Sen. James Inhofe
Republican • Oklahoma • 4th Term • Sworn In 1994
- 32 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 45 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 35 of 100)
- 276 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 23 of 100) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 79 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
- Transportation and Infrastructure
- Water and Wildlife
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.Res.580Resolution agreed to in Senate Nov 20, 2014 30 Views
A resolution expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption...
S.J.Res.43 - Authorization for Use of Force Against the Organization Called the Islamic StateSponsor introductory remarks on measure Sep 08, 2014 2 Views
A joint resolution to authorize the use of force against the organization called the Islamic State in order to defend the American people and ...
S.2721 - Natural Gas Long Haul Truck Competitiveness Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 31, 2014 2 Views
A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to weight limitations for natural gas vehicles, and for other purposes.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.590Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Nov 20, 2014 16 Views
A resolution recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contri...
S.2943Read twice and referred Nov 19, 2014 10 Views
A bill to amend Public Law 110-299 to extend the time period during which permits are not required for certain discharges incidental to the no...
S.2833 - Clean Air, Strong Economies ActRead twice and referred Sep 17, 2014 8 Views
A bill to improve the establishment of any lower ground-level ozone standards, and for other purposes.
Recent Voting History
On the Cloture Motion PN1230: Leigh Martin May, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of GeorgiaAye (against party)November 12, 2014
On the Cloture Motion PN1552: Randolph D. Moss, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of ColumbiaNay (with party)November 12, 2014
H.J.Res. 124: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
On the Cloture Motion H.J.Res. 124Nay (against party)September 18, 2014