Okla. Senator Inhofe Addresses Government Response To COVID-19 During Virtual Town Hall

Wednesday, May 13th 2020, 5:39 pm
By: Jonathan Cooper

Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe addressed a wide range of topics, including the federal government's response to COVID-19 during a virtual town hall on Wednesday with the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce.

Inhofe also talked about the things he's working on that are not related to the virus.

One of them is his opposition to the FCC approving a request to re-purpose the radio frequency spectrum, something he feels will jeopardize GPS signals.

He also talked about the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, which he said will help reduce flood damage.        

He said he's still working to improve the levees in Tulsa and secure funding.

A big topic he addressed is a fourth relief package proposed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.       

Inhofe said he understands people are hurting but feels it's too early to propose another stimulus package.

He wants to wait to see where the needs will be this summer.

"To me it'd be a little irresponsible to start another major program,” said Inhofe. “Three trillion dollars, that's with a T. Now she comes in and is like 'that's a good round number, I'll try three trillion dollars for our'. That's not going to happen."

Inhofe said Pelosi's proposal has no chance of passing the Senate.

He also addressed the ongoing oil crisis, saying he wants to threaten Saudi Arabia and Russia with tariffs.