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Inhofe Opening Statement: Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife hearing on Local Government Perspectives on Water Infrastructure

February 28, 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 Water and Wildlife hearing entitled, "Local Government Perspectives on Water Infrastructure." Tuesday, February 28, 2012  10:00 AM I appreciate that... Continue Reading »


Good News for Oklahoma: TransCanada Decision Means Cushing Pipeline Back on Track

February 27, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160             Good News for Oklahoma: TransCanada Decision Means Cushing Pipeline Back on Track Inhofe requests field hearing in Cushing, OK to address federal approval for portion of pipeline from Cushing to the Gulf Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee... Continue Reading »


Inhofe: High Gas Prices are Exactly What President Obama Wants

February 23, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160       Inhofe: High Gas Prices are Exactly What President Obama Wants Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, commented on President Obama's address today on rising gas prices at the University of Miami. "President Obama has been going around the... Continue Reading »


OKLAHOMA DELEGATION ASKS FWS TO EXPLAIN LISTING PRIORITY FOR THE LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKEN

February 22, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today led a bipartisan, bicameral letter signed by the entire Oklahoma delegation, including Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Representatives James Lankford, (R-OK-5), John Sullivan (R-OK-1), Frank Lucas (R-OK-3), Tom Cole (R-OK-4), Dan Boren (D-OK-2), as well as eighteen other Senate and House members, to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar asking for clarification... Continue Reading »


Bipartisan, Bicameral Concern about FWS Listing Priority for Lesser Prairie Chicken

February 21, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160             Bipartisan, Bicameral Concern about FWS Listing Priority for Lesser Prairie Chicken Link to Letter Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today led a bipartisan, bicameral letter signed by twenty-four Senate... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: OBAMA NOMINEE OPPOSES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

February 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today cited religious freedom concerns as a reason for opposing Jesse M. Furman, President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Inhofe was joined by 33 other senators in opposing the nomination.  “In keeping with President Obama’s attack on religious freedom related to the contraception ruling, this nomination further shows President Obama’s disregard for... Continue Reading »


GAO Report Confirms almost $2 Billion in EPA's Superfund Special Accounts Sitting Idle

February 17, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160             GAO Report Confirms almost $2 Billion in EPA's Superfund Special Accounts Sitting Idle Link to GAO Report Washington, D.C. - A report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), entitled "Superfund: Status of EPA's Efforts to Improve its Management and Oversight of Special... Continue Reading »


Inhofe: Bipartisan Senate Highway Bill Back on Track

February 17, 2012

Inhofe: Bipartisan Senate Highway Bill Back on Track "With the latest motion defeated, we can now set aside the commotion of the past week and focus our attention on passing this bipartisan highway bill." Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, said that after the latest motion was defeated today, the Senate should focus its efforts on passing the highway bill as soon as possible. "With the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CONDEMNS IRANIAN ATTACKS ON ISRAELI DIPLOMATS; CHASTIZES U.N.'S SILENCE

February 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), today condemned the attempted murder of several Israeli diplomats this past week around the world by Iran and its proxy, Hezbollah.    In the first attack, the wife of an Israeli diplomat was injured when a bomb exploded in her car in New Delhi, India just after dropping off her two children at school.  Although injured by the blast, the woman succeeded in... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PRAISES BIA LETTER; WARNS AGAINST CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT

February 16, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After weeks of pressing the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for answers regarding the legality of land lease that is being used to pursue a Kialegee Tribal Town casino in Broken Arrow, Okla., U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today praised a letter from BIA raising questions and concerns about the lease.  Inhofe also warned that continued activity that ignores the BIA’s position would amount to trespassing on federal property.   “From the very start,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE QUESTIONS INTELLIGENCE EXPERTS ON IRAN, OBAMA'S DEFENSE CUTS

February 16, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today sought answers from James Clapper Jr., Director of National Intelligence, and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess Jr., Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, on the pending nuclear threat posed by Iran.   “Today’s hearing reaffirmed my fears for our nation’s current and future safety,” said Inhofe. “As President Obama continues to... Continue Reading »


INHOFE SUPPORTS PASSAGE OF ADOPTION RESOLUTION

February 16, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), co-chair of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, praised the passage of S. Res. 378. Under this measure, it declares that it is the policy of the United States Senate to promote stability and permanency for children through adoption. S. Res. 378 passed the U.S. Senate yesterday by unanimous consent. “Every child deserves a loving and nurturing family,” said Inhofe. “This resolution provides a much-needed mission... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Introduces Measure to Stop One of Obama-EPA's Most Expensive Rules

February 16, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160           Inhofe Introduces Measure to Stop One of Obama-EPA's Most Expensive Rules Senate Democrats claim they want to rein in the Obama-EPA; It's time to actually do it. Link to CRA  Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe: Obama Trying to Take Credit for 5,800 Nuclear Jobs While Having Covert Anti-Nuclear Agenda

February 15, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160       Inhofe: Obama Trying to Take Credit for 5,800 Nuclear Jobs While Having Covert Anti-Nuclear Agenda 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 Environment and Public Works, said that by sending Energy... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: OBAMA'S NUCLEAR PLAN BREAKS WORD TO CONGRESS; FULFILLS CAMPAIGN PROMISE

February 15, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and outspoken opponent of the New START treaty, today said that President Obama’s announcement to unilaterally disarm up to 80 percent of our nation’s nuclear arsenal is breaking his word to Congress in order to fulfill campaign promises to his liberal base.  “President Obama is breaking his word to Congress that paved the way for Senate ratification of... Continue Reading »


INHOFE QUESTIONS TOP PENTAGON OFFICIALS ON CASUALTY REPORTING

February 14, 2012

Link to Video    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), took the opportunity of today’s defense budget hearing to raise the issue of casualty reporting with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey.  Over the course of the past two months, Inhofe has heard from numerous families, including those of fallen Oklahoma 45th Soldiers, who... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RAISES CUT CONCERNS WITH TOP PENTAGON OFFICIALS

February 14, 2012

Link to Video    WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a hearing to consider the defense portion of President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 (FY2013) budget, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), pressed Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey, on future Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) rounds and proposed defense cuts.    “I oppose another BRAC... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Requests Hearing on 'RINgate'

February 14, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160       Inhofe Requests Hearing on 'RINgate' Link to Today's Letter Link to Letter from EPA Assistant Administrator McCarthy Link to EPA Answers to Inhofe's Questions Link to Letter from Senators Inhofe and Pryor to Administrator Jackson Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on... Continue Reading »


INHOFE BLASTS OBAMA BUDGET

February 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading fiscal conservative, today blasted President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 (FY2013) budget as election year politics that will saddle future American generations with more debt. “In an effort to win re-election, President Obama’s budget uses Washington gimmicks and accounting tricks to simultaneously spend more money on items important to his base while falsely claiming to reduce spending,” said Inhofe. ... Continue Reading »


Vitter, Inhofe Continue Investigation Into Allegations of Scientific Misconduct by Obama Administration

February 13, 2012

Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 (Inhofe/EPW) Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160  (Inhofe/EPW)     Luke Bolar Luke_Bolar@vitter.senate.gov (202) 224-4623 (Vitter)    Vitter, Inhofe Continue Investigation Into Allegations of Scientific Misconduct by Obama Administration Link to Letter   Washington D.C. - As part of their ongoing investigation into the scientific... Continue Reading »