Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe tries to persuade tea party lawmakers to support highway funding

Sen. Jim Inhofe, a Tulsa Republican, is a lead negotiator on a highway bill that has some funding problems and a provision that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: May 27, 2012
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WASHINGTON — With another deadline fast approaching, Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe is working to persuade members of his party that they should support a highway bill that keeps road and bridge funding close to current levels.

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