Sen. James Inhofe
Republican • Oklahoma • 5th Term • Sworn In 1994
- 16 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 44 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 4 of 100)
- 102 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 27 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 33 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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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.Res.186Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed May 21, 2015 29 Views
A resolution designating the week of May 17 through May 23, 2015, as "National Public Works Week".
S.1379Read twice and referred May 19, 2015 4 Views
A bill to amend the African Growth and Opportunity Act to require the development of a plan for each sub-Saharan African country for negotiati...
S.Res.155Resolution agreed to in Senate May 05, 2015 3 Views
A resolution establishing May 2, 2015, as a Day of Recognition for Ebola Orphans to express support for the children and families affected by ...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1429Read twice and referred May 21, 2015 8 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the deductibility of charitable contributions to agricultural research organi...
S.Con.Res.17 - RESTORE Resolution of 2015Referred to the Committee May 20, 2015 37 Views
A concurrent resolution establishing a joint select committee to address regulatory reform.
S.1393Read twice and referred May 20, 2015 7 Views
A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to include in each regulatory impact analysis for a proposed or fin...
Recent Voting History
S. 1357: A bill to extend authority relating to roving surveillance, access to business records, and individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 until July 31, 2015, and for other purposes.
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1357Aye (with party)May 23, 2015
H.R. 2048: USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed H.R. 2048Nay (with party)May 23, 2015
H.R. 1314: Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 1314Aye (with party)May 22, 2015