Sen. James Inhofe
Republican • Oklahoma • 5th Term • Sworn In 1994
- 13 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 39 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 1 of 99)
- 86 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 20 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 1 of 99)
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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- Past Seven Days: 47
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.Res.139Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Apr 16, 2015 16 Views
A resolution commemorating the 20th anniversary of the attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
S.947Read twice and referred Apr 15, 2015 4 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the depreciation rules for property used predominantly within an India...
S.948Read twice and referred Apr 15, 2015 2 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate the taxable income limit on percentage depletion for oil and natural gas produc...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1032Read twice and referred Apr 21, 2015 13 Views
A bill to expand the use of E-Verify, to hold employers accountable, and for other purposes.
S.1016Read twice and referred Apr 20, 2015 38 Views
A bill to preserve freedom and choice in health care.
S.1004Read twice and referred Apr 16, 2015 8 Views
A bill to amend title 36, United States Code, to encourage the nationwide observance of two minutes of silence each Veterans Day.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney GeneralNay (with party)April 23, 2015
On the Cloture Motion PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney GeneralNay (with party)April 23, 2015
S. 178: Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill S. 178Aye (with party)April 22, 2015