Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe

Senator from Oklahoma, Republican

Inhofe, a Republican, has been a senator from Oklahoma since Jan 1, 1994 (next election in 2020).

He was previously the representative for Oklahoma's 1st congressional district (1987-1994).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Inhofe has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Inhofe is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Inhofe for more statistics.

Committee Membership

James “Jim” Inhofe sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Inhofe sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (21%) Transportation and Public Works (18%) Environmental Protection (14%) Taxation (12%) Energy (11%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Inhofe’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Inhofe’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Jul 16, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Dec 1994 to Dec 2016, Inhofe missed 309 of 7,151 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is much worse than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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