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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 »


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 »