The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 18, 2013

Sen. Jim Inhofe returns to Senate floor for speech


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe has returned to the floor of the U.S. Senate eight days following the death of his son in a plane crash.

The Oklahoman reports that Inhofe, a Republican, took the floor Monday afternoon to discuss the defense bill — but first thanked the Senate chaplain and majority leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, for their comments about his son’s death.

Dr. Perry Inhofe was killed when the plane he was piloting crashed near Owasso on Nov. 10. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash, but had not released a preliminary report as of Monday afternoon.