night about regulatory reform in Washington.         Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. Sen. Inhofe remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, when I watch the news, I can’t help but see that the media is showing a Washington that isn’t completely accurate. The news would have the public believe that there is a lot of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Senate Confirmation of Gen. Dunford

September 27, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the Senate unanimously confirmed Gen. Joseph Dunford for a second two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today: “I’m pleased the Senate unanimously approved Gen. Joseph Dunford for a second term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. General Dunford has a long and distinguished career in service to our nation. I am... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Supports Bill to Prevent Firearm Theft

September 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) has cosponsored S. 1854, the Federal Firearms Licensees Protection Act, a bill to strengthen penalties for thefts of firearms from retailers. The bill was introduced in the Senate this week by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and was introduced in the House of Representatives earlier this month by Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.). “Theft of firearms from federal firearms licensees (FFLs) has increased substantially in the last five years,”... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Heinrich Introduce Bill to Provide Parity to FERC Reviews

September 27, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced legislation today that would ensure all transmission transactions are provided parity in the review process by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).    “The law should be clear and fair when it comes to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) mergers and consolidations authority,” said Sen. Inhofe, a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Mullin Recognize Oklahoma Angels in Adoption Award Recipients

September 26, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) welcomed Poteau residents Jody and Jeannie Thompson and their family to Washington today for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s annual “Angels in Adoption” award. “I am pleased to welcome Poteau Police Officer Jody Thompson and his family to Washington and recognize them with the Angels in Adoption Award,” Inhofe said. “Their story shows that anyone can experience the... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Speaks to Cherokee Nation

September 21, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) participated in a cultural event yesterday with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and members of the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.          Sen. Inhofe remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you to the Cherokee Nation for hosting us and Secretary Price today. It is fitting that as we are here at the Cherokee Veterans Center we recognize the special... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on President Boren's Retirement

September 20, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), issued the following statement after University of Oklahoma President David Boren announced his retirement today:  “My good friend David Boren has been a dedicated public servant to the citizens of Oklahoma for decades. He and I entered the state legislature on the same day and even shared a desk for a time. I then had the honor of filling his seat in the US Senate in 1994. Since that time he has led the University of Oklahoma with... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, King Introduce Bipartisan FERC Legislation

September 20, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) announced the introduction of the bipartisan Coordinating Interagency Review of Natural Gas Infrastructure Act of 2017. This legislation seeks to streamline the permitting process for interstate projects at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC): “For too long, the natural gas pipeline permitting process has been crippled with inefficiencies that unnecessarily delay critical projects for interstate... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Questions Navy Leadership on Recent Naval Incidents at Sea

September 19, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), participated in a SASC hearing on recent United States Navy incidents at sea. This hearing, which comes after four significant naval incidents since January, including the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain collisions, featured testimony from Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, and Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations. As Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee, Inhofe’s... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises $13.6 Million FAA Grant for Tulsa International Airport

September 19, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure and member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced the Tulsa International Airport was awarded a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant of $13.6 million to upgrade a major taxiway at Tulsa International Airport: “The safety and modernization Oklahoma’s airports are an important priority for all Oklahomans and the entire aviation... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes to Advance National Defense Authorization Act

September 18, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voted to advance the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018. The bill will now be conferenced with the House-passed NDAA. “The National Defense Authorization Act is the most important bill we consider each year and upholds our constitutional responsibility of providing for the common defense. As Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee, I especially appreciate that this legislation... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Inhofe Speaks on NDAA and BRAC

September 15, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke on the Senate floor this week in support of the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and in opposition of a base realignment and closure round, or BRAC. Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. As prepared for delivery: Mr. President, I want to discuss an amendment that will be offered that I think is very significant. First of all, let's keep in mind what this is all... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Recent North Korea Missile Launch

September 14, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), issued the following statement after North Korea conducted another missile test: "Tonight's missile launch is yet another flagrant provocation from the tyrannical regime in Pyongyang. International partners, specifically China and Russia, must significantly increase their actions to address the threat in North Korea. “Now, more than ever, the United States must lead the world in standing up against Continue Reading »


Senators Inhofe, Lankford Applaud Senate Confirmation of US Attorneys for Oklahoma

September 14, 2017

Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today applaud Senate unanimous consent confirmation of Brian J. Kuester to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma and R. Trent Shores to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma. "Brian and Trent have a demonstrated commitment to being fair and ethical in their application of the law,” Inhofe said. “I am pleased they were confirmed by the Senate today, and believe they will serve Oklahoma... Continue Reading »


NEWS: Inhofe Praises $4.5 Million FAA Grant for Stillwater Airport

September 14, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure and member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced the Stillwater Regional Airport was awarded a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant of $4.5 million for the completion of two taxiway projects that will enhance the ability of American Airlines to provide commercial service at Stillwater Regional Airport. “As a pilot, I know the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Visits with State Chamber of Oklahoma in Washington

September 14, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke with the State Chamber of Oklahoma today during their annual visit to Washington. Inhofe discussed current legislative priorities, national defense, and the importance of regulatory reform. “I enjoyed visiting with the State Chamber of Oklahoma in Washington,” Inhofe said. “Since January, Congress, working with President Donald Trump, has seen remarkable success rolling back regulations that stifled job growth in Oklahoma.... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Remembers Those Lost on September 11

September 11, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), released the following statement on the anniversaries of the terrorist attacks on September 11 in 2001 and 2012, remembering the men and women who lost their lives and honoring the first responders and service members who continue to fight in the War on Terror: "Today we remember the nearly 3,000 innocent lives lost and thousands more wounded on September 11, 2001. We remember the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Supports Hurricane Harvey Relief Package

September 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement after supporting H.R. 601, legislation to provide disaster relief funding for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts: “The effects of Hurricane Harvey continue to be devastating for our neighbors in Texas. The long process of rebuilding the communities, infrastructure and economy of the region has only just begun and we must ensure that federal agencies involved in the recovery effort have the resources they need to... Continue Reading »