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ICYMI: Inhofe Speaks on NDAA, North Korea, Readiness

September 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke on the Senate floor yesterday in support of the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Senator Inhofe highlighted the importance of passing this year’s NDAA in light of growing threats from North Korea and the widespread impact of the readiness crisis.   Click to watch Sen. Inhofe’s remarks. As prepared for delivery: Mr. President, we will soon begin floor... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on President's DACA Decision

September 5, 2017

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement on the President’s decision to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “President Obama wrongfully implemented DACA, doing it by executive fiat instead of by working with Congress to change the law. I appreciate President Trump’s decision to correct this, demonstrating our shared commitment to upholding the legal immigration process. Simply put—the creation of the program by the Obama... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Latest North Korean Weapons Test

September 3, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) issued the following statement after state media in North Korea claimed they had successfully tested a thermonuclear weapon: "North Korea's latest reported testing of a hydrogen bomb is an unacceptable provocation as the rogue regime continues their reckless aggression towards the United States and our allies. Today's test—reportedly seven times stronger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima—makes it clear that they are the most imminent... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Bridenstine for NASA Administrator

September 1, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), released a statement in support of President Trump's announcement of his intent to nominate Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R, OK-01) to be NASA Administrator: “I am pleased President Trump has announced his intent to name Jim Bridenstine as NASA Administrator today. As the former administrator of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium, Jim Bridenstine’s lifelong passion for space, combined with his work in Congress on modernizing our... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds President Trump's Tax Reform Speech

August 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe expressed his support following President Trump’s remarks on tax reform today: "As a long-time advocate for a simple, fair tax code that allows families to keep more of their hard-earned money, I am pleased to hear President Trump's tax reform message today. I have been and will remain committed to protecting pro-growth provisions of the tax code that create jobs in Oklahoma such as the deduction of intangible drilling costs and the percentage... Continue Reading »


Inhofe praises President Trump for Restarting 1033 Program

August 29, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised President Trump for restarting the 1033 program, which provides surplus federal resources to state and local law enforcement: “I applaud President Trump for restarting the 1033 program—a program that has supported law enforcement for over 25 years by providing access to surplus equipment for local law enforcement to protect law-abiding citizens,” Inhofe said. “This equipment, which includes everything from... Continue Reading »


Inhofe praises President Trump's Afghanistan Strategy

August 21, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee praised President Trump’s remarks tonight on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan: “Tonight, the president reaffirmed our commitment to victory in Afghanistan and marked an encouraging new beginning in the U.S. military’s approach to supporting our Afghan partners in the fight against the Taliban and ISIS. I thoroughly support the president’s strategy, backed by Secretary of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Mullin Praise Signing of Comprehensive G.I. Bill Reforms

August 16, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2), praised President Trump’s signing of H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. This legislation includes an Inhofe and Mullin provision that reinstates veterans’ eligibility benefits when pursuing post-secondary career and technical education (CTE) options. “The G.I. bill has provided access to higher... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds Trump's Executive Order on Infrastructure

August 15, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, released a statement today following President Trump’s executive order on streamlining the infrastructure permitting process: “The President’s executive order today shows his commitment to improving America’s infrastructure by taking clear steps to shorten the obscure and exhaustive permitting requirements... Continue Reading »


PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS S.114

August 14, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), applauded President Trump for signing S.114, the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017, into law. “Veterans in Oklahoma and across the country know the benefits of the Veterans Choice program—a bipartisan effort that ensures our veterans have access to quality health care,” Inhofe said.  “By signing the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Oklahoma City Bombing Plot

August 14, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) issued the following statement after the FBI foiled a bombing plot in Oklahoma City. “This weekend the FBI, working with local law enforcement, successfully prevented a hateful act of domestic terrorism that could have mirrored the Alfred P. Murrah Building bombing of 1995. I am grateful for the service of state and federal law enforcement who not only foiled the attempted terrorist, but did so without putting the community at... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds Senate Confirmation of FERC Nominees

August 4, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today praised Senate confirmation of Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). “Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson will bring strong, pro-energy perspectives to FERC,” Inhofe said. “Neil is a good friend of mine and I have seen first-hand his robust knowledge of energy issues and I am confident that Rob is a strong... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Mullin Applaud Passage of GI Bill Reforms

August 3, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2) praised the Senate passage of H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. The bill passed the House last week and now goes to President Trump’s desk for his signature. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 is  broad, bipartisan legislation that will improve veterans’ education... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes to Confirm Kaplan to NLRB

August 2, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted to confirm Marvin Kaplan to serve on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). His confirmation gives Republicans two seats on a five-member board, a big step toward rolling back Obama-era regulations. “Marvin Kaplan has led the charge against waste, fraud and abuse caused by burdensome and unnecessary Obama-era labor rules” Inhofe said. “His confirmation to the NLRB takes the next step in undoing policies such as... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Extension of Veterans Choice Program

August 2, 2017

WASHINGTON —U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), praised last night’s Senate passage of the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 which provides $2.1 billion to extend the Veterans Choice program.  “In Oklahoma, we have seen firsthand the widespread dysfunction that has plagued our VA nation-wide,” Inhofe said. “The Veterans Choice program is a bipartisan effort to ensure our vets have access to... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes to Confirm Wray FBI Director

August 1, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted to confirm Christopher Wray as FBI Director. He was confirmed by a vote of  92-5. “We are facing greater threats from around the globe than I have seen in my lifetime. Strong leadership at all of our national intelligence agencies is essential for our national security. Christopher Wray is a competent and capable leader who has received support from across the political spectrum and I am pleased the Senate has confirmed him... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Obamacare Repeal Vote

July 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) released a statement following tonight’s vote to repeal Obamacare.  “While I am proud I voted numerous times this week to repeal Obamacare and provide relief for suffering Oklahomans, I am deeply disappointed the effort came up short. Under Obamacare, Oklahomans have seen Obamacare premiums triple, deductibles skyrocket and options shrink to just one insurer on our exchange. I remain committed to working with my colleagues on the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes to Increase Sanctions on Iran, Russia, North Korea

July 27, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) today applauded Senate passage of H.R. 3364, the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act. The measure passed the Senate 98–2 and now goes to President Trump’s desk for his signature.  “Just this week, U.S. intelligence confirmed North Korea will be capable of launching a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) before the end of next... Continue Reading »


Sportsmen Legislation Advances with Inhofe Amendment

July 26, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, released a statement following EPW’s advancement of S. 1514, the Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act, of which he is a cosponsor. The bipartisan bill reauthorizes and establishes several government wildlife conservation programs and provides regulatory clarity for sportsmen.  Today’s markup of S. 1514 included an... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes to Begin Debate on Obamacare Repeal

July 25, 2017

  WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted in favor of a procedural motion to begin debate in the U.S. Senate on repealing the Affordable Care Act. The vote allows the Senate to begin amending the budget reconciliation bill the U.S. House passed earlier this year.     “Now is the time to begin debate on the repeal of Obamacare. Oklahomans are suffering—premiums have tripled in the last three years, four rural hospitals have closed and only one... Continue Reading »