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Bipartisan Group of Governors Challenge Most Expensive EPA Rule in History while Senate Democrats Protect the President

April 17, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                 Bipartisan Group of Governors Challenge Most Expensive EPA Rule in History while Senate Democrats Protect the President Washington, D.C. - At today's Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works subcommittee hearing, "Review of Mercury Pollution's Impacts to... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Opening Statement: Subcommittee hearing on Review of Mercury Pollution's Impacts to Public Health and the Environment

April 17, 2012

*** Updated on May 8, 2012/Per NRDC Request   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 Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled "Review of Mercury Pollution's Impacts to Public... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Letter Targets EPA Air Rule on Hydraulic Fracturing

April 16, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                 Inhofe Letter Targets EPA Air Rule on Hydraulic Fracturing Link to Letter Washington, D.C. - The Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to announce at any moment that it has released its finalized New Source Performance Standards (NSPSs) and... Continue Reading »


Obama Administration's War on Natural Gas Continues To Expand

April 13, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160    Obama Administration's War on Natural Gas Continues To Expand Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, blasted President Obama's executive order, "Supporting Safe and Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources," released today... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STRONGLY CONDEMNS NORTH KOREA FOR MISSILE LAUNCH

April 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), the Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia and Pacific Affairs, today condemned North Korea's attempt to launch a multi-stage rocket.  North Korea's attempt, conducted in the face of international opposition, ultimately failed. "I strongly condemn North Korea for launching a multi-stage rocket," said Inhofe.  "Even though this launch failed, it is still a destabilizing act of aggression... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds Gov. Fallin for Remarks on Energy

April 7, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160          Inhofe Applauds Gov. Fallin for Remarks on Energy    Washington, D.C. – Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), praised Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin for her Weekly Republican Address in which she said that the energy crisis America faces is not for a lack of energy resources, but rather due to a lack of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Welcomes Senate EPW Oversight Hearing on GSA Debacle

April 6, 2012

Inhofe Welcomes Senate EPW Oversight Hearing on GSA DebacleWashington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today secured agreement with Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, to hold an oversight hearing on the General Services Administration's (GSA) extravagant conference for the General Services Administration Public Buildings Service 2010 Western Regions, which... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Calls for Senate EPW Hearing on GSA Extravagance

April 4, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                 Inhofe Calls for Senate EPW Hearing on GSA Extravagance Link to IG Report  Link to Letter from Senator Inhofe to Senator Boxer Requesting Hearing  Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Blasts Obama's Latest Falsehoods: Cap And Trade Edition

April 3, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                 Inhofe Blasts Obama's Latest Falsehoods: Cap And Trade Edition "Before President Obama goes around accusing Republicans of hypocrisy and disregarding environmental protection, he would be wise to remember that overwhelming bipartisan opposition has kept any global... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RECEIVES TOP HONOR FROM ARKANSAS VERDIGRIS VALLEY HEALTH CENTERS

April 2, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citing U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) long-lasting efforts in Congress to improve community health centers across the nation, the Porter Health Center in Porter, Okla. in conjunction with the Arkansas Verdigris Valley Health Centers, Inc. recently honored Inhofe with the Award of Appreciation. “It is a tremendous honor to receive the Award of Appreciation from Porter Health Center and Arkansas Verdigris Valley Health Centers,” said Inhofe. “I... Continue Reading »


AMERICAN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION HONORS INHOFE WITH LEGISLATIVE RECOGNITION AWARD

April 2, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, the Life Emergency Medical Service of Enid, Okla. in conjunction with the American Ambulance Association presented U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) with the Legislative Recognition Award for his dedication to issues of importance to Ambulance Service Providers. “It is an honor to receive this prestigious award from the American Ambulance Association,” said Inhofe. “I commend our nation’s emergency professionals who risk their lives daily... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Welcomes NRC Approval for Two Nuclear Reactors that will Create up to 3,800 Jobs

March 30, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                 Inhofe Welcomes NRC Approval for Two Nuclear Reactors that will Create up to 3,800 Jobs Link to Inhofe National Journal Blog Post: Nuclear Renaissance in Obama's Hands Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on... Continue Reading »


INHOFE INTRODUCES COLONOGRAPHY SCREENING LEGISLATION

March 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In commemoration of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced S. 2265, the CT Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act of 2012.  The bill’s House companion legislation is H.R. 4165 introduced by Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX-4).  When detected early, colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. This legislation provides greater access to minimally invasive proven screening tools, called CT Colonography, for... Continue Reading »


Inhofe and Boxer Introduce Bipartisan North American Wetland Conservation Act Reauthorization

March 30, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                 Inhofe and Boxer Introduce Bipartisan North American Wetland Conservation Act Reauthorization Link to North American Wetland Conservation Act   Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE COMMENDS ALTUS AFB, COMMUNITY AT 50th QUAIL BREAKFAST

March 29, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today hosted the men and women who serve at Altus Air Force Base (AFB) and the surrounding community that support them at the 50th Annual Altus Quail Breakfast on Capitol Hill. Other keynote speakers of the event included Michael Donley, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Gen. Philip Breedlove, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force.   “When this... Continue Reading »


Senate Defeats Obama Oil and Gas Tax Hike Again

March 29, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                 Senate Defeats Obama Oil and Gas Tax Hike Again Link to Inhofe Floor Speech: Stopping the Obama War on Affordable Energy Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, welcomed the defeat of S.... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: SEQUESTRATION FIX NEEDED NOW

March 29, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today joined Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), John Cornyn (R-TX), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), David Vitter (R-LA), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) in calling for a fix for the pending defense sequestration cuts that will take effect in January 2013. “These devastating additional $500 billion in proposed cuts to our military forces would take effect... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, PRUITT SPEAK OUT AGAINST OBAMACARE

March 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), the state’s senior U.S. Senator, today joined Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for a joint press conference on Capitol Hill to speak out against Obamacare.  The press conference immediately followed the conclusion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s third day of hearing oral arguments in the case against the President’s signature health care legislation. “Some of us remember back in the 1990s when Hillary... Continue Reading »


Congressional Republicans Continue to Put Pressure on Obama Administration To Halt Water Guidance Overreach

March 28, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                 Congressional Republicans Continue to Put Pressure on Obama Administration To Halt Water Guidance Overreach Link to Letter Link to Press Release: Inhofe Leads Effort to Oppose EPA and Army Corps' Guidance Document   Link to Press Release: EPA's... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Introduces Legislation to Ensure States, Not Federal Government, Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing

March 28, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                 Inhofe Introduces Legislation to Ensure States, Not Federal Government, Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing Link to FRESH Act Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, introduced the Fracturing... Continue Reading »