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INHOFE: EXTENDING TAX CUTS IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO

December 15, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today again joined a vast bi-partisan majority in passing the Tax Cut bill, a measure that extends the current-law tax rates.  The final vote, 81-19, with only 5 Republicans voting against the measure means that the bill will now move to the U.S. House.   “We must stop playing politics with the extension of these tax cuts,” Inhofe said.  “Taxpayers deserve better than to have politicians playing games with... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CONGRATULATES BURGESS ON APPOINTMENT

December 14, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following statement after the U.S. Army appointed Bill Burgess as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army during an Investiture Ceremony last night: “As a colleague of mine, I congratulate Bill Burgess on his appointment as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army. As a diligent leader to the state of Oklahoma, I am confident Bill will be successful in this new... Continue Reading »


INHOFE JOINS BI-PARTISAN EFFORT TO MOVE TAX CUT BILL FORWARD

December 14, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) yesterday joined a large bi-partisan group of Senators in favor of moving the Tax Cut bill forward in the Senate.  In an 83-15 vote that was completed last night, the Senate cleared a major procedural hurdle that opens the way to extend the Bush Tax Cuts as well as other tax benefits.   “Let’s be perfectly clear what this bill does,” Inhofe said. “It extends the current-law tax rates, which are set to... Continue Reading »


INHOFE OPPOSES DREAM ACT

December 9, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After joining Republican colleagues in opposing a procedural motion that could streamline the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act becoming law, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement about his opposition to the DREAM Act: “In this lame duck session, there are two things that must be done: an extension of the Bush Tax Cuts and funding the government. Instead of dealing with these two important items, Senate Democrats... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: DADT REPEAL WOULD CRIPPLE TROOP UNITY, NATIONAL SECURITY

December 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today attended the second hearing this week to further evaluate the Pentagon’s report on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy with the uniform leaders of our military services. As a long-time proponent of listening to our military commanders, Inhofe echoed the concerns of the service chiefs.   “There are many serious implications of a DADT repeal... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CONCERNED OVER MILITARY IMPACT OF REPEALING DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL

December 2, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), made the following statement after attending a hearing to discuss the Pentagon’s report on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy with U.S. Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Michael Mullen, and U.S. General Carter Ham: “While I was originally opposed to the policy when President Clinton proposed it, time has proven that DADT has helped maintain... Continue Reading »


INHOFE QUESTIONS OBJECTIVITY, VALIDITY OF DADT STUDY

November 30, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today questioned the accuracy and validity of the Pentagon’s one-year study of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy.  “Based on my initial review of the report, I am deeply concerned about the objectivity and the conclusions of this study,” Inhofe said.  “The survey and report focused on how to repeal the law and never asked... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS WITH PARADE NAME

November 30, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), who served as Tulsa’s mayor from 1978 to 1984, today expressed disappointment with event organizers who for the second year have taken word “Christmas” out of the Christmas Parade of Lights.  The event’s name was changed last year to Holiday Parade of Lights.    “I have participated virtually every year for decades in Tulsa’s Christmas Parade of Lights, riding horseback as my... Continue Reading »


INHOFE WELCOMES FALLIN'S DECISION TO RETAIN RIDLEY

November 29, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following statement after Oklahoma Governor-elect Mary Fallin announced Gary Ridley will retain his current role as Secretary of Transportation for Oklahoma, as well as the director of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and director of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority: “I am pleased that Governor-elect Mary Fallin has decided to retain my... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, LANDRIEU APPLAUD PASSAGE OF NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY

November 19, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.), both co-chairs of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, today praised the Senate passage of S. Res. 647 last night. Introduced by Inhofe and Landrieu, S. Res. 647 expresses the support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, and encouraging Americans... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Questions General Ham On LRA

November 18, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), made the following statement after attending a SASC hearing to consider the nomination of U.S. Gen. Carter Ham as Commander of the United States Africa Commander (AFRICOM): “General Ham possesses a commendable military record,” said Inhofe.  “I believe we share the same passion to continue developing the continent of Africa by working alongside Africans... Continue Reading »


OBAMA ADMINISTRATION NEARLY LETS TERRORIST GO FREE

November 18, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a long-time proponent of trying terrorist detainees currently held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO) under the military tribunal system, today blasted the Obama administration for nearly letting terrorist Ahmed Ghailani go free.   “While I am thankful that our civilian court system was able to convict Ghailani on one of the 285 charges brought against him, the fact remains that the Obama Administration's rejection of our... Continue Reading »


Inhofe: Start Over With Start

November 16, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), today agreed with Republican Whip U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) that the START treaty should not be taken up in the lame duck session.   “It’s time to start over with START,” Inhofe said.  “I welcome Senator Kyl’s definitive statement that the START treaty should not be... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Salutes 235th Birthday of United States Marine Corps

November 10, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today made the following statement to commemorate the 235th birthday of the United States Marine Corps: “Today, we honor the tens of thousands of Marines who have sacrificed their lives to preserve our nation’s freedom. From clearing operations in Marjah, Afghanistan to Hurricane Tomas damage assessment and relief efforts in Haiti, deployed United States Marines have... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Commends Nation's Veterans

November 10, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), made the following statement to honor veterans as the nation observes Veterans Day: “Throughout the course of our nation’s history, our brave servicemen and women have selflessly dedicated their lives to preserve our freedom. Today, this statement holds true as thousands of men and women in uniform serve at home and in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan in... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Reflects on Fort Hood Shooting

November 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), made the following statement on the one year anniversary of the shooting at Fort Hood: “Today, my thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and our brave men and women in uniform.  Their selfless service and sacrifices protect this nation and its people from those who wish us harm and our way of life.  Whether in some distant land or right here... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CONGRATULATES APPOINTMENT OF BILL BURGESS

October 7, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.: U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today made the following statement after the United States Army appointed Bill Burgess as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army: “Today, I congratulate Bill Burgess on his appointment as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army. As a colleague of mine, I admire Bill’s leadership and long-term advocacy for the state of Oklahoma. Now, as he begins serving as a... Continue Reading »


Wyden, Inhofe Clinical Trials Bill Signed by President Obama

October 6, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the Improving Access to Clinical Trials (I-ACT) Act finally allowing patients with rare diseases to participate in clinical drug studies without fear of losing their eligibility for public assistance such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Medicaid. Introduced by U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), the I-ACT ensures the small amount of financial compensation patients receive to participate in... Continue Reading »


INHOFE APPLAUDS "ANGELS IN ADOPTION" NOMINEE

October 4, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), the co-chair of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, today welcomed Sand Springs native Kim Haley to Washington, D.C. for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) annual “Angels in Adoption” award. “It is a great honor to welcome Kim Haley to Washington in order to participate in this very special event,” said Inhofe. “As co-chair of CCAI, I am pleased to nominate Kim as a... Continue Reading »


INHOFE APPLAUDS CONFIRMATION OF EDWARD BREHM

September 30, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Edward “Ward” Brehm as a Member of the Board of Directors for the African Development Foundation (ADF):  “I am pleased that the Senate has confirmed the reappointment of Ward Brehm as a Member of the Board of Directors for the ADF.  His previous leadership as Chairman and his long devotion to building... Continue Reading »