Sen. James Inhofe
Republican • Oklahoma • 8th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 25 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 45 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 23 of 100)
- 217 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 17 of 100) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 55 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
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- Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health
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- Water and Wildlife
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.Res.411Referred to the Committee Apr 03, 2014 8 Views
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate with respect to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Moldova.
S.2161 - EPA Employment Impact Analysis ActRead twice and referred Mar 26, 2014 20 Views
A bill to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing any final rule under the Clean Air Act until the date...
S.2065 - Alternative Fuel Vehicle Development ActRead twice and referred Feb 27, 2014 7 Views
A bill to create incentives for the development of alternative fuel vehicles.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2212 - CFPB Improvement Act of 2014Read twice and referred Apr 03, 2014 6 Views
A bill to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to strengthen the review authority of the Financial Stability Oversight Council ...
S.2190 - Hire More Heroes Act of 2014Read twice and referred Apr 01, 2014 35 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Ad...
S.2191Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Apr 01, 2014 13 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage, and for other purp...
Recent Voting History
On the Motion for Attendance PN1182: Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth CircuitNay (with party)April 10, 2014
On the Cloture Motion PN1182: Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth CircuitNay (with party)April 10, 2014
On the Nomination PN1063: Terrell McSweeny, of the District of Columbia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the unexpired term of seven years from September 26, 2010Aye (with party)April 09, 2014