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Inhofe Opening Statement: Full Committee hearing on Update on the Latest Climate Change Science and Local Adaptation Measures

August 1, 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, "Update on the Latest Climate Change Science and Local Adaptation Measures." Wednesday, August 1, 2012 10:00 AM I must say it feels like we're back to the good old days. It may be hard to believe, but it was in February... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Issues Warning to Corporate America

July 31, 2012

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Service Committee (SASC), today issued a statement regarding the Department of Labor’s guidance letter stating the statutory provisions of the WARN Act do not apply to sequestration pink slips: “Corporate America should not be fooled by the Department of Labor’s recent announcement about the WARN Act, telling employers that sequestration pink slips do not apply under this law and... Continue Reading »


INHOFE EXPLAINS JUDGE VOTE

July 30, 2012

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today explained his vote on President Barack Obama’s 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Nominee Robert Bacharach: “It's awkward that one of the best nominees, Robert Bacharach of Oklahoma, is the one that's the subject of this vote, and I regret that's the case. The problem that you have is that this will be the latest confirmation of a circuit court nominee during an election year in 20 years. I was thinking just... Continue Reading »


2012 OLYMPIC GAMES

July 30, 2012

Mr. President, this Friday marks the beginning of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Every 4 years, our national pride is displayed as we join our family and friends to cheer on Team USA. In this summer's London Games, the 530-member U.S. team will compete in 25 sports that span 246 medal events. Individuals and families make so many sacrifices just to have the opportunity to be a part of these competitions every 4 years. Rigorous physical challenges, early morning workouts, and total commitment are... Continue Reading »


INHOFE EXPRESSES GRAVE CONCERN WITH U.N. ARMS TREATY

July 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today joined 50 of his Senate colleagues to express his grave concern about the dangers posed to Americans’ Second Amendment rights by the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty.  The Senators notified President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton of their intent to oppose ratification of an Arms Trade Treaty that in any way restricts the rights of law-abiding American gun owners. The opposition is strong enough to block the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Asks EPA Not to Finalize PM NAAQS Until One Year After IG Investigation

July 26, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 Inhofe Asks EPA Not to Finalize PM NAAQS Until One Year After IG Investigation Link to Letter   Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, sent the following letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) explaining why EPA has a responsibility to reject a proposed settlement that... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: REID’S TAX HIKE IS DESTRUCTIVE, ROBS NEXT GENERATION OF JOBS

July 25, 2012

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement after voting against S. 3412, Democrat Majority Leader Reid’s tax plan. The bill passed in the Senate by a 51 -48 vote: “Reid’s tax hike proposal is economically destructive, and quite frankly, robs our next generation of jobs creators blind,” said Inhofe. “Not only are Senate Democrats attempting to raise taxes on small business owners and entrepreneurs during a period of economic uncertainty, but... Continue Reading »


INHOFE QUESTIONS EXCESSIVE COST OF 'GREENING' MILITARY

July 25, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 INHOFE QUESTIONS EXCESSIVE COST OF 'GREENING' MILITARY Requests detailed cost report for recent U.S. Navy's sailing of the great "Green Fleet," including costs for souvenir t-shirts and hats Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), in a letter to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus requested a... Continue Reading »


INHOFE QUESTIONS EXCESSIVE COST OF 'GREENING' MILITARY

July 25, 2012

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), in a letter to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus requested a detailed report on the total cost of a recent event highlighting the U.S. Navy’s great “Green Fleet” and expressed concern for the cost of “greening” the U.S. military at a time of drastic budget cuts. “While I continue to support the development and use of all alternative fuels, I... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds Committee Passage of North American Wetlands Conservation Act

July 25, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 Inhofe Applauds Committee Passage of North American Wetlands Conservation Act Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today welcomed the approval in the EPW Committee of S. 2282 the North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA) reauthorization, which passed in today's Business Meeting in a... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Opening Statement:Full Committee Business Meeting

July 25, 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 Business Meeting Wednesday, July 25, 2012 10:00 AM Today's agenda includes several bills that the committee has been working on and I expect to support most of them. However, I would like to take a few moments to explain my concerns on S. 847 the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE QUESTIONS WAIVER FOR MILITARY PARTICIPATION IN GAY PRIDE PARADE

July 24, 2012

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), in a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta today questioned the decision to allow uniformed service members to participate in this past weekend’s gay pride parade in San Diego.  “Based on the current standing DOD Directive 1344.10 and separate service department regulations, service members ‘shall not march or ride in a partisan political... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Opening Statement: Full and Subcommittee hearing on Oversight of EPA Authorities and Actions to Control Exposures to Toxic Chemicals

July 24, 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 and Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health joint hearing entitled, "Oversight of EPA Authorities and Actions to Control Exposures to Toxic Chemicals." Tuesday, July 24, 2012 10:00 AM I want to start by thanking Chairman Boxer and... Continue Reading »


Obama Punts on Yet Another EPA Regulation Before Election

July 24, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 Obama Punts on Yet Another EPA Regulation Before Election "The delay of this rule is just one more indication that EPA needs to undergo economic evaluations before moving full speed ahead with an agenda that destroys jobs and damages the economy." Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public... Continue Reading »


EPW Republicans Disappointed Democrats Derailed Bipartisan TSCA Reform

July 23, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 EPW Republicans Disappointed Democrats Derailed Bipartisan TSCA Reform Link to Letter Washington, D.C. - Four Environment and Public Works (EPW) Republicans, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Senators David Vitter (R-LA), Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today sent a letter to Senator Frank... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PRAISES HOUSE PASSAGE OF PILOT'S BILL OF RIGHTS

July 23, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate General Aviation Caucus and certified flight instructor with more than 10,000 flight hours, today hailed U.S. House passage of his bill, the Pilot's Bill of Rights (S.1335). Inhofe has worked to pass the legislation for the past year.  In the Senate where the bill enjoyed co-sponsorship by 65 other Senators, the measure passed by unanimous consent in June.   Last October, the bill garnered the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Vitter Introduce Government Transparency and Recordkeeping Act

July 23, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 Inhofe, Vitter Introduce Government Transparency and Recordkeeping Act Link to Government Transparency and Recordkeeping Act Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Senator David Vitter (R-LA) late last week introduced the "Government Transparency and Recordkeeping Act," a bill... Continue Reading »


Inhofe: Jolly Green Fleet Throwing Defense Dollars Out to Sea

July 19, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 Inhofe: Jolly "Green Fleet" Throwing Defense Dollars Out to Sea   Link to Recording of Green Fleet Conference Call Washington, D.C. - This week, as the U.S. Navy's "Great Green Fleet" took to the seas for a three day demonstration off the coast of Hawaii, Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Questions Pending Military Nominees, Says Obama Placing Undue Hardship on DOD with Green Agenda

July 19, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During today's Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) nomination hearing, senior committee member U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) questioned U.S. Air Force General Mark Welsh III for Chief of Staff of the Air Force; U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General John F. Kelley for Commander of United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM); and U.S.Army Lieutenant General Frank J. Grass for Chief of National Guard Bureau. Inhofe expressed concerns to the nominees regarding the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: OBAMA LEANING ON INDUSTRY TO DELAY SEQUESTRATION PINK SLIPS

July 18, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today spoke on the Senate floor about the pending Defense cuts under Sequestration.  During his speech he said that the Obama administration is “leaning on” industry to delay pink slips that are required by law.   WATCH FLOOR SPEECH HERE and HERE. “I have every reason to believe, because I’ve heard from people in industry, that the President of... Continue Reading »