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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 »


INHOFE, ADERHOLT ISSUE STATEMENT ON WORLD AIDS DAY AS THEY DEPART FOR CODEL TO AFRICA

December 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today reaffirmed his commitment to the global effort against HIV/AIDS as he departs on a congressional delegation trip for Africa. The members traveling with Senator Inhofe are Congressmen Aderholt (R-AL), Miller (R-FL), and Neugebauer (R-TX).  “Today, as we mark the 20th Anniversary of World AIDS Day, we acknowledge how far we still have to go to heal the world of the... Continue Reading »


Hostile Green Takeover: The Auto Industry Faces Environmental Thuggery

November 20, 2008

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) - Ranking Member, Environment and Public Works Committee: Mr. President, Americans are once again being asked to foot the bill for yet another "urgent" bailout. In October, Congress voted for an unprecedented $700 billion bailout of Wall Street, and now much of the same alarmist rhetoric is being employed to pressure members to act quickly. The latest bailout demand making the rounds in Washington is for the Big Three auto industry. Democrats would have... Continue Reading »


Hostile Green Takeover: The Auto Industry Faces Environmental Thuggery

November 20, 2008

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) – Ranking Member, Environment and Public Works Committee:    Mr. President, Americans are once again being asked to foot the bill for yet another “urgent” bailout.  In October, Congress voted for an unprecedented $700 billion bailout of Wall Street, and now much of the same alarmist rhetoric is being employed to pressure members to act quickly.     The latest bailout demand making the rounds in Washington is for the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE LEGISLATION COMMEMORATES ARMY

November 19, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and co-chair of the Senate Army Caucus, today announced the Senate passage of the United States Army Commemorative Coin Act of 2008 (S.2579). The bill, co-sponsored by Senator Inouye (D-HI), authorizes the U.S. Treasury to create a commemorative coin, the proceeds of which will be directed towards building a museum honoring the heritage of the U.S. Army.  “As co-chair of... Continue Reading »


Senator Inhofe Delivers Floor Speech on Halting Handout of Bailout Funds

November 17, 2008

Link to S. 3683 Link to Video of Speech WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced legislation to amend Section 115 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (EESA) to require an affirmative vote on the part of Congress to approve Treasury's plan for the remaining $350 billion and require a freeze on any remaining funds of the first $350 billion, stating, "It is imperative that we not allow that amount of money to be added to a deficit approaching $1 trillion... Continue Reading »


Inhofe: Roll Back the Bailout

November 15, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), in a letter to his Senate colleagues, laid out his plan to push for legislation that will require Secretary Paulson's plan for the remaining $350 billion in authorized Troubled Asset Relief Program funds to be ratified by an affirmative vote in the U.S. Congress. In the letter, Senator Inhofe writes that the lame duck session provides Congress a tremendous opportunity to change course. Below is the text of the letter. Dear Colleague, I... Continue Reading »