Sen. James Inhofe
Republican • Oklahoma • 4th Term • Sworn In 1994
- 28 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 49 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 29 of 100)
- 264 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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- 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 15 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 4 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 3 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.Res.512Referred to the Committee Jul 23, 2014 14 Views
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the Environmental Protection Agency and the proposed rules and guidelines relating t...
S.2635 - 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency ActRead twice and referred Jul 22, 2014 16 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.2633 - UAC State Notification Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 21, 2014 24 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...
Recent Voting History
On the Cloture Motion PN1696: Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth CircuitNay (with party)July 24, 2014
S. 2569: Bring Jobs Home Act
On the Cloture Motion S. 2569Nay (against party)July 23, 2014
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