State of Oklahoma Archives: on Foreign Policy

T.W. Shannon: Prohibit UN Agenda 21 from infringing on property rights

Shannon voted YEA on March 13, 2013 on HB 1412: Prohibiting compliance with United Nations Agenda 21/Sustainable Development (Bill passed House, 67-17).
Source: OnTheIssues synopsis of Oklahoma Legislature voting records Mar 13, 2013

James Inhofe: $187K Congress-paid travel to Africa for "a Jesus thing"

In the past decade, Sen. Jim Inhofe of Tulsa has made at least 20 trips to Africa as part of a mission that he frequently describes in religious terms. Inhofe's African trips have cost taxpayers more than $187,000 since 1999.

The trips--which Inhofe has referred to publicly as "a Jesus thing"--have spanned the continent, mostly Uganda and Ethiopia. Early this month, he and three US House members, plus staff members, visited both of those countries to talk to their leaders about AIDS.

Inhofe said he personally paid for his first trip. But since 1999, his travel has been funded by taxpayers.

Inhofe said his work in Africa focuses on humanitarian, national security and economic matters. He has also used the official travel for fellowship activities related to the low-profile religious organization that puts on the National Prayer Breakfast. "I'm guilty of two things," Inhofe said in a recent interview. "I'm a Jesus guy, and I have a heart for Africa."

Source: coverage of 2014 Oklahoma Senate race Dec 21, 2008

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