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INHOFE REACTS TO RESIGNATION OF GEN. McCHRYSTAL

June 23, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the co-chair of the Senate Army Caucus, reacted to news that President Obama accepted the resignation of U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal, Commander of Allied Forces in Afghanistan:   “General McChrystal’s service and leadership have proven to be invaluable and instrumental to our nation’s military success in Iraq and... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RAISES AWARENESS AMONGST SOLDIERS IN NEED

June 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today expressed his concerns over the continued high rates of suicide deaths and attempts amongst United States Armed Services personnel. During the hearing, SASC Chairman U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Ranking Member U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) both praised Inhofe’s efforts to bring the issue to the forefront of the congressional agenda. “This is a... Continue Reading »


INHOFE EMPHASIZES CONCERN WITH DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL AMENDMENT

June 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), again expressed his frustrations over the inclusion of language to repeal  Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11).  If approved by the full Senate, as was done by the full House, the NDAA for FY11 would repeal the 1993 law and allow homosexuals to openly serve in the U.S. military. “If... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Comments on Rolling Stone Article

June 22, 2010

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following statement regarding the Rolling Stone article on U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Commander of Allied Forces in Afghanistan.  “General McChrystal is one of the most qualified generals in the Army and extremely respected across the services. His leadership and expertise have been instrumental to our success in Iraq and Afghanistan. In my meetings with General McChrystal, I have... Continue Reading »


INHOFE SPEAKS OUT ON MOROCCO'S HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

June 18, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today expressed concern with Morocco's recent record on human rights and religious freedom. Inhofe's comments came after yesterday's Tom Lantos’ Human Rights Commission hearing on the matter that examined the Moroccan government’s persecution of Moroccan Christians and accusations of proselytizing or evangelizing. Since March, the country has deported almost 100 foreign... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CONTINUES TO RAISE CONCERN WITH START TREATY

June 18, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today expressed his concerns over the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) on the Senate floor.  Inhofe’s statement comes after yesterday’s SASC hearing on START with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Admiral Michael Mullen, and Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu.   “My opinion on the START... Continue Reading »


INHOFE OUTLINES SUPPORT FOR MEASURE EXTENDING TAX CUTS

June 17, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted in favor of U.S. Sen. John Thune’s (R-S.D.) amendment that offered an alternative to the Democrat-backed tax extenders legislation offered by U.S. Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) that would increase government spending by $126 billion and add $79 billion to the national deficit in the next ten years..  Under Thune’s amendment, reckless spending is eliminated as it reduces the deficit by $55 billion and cuts taxes by... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RECEIVES NAMIC BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PUBLIC POLICY AWARD

June 16, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), recently received the Benjamin Franklin Public Policy Award from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) for demonstrating unwavering support for a free market and leadership on behalf of NAMIC members, insurance consumers, and the property/casualty insurance industry. “I am honored to receive this award from NAMIC,” Inhofe said.  “Having worked in the insurance industry myself, I appreciate... Continue Reading »


INHOFE SEEKS ANSWERS AT AFGHANISTAN HEARING

June 16, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today questioned U.S. Gen. David H. Petraeus, Commander of U.S. Central Command, and Hon. Michele A. Flournoy, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, regarding the war in Afghanistan.  Originally scheduled for yesterday, the hearing was postponed after Petraeus fainted during his testimony.  Inhofe’s questions focused on the Commander’s Emergency Response... Continue Reading »


INHOFE ATTENDS ARMY'S 235th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

June 16, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the co-chair of the Senate Army Caucus, joined our nation’s troops and Members of Congress to commemorate the 235th birthday of the U.S. Army.  “I am honored to celebrate the 235th birthday of the United States Army with the brave servicemen and women who selflessly defend our great nation,” said Inhofe. “Since 1775, soldiers enlisted in the United... Continue Reading »


Oklahoma City i2E Receives $1 Million EDA Grant

June 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) is pleased to announce today a $1,000,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for i2E, Inc, of Oklahoma City. This EDA investment funds the Oklahoma City Technology Business Launch Program, which i2E will locate in the Presbyterian Health Foundation Research Park in Oklahoma City. The project will develop new growth services for area entrepreneurs. The program will provide area entrepreneurs with enhanced,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE MEMORIAL DAY STATEMENT

May 30, 2010

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), co-chair of the Senate Army Caucus, and an at-large member of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Board of Visitors, today made the following statement for Memorial Day 2010 honoring those who have served their country and given their lives for freedom.  “As American families celebrate the unofficial start of the summer season this Memorial Day weekend, may we also... Continue Reading »


INHOFE SEES MILITARY EDGE AND NATIONAL SECURITY AT RISK AS SENATE PANEL COMPLETES DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION MARKUP

May 28, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Though U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a Senior Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), welcomed the completion of the committee’s markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2011 (FY11), he remains skeptical that the President’s Defense Budget is adequate enough to meet the challenges for our national defense.   “I remain concerned over what I see as a continuing trend towards a reduction in our defense spending... Continue Reading »


DEMOCRATS REJECT INHOFE MISSILE DEFENSE AMENDMENT

May 28, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), this week introduced an amendment that would require Congressional approval before the President enters any international agreements to limit U.S. missile defense capabilities to the SASC markup of the Defense Authorization Bill of FY2011. This amendment was not included in the final markup, as the Democrats rejected this measure. “This is just another example of politics at its... Continue Reading »


Senate Sends Clear Message on EPA's Lead Rule

May 28, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, said today the overwhelming bipartisan vote in support of the Collins-Inhofe amendment, S. 4253, to the supplemental appropriations bill (H.R. 4899), highlights growing concern with the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's new Lead-Based Paint Rule (Lead RRP).  The amendment, which was passed by a vote of 60 to 37, and cosponsored by... Continue Reading »


INHOFE REJECTS FINANCIAL REGULATORY REFORM BILL

May 21, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) expressed his concern with the passage of S. 3217, American Financial Stability Act of 2010.  Under this legislation, a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will be created inside the Federal Reserve that would give authority to regulate both financial organizations and any companies offering a credit product including auto-dealers, retailers, orthodontists, and manufacturers.  “I’m greatly disappointed... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Reacts to Overwhelming Evidence that Links North Korea to Ship Attack

May 20, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the senior Republican member of the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, responded to the international civilian-military investigation team report that concludes there was “overwhelming evidence” proving that on March 26, a North Korean submarine fired a torpedo and sunk the South Korean naval warship,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE INTRODUCES GUN BILL TO PROTECT SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF SOLDIERS, EMPLOYEES OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

May 20, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As a reaction to the Fort Hood shooting in November 2009, some military bases and Department of Defense (DOD) installations have instituted or are looking at instituting regulations that violate the Second Amendment rights of soldiers and individuals working for the DOD.  In an effort to address these potential second amendment violations, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today introduced S. 3388, the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hosts Annual Army Breakfast

May 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the co-chair of the Senate Army Caucus, today hosted the 2010 Spring Senate Army Caucus Breakfast with U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) in support of the United States Army and its senior leadership.  The breakfast is an annual event that brings together senior Senate leaders with Department of the Army civilian and military leaders in order to discuss critical topics for... Continue Reading »


INHOFE APPLAUDS HOUSE ACTION ON LRA BILL

May 12, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee,  today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives passage of S. 1067, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act. This U.S. Senate-passed bill, co-sponsored by Inhofe, will now be sent to President Obama to be signed into law. “Today marks a major step in addressing the... Continue Reading »