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INHOFE NAMED TAX FIGHTER BY NATIONAL TAX LIMITATION COMMITTEE

September 23, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) received an “A” rating from the National Tax Limitation Committee (NTLC). In recognition of his fiscally conservative voting record, NTLC has announced that Inhofe is a recipient of the 111th Congress Tax Fighter Award. This award is presented annually to Members of Congress who consistently exercise fiscal restraint and protect American taxpayers from wasteful federal spending. “I am honored to receive this award, and I... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RECOGNIZED AS GUARDIAN OF SMALL BUSINESS

September 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) awarded U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) with the Guardian of Small Business Award for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small business owners in the 111th Congress. Inhofe has consistently received this award since being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996. “I am honored to receive the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business,”... Continue Reading »


INHOFE JOINS BI-PARTISAN VOTE TO DELAY CONSIDERATION OF DEFENSE BILL

September 21, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined a bipartisan effort to reject consideration of S. 3454, the Defense Authorization Bill. Inhofe has remained an opponent of this legislation due to the inclusion of measures that would repeal the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy ahead of the defense department’s review of the policy, provide taxpayer funded abortions in... Continue Reading »


START TREATY PASSES COMMITTEE; INHOFE OPPOSES

September 16, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution of advice and consent to ratification of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia by a vote of 14-4. U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the committee, voted against the new treaty and offered two amendments that ultimately failed by a 5-14 vote. Inhofe’s amendments would have prohibited the treaty from coming into effect until President Obama provides Congress with a... Continue Reading »


INHOFE OBSERVES 9th ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11

September 14, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released the following statement commemorating the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.: “Nine years ago our nation faced tragedy as thousands of innocent lives were lost at the hands of terrorists. Today, we pause to remember that horrific September day and pray for the families who lost... Continue Reading »


INHOFE REACTS TO OBAMA SPEECH ON IRAQ

August 31, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, tonight responded President Obama’s second address from the Oval Office in which the President discussed the war in Iraq: “We owe a debt of gratitude to the 1.5 million men and women who answered their nation’s call and have served in Iraq since operations began in 2003. President Obama was wrong to be against the war in the first place, he was incorrect about the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, WYDEN PRAISE SENATE PASSAGE OF I-ACT

August 6, 2010

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), today praised last night’s unanimous Senate passage of the Improving Access to Clinical Trials (I-ACT) Act, a bill to allow patients with rare diseases to participate in clinical drug studies without losing their eligibility for public assistance (Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid).  “This bill provides potentially lifesaving treatments through clinical trials for those... Continue Reading »


NEW SENATE REPORT

August 6, 2010

Watch Inhofe YouTube Video Link to Senate Report Washington, D.C. - Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, released a report today titled, "Failure of Leadership: President Obama and the Flawed Federal Response to the BP Disaster." The report concludes that "President Obama and Administration officials failed in several instances to remove regulatory and bureaucratic impediments and to ensure that proper and... Continue Reading »


INHOFE INTRODUCES ZIMBABWE SANCTIONS REPEAL ACT

August 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced the Zimbabwe Sanctions Repeal Act of 2010.  This new legislation will lift U.S. economic sanctions originally imposed on the African nation of Zimbabwe in 2001, and restore the country’s economy and aide in the nation’s transition to democracy. In 2001, economic sanctions were imposed against Zimbabwe as a result of President Robert Mugabe’s... Continue Reading »


INHOFE REACTS TO KAGAN CONFIRMATION

August 5, 2010

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), the first Senator to register his opposition to her nomination, today reacted to the 63-37 Senate confirmation of Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court.  “I am disappointed that the Senate confirmed Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court,” Inhofe said.  “I have been very clear from the very outset of her nomination why I opposed her.  Her disdain for our military, her views on civilian trials for... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HAILS THE PASSAGE OF HELP HAITI ACT

August 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), the co-chair of the Congressional Adoption Caucus, today applauded the U.S. Senate passage of the Help Haitian Adoptees Immediately to Integrate Act of 2010 (HELP Haiti Act). Under the new legislation, which Inhofe introduced with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Haitian orphans adopted by American families following the devastating earthquake will have much needed relief and legal... Continue Reading »


INHOFE SUPPORTS NATIONAL CELIAC DISEASE AWARENESS DAY

August 4, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement after the U.S. Senate last night unanimously passed S. Res. 605, a resolution designating September 13, 2010 as “National Celiac Disease Awareness Day”:   “As an ongoing supporter for this cause, I am pleased that the U.S. Senate passed this resolution again this year. I applaud the efforts of both Members of Congress and the many organizations who continue to raise much needed... Continue Reading »


INHOFE APPLAUDS BOEING MOVE TO OKC

August 2, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today applauded the news that Boeing will relocate the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) and B-1 Program from Long Beach, California to Oklahoma City, bringing 550 new positions to the Oklahoma City area over the next two years.   “This is great news for the Oklahoma City area, our state’s economy, and for Tinker Air Force Base,” Inhofe... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: IRAQ STRATEGY MUST BE BASED ON GROUND CONDITIONS, NOT POLITICS

August 2, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today reacted to President Obama’s announcement about the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.  “President Obama played politics with our men and women in uniform when he worked to cut funding for troops in Iraq and when he repeatedly assailed the troop surge,” Inhofe said.  “Obama is playing politics again.  Claiming that he is fulfilling a... Continue Reading »


INHOFE DISAPPOINTED WITH AIR FORCE ANNOUNCEMENT ON ALTUS AFB

July 29, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today reacted with strong disappointment in the Air Force announcement that Beale Air Force Base in California is the preferred alternative basing option for the MC-12W.  Altus AFB was one of six candidate bases under consideration.  “I am surprised and extremely disappointed in the Air Force’s decision on this,” Inhofe said.  “I visit... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CALLS FOR SENATE HEARING ON INFORMATION SECURITY

July 28, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of two recent information leaks that threaten our national security and the well being of our soldiers, allies and coalition partners, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), has called for a hearing on intelligence and information security.  This past weekend, 92,000 pages of classified documents were released through the website, WikiLeaks.  Earlier this year, a video showing a U.S. military... Continue Reading »


SASC HEEDS INHOFE REQUEST ON START; ALLOWS TWO OPPOSED WITNESSES TO TESTIFY

July 27, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After weeks of stonewalling those opposed to the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) today heeded the request of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the committee, allowing two witnesses opposed to the treaty to testify.  After 16 hearings between the SASC and Senate Foreign Relations Committee that included 30 different witnesses, Drs. John Foster and Keith Payne today became the first and only two... Continue Reading »


INHOFE JOINS AMICUS BRIEF SUPPORTING ARIZ. IMMIGRATION LAW

July 26, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) recently signed an amicus brief compiled by the American Center for Law and Justice and the Federation for American Immigration Reform. The brief comes after the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona earlier this month. The brief addresses the importance of enforcing our nation’s immigration laws, especially in our nation’s border states, and reaffirms the precedent of allowing states to assist in... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RESPONDS TO NORTH KOREAN THREAT

July 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and senior Republican member of the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement after North Korean leader Kim Jong II threatened military action if the United States and South Korea did not stop military exercises or ban sanctions immediately:  “We have seen this type of saber rattling many... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HONORED AS DEFENDER OF ECONOMIC FREEDOM

July 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Club for Growth awarded U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) with a perfect voting record, naming him a Defender of Economic Freedom. This award is presented annually to Members of Congress who consistently hold a responsible pro-economic voting record.  “I am honored to receive the Defender of Economic Freedom Award by the Club for Growth,” said Inhofe. “During this trying economic time, we must end the bailouts, government take-overs, and... Continue Reading »