Sen. James Inhofe
Republican • Oklahoma • 8th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 23 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 45 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 19 of 100)
- 194 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 19 of 100) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 48 of 100)
Inhofe was born November 17, 1934 in Des Moines, Iowa and moved with his family to Tulsa when he was a child. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1956 (though some sources claim he served from 1957 to 1958) never rising above private and never leaving American shores. https://ausa.org/govaffairs/OnceASoldier.pdf
Several years later he became president of the Quaker Life Insurance Company. He became active in Republican politics in the mid-1960s. He was a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1967 to 1969, and a member of the Oklahoma Senate from 1969 until 1977, the last four of those years as minority leader. (He gained a degree in economics while serving as an Oklahoma State Senator.) http://inhofe.senate.gov/biography.htm During his tenure there Inhofe ran twice for election to other positions: for Governor of Oklahoma in 1974, losing to Democrat David L. Boren, and in 1976 losing a race to represent Oklahoma's First Congressional District (which was based in Tulsa) to incumbent Democrat James R. Jones. Read More...
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- Senate Committee on Armed Services
- Emerging Threats and Capabilities
- Readiness and Management Support
- Strategic Forces
- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health
- Transportation and Infrastructure
- Water and Wildlife
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.2065 - Alternative Fuel Vehicle Development ActRead twice and referred Feb 27, 2014 22 Views
A bill to create incentives for the development of alternative fuel vehicles.
S.Res.364Referred to the Committee Feb 27, 2014 28 Views
A resolution expressing support for the internal rebuilding, resettlement, and reconciliation within Sri Lanka that are necessary to ensure a ...
S.1991 - Disaster Savings Accounts Act of 2014Read twice and referred Feb 04, 2014 5 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals a deduction for amounts contributed to disaster savings accounts to hel...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.374Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Mar 05, 2014 7 Views
A resolution designating March 3, 2014, as "World Wildlife Day".
S.Res.370Referred to the Committee Mar 05, 2014 11 Views
A resolution supporting the territorial integrity of Ukraine and condemning Russian military aggression in Ukraine.
S.2043 - Stop IRS Overreach ActRead twice and referred Feb 26, 2014 25 Views
A bill to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from asking taxpayers questions regarding religious, political, or social beliefs.
Recent Voting History
S. 1917: Victims Protection Act of 2014
On the Cloture Motion S. 1917Aye (with party)March 06, 2014
S. 1752: Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013
On the Cloture Motion S. 1752Nay (with party)March 06, 2014
On the Nomination PN1106: Rose Eilene Gottemoeller, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International SecurityNay (with party)March 06, 2014