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Inhofe Visits Norfolk Navy Area

April 18, 2015

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited on Friday the Norfolk Naval area and called for Washington to provide the necessary funding for the Navy to maintain at a minimum 11 carriers, which is currently required by law but has been given a waiver by Congress in recent years.  "I appreciate the hospitality of the U.S. Navy in my visit to the Norfolk Naval area, where I was able to meet with Oklahomans as well as... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises $1.5 Million EDA Grant to the City of Muskogee

April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, praised the City of Muskogee for being awarded an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant of $1.5 million to support the upgrade of critical infrastructure to expand an existing industrial park. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the project will help to sustain 238 jobs as well as create new job opportunities, and generate $400,000 in... Continue Reading »


On the 20th Anniversary, Oklahoma Delegation Remembers Bombing Tragedy

April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation joined in remembrance of the tragic bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. The act of domestic terrorism that took place 20 years ago claimed 168 innocent lives in Oklahoma City and left families, loved ones and communities forever changed. “Today we remember the 168 Oklahomans, including young children, who were killed in an evil act of domestic terrorism in Oklahoma... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Lankford Praise Passage of Senate Resolution Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of OKC Bombing

April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe and James Lankford (R-Okla.) praised the passage of S.Res.139 on Thursday evening, a Senate resolution authored by the Oklahoma senators commemorating the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.  The text of the resolution acknowledges the Oklahoma City bombing as one of the worst terrorist attacks on United States' soil, killing 168 people and injuring more than 850. It commends... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Introduces Two Tax Bills on Tax Day

April 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today, on Tax Day, introduced two bills that will revive and make permanent expired tax provisions, the Indian Lands Accelerated Depreciation provision, S.947, and the Suspension of Net Income Limitation for Percentage Depletion for Marginal Wells provision, S.948. Both provisions  would encourage job growth and investment in Oklahoma.  “Americans spend roughly 6 billion hours working to comply with our nation’s... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Releases Annual Accomplishments Report for 2014

April 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today released an annual report outlining initiatives and accomplishments made by his office in 2014 for the people of Oklahoma to include passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act and the American Airlines employee retirement security legislation (H.R. 2591).  In the opening letter of the report, Inhofe wrote: “Each year, I strive to defend... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes for Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act

April 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) Tuesday evening voted for H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which passed the Senate by a vote of 92 to 8.  “Congress has made an important step towards entitlement reform by passing substantive changes to Medicare that strengthen the program while making it more solvent, all without imposing new taxes on Americans,” Inhofe said. “Congress has addressed the ‘doc... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on U.S.-Iran Nuclear Deal

April 14, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement about the Iran deal: “Today’s Senate meeting with the Obama administration on the Iran deal presented nothing new. After months and months of negotiations, I only see that we have given more time for the Iranians to develop their ICBM technology and to achieve their goal of a nuclear bomb.  What our administration is saying and... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Joins Bipartisan fight for Impact Aid

April 1, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) joined a bipartisan group of senators in sending two letters urging the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee and the Defense Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations to allow for the consideration of legislation that funds Impact Aid at the 2014-2015 calendar year levels.   Please click here to... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Senate Budget Resolution Passage

March 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate fiscal conservative and longtime supporter of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, today praised the Senate for passing a budget resolution for fiscal year 2016 under regular order. The resolution would balance the federal budget over the next decade without raising taxes, repeal and replace ObamaCare, provide flexibility for funding national defense and enhance the United States’ energy... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Senate Vote on Iran Sanctions

March 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, praised the passage of amendment 545, authored by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), which makes clear Congress is ready to re-impose waved sanctions and impose new sanctions against the government of Iran if violations are found in the current Joint Action Plan or a comprehensive agreement. The vote was 100-0.  “Today the Senate sent a strong, bipartisan signal that Congress is ready to impose... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Senate Vote to Protect the Second Amendment

March 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the passage of Amendment 649 which would prevent taxpayer funding towards the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Secretariat, or any other international organization established to implement the treaty, before Senate ratification and implementing legislation from both the House and Senate. The amendment passed by a vote of 59 to 41. “Senator Moran and I have shown time and again that the Senate will not ratify the U.N.... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Introduces Amendments to Senate Budget Resolution

March 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced the following 10 amendments today to the Senate Budget Resolution for fiscal year 2016: AviationAmendment 376 would create a budget point of order against any effort to impose new user fees on the general aviation community, including an onerous per-flight user fee that President Obama has proposed in past budgets. General aviation is supported through a per-gallon fuel charge, a simple, easy-to-pay, hard-to-avoid process... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Fights to Protect 2nd Amendment Rights in Senate Budget Resolution

March 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced the following four amendments today to the Senate Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2016 to help protect and preserve the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens: Amendment 382 would prevent the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from seeking to ban popular forms of ammunition used for sporting purposes as currently allowed under the Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act. "Congress has... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: It’s Time to Close Immigration Loophole that Released 30,000 Criminal Aliens Back into the U.S.

March 19, 2015

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) released the following statement regarding the Wednesday announcement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that the agency had released back into the United States another 30,558 immigrants with criminal records in fiscal year 2014: “It is time the Obama Administration addresses a dangerous immigration loophole that is allowing criminal aliens to be released back into the United States’ when their country of... Continue Reading »


ICYMI: Military Leaders Warn of Reduced Training, Reduced Skill Force, Increased Risk

March 19, 2015

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, participated in a committee hearing on Wednesday regarding the U.S. Army's and U.S. Air Force’s budget proposals for fiscal year 2016. In Inhofe's line of questioning, it was highlighted that should defense budget caps continue under the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011, the Department of Defense will be forced to cut training hours which will increase risks for our men and women in... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Radar Upgrade at Henry Post Army Airfield

March 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced that a deal has been reached with the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and the Lawton community to upgrade the radar located at Fort Sill to a digital ASR-8.  “The ASR-8 digital upgrade ensures that Fort Sill will be able to continue training uninterrupted and with minimal risk to pilots and readiness.  It will also ensure that the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Authors Amendment to Close Immigration Loophole

March 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today introduced amendment #276 to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S.178) that is currently being considered in the Senate. The amendment would amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Act of 2008 to allow for the prompt removal of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) from non-contiguous countries, processing them the same as children from Mexico and Canada in cases where they have not been victims of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Crapo, Lankford Introduce The Local School Board Governance and Flexibility Act

March 10, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced The Local School Board Governance and Flexibility Act (S. 690) with Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and James Lankford (R-Okla.). The legislation would prohibit the Department of Education (ED) from issuing regulations or other policies that conflict with the policies of local education authorities.  “Education has historically been a state and local issue, but the voice of local... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Introduces English Unity Act

March 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today re-introduced the English Language Unity Act (S.678) which establishes English as the official language of the United States. “The United States’ culturally diverse population is what makes our nation great, and what helps us move forward together as a society is the ability to communicate to one another,” Inhofe said. “The English Language Unity Act declares... Continue Reading »