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Public Lands Vote Shows Business As Usual In Washington

January 15, 2009

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), issued the following statement after voting against S. 22, The Public Lands Bill. "As we begin the new Congress, it's apparent that its business as usual for the Democratic majority and the so-called change coming from to DC is only in words, not action," Senator Inhofe said. The Democratic leadership refused to allow debate or amendments from Republicans on this 1,300 page bill.  Let's hope that this kind of take it or leave... Continue Reading »


The Invisible Legacy of President George W. Bush

January 14, 2009

When President George W. Bush was inaugurated in 2001, he was already behind the power curve when it came to the war on terror. As the 9/11 Commission confirmed, the United States was not on a wartime footing with Al Qaeda even though they were at war with us.  While our country took its peace dividend, our enemies continued to train, plot, test us, and plan.  International terrorism took the forefront as Bin Laden began his war against freedom. Afghanistan was used as a training... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises President’s ‘Invisible Legacy’

January 14, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As President Bush prepares to make his final address to the nation as the President of the United States, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) took to the Senate Floor today to highlight some of President Bush’s ‘invisible legacy’, saying, “The bottom line is, because of President Bush there has not been another successful attack on this country since 9/11.”  Senator Inhofe underscored the President’s success at securing our nation... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Secures Commitment on Tar Creek With Obama Nominee for EPA

January 14, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today highlighted top priorities for Oklahoma during consideration of the nomination of Lisa Jackson to be the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and Nancy Sutley for Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality. Among the top issues Senator Inhofe underscored during the hearing were providing for our nation’s highway and waterway infrastructure, as... Continue Reading »


INHOFE ANGERED BY PRESIDENT’S DECISION TO SPEND SECOND $350 BILLION BAILOUT INSTALLMENT

January 12, 2009

Link to Jim's Journal Blog Post on Bailout  WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today took to the Senate Floor and expressed deep disappointment and anger over the President’s intention to request the second $350 billion installment of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout.  The following are excerpts of Senator Inhofe’s Floor Speech:  “It’s been reported that the administration is set to request the second $350 billion sometime... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Public Lands Bill

January 11, 2009

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), issued the following statement after voting against the motion to proceed to S. 22, The Public Lands Bill.   "As the new Congress gets underway, it is abundantly clear little has changed in Washington," Senator Inhofe said. "Despite promises to the contrary, the Democratic majority continues to push big spending bills and play partisan politics. Meanwhile, it is the American public who continues to pay the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe-Fallin Introduce McGee Creek Project Pipeline Legislation

January 9, 2009

WASHINGTON-U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congresswoman Mary Fallin (R-Okla.) today introduced the McGee Creek Project Pipeline and Associated Facilities Conveyance Act. The bill authorizes the Bureau of Reclamation to convey to the McGee Creek Authority (an authority within the City of Oklahoma City) all rights to the pipeline and any associated facilities to be operated and maintained by the City of Oklahoma City. In the 110th Congress, Rep. Fallin was successful in passing the bill... Continue Reading »


‘Consensus’ in Freefall: Inhofe Global Warming Speech

January 8, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today delivered a global warming speech entitled: "Global Warming ‘Consensus’ in Freefall: More Than 650 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims." Inhofe presented his ground breaking new global warming report detailing the More Than 650 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming... Continue Reading »


Politically Left Scientists Now Rejecting Climate Fears

January 8, 2009

 Politically Left Scientists Now Rejecting Climate Fears Global Warming ‘Consensus’ in Freefall More Than 650 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims      Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) – Ranking Member, Environment and Public Works Committee  Speech Delivered on Senate Floor January 8, 2009 For Full Speech Click Here: For Selected Highlights Click Here: Senate Minority Report: More Than 650 International... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Introduces Legislation to end the Fairness Doctrine

January 6, 2009

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), after being sworn-in to his third full term, hit the ground running today, introducing legislation (S.62) to prevent the FCC from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine.  Senator Inhofe has been one of the most vocal opponents in Congress of the so-called “Fairness Doctrine,” an attempt to regulate free speech on our nation’s airwaves.   “The Fairness Doctrine represents a serious threat to free speech and... Continue Reading »


INHOFE REINTRODUCES BAILOUT BILL AS HE BEGINS 3RD FULL TERM AS SENATOR

January 6, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) was sworn-in to his 3rd full term in the Senate today, he outlined his top priorities for the coming months and introduced legislation (S. 64) to protect American taxpayers by halting the second installment of the $350 billion bailout. Senators Barasso (R-Wyo.), Wicker (R-Miss.), DeMint (R-S.C.), Lincoln (D-Ark.) and Enzi (R-Wyo.) are original cosponsors of the legislation.    “Today, our nation is suffering from... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Chambliss, Cornyn, Martinez, Sessions, Thune Statement on SASC Inquiry into Detainee Treatment

December 19, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, along with fellow members of the committee, Senators Chambliss (R-GA), Cornyn (R-TX), Martinez (R-FL), Sessions (R-AL) and Thune (R-SD), released the following statement in response to the recently released Executive Summary of the Senate Armed Services Committee inquiry into the Treatment of Detainees in U.S. Custody:    “Throughout our history, even in the gravest... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON THE PRESIDENT’S PLAN TO BAIL OUT CARMAKERS

December 19, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement on the President’s plan to use $17.4B from the TARP funds to bailout out American carmakers:  “I am outraged by the President’s announcement today that he will be using money from the massive $700 billion bailout to bailout U.S. automakers. Once again we have an Administration changing course regarding the implementation of the massive bailout without any input from... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT IN MEMORY OF PAUL WEYRICH

December 18, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement on the passing of conservative activist and friend, Paul Weyrich.    “Paul was a true American patriot,” Senator Inhofe said. “He was a man of vision who dedicated his life to fighting for the principals we hold dear.  Paul was also a close adviser since 1976, with whom I consulted almost on a weekly basis. “He was a brother and a dear friend; he will be missed.... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Comments on Salazar and Vilsack Nominations

December 17, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today commented on President-elect Barack Obama’s nomination of U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) for the position of Secretary of Interior and former Democratic Governor of Iowa, Tom Vilsack, as Secretary of Agriculture.   Senator Inhofe Comments on Senator Salazar’s Nomination: “Having worked with Ken in the Senate over the past four years, I... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Responds to White House Reversal on Bailout

December 12, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) issued a statement in response to the White House's announcement this morning that they are considering using the remaining $15 billion of the first $350 billion of the financial bailout legislation Congress passed earlier this year to bailout the Big Three automakers.   "This morning the White House announced that some of the $700 billion bailout of the financial system might be used for the auto companies," Senator... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CALLS ON CONGRESS TO REJECT $14 BILLION BAILOUT

December 11, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) gave a speech on the Senate Floor calling on Congress to learn from its own mistakes and reject another major bailout that gives unfettered power to an unelected Washington bureaucrat, in the form of a ‘car czar’ to oversee a $14 billion bailout of the Big Three automakers.  Senator Inhofe has also been an outspoken critic of the $700 billion bailout and its administration by Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and... Continue Reading »


INHOFE OUTLINES CONCERNS ON AUTO BAILOUT BILL

December 10, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today outlined his concerns with the Senate package to bailout the Big Three automakers.   “The Democratic majority seems to believe D.C. politicians and bureaucrats are the best suited to build the car industry of the future,” Senator Inhofe said. “A political solution to a business crisis is the wrong approach. Nationalizing industries in an attempt to save them has been tried before. The track record is... Continue Reading »


INHOFE ANNOUNCES SENATE CONFIRMATIONS OF OKLAHOMA MILITARY OFFICERS

December 10, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced the Senate confirmations of the appointments of two Oklahoma generals. Air Force Maj. Gen. Harry M. “Bud” Wyatt III, currently serving as the Adjutant General of Oklahoma, was confirmed last evening to his appointment as the Director of the Air National Guard.  Air Force Maj. Gen. Loren M. Reno, serving as commander of the Oklahoma City Air... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Notes Continued Improvement in Afghan Security Situation

December 8, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, last night returned from a Congressional Delegation trip to Africa and Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, Senator Inhofe, along with the other members of the delegation, Representatives Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), and Jeff Miller (R-FL), met with General David McKiernan, Commander International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, at ISAF... Continue Reading »