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Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urges FWS to Make 'Not-Warranted' Decision on Lesser Prairie Chicken

July 17, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urges FWS to Make 'Not-Warranted' Decision on Lesser Prairie Chicken "There are many similarities between Lesser Prairie-Chicken conservation efforts and the successful efforts that led to a not-warranted decision for the Sand Dune Lizard." Link to Letter Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Declares Victory in LOST Debate

July 16, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After weeks of gathering opposition to the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today declared victory in defeating LOST.   Inhofe has been the leader in encouraging his Senate colleagues to oppose the measure, garnering 31 signatures of opposition in a letter Inhofe drafted to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).  Two other Members, U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Kelly... Continue Reading »


INHOFE APPLAUDS SUSPENDED SANCTIONS ON BURMA, SAYS U.S. ENERGY SECTOR CRITICAL TO BURMA’S DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION

July 16, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, today responded to the Obama Administration’s recent decision to suspend economic sanctions against Burma.  “As one of the leading voices for economic growth and American collaboration in Burma, I applaud the Obama Administration’s recent decision to suspend U.S. sanctions,” said Inhofe. “However, I will be closely... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Opening Statement: Full Committee Hearing on the Latest Science on Lead's Impacts on Children's Development and Public Health

July 12, 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, "The Latest Science on Lead's Impacts on Children's Development and Public Health." Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:00 AM I understand that we are having a hearing today about one of the things that I... Continue Reading »


WATCH Inhofe Speech: Cooling Down the Rhetoric on Recent Global Warming Coverage

July 11, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 Inhofe Speech: Cooling Down the Rhetoric on Recent Global Warming Coverage Back to the Good Old Days of ‘Global Warming' Hysteria Listen: The Question Global Warming Alarmists Won't Answer Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, said today that due to the recent coverage... Continue Reading »


INHOFE SAYS OBAMA WRONG TO CALL FOR TAX INCREASE

July 9, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading fiscal conservative, today responded to President Obama’s call for Congress to raise taxes on small businesses and job creators who make more than $250,000. “This is nothing more than President Obama trying to pivot back towards his campaign rhetoric that is aimed at creating class warfare in this nation,” said Inhofe.  “Raising taxes on job creators is the wrong thing to do especially when our... Continue Reading »


CONGRESSIONAL PASSAGE OF HIGHWAY BILL GREAT NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA

June 29, 2012

  Oklahoman Editorial: Highway Bill “Worth Cheering”  Al Cardenas, American Conservative Union Op Ed: Conservatives should break transportation bill gridlock  Washington, D.C. –U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Rep James Lankford (R-OK-5) both members of the transportation conference, hailed Congressional bipartisan approval of the highway conference report as an enormous win for... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CORRECTS CHAIRMAN KERRY ON LAW OF THE SEA

June 29, 2012

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) a leading conservative opposed to the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) yesterday corrected Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) on the issue of environmental litigation resulting from LOST.  During yesterday’s hearing, Kerry constructed a highly misleading “straw man” argument.  “At yesterday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on LOST, a false narrative was... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Welcomes Senate Approval of NRC Nominees

June 29, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 Inhofe Welcomes Senate Approval of NRC Nominees Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, welcomed approval in the United States Senate today of the nomination of Kristine Svinicki to serve another term as a Commissioner at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and Allison Macfarlane, who... Continue Reading »


Senators Boxer and Inhofe Applaud Final Passage of Bipartisan Landmark Transportation Bill

June 29, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 Senators Boxer and Inhofe Applaud Final Passage of Bipartisan Landmark Transportation Bill Bill saves and creates about 3 million jobs and rebuilds America's crumbling roads and bridges Washington, D.C. -- Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member, issued the following statement... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Congratulates Armendariz on New Job at the Sierra Club

June 29, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 Inhofe Congratulates Armendariz on New Job at the Sierra Club Inhofe Called It! Link   Washington, D.C. - Today the Sierra Club announced that former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz has been hired by the Sierra Club to be the Campaign Representative for the organization's Beyond Coal campaign. Senator Inhofe, Ranking... Continue Reading »


INHOFE’S PILOTS BILL OF RIGHTS PASSES SENATE

June 29, 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 the Senate’s unanimous passage of his bill, the Pilots’ Bill of Rights (S.1335). Inhofe has worked to pass the legislation for the past year.  His bill has 65 co-sponsors, including U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska).  Last October, the bill garnered the endorsement of pilot and actor Harrison... Continue Reading »


CONGRESSIONAL PASSAGE OF HIGHWAY BILL GREAT NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA

June 29, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160      CONGRESSIONAL PASSAGE OF HIGHWAY BILL GREAT NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA    Oklahoman Editorial: Highway Bill “Worth Cheering” Al Cardenas, American Conservative Union Op Ed: Conservatives should break transportation bill gridlock Washington, D.C. –U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment... Continue Reading »


INHOFE DISAPPOINTED WITH SUPREME COURT RULING ON OBAMACARE

June 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative who has long opposed Obamacare today reacted to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that upholds the constitutionality of President Obama’s signature legislative item.  “I am disappointed that the court has upheld the individual mandate as a tax,” said Inhofe.  “By ruling it a tax, I suspect that this issue will come up again in 2015 when that portion of the law goes into... Continue Reading »


Senators Boxer and Inhofe Announce Agreement on Bipartisan, Bicameral Transportation Conference Report

June 28, 2012

Contact:  Mary Kerr or Kate Gilman (Boxer/EPW): 202-224-8832 Matt Dempsey (Inhofe/EPW): 202-224-9797   Senators Boxer and Inhofe Announce Agreement on Bipartisan, Bicameral Transportation Conference Report The bill invests in crumbling roads and bridges and puts Americans back to work  Washington, D.C. -- Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member, issued the following statement on... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CALLS FOR BURMA TO BE OPEN TO U.S. OIL & GAS EXPLORATION

June 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, today delivered the following opening statement during the nomination hearing for Derek Mitchell to be U.S. Ambassador to Burma: Remarks as Prepared:  Thank you, Chairman Webb for holding this hearing on sending a U.S. Ambassador back to Burma for the first time since 1992.  I want to welcome Ambassador Mitchell, who currently serves as... Continue Reading »


NRC IG Report Serves as Vindication for Four "Courageous" NRC Commissioners

June 26, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 NRC IG Report Serves as Vindication for Four "Courageous" NRC Commissioners Link to Letter from Inhofe and EPW Republicans Requesting NRC IG Report Washington, D.C. - Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Office of Inspector General released a report requested by Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and... Continue Reading »


'Big Win' for Obama-EPA a Huge Loss for the Heartland

June 26, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 'Big Win' for Obama-EPA a Huge Loss for the Heartland EPA Regulatory Barrage Continues So Congress Must Act Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, commented on today's Federal Court ruling on the Obama Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas regulations. "This 'big win' for the... Continue Reading »


EPA Adjusts Rules for Cement Kilns after Courts Rein in the Agency's Overreaching Agenda

June 25, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 EPA Adjusts Rules for Cement Kilns after Courts Rein in the Agency's Overreaching Agenda Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, responded to today's announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will reduce the regulatory burden on Portland cement makers and delay the compliance... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: SUPREME COURT RULING HIGHLIGHTS OBAMA FAILURE ON IMMIGRATION

June 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling on S.B. 1070, the Arizona immigration law:  “While the court ruled that portions of Arizona’s immigration law are preempted by federal law, the ability for state law enforcement officials to verify a person’s immigration status was upheld.  Today’s ruling highlights the fact that President Obama has not provided leadership in working... Continue Reading »