April 24, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), recently received an award for his exceptional service and contributions to the nation’s water resources during a Legislative Summit hosted by the National Waterways Conference.
“I am humbled to receive this honor from the National Waterways Conference,” said Inhofe. “As a strong conservative, I’ve always said that the government has a duty to fund two areas: defense and infrastructure. Improving and investing in the nation’s water resources infrastructure fosters economic growth, creates jobs, and ensures Americans’ quality of life. Through my leadership position on the EPW committee, I have made addressing the challenges facing our water resources infrastructure a top priority, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass the next WRDA bill.
President of the National Waterways Conference, Amy Larson said, “Senator Inhofe has been a steadfast supporter of our nation’s water resources infrastructure and an advocate for common sense policies and laws. The National Waterways Conference supports his commitment and we look forward to his continued leadership as we address critical issues relating to funding and policy needs through WRDA legislation.”
The National Waterways Conference, established in 1960, is the only national organization to advocate in favor of national policy and laws that recognize the vital importance of America’s water resources infrastructure to our nation’s well-being and quality of life.