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).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

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%) Environmental Protection (16%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) Taxation (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Energy (10%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Dec 1994 to Apr 2016, Inhofe missed 303 of 7,058 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% 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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