Sen. James Inhofe
Republican • Oklahoma • 8th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 16 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 53 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 12 of 99)
- 144 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 29 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 68 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 Select Committee on Intelligence
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.1380 - Preserving Jobs in the Oilfield Act of 2013Read twice and referred Jul 29, 2013 8 Views
A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation to ensure that on-duty time does not include waiting time at a natural gas or oil well site f...
S.1355Read twice and referred Jul 24, 2013 5 Views
A bill to provide regulatory parity among alternative fuel vehicles, and for other purposes.
S.Res.190Referred to the Committee Jun 27, 2013 4 Views
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that foreign assistance for child welfare should adhere to the goals of the United States Gove...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1724 - Union Tax Fairness Act of 2013Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Nov 19, 2013 10 Views
A bill to provide that the reinsurance fee for the transitional reinsurance program under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be ap...
S.1726 - Obamacare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention ActRead twice and referred Nov 19, 2013 16 Views
A bill to prevent a taxpayer bailout of health insurance issuers.
S.1712 - Employee Rights ActRead twice and referred Nov 14, 2013 12 Views
A bill to provide protections for workers with respect to their right to select or refrain from selecting representation by a labor organization.
Recent Voting History
On the Concurrent Resolution S.Con.Res. 28Nay (with party)November 21, 2013
S. 1197: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
On the Cloture Motion S. 1197Nay (with party)November 21, 2013
On the Cloture Motion PN527: Patricia Ann Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia CircuitNay (with party)November 21, 2013