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Six Oklahoma Legislators Receive "Spirit of Enterprise Award"

April 14, 2008

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) last week received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise Award” for his support of pro-growth legislation during the 110th Congress. Accepting the award, Inhofe said:

I am honored to receive the ‘Spirit of Enterprise Award’ from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This organization provides an invaluable service to businesses nationwide. I will continue to fight for legislation that helps grow our nation’s economy, keeping America’s businesses the most competitive in the world.

Dan Boren, the only Democrat in the entire House of Representatives to receive the award, said:

I am honored to receive this award. The small business community, energy industry, and other manufacturers are an integral part of Oklahoma’s economy. I am committed to doing everything I can in Congress to help them grow our economy and create additional jobs in Oklahoma.

Tom Donohue, Chamber president and CEO, stated:

Senator Inhofe has proven to be an effective ally to the business community, supporting legislation that helps grow the economy and creates new jobs for hardworking Americans. The Chamber is grateful for Jim’s commitment to these important issues and is proud to present him with this award.


Representative Boren has proven to be an effective ally to the business community, supporting legislation that helps grow the economy and creates new jobs for hardworking Americans. The Chamber is grateful for Dan’s commitment to these important issues and is proud to present him with this award.

The Oklahomans who were honored were:

  • Sen. James Inhofe
  • Rep. John A. Sullivan (OK-1)
  • Rep. Dan Boren (OK-2)
  • Rep. Frank D. Lucas (OK-3)
  • Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4)
  • Rep. Mary Fallin (OK-5)

The U.S. Chamber is the world’s largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses of every size, sector, and region. A complete list of the 2007 Spirit of Enterprise recipients is here.

Senator Inhofe and Congressman Sullivan Endorse Fred Thompson for President

October 10, 2007
CONTACT: Jeff Sadosky

October 10, 2007

McLean, VA – In another sign of Thompson’s growing momentum, Senator Jim Inhofe and Congressman John Sullivan of Oklahoma today endorsed Fred Thompson for President of the United States. These endorsements today further strengthen the campaign’s organization and standing in Oklahoma, a key early primary state on February 5th.

Fred Thompson stated: “I am so honored that my good friend Jim Inhofe is joining my team. We worked closely together in the United States Senate fighting for conservative principles such as lower taxes, smaller government, and a strong military. With his help, we will take our conservative message and agenda all the way from the campaign trail to the White House.

“I am also honored to have the endorsement today of Rep. John Sullivan from Oklahoma’s First Congressional District. Like me, John has been a strong advocate for lower taxes and limited government, and I look forward to working closely with him in the coming months as we take our shared conservative principles directly to the American people.”

Senator Jim Inhofe stated: “Even before he officially announced, I came out in support of Fred because of his tremendous experience, his leadership, and his proven record in support of conservative values. As Americans get to know Fred over the next few months, they will quickly find a man committed to winning the War on Terror and ready to finally secure our borders. They will find a man of experience who helped bring change to Congress as part of the 1994 conservative revolution. And finally, they will find, as I have, a man of deep character and principle, ready to take on the tremendous challenges facing our country today.”

Congressman John Sullivan stated: “I am proud to support Senator Thompson. He is a backer of fiscally responsible spending, positive immigration reform and correcting our nation’s broken health care system.”

James Inhofe was first elected to the United States Senate in 1994 and was subsequently re-elected in 1996 and again in 2002. While in the Senate, Sen. Inhofe has been a strong advocate for principles of limited government and lower taxes. As the second ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Inhofe has also gained a reputation as an expert on defense and national security issues. Prior to being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994, Sen. Inhofe was a congressman from Oklahoma’s First Congressional District, mayor of Tulsa, minority leader of the Oklahoma Senate, and a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

John Sullivan was elected to the U.S. Congress in 2002 to represent Oklahoma’s First Congressional District. Congressman John Sullivan is a fourth generation Oklahoman, and during his time in Congress he has been a strong advocate for less government, fiscal restraint, and lower taxes. Congressman Sullivan has also been influential in the area of immigration and increasing border security. Prior to being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Sullivan worked as a small businessman in Tulsa in the fields of energy, transportation, real estate and investments.


Muskogee Phoenix: "Don’t Fall for Fear Factor"

June 11, 2007

Its difficult to know where to direct your frustrations in this editorial by the Muskogee Phoenix. The Phoenix has basically resorted to calling us xenophobes and nativists because a majority of us – both Democrat and Republican – want to know who is in our country! We also do not want to reward people who have broken our laws with a path to citizenship! If we are fearful, it is because of the security concerns we have due to our porous border with Mexico.

“The illegal alien tussle in Tulsa exemplifies the need for Congress to enact immigration reform and calm Americans’ fear, much of it irrational fear, over illegal immigration.

Rep. John Sullivan wanted Tulsa police to verify the legal status of everyone they come into contact with, and Sullivan received support from the Tulsa City Council, which approved that police policy about two weeks ago.

Sullivan explained his motivation was to see that Tulsa received an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office and greater federal presence in eastern Oklahoma.

Mayor Kathy Taylor had not signed onto the policy as of this past week. Good for her.” Read more


Hat tip: Mike’s Memo

“Former State Trooper Dan Howard takes on Tulsa Oklahoma Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) and her ‘Sanctuary City’ Policies. He gave a 5-minute speech to the Tulsa City Council two weeks ago and looks like he dressed Rev Victor Orta down pretty well too! The strong resolution passed, but Mayor Taylor is probably going to ignore it and continue to welcome illegals. Dan is waiting for Round 2 on this issue. Citizens across the nation should be doing this.”

Sen. Inhofe Judged Most Conservative; Rep. Boren Most Liberal in National Journal Rankings

March 6, 2007

Among Oklahoma’s congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe was judged the most conservative, and U.S. Rep. Dan Boren the most liberal. However Boren, the state’s lone Democratic representative, was ranked the most conservative Democratic member of the House of Representatives (with a slightly higher composite conservative score than liberal score). Boren’s voting record also rated more conservative than 11 GOP members for 2006.

In the U.S. Senate, Jim Inhofe was ranked eighth most conservative, with a composite conservative score of 89.3. Tom Coburn was ranked eighteenth most conservative, with a composite conservative score of 78.8. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) was ranked the senate’s most liberal member, with a composite conservative score of 4.8. Durbin was followed closely by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who garnered a composite conservative score of 5.

Among Oklahoma’s House members, Tulsa Congressman John Sullivan was ranked the state’s most conservative congressman and 27th most conservative member of the House, with a composite conservative score of 87.7. As for the rest of the Oklahoma House delegation, here’s how they lined up, from conservative to liberal: Sullivan, Ernest Istook (38th most conservative, composite conservative score of 86.3); Frank Lucas (42nd most conservative, composite conservative score of 85.3), Tom Cole (96th most conservative, composite conservative score of 78.7); and Dan Boren (219th most conservative, composite conservative score of 50.8).

The rankings are based on 103 House votes and 82 Senate votes in 2006, on economic, social and foreign policy. The composite conservative score means that the member voted more conservative than that percentage of his or her colleagues. A score of 85 on the conservative scale, for example, means that the senator was more conservative than 85% of his or her Senate colleagues on key votes during 2006.

For a full breakdown of the 2006 ratings and an analysis of the votes used as criteria, please click here.