Sen. James Inhofe
Republican • Oklahoma • 4th Term • Sworn In 1994
- 31 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 44 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 31 of 100)
- 266 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 20 of 100) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 77 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.2721 - Natural Gas Long Haul Truck Competitiveness Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 31, 2014 1 Views
A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to weight limitations for natural gas vehicles, and for other purposes.
S.2678 - American Burying Beetle Relief Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 29, 2014 3 Views
A bill to remove the American burying beetle from the list of endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).
S.2677 - Lesser Prairie Chicken Voluntary Recovery Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 29, 2014 1 Views
A bill to reverse the listing by the Secretary of the Interior of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species under the Endangered Spec...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.530Referred to the Committee Jul 30, 2014 13 Views
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on the current situation in Iraq and the urgent need to protect religious minorities from pers...
S.2667 - Iranian Sanctions Relief Certification Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 24, 2014 1 Views
A bill to prohibit the exercise of any waiver of the imposition of certain sanctions with respect to Iran unless the President certifies to Co...
S.Res.512Referred to the Committee Jul 23, 2014 11 Views
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the Environmental Protection Agency and the proposed rules and guidelines relating t...
Recent Voting History
On the Cloture Motion PN1180: Jill A. Pryor, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh CircuitNay (with party)July 31, 2014
H.R. 5021: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014
On the Motion (Motion to Recede in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 5021)Aye (with party)July 31, 2014
H.R. 3230: Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014
On the Conference Report H.R. 3230Aye (with party)July 31, 2014