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WATCH: Inhofe Responds to President Obama's Threat to Veto Resolution to Stop Utility MACT

June 18, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160               WATCH: Inhofe Responds to President Obama's Threat to Veto Resolution to Stop Utility MACT Link to Press Release Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, spoke on the Senate floor this... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: OBAMA'S IMMIGRATION POLICY NOTHING MORE THAN AMNESTY

June 15, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following President Obama’s announcement today that his administration will stop deporting illegal immigrants who have entered into the United States, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement:  “This is amnesty plain and simple. No matter how Obama tries to define this action, whenever you grant special exemptions from our immigration laws for a particular group of individuals it can be defined no other way. This new... Continue Reading »


Obama-EPA Agenda Continues To Cripple US Economy

June 15, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160       Obama-EPA Agenda Continues To Cripple US Economy Top EPA Official Admits "Painful Every Step of the Way" To Meet New Standard Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today warned that the Obama-EPA's proposed tightening of environmental... Continue Reading »


ASCF HONORS INHOFE WITH PERFECT VOTING SCORE

June 15, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), recently received a perfect voting index score from the American Security Council Foundation (ASCF). The annual voter index card released from ASCF evaluates the voting record of each member of Congress on national security issues. “National security is the most important function of government,” said Inhofe.  “At a time when the Obama administration is... Continue Reading »


As Momentum Builds, Inhofe Announces Date for Utility MACT Vote

June 14, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160       As Momentum Builds, Inhofe Announces Date for Utility MACT Vote National Federation of Independent Business, Senator Landrieu Join in Effort to Stop EPA War on Coal Link to Letter from National Federation of Independent Business Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HOSTS U.S. ARMY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

June 14, 2012

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 commemorates the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army.  As a part of the weeklong Army festivities, Inhofe co-hosted the annual Senate Army Caucus cake-cutting ceremony last night at the U.S. Capitol with U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), Secretary of the Army John McHugh, General Lloyd Austin, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Introduces Amendments to Farm Bill that Rein in EPA

June 14, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160       Inhofe Introduces Amendments to Farm Bill that Rein in EPA Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, this week introduced a number of amendments to the Farm bill which rein in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulatory burden that is... Continue Reading »


FWS Announces Sand Dune Lizard Will Not be Listed under ESA

June 13, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey (202) 224-9797 Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov Katie Brown (202) 224-2160 Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov       FWS Announces Sand Dune Lizard Will Not be Listed under ESA   Washington, D.C. – Today, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) made the announcement that it will not list the Sand Dune Lizard under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PRAISES REACTIVATION OF 730TH AIR MOBILITY TRAINING SQUADRON

June 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today praised the U.S. Air Force on the reactivation of the 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron ‘The Rebels’ at Altus Air Force Base (AFB). The Squadron was reactivated at a formal ceremony with Colonel-select Jonathan Philebaum assuming command of the unit this morning at Altus AFB. “Today’s ceremony culminates an effort started back in April 2009... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Opening Statement: Full Committee Hearing on nomination of Allison Macfarlane and re-nomination of Kristine Svinicki at NRC

June 13, 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, "Hearing on the nomination of Allison Macfarlane and re-nomination of Kristine L. Svinicki to be Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission." June 13, 2012  10:00... Continue Reading »


Bipartisan Support Growing For Effort to Stop Obama War on Coal; Inhofe Exposes Environmental Playbook

June 12, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160       Bipartisan Support Growing For Effort to Stop Obama War on Coal; Inhofe Exposes Environmental Playbook Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, spoke on the Senate floor today about the growing bipartisan momentum to stop the Obama-Environmental... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, MCCAIN URGE OUTSIDE APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COUNSEL TO INVESTIGATE SECURITY LEAKS

June 12, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today cosponsored a Congressional Resolution introduced by fellow U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that expresses the Sense of the Senate that the Attorney General of the United States should appoint an outside special counsel to investigate the recent leaks to the news media of classified and highly sensitive information on U.S. military and intelligence plans, programs, and... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: DEMOCRATS TARGETING OIL AND GAS AGAIN

June 12, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today praised fellow Oklahomans former U.S. Sen. Don Nickles (R-Okla.) and Harold Hamm for testifying today before the Senate Finance Committee regarding corporate tax policy for the energy sector.  Nickles is a former Republican Whip and senior member of the Senate Finance Committee.  Hamm is the CEO of Continental Resources.      “Targeting oil and gas for tax increases gives Democrats a popular election-year... Continue Reading »


INHOFE VOTES AGAINST PROCEDURAL MOTION ON FARM BILL

June 7, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement after voting against the Senate’s Motion to Proceed on S.3240, the Farm bill.  The Motion to Proceed passed the Senate by a 90-8 vote: “This Senate version of the Farm bill contains several measures that would be counterproductive for Oklahoma farmers and our nation.  In total, this Farm Bill is expected to cost $969 billion over ten years.  Of that, roughly 80 percent, or $770... Continue Reading »


Armendariz Skips House Hearing; Finds Time to Visit Sierra Club

June 7, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160       Armendariz Skips House Hearing; Finds Time to Visit Sierra Club Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, said he was not surprised to learn that former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz was at the Sierra Club... Continue Reading »


INHOFE WELCOMES WORLD WAR II VETERANS TO WASHINGTON

June 6, 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), today welcomed 102 World War II veterans during the 9th Oklahoma Honor Flight to Washington, DC.   The Oklahoma flight program was established in November 2009.  Today, the National Capital Region was visited by 102 veterans in the Oklahoma Honor Flight program and their families; while still over 500 World Ward II (WWII) veterans are on the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe: Senate Will Vote in Next Two Weeks on Effort to Stop Obama War on Coal

June 4, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160       Inhofe: Senate Will Vote in Next Two Weeks on Effort to Stop Obama War on Coal  Highlights New Video of Top EPA Official Admitting "Pain" of EPA Regs on Coal Communities CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO   Washington, D.C. - This evening, Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Top EPA Official: Obama Regs Killing Coal "Painful Every Step of the Way"

June 4, 2012

  Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160           VIDEO: Top EPA Official: Obama Regs Killing Coal "Painful Every Step of the Way" Inhofe To Deliver Speech This Evening Putting the Spotlight on the Obama-EPA’s War on Coal and How Congress Can Put A Stop To It   Top EPA Official: Obama Regs Killing Coal... Continue Reading »


Senate Republicans Request Answers on EPAĆ­s Sackett Comments

May 29, 2012

  Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160       Senate Republicans Request Answers on EPA’s Sackett Comments   Link to Floor Speech: Inhofe Highlights Increasing Concern with EPA Water Overreach   Link to Letter   Washington, D.C. – Sixteen Senate Republicans joined a letter last week, led by Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE MEMORIAL DAY STATEMENT

May 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and co-chair of the Senate Army Caucus, today made the following Memorial Day statement honoring those who have and continue to serve our country, including those who have given their lives for freedom.  “As our nation observes Memorial Day this weekend, let us remember our nation’s heroes – both past and present – who have selflessly served our... Continue Reading »