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Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) is poised to take the helm of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee following the death of Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.).

No official announcements have been made about McCain’s successor, but Inhofe, as the senior Republican, has led the committee as acting chairman since McCain returned home to Arizona to receive treatment for brain cancer.

The article goes on to state the following:

During that time, Inhofe has insisted McCain was still the one calling the shots and that he was leading the committee as McCain’s proxy.

As chairman, Inhofe will play a leading role in overseeing U.S. defense policy, including as one of the key crafters of the annual defense policy legislation that does everything from specifying how many fighter jets the military can buy to banning military-to-military relations with Russia.

As a supporter of President Trump, Inhofe is expected to hew closely to the president’s agenda.

Inhofe declined to comment on his priorities Tuesday, saying it would be inappropriate to do so before he is officially chairman.

“It’s not really appropriate to talk about,” Inhofe said. “We’ve talked a little bit about some of the things I’ve always believed in, and that is a heavier responsibility on subcommittees than we’ve had before, but I hesitate to [comment further] for obvious reasons.”

Inhofe added that he expects an official decision on the chairmanship next Tuesday.

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