Sen. James Inhofe
Republican • Oklahoma • 5th Term • Sworn In 1994
- 24 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 36 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 11 of 100)
- 127 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 44 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 59 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...
- Today: 10
- Past Seven Days: 67
- All-Time: 50,804
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.1987 - Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2015Read twice and referred Aug 05, 2015 15 Views
A bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act relating to lead-based paint renovation and remodeling activities.
S.1988 - Enhancing Security for Military Personnel Act of 2015Read twice and referred Aug 05, 2015 17 Views
A bill to enhance the security of military personnel at United States military installations and operating locations.
S.1877Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Jul 28, 2015 6 Views
A bill to require the Attorney General to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Planned Parenthood, and for other purposes.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1992 - Protect Our Military Families' 2nd Amendment Rights ActRead twice and referred Aug 05, 2015 27 Views
A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to provide that a member of the Armed Forces and the spouse of that member shall h...
S.1919Read twice and referred Aug 04, 2015 22 Views
A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of spe...
S.Res.237Referred to the Committee Jul 30, 2015 15 Views
A resolution condemning Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army for continuing to perpetrate crimes against humanity, war crimes, and mass ...
Recent Voting History
S. 1881: A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1881Aye (with party)August 03, 2015
H.R. 3236: Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 3236Aye (with party)July 30, 2015
H.R. 22: Transportation Funding Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 22Aye (with party)July 30, 2015