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Inhofe Asks for Hearing on EPA's Alleged Conducting of Illegal Human Experiments

October 1, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 Inhofe Asks for Hearing on EPA's Alleged Conducting of Illegal Human Experiments Link to Letter Washington, D.C. - In the wake of the Obama - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) being sued in federal court for allegedly conducting illegal human experiments - exposing people to concentrated high levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and diesel exhaust - Senator James... Continue Reading »


INHOFE BLASTS OMB SEQUESTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT AS BAILOUT FOR OBAMA PRESIDENCY

October 1, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and outspoken critic of automatic defense cuts under Sequestration, today blasted the Obama administration for its continued failure to address the looming cuts that take effect on January 2, 2013.  Last Friday, the Office of Management and Budget provided guidance that said they would cover any potential litigation costs or employee compensation costs that could be brought... Continue Reading »


Bipartisan Letter Expresses Concern with EPA Overreach in Hydraulic Fracturing Diesel Fuel Guidance

September 28, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 Bipartisan Letter Expresses Concern with EPA Overreach in Hydraulic Fracturing Diesel Fuel Guidance Link to Letter Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, took the lead on a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson expressing concern that EPA is... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, MANCHIN ANNOUNCE SENATE UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) CAUCUS

September 27, 2012

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member on Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), also a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced today the formation of the Senate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Caucus. The mission of the bipartisan caucus will be to educate Senators and staff on the capabilities and concerns of UAS and to work closely together to best shape the UAS policymaking ... Continue Reading »


INHOFE UKRAINIAN RESOLUTION PASSES SENATE

September 25, 2012

Washington, D.C. – A resolution introduced by U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of theSenate Foreign Relations Committee, and co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Majority Whip, passed the U.S. Senate on Saturday. The resolution, S.Res.466, calls for the release of Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko from prison. “The Senate sent a firm message to Ukraine that their political persecution tactics of imprisonment and intimidation have no place in... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Responds to Appointment of Ron Curry to Replace Crucify Them Armendariz as EPA Region 6 Administrator

September 21, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 Inhofe Responds to Appointment of Ron Curry to Replace "Crucify them" Armendariz as EPA Region 6 Administrator Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today responded to the appointment of Ron Curry, head of the New Mexico Environment Department, to be Environmental Protection Agency... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PRAISES OKLAHOMA’S ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR CHALLENGING OBAMACARE’S IMPLEMENTATION

September 21, 2012

   U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, made the following statement after Attorney General of Oklahoma Scott Pruitt filed an amendment complaint challenging implementation of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act:   “I applaud Attorney General Scott Pruitt for his leadership in fighting for Oklahoma’s job creators and against excessive government overreach,” said Inhofe. “The Internal Revenue Service has overstepped its... Continue Reading »


INHOFE QUESTIONS FAILURE OF TSA TO ENSURE FLIGHT APPLICANTS ARE NOT A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY

September 21, 2012

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) in a letter to Administrator of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) John Pistole today expressed concerns for a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) citing problems in making certain that applicants to the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) are not a risk to national security and whether they are legal residents. In the letter, Inhofe asked the TSA to disclose how these oversights were allowed and what... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds House Passage of Stop the War on Coal Act

September 21, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 Inhofe Applauds House Passage of "Stop the War on Coal Act" Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, welcomed the passage today in the House of Representatives of the "Stop the War on Coal Act." The bill was approved by a bipartisan vote of 233-175. "I applaud the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE INTRODUCES FOOD STAMP RESTORATION ACT

September 20, 2012

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, today introduced the Food Stamp Restoration Act (S.3602) to reform the current food stamp program to be a discretionary block grant for states to design individualized nutrition assistance programs. It is estimated this bill will save more than $300 billion over the next ten years. "My bill will take the food stamp program out from under federal government control, placing the responsibility of future... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, LEAHY INTRODUCE FOREIGN PRISON CONDITIONS IMPROVEMENT ACT

September 20, 2012

 Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) today introduced the Foreign Prison Condistions Improvement Act of 2012 (S.3577) to help stem the spread of HIV/AIDs in developing countries by eliminating unhealthy and unsafe prison conditions in these countries. "Overcrowded, unsanitary detention and incarceration facilities endanger lives," said Inhofe. "This extremely high risk environment is... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: LIBYA ATTACK HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR GITMO

September 20, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and an ardent supporter of the U.S. detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO),  today pointed to former GITMO detainee Sufian bin Qumu’s reported involvement in the Libyan attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens as proof that GITMO must remain open and active.  “Sufian bin Qumu is a perfect example of why GITMO is such a valuable asset in the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe and Pryor Introduce Bill to Exempt Farmers from SPCC Rule

September 20, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 Inhofe and Pryor Introduce Bill to Exempt Farmers from SPCC Rule Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR), this week introduced S. 3559, a bill that would amend the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule and... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Opening Statement: Full Committee hearing on Water Resources Development Act: Growing the Economy and Protecting Public Safety

September 20, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 Opening Statement of Senator James M. Inhofe Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Full Committee hearing entitled, "Water Resources Development Act: Growing the Economy and Protecting Public Safety." Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:00 AM Thank you, Madam Chairman, for holding this hearing. I also would like to thank our witnesses for... Continue Reading »


INHOFE UKRAINIAN RESOLUTION PASSES COMMITTEE

September 19, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A resolution introduced by U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Majority Whip, today unanimously passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  The resolution, S.Res. 466, calls for the unconditional release of political prisoner and former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko.    “Tymoshenko was a key revolutionary in Ukraine’s... Continue Reading »


INHOFE SAYS PRESIDENT IS FAILING TO PROVIDE LEADERSHIP ON SEQUESTRATION

September 17, 2012

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the White House release of the congressionally mandated report detailing the impact of sequestration.  “The White House’s report on the impact of sequestration only confirmed what we have already been told by the Pentagon, that these cuts will be devastating to our national security and overall readiness,” said Inhofe. “In... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: $37 MILLION GRANT TO FT. SILL SCHOOLS

September 17, 2012

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today said that the Department of Defense has given a $37,134,368 grant to Lawton Public Schools, Lawton, Okla. to replace two old elementary schools on Fort Sill with a single new school.   In May 2011, Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal toured Ft. Sill and the schools with Inhofe.  During that visit, Westphal praised Inhofe’s leadership... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RESOLUTION THAT DESIGNATES NATIONAL CELIAC DISEASE AWARENESS DAY PASSES SENATE

September 14, 2012

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed Inhofe’s bi-partisan Senate Resolution designating September 13, 2012 as “National Celiac Disease Awareness Day.” “As a long-time supporter of this cause, I am once again pleased the U.S. Senate designated September 13 as ‘National Celiac Disease Awareness Day,’” said Inhofe.  “This resolution is imperative to bringing much-needed awareness to celiac disease... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: OBAMA MADE HUGE BLUNDER WITH EGYPT COMMENTS

September 14, 2012

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, today blasted President Obama’s blunder in saying that he does not consider Egypt an ally.  “Here we are in the midst of an international crisis, and President blew it,” said Inhofe.  “Unfortunately, this lack of leadership is what we have come to expect from President Obama.  Saying... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HONORS WORLD WAR II VETERANS AT MEMORIAL

September 14, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a U.S. Army veteran and senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), hosted World War II veterans from Oklahoma at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Oklahoma State Rep. Gary Banz led 104 veterans and their families to the nation’s capital today on the Oklahoma Honor Flight. This is the eighth Oklahoma Honor Flight, a program which enables World War II veterans from across the nation to see... Continue Reading »