Sen. James Inhofe
Republican • Oklahoma • 4th Term • Sworn In 1994
- 28 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 48 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 29 of 99)
- 260 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 18 of 100) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 65 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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- Past Seven Days: 61
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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.2614Read twice and referred Jul 16, 2014 16 Views
A bill to amend certain provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.
S.2463 - Keep Our Communities Safe Act of 2014Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Jun 11, 2014 7 Views
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for extensions of detention of certain aliens ordered removed, and for other pu...
S.2451 - Local School Board Governance and Flexibility ActSponsor introductory remarks on measure Jun 10, 2014 7 Views
A bill to support the local decisionmaking functions of local educational agencies by limiting the authority of the Secretary of Education to ...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2635Read twice and referred Jul 22, 2014 4 Views
A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication on the Internet of the basis for determinations that species are end...
S.2633Read twice and referred Jul 21, 2014 10 Views
A bill to require notification of a Governor of a State if an unaccompanied alien child is placed in a facility or with a sponsor in the State...
S.2623Read twice and referred Jul 17, 2014 19 Views
A bill to prohibit land management modifications relating to the Lesser Prairie Chicken.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN1516: John W. deGravelles, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of LouisianaAye (with party)July 22, 2014
On the Nomination PN1476: Robin L. Rosenberg, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of FloridaAye (with party)July 22, 2014
On the Nomination PN1551: Andre Birotte, Jr., of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of CaliforniaAye (with party)July 22, 2014