News 9 By: Alex Cameron
November 3, 202
WASHINGTON - In today’s hyper-polarized political climate, compromise seems to have become a dirty word. Because of this, it may come as a surprise to some to learn that finding compromise and working across the aisle are as much a part of retiring Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe’s legacy as is funding highways.
In fact, in Senator Inhofe's case, they actually go together.
The Senate committee with jurisdiction over traditional infrastructure, including highway funding, is Environment and Public Works. For more than a dozen years, between 2003 and 2017, Senator Inhofe was either the committee chairman or its ranking member.
His opposite over much of that time was California Senator Barbara Boxer.
"I can’t even explain to you how different we are on our views," said Boxer in a Zoom interview Wednesday.
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