|U.S. Senate, Oklahoma|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||19|
|Predecessor||David L. Boren (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2008|
|First elected||November 8, 1994|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Representative, United States House of Representatives|
|Mayor, City of Tulsa|
|Senator, Oklahoma State Senate|
|Bachelor's||Economics, University of Tulsa, 1973|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1957-1958|
|Birthday||November 17, 1934|
|Place of birth||Tulsa, OK|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Policy positions
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Recent news
- 9 Personal
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Below is an abbreviated outline of Inhofe's academic, professional and political career:
- 1973: Graduated from University of Tulsa
- 1957-1958: Served in the U.S. Army
- 1967-1969: Served as a member, Oklahoma State house of representatives
- 1969-1977: Served as a member, Oklahoma State senate
- 1978-1984: Served as mayor of Tulsa
- 1987-1994: Served as a Republican to the U.S. Congress
- 1995-Present: U.S Senator from Oklahoma
Inhofe serves on the following Senate committees:
- Armed Services
- Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
- Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
- Subcommittee on Airland
- Environment and Public Works
- Foreign Relations
- Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women's Issues
- Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs and International Environmental Protection
- Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs
- Subcommittee on African Affairs
- English Language Unity Act
A Washington Post investigation in February 2012 revealed that 33 members of Congress helped direct more than $300 million in earmarks to public projects in close proximity to commercial and residential real estate owned by the lawmakers or their family members. According to the report, Inhofe has helped secure about $1.8 million in earmarks to study the widening of U.S. 169, which passes near an office building that his wife co-owns.
Inhofe voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by a 89/8 vote on January 1, 2013.
On March 6, 2013, Senator Rand Paul (R) led a 13-hour filibuster of President Obama's CIA Director nominee, John Brennan. Paul started the filibuster in order to highlight his concerns about the administration's drone policies. In particular, Paul said he was concerned about whether a drone could be used to kill an American citizen within the United States border, without any due process involved. Paul and other civil liberties activists criticized President Obama for not offering a clear response to the question. A total of 14 senators joined Paul in the filibuster -- 13 Republicans and one Democrat.
The day after the filibuster, Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Paul, responding to the filibuster. Holder wrote, "Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on U.S. soil? The answer to that is no."
|U.S. Senate, Oklahoma General Election, 2008|
|Republican||Jim Inhofe Incumbent||56.7%||763,375|
|Independent||Stephen P. Wallace||4.1%||55,708|
Inhofe won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2008. During that re-election cycle, Inhofe 's campaign committee raised a total of $6,484,560 and spent $6,428,174.
|U.S. Senate, Oklahoma General Election, 2008 - Jim Inhofe Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$2869433|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$2868819|
|Top contributors to Jim Inhofe's campaign committee|
|National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn||$22000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Oil & Gas||$444900|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Inhofe paid his congressional staff a total of $2,531,750 in 2011. He ranks 19 on the list of the highest paid Republican Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranks 45th overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Oklahoma ranks 35th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Inhofe's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $5,419,048 to $17,461,000. That averages to $11,440,024, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican Senators in 2011 of $6,358,668. His average net worth increased by 1.35% from 2010.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Inhofe's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $5,100,056 and $17,475,999. That averages to $11,288,027, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican Senators in 2010 of $7,054,258.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Inhofe ranked 14th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. Senate.
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Inhofe ranked 9th in the conservative rankings among U.S. Senators.
Percentage voting with party
The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Inhofe votes with the Democratic Party 91.4% of the time. This ranks 21st among the 47 Senate Republicans in 2011.
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Inhofe and his wife, Kay, have four children.
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- Gov Track "Jim Inhofe," Accessed March 3, 2012
- Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Jim Inhofe," Accessed October 24, 2011
- Congressional Quarterly "Senate Committee List" Accessed January 22, 2013
- Jim Inhofe Vote Smart profile
- The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 22, 2011
- Washington Post "Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties," February 6, 2012
- Washington Post "Mapping the earmarks," February 6, 2012
- U.S. Senate "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- CNN, "Rand Paul says he's heard from White House after filibuster," March 7, 2013
- USA Today, "Rand Paul filibuster ranks among Senate's longest," March 7, 2013
- ABC News, "Rand Paul wins applause from GOP and liberals," March 7, 2013
- Breitbart, "AWOL: Meet the GOP senators who refused to stand with Rand," March 7, 2013
- Politico, "Rand Paul filibuster blasted by Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham," March 7, 2013
- Washington Post, "Eric Holder responds to Rand Paul with ‘no’," March 7, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"
- Open Secrets "Jim Inhofe 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed October 29, 2011
- LegiStorm "Jim Inhofe"
- OpenSecrets.org "James M. Inhofe (R-Okla), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Inhofe, (R-OK), 2010"
- National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- Open Congress "Voting With Party," Accessed October 24, 2011
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