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Senators Fight to Stop EPA's Takeover of All Water

March 28, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                 Senators Fight to Stop EPA's Takeover of All Water Introduce Legislation to halt EPA's draft Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Guidance WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and... Continue Reading »


INHOFE SEEKS ANSWERS ON ARMY MODERNIZATION

March 27, 2012

Link to Video WASHINGTON, D.C. – During today’s AIRLAND Subcommittee hearing, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), raised his concerns and questioned four senior U.S. Army Generals about Army Modernization.  Testifying before the committee were Lieutenant General Robert P. Lennox, the Army G-8; Lieutenant General William N. Phillips, the Principal Military Deputy for Acquisition; Lieutenant General Keith C. Walker, the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PRESSES OFFICIALS ON NUCLEAR DEALS WITH RUSSIA

March 27, 2012

Link to Video  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today raised his concerns and questioned U.S. Air Force General C. Robert Kehler, Commander of U. S. Strategic Command, about the reduction in funding under President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) proposed budget and apparent shift by President Obama in the nuclear defense strategy of the nation.    Inhofe voiced his opposition to... Continue Reading »


INHOFE QUESTIONS OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ON LRA THREAT, U.S. MISSION IN AFRICA

March 27, 2012

Link to Video    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today attended a SASC Subcommittee hearing on Emergency Threats and Capability where he questioned Garry Reid, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, on the current threat that Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) imposes and asked for further clarification on the current mission to help African countries end the LRA’s reign... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Files Amendments to Halt Obama's War on Affordable Energy

March 27, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                 Inhofe Files Amendments to Halt Obama's War on Affordable Energy   Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today filed a number of amendments to S. 2204 that would lower gas and... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, GEN. ALEXANDER PRAISE TULSA UNIVERSITY

March 27, 2012

Link to Video    WASHINGTON, D.C. – During today’s Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, committee senior member U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) expressed gratitude to U.S. Gen. Keith Alexander, U.S. Commander of Cyber Command, for visiting the University of Tulsa last summer and commended him for his commitment in recruiting future cyber security leaders.  The exchange, prompted by Inhofe, resulted in both men praising Tulsa University, their cyber program,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Opening Statement: Joint Oversight Hearing on on EPA's Work with Other Federal Entities to Reduce Pollution and Improve Environmental Performance

March 27, 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 Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy and Subcommittee on Oversight joint hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing on EPA's Work with Other Federal... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Vows to Halt Obama EPA Global Warming Regulations

March 27, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                 Inhofe Vows to Halt Obama EPA Global Warming Regulations Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today announced at an EPW hearing his intentions to put a stop to President Obama's new... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: MENENDEZ BILL TAX INCREASES CONTINUE OBAMA’S WAR ON FOSSIL FUELS

March 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today blasted the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act (S.2204) by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) as a continuation of President Obama’s ongoing war against fossil fuels.  With gas prices nationwide averaging $3.90 per gallon, Senate Democrats will move forward with consideration of the bill that even its sponsor admits will not reduce gas prices.  “While the President was going... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: MENENDEZ BILL TAX INCREASES CONTINUE OBAMA'S WAR ON FOSSIL FUELS

March 26, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160               INHOFE: MENENDEZ BILL TAX INCREASES CONTINUE OBAMA'S WAR ON FOSSIL FUELS WASHINGTON, D.C. - During a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today blasted the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act (S.2204) by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) as a continuation of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Welcomes EPA Inspector General's Office Investigation Into EPA's Scientific Process

March 26, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160               Inhofe Welcomes EPA Inspector General's Office Investigation Into EPA's Scientific Process Link to Letter from EPA Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins to Senator Inhofe  Washington, D.C.  - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: OBAMA'S OKLAHOMA VISIT DISINGENUOUS

March 22, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today welcomed President Obama to Cushing, Okla., but called the president’s visit disingenuous.   “I welcome President Obama to my home state, but his visit is disingenuous on a number of levels,” said Inhofe.  “His trip, focused on jobs and energy, began and ended in Oklahoma at Tinker Air Force Base.  Just weeks ago,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: AT TWO, OBAMACARE COSTS TOO MUCH

March 22, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the eve of the second anniversary of Obamacare’s enactment, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, made the following statement: “This was President Obama’s signature issue, and it is so unpopular that he and Congressional Democrats are avoiding the occasion of its second anniversary.  Despite promising to bring health care costs down, the Congressional Budget Office projects that costs will continue to rise and more... Continue Reading »


Obama tries to take credit for pipeline in Cushing, OK as Inhofe asks EPA Administrator Jackson to explain anti-fossil fuel agenda

March 22, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160               Obama tries to take credit for pipeline in Cushing, OK as Inhofe asks EPA Administrator Jackson to explain anti-fossil fuel agenda Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, gave the following remarks at... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Opening Statement: Hearing on Environmental Protection Agency Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Hearing

March 22, 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, "Environmental Protection Agency Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Hearing."  Thursday, March 22, 2012  10:15 AM EDT Good... Continue Reading »


33 SENATORS INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION CONDEMNING JOSEPH KONY AND THE LORD'S RESISTANCE ARMY

March 21, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of 33 Senators introduced a resolution Wednesday condemning the crimes against humanity committed by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), supporting ongoing international efforts to remove Kony from the battlefield, and calling for the U.S. to continue to enhance its mobility, intelligence and logistical support of regional forces now pursuing the LRA.    In addition to condemning Kony and the LRA for crimes against... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Opening Statement: Oversight Hearing on Review of the Environmental Protection Agencys Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

March 20, 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 Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled "Oversight: Review of the Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for Power... Continue Reading »


OKLAHOMA TO WELCOME PRESIDENT OBAMA ON PIPELINE PROJECT

March 16, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today commented on President Obama's upcoming visit to Cushing, Okla. ahead of the construction of a pipeline which will run from Cushing to the Gulf.  President Obama plans to travel to Oklahoma City, Okla. on March 21 and to Cushing, Okla. on March 22. "When President Obama visits Oklahoma in preparation for a new pipeline from Cushing to the Gulf, we hope... Continue Reading »


Oklahoma to Welcome President Obama on Pipeline Project

March 16, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160               Oklahoma to Welcome President Obama on Pipeline Project "Unfortunately, we know President Obama's visit is little more than a campaign stop in an attempt to put a favorable spin on his dismal energy record, because current gas prices threaten his job." Washington, D.C. -... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, BOREN PRAISE SENATE PASSAGE OF HALE ACT

March 16, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After years of championing this legislation, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and U.S. Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK-2) yesterday applauded the Senate passage of H.R. 473, the Help to Access Land for the Education of Scouts (HALE) Act. Under this measure, it authorizes the U.S. Forest Service to sell, at fair-market value, 140 acres of land from the Ouachita Forest to the Indian Nations Council of Boy Scouts. H.R. 473 passed the Senate by unanimous consent.   “The... Continue Reading »