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August 27, 2008

Inhofe Meets with Canadian County Officials

YUKON, OK - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe today met with the city managers and mayors of Yukon, El Reno and Mustang, Oklahoma to discuss issues of importance to Canadian County and its residents.

"I was pleased to meet with the mayors and city managers and discuss issues of importance to the residents of these Canadian County communities," Senator Inhofe said.  "As a former mayor of Tulsa, I understand the pressures on communities resulting from our growing infrastructure needs and unfunded federal mandates. That is why, through my leadership position on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, I am proud to have successfully worked in the Senate to pass two major transportation bills, including the reauthorization of the Highway bill and the Water Resource Development Act.  It is also why I have made unfunded federal mandates a top priority, as to ensure that communities across the country are not left short-handed while attempting to fulfill federal requirements."

Bob Broadway, Vice Mayor of Yukon expressed his appreciation for Senator Inhofe's work in the Senate: "Yukon certainly appreciates the continued personal involvement of Senator Inhofe in our needs and concerns for unfunded mandates, water and infrastructure. Senator Inhofe is and continues to be a good friend to Yukon and all of her citizens."

Scott Gibsob, Vice Mayor of Mustang also praised the Senator, saying: "As far as I'm concerned, if every state in the Union had a Senator Inhofe, we'd all be better off. His views certainly represent conservative Oklahomans."

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