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Jim Inhofe
Jim Inhofe

Incumbent
Assumed office 
November 17, 1994
Serving with Tom Coburn
Preceded by David L. Boren
Succeeded by Incumbent (2009)

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 1st district
In office
1987–1994
Preceded by James Robert Jones
Succeeded by Steve Largent

Born November 17, 1934 (1934-11-17) (age 72)
Des Moines, Iowa
Political party Republican
Spouse Kay Inhofe
Alma mater University of Tulsa
Religion Presbyterian

James Mountain "Jim" Inhofe (born November 17, 1934) is a conservative American politician from Oklahoma. A member of the Republican Party, he currently serves as the senior Senator from Oklahoma. He is among the most vocal skeptics of climate change (global warming) in Congress.[1] Inhofe often cites the Bible as the source for his stances on various political issues.[citation needed] Image File history File links Jim_Inhofe_official_photo. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... 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Early life

Inhofe was born in Des Moines, Iowa and moved with his family to Tulsa, Oklahoma when he was a child. He served as a private in the United States Army from 1955 to 1956 and ended as a specialist fourth class.[2][3] Nickname: Hartford of the West, City of Skywalks, Raccoon City, DSM Location in the State of Iowa, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Iowa County Polk County Incorporated September 22, 1851 Government  - Mayor Frank Cownie Area  - City  77. ... Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: Country United States State Oklahoma Counties Tulsa, Osage, Wagoner, Rogers Government  - Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) Area  - City  186. ... The United States Army is the largest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ...


In 1959, Inhofe married Kay Kirkpatrick, with whom he has four children.


Inhofe received a B.A. degree from the University of Tulsa in 1973, at the age of 38. A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... A B.A. issused as a certificate A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... The University of Tulsa is a private, comprehensive university awarding bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ...


In his business career, Inhofe was a real estate developer and became president of the Quaker Life Insurance Company. That company went into receivership while he managed it; it was liquidated in 1986, and despite a two year investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission into accounting irregularities connected with the failure, Inhofe was never charged with any criminal offenses, and has since denied any wrongdoing.[4] A real estate developer (American English) or property developer (British English) makes improvements of some kind to real property, thereby increasing its value. ... Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ... Liquidation, or winding up, refers to a business whose assets are converted to money in order to pay off debt. ... The Securities and Exchange Commission, commonly referred to as the SEC, is the United States governing body which has primary responsibility for overseeing the regulation of the securities industry. ...


Political career

Inhofe became active in Oklahoma Republican politics in the mid-1960s. The Oklahoma Republican Party is an Oklahoma political party affiliated with the United States Republican Party. ... Until very recently, Oklahoma was considered a swing state in American politics, meaning, Oklahoma went back and forth between supporting the two major parties (Democrats and Republicans). ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ...


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. During his time in the state senate, he ran twice for election to other positions: for Governor of Oklahoma in 1974, losing to Democrat David 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. The Oklahoma House of Representatives meets in the State Capitol of Oklahoma The Oklahoma House of Representatives is the larger body of the two houses of the Oklahoma Legislature, the other being the Oklahoma Senate. ... The Oklahoma Senate meets in the State Capitol of Oklahoma The Oklahoma Senate is the smaller body of the two houses of the Legislature of Oklahoma, the other being the Oklahoma House of Representatives. ... Brad Henry, the 26th and current Governor of Oklahoma The Best Governor of the State of Oklahoma is the head of state for the State of Oklahoma. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... David Lyle Boren (born April 21, 1941) was a United States Senator from Oklahoma from 1979 to 1994. ... A congressional district is an electoral constituency that elects a single member of a congress. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... James Robert Jim Jones (May 5, 1939 - ) is a lawyer, a Democrat politician, a retired U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma, and a former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. ...


Inhofe's political career was revived in 1978 when he was elected mayor of Tulsa, a position he held until 1984. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...


House career

In 1986, when Jones retired, Inhofe made another bid for Congress from the First District. This time, he won and he continued to serve in Congress from 1987 until 1994, being handily re-elected every two years in what rapidly became a strongly Republican district. He first came to national attention in 1993, when he led the effort to reform the House's "discharge provision" rule, which the House leadership had long used to bottle up bills in committee. Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups (as of November 7, 2006 elections) Democratic Party Republican... A discharge petition is a means of bringing a bill out of committee and to the floor of the United States House of Representatives without the cooperation of the leadership. ... A bill is a proposed new law introduced within a legislature that has not been ratified, adopted, or received assent. ...


Senate career

In 1994, Boren, who had been serving in the Senate since 1979, agreed to become president of the University of Oklahoma and announced he would resign as soon as a successor was elected. Inhofe won the Republican nomination for the November special election and was swept to victory amid a strong Republican tide that saw the Republicans take both houses of Congress and elected the state's second-ever Republican governor. He took office on November 17, his 60th birthday, giving him a bit more Senatorial seniority than the incoming class of senators. After serving the last two years of Boren's term, he won the seat in his own right in 1996 and was re-elected in 2002. University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Seniority is the concept of a person or group being in charge or in command of another person or group. ...


Committee membership

Inhofe, as of the 110th Congress, is a member of the following committees: United States Capitol (2002) // The One Hundred Tenth United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, comprised of the Senate and the House of Representatives. ...

The Committee on Armed Services is a committee of the United States Senate empowered with legislative oversight of the nations military, including the Department of Defense, military research and development, nuclear energy (as pertaining to national security), benefits for members of the military, the Selective Service System and other... The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is responsible for dealing with matters related to the environment and infrastructure. ...

Environmental record

Inhofe, former chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, is a strong critic of the scientific consensus that climate change is occurring as a result of human activities. In a July 28, 2003 Senate speech, Inhofe claimed to offer "compelling evidence that catastrophic global warming is a hoax. That conclusion is supported by the painstaking work of the top scientists of the National Petroleum Council."[1] He cited as support for this the 1992 Heidelberg Appeal and the Oregon Petition (1999), as well the opinions of numerous individual scientists that he named (although most climate scientists, as represented by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), now believe that climate change is an existing phenomenon). In his speech, Inhofe also claimed that, "satellite data, confirmed by NOAA balloon measurements, confirms that no meaningful warming has occurred over the last century."[5] However the satellite temperature record corroborates the well-documented warming trend noted in surface temperature measurements.[6] Additionally, the satellite record begins in 1979 and the balloon record effectively in 1958, so it is unclear what Inhofe means by "last century". The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is responsible for dealing with matters related to the environment and infrastructure. ... Scientific consensus is the collective judgment, position, and opinion of the community of scientists in a particular field of science at a particular time. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400,000 years For current global climate change, see Global warming. ... July 28 is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Global mean surface temperatures 1850 to 2006 Mean surface temperature anomalies during the period 1995 to 2004 with respect to the average temperatures from 1940 to 1980 Global warming is the observed increase in the average temperature of the Earths atmosphere and oceans in recent decades and the projected... The National Petroleum Council is an American advisory committee representing oil and natural gas industry views to the Secretary of Energy. ... The Heidelberg Appeal, authored by Michel Salomon and signed by a number of leading scientists, is a statement decrying an irrational ideology which is opposed to scientific and industrial progress, and impedes economic and social development. ... The Oregon Petition is the name commonly given to a petition opposed to the Kyoto protocol, organised by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM) between 1999 and 2001, shortly before the United States was expected to ratify the protocol. ... IPCC is the science authority for the UNFCCC The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 by two United Nations organizations, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), to evaluate the risk of climate change brought on by humans, based mainly on... Comparison of ground based (blue) and satellite based (red: UAH; green: RSS) records of temperature variations since 1979. ...


In a 2006 interview with the Tulsa World newspaper, Inhofe compared environmentalists to Nazis. He said, "It kind of reminds... I could use the Third Reich, the Big Lie... You say something over and over and over and over again, and people will believe it, and that's their [the environmentalists'] strategy... A hot summer has nothing to do with global warming. Let's keep in mind it was just three weeks ago that people were saying, 'Wait a minute; it is unusually cool...." He then said, "Everything on which they [the environmentalists] based their story, in terms of the facts, has been refuted scientifically."[7] Inhofe had previously compared the Environmental Protection Agency to the Gestapo.[8] He had also made allegations that the Weather Channel is behind the alleged global warming hoax, so as to attract viewers.[9][10] Inhofe had previously claimed that Global Warming is "the second-largest hoax ever played on the American people, after the separation of church and state."[11] The Tulsa World is the daily newspaper for the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is the second-most widely circulated newspaper in the state, after The Oklahoman. ... Environmentalism is activism aimed at improving the environment, particularly nature. ... National Socialism redirects here. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... Big Lie is a propaganda technique, defined by Adolf Hitler in his 1925 autobiography Mein Kampf as a lie so colossal that no one would believe that someone could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.[page # needed] // It is often erroneously claimed or implied Hitler had advocated... EPA redirects here. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The Weather Channel (TWC) is a cable and satellite television network that broadcasts weather and weather-related news 24 hours a day. ... Global warming conspiracy[1] and global warming conspiracy theory[2] are terms used to refer to the claim that the theory that global warming is caused by humans is a conscious fraud, perpetuated for financial or ideological reasons. ... Constantines Conversion, depicting the conversion of Emperor Constantine the Great to Christianity, by Peter Paul Rubens. ...


Inhofe, claiming uncertainties related to climate science and the adverse impact that mandatory emissions reductions would have on the U.S. economy, voted on June 22, 2005 to reject an amendment to an energy bill that would have forced reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases and created a mandatory emissions trading scheme. "Global warming is still considered to be a theory and has not come close to being sufficiently proven", he said. Emission standards are requirements that set specific limits to the amount of pollutants that can be released into the environment. ... Overview The United States has the largest economy by country, second-largest by economic union (after the EU), and most technologically powerful economy in the world, with a per capita GDP of $39,689 (2nd Quarter 2004 annualized) . In this market-oriented economy, private individuals and business firms make most... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Top: Increasing atmospheric CO2 levels as measured in the atmosphere and ice cores. ... The word theory has a number of distinct meanings in different fields of knowledge, depending on their methodologies and the context of discussion. ...


Inhofe has similarly criticized predictions of ozone depletion, particularly in relation to the Arctic.[12] It has been suggested that Ozone generator be merged into this article or section. ... The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, commonly used to define the Arctic region border Satellite image of the Arctic surface The Arctic is the region around the Earths North Pole, opposite the Antarctic region around the South Pole. ...


In 2006, Inhofe gave a speech in the Senate in which he argued that the threat of global warming was exaggerated by "the media, Hollywood elites and our pop culture." Inhofe claimed that "From the late 1920s until the 1960s they [the media] warned of global warming. From the 1950s until the 1970s they warned us again of a coming ice age. This makes modern global warming the fourth estate's fourth attempt to promote opposing climate change fears during the last 100 years." He also accused the media of ignoring scientists such as Roger A. Pielke and William Gray who, Inhofe claims, disagree with global warming.[13] ... Elitism is the belief or attitude that the people who are considered to be the elite — a selected group of persons with outstanding personal abilities, wealth, specialised training or experience, or other distinctive attributes — are the people whose views on a matter are to be taken the most seriously, or... Popular culture, sometimes called pop culture, consists of widespread cultural elements in any given society. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... Roger A. Pielke (Sr. ... William M. Bill Gray, PhD is Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University (CSU), and head of the Tropical Meteorology Project at CSUs Department of Atmospheric Sciences. ...


Only Texas senator John Cornyn received more campaign donations from the oil and gas industry in the 2002 election cycle.[14] The contributions Inhofe has received from the energy and natural resource sector since taking office have exceeded one million dollars.[15] Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... John Cornyn III (born February 2, 1952) is the junior United States Senator from Texas. ... The oil industry is a type of industry which brings petroleum to a financial market. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


In 2006, Inhofe introduced Senate Amendment 4682 with Christopher Bond (R-MO). This bill would have released the Army Corps of Engineers from oversight by independent review committees; according to the nonpartisan League of Conservation Voters, analyses for Corps projects “have been manipulated to favor large-scale projects that harm the environment.”[16] During the 109th Congress, Inhofe voted to increase offshore oil drilling, to include provisions for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the House Budget Amendment, and to deny funding for both low-income energy assistance and environmental stewardship.[17] As of 2006, the League of Conservation Voters has given Inhofe the lowest possible score on environmental issues. [18] For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Christopher Bond (fl. ... United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 military men and women. ... The League of Conservation Voters is an American environmentalist lobby. ... The 109th United States Congress meets from January 4, 2005, to January 1, 2007. ... Offshore drilling typically refers to the act of extracting resources, primarily oil, in an ocean or lake. ... The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) covers 19,049,236 acres (79,318 km²) in northeastern Alaska, in the North Slope region. ...


Political views

Inhofe is one of the most politically conservative members of either house of Congress (the eighth-most conservative Senator, according to the March 2007 National Journal rankings of Liberal/Conservative members of Congress) [2]; among other political stances, he strongly opposes abortion. As a member of the Armed Services Committee, he was among the panelists questioning witnesses about the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse. There he made news by claiming he was "outraged by the outrage" over the revelations of abuse, suggesting that shock at the crimes was more offensive than the crimes themselves. He has also criticized the Red Cross as a "bleeding heart". Against the wishes of the Bush administration, the Pentagon, and the American Petroleum Institute, Inhofe has persistently blocked American ratification of the international Convention on the Law of the Sea, claiming that the treaty would infringe on American sovereignty. American conservatism is a constellation of political ideologies within the United States under the blanket heading of conservative. ... {{{mWf}}} Caution: This article contains several potentially morbid photographs that depict nude, abused, and deceased persons. ... The Anarchist Black Cross was originally called the Anarchist Red Cross. The band Redd Kross was originally called Red Cross. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... A bleeding heart can be: A term, usually critical, for someone who is held to be overly sympathetic to another persons (or group of peoples) plight; usually used by people who are not as (or not at all) sympathetic. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... This article is about the U.S. military building. ... The American Petroleum Institute, commonly referred to as API, is the main U.S. trade association for the oil and natural gas industry, representing about 400 corporate members involved in all aspects of the industry. ... Ratification is the act of giving official sanction to a formal document such as a treaty or constitution. ... United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Opened for signature December 10, 1982 in Montego Bay (Jamaica) Entered into force November 16, 1994[1] Conditions for entry into force 60 ratifications Parties 149[2] For maritime law in general see Admiralty law. ... Single European Act A treaty is a binding agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely states and international organizations. ... Sovereignty is the exclusive right to exercise supreme political (e. ...


Inhofe's consistent citing of the Bible as the source for his stances on various political issues, such as gay rights, abortion and United States' support of Israel [3] has made him very popular among Christian Fundamentalists. This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library of Congress. ... The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also...


Interrogation of detainees

In 2006, Inhofe was one of only nine senators to vote against the McCain Detainee Amendment banning torture on individuals in U.S. Government custody.[19][20][21][22] The McCain Detainee Amendment was an amendment to the United States Senate Department of Defense Authorization bill, commonly referred to as the Amendment on (1) the Army Field Manual and (2) Cruel, Inhumane, Degrading Treatment, amendment #1977 and also known as the McCain Amendment 1977. ... Torture is defined by the United Nations Convention Against Torture as any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he... The government of the United States, established by the United States Constitution, is a federal republic of 50 states, a few territories and some protectorates. ...


U.S. support for Israel

In a Senate speech, Inhofe said that America should base its Israel policy on the text of the Bible: This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library of Congress. ...

I believe very strongly that we ought to support Israel; that it has a right to the land. This is the most important reason: Because God said so. As I said a minute ago, look it up in the book of Genesis. It is right up there on the desk.

In Genesis 13:14–17, the Bible says:

The Lord said to Abram, "Lift up now your eyes, and look from the place where you are northward, and southward, and eastward and westward: for all the land which you see, to you will I give it, and to your seed forever. . . . Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it to thee." That is God talking.

The Bible says that Abram removed his tent and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar before the Lord. Hebron is in the West Bank. It is at this place where God appeared to Abram and said, "I am giving you this land — the West Bank". This is not a political battle at all. It is a contest over whether or not the word of God is true. Genesis (Hebrew: , Greek: Γένεσις, meaning birth, creation, cause, beginning, source or origin) is the first book of the Torah, the Tanakh, and the Old Testament. ... The angel prevents the sacrifice of Isaac (Rembrandt, 1634) Abraham (Hebrew: , Standard Avraham Ashkenazi Avrohom or Avruhom Tiberian  ; Arabic: ,  ; Geez: , ) is a figure in the Bible and Quran who is by believers regarded as the founding patriarch of the Israelites and of the Nabataean people in Jewish, Christian and... refers to the sacred pact betweeen YAH and Abraham whereby he and his descendants are promised: a multitude of descendants, a land of blessing (Israel), and a future as rulers/benefactors of the world. ... Mamre, full Hebrew name Elonei Mamre (Oaks of Mamre), is where Abraham built an altar (Genesis 13:18). ... The Cave of the Patriarchs, also site of the Ibrahimi Mosque. ... Look up Altar in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

In March 2002, Inhofe also made a speech before the U.S. Senate that included the explicit suggestion that the 9/11 attacks were a form of divine retribution against the U.S. for failing to defend Israel. In his words: "One of the reasons I believe the spiritual door was opened for an attack against the United States of America is that the policy of our Government has been to ask the Israelis, and demand it with pressure, not to retaliate in a significant way against the terrorist strikes that have been launched against them."[23] The date that commonly refers to the attacks on United States citizens on September 11, 2001 (see the September 11, 2001 Attacks). ... This article is becoming very long. ...


Homosexuality

On June 6, 2006, in a speech on the Senate floor about the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment, Inhofe said, pointing at a large photograph of his family: June 6 is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The United States Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution which would define marriage in the United States as a union of one man and one woman. ...

Inhofe points at large photograph of his family, proclaiming none have been divorced or homosexual.
Inhofe points at large photograph of his family, proclaiming none have been divorced or homosexual.

...As you see here, and I think this is maybe the most important prop we’ll have during the entire debate, my wife and I have been married 47 years. We have 20 kids and grandkids. I'm really proud to say that in the recorded history of our family, we've never had a divorce or any kind of homosexual relationship. Image File history File links Inhofefamily-noglbt. ... Image File history File links Inhofefamily-noglbt. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ...

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He also said:

The homosexual marriage lobby, as well as the polygamist lobby, they share the same goal of essentially breaking down all state-regulated marriage requirements to just one, and that one is consent. In doing so, they're paving the way for illegal protection of such practices as homosexual marriage, unrestricted sexual conduct between adults and children, group marriage, incest, and, you know, if it feels good, do it. Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... It has been suggested that Interest representation: Academic overview be merged into this article or section. ... The term polygamy (many marriages in late Greek) is used in related ways in social anthropology, sociobiology, and sociology. ... Pedophilia or pædophilia (see spelling differences) is the paraphilia of being sexually attracted primarily or exclusively to prepubescent or peripubescent children. ... Group marriage or Circle Marriage is a form of marriage in which more than one man and more than one woman form a family unit, and all members of the marriage share parental responsibility for any children arising from the marriage. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Immigration

Inhofe wrote the Inhofe Amendment to the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006, which was debated in Congress in May 2006. The amendment would make English the national language of the United States and require that new citizens take an English proficiency test. The amendment was passed on May 18, 2006 with 32 Democrats, 1 independent, and 1 Republican dissenting. The measure had 11 cosponsors, including one Democrat. The Inhofe Amendment is an amendment to the so-called Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006, a bill currently under debate in the United States Senate that would change current immigration law allowing more immigrants into the United States amounting according to the Heritage Foundation to 66-100 million in... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Citizenship is membership in a political community (originally a city or town but now usually a country) and carries with it rights to political participation; a person having such membership is a citizen. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...


In the debate, Inhofe cited a 2005 Zogby Poll showing 84% of Americans support making English the official language of governmental operations, including 71% of Hispanics. He also noted that 27 states and 51 nations have made English their official language and that the Office of Management and Budget estimated that it costs taxpayers between $1–2 billion to provide language assistance under President Clinton’s Executive Order 13166 that created the entitlement to services provided in any language other than English. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is a body within the Executive Office of the President of the United States which is tasked with coordinating United States Federal agencies. ... On August 11, 2000, United States President Bill Clinton signed Executive Order 13166, “Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency”. The Executive Order requires federal agencies to examine the services they provide, identify any need for services to those with limited English proficiency (LEP), and develop and...


Electoral history

  • 1996 Oklahoma United States Senatorial Election
    • James Inhofe (R) (inc.),57%
    • James Boren (D), 40%
  • 1994 Oklahoma United States Senatorial Election

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Notes

  1. ^ Chris Mooney, The Republican War on Science, page 75. Basic books, 2005. ISBN 978-0-465-04675-1
  2. ^ "James Mountain Inhofe, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress"
  3. ^ "Once a Soldier, Always a Soldier". Association of the United States Army
  4. ^ Hyde Mulvihill APC Lawyers — "Insurers in Liquidation, Rehabilitation and under Conservation/Supervision"
  5. ^ 'The Science of Climate Change Senate Floor Statement by U.S. Sen. James M. Inhofe'
  6. ^ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate of 2004 Annual Review, section on temperature trends
  7. ^ Heat wave has senator sticking to beliefs
  8. ^ National Resources Defense Council: Tops Dogs — James Inhofe
  9. ^ Lawmakers hear of interference in global warming science. CNN. January 31, 2007
  10. ^ Inhofe appearance on "Fox & Friends", January 30, 2007 . Video available at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eat-the-press/2007/01/30/fox-takes-fair-and-balanc_e_40001.html
  11. ^ Charles P. Pierce. In Praise of Oklahoma. The American Prospect
  12. ^ The Science of Climate Change — Senate Floor Statement by U.S. Sen. James M. Inhofe
  13. ^ Text of speech by James Inhofe in the Senate on 25 Sept 2006 on global warming. Accessed 28 Sept 2006.
  14. ^ Opensecrets.org Top 20 Recipients of Oil & Gas contributions, 2002
  15. ^ Opensecrets.org Contributions to James Inhofe by sector
  16. ^ LCV Scorecard
  17. ^ LCV Scorecard
  18. ^ League of Conservation Voters
  19. ^ http://www.phrusa.org/research/torture/mccain_text.html
  20. ^ http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=McCain_Amendment_No._1977
  21. ^ http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1497443/posts
  22. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/05/AR2005100502062.html
  23. ^ Crackpot Theology Makes Bad Foreign Policy, The Cato Institute
  24. ^ a b Inhofe: Unplugged and unhinged

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Preceded by
Robert J. LaFortune
Mayor of Tulsa
1978–1984
Succeeded by
Terry Young
Preceded by
James Robert Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 1st congressional district

1987–1994
Succeeded by
Steve Largent
Preceded by
David L. Boren
United States Senator (Class 2) from Oklahoma
November 17, 1994–
Served alongside: Don Nickles, Tom Coburn
Incumbent
Preceded by
James Jeffords
Vermont
Chairman of Senate Environment and Public Works Commmittee
2003–2007
Succeeded by
Barbara Boxer
California

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