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INHOFE – BOREN - HENRY ANNOUNCE $6.24M GRANT FOR TAR CREEK

November 14, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Congressman Dan Boren (D-Okla.) and Governor Brad Henry today announced an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant of $6,240,000 for the continuing cleanup of the Tar Creek Superfund Site to be made available immediately. Senator Inhofe said, "As we continue the important work at the Tar Creek Superfund Site in Northeast Oklahoma, this grant will provide $6.24... Continue Reading »


Offices of Senator Inhofe and Representatives Cole, Lucas and Fallin to hold Special Veterans Information Meeting in Midwest City

November 14, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC - An informational meeting coordinated by the offices of Senator Inhofe and Representatives Cole, Lucas and Fallin is being held for all military veterans and surviving spouses on Monday, November 17, 2008 in Midwest City. Hosted by Rose State College's Professional Training and Education Center, the purpose of the meeting is to bring subject matter experts from both the federal and state government directly to the veterans. The Professional Training and Education Center (First... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Congratulates Chairman John L. Berrey on Presidential Appointment

November 14, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) congratulated Chairman John L. Berrey of the Quapaw Tribe on his swearing-in today to his Presidential appointment to serve on the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The appointment is for a four year term to end in 2012. "I congratulate John Berrey on his swearing-in to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation,” Senator Inhofe said. “John is a valued partner in working to bring relief to the residents... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HONORS NATION'S VETERANS

November 11, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a Senior Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in honor of our nation's Veterans as we celebrate Veterans Day today. "From its beginning as Armistice Day in 1919 to eventually becoming Veterans Day in 1954, this day has been a day of reflection, a day filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who have served our country, and a day of remembrance of their sacrifices," Senator Inhofe... Continue Reading »


OKC Company Demonstrate Robotic Technologies To Assist Injured Veterans

October 31, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a Senior Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, participated in a press conference in Oklahoma City on Thursday morning, October 30, 2008 in conjunction with an with an Oklahoma company OrthoCare Innovations for a demonstration of Robotic - Dual Use Military Technologies from the Department of Defense and Department of Energy to Oklahoma Company to Benefit Injured Servicemen/Veterans and Civilians. Representatives of the Presbyterian... Continue Reading »


Federal Emergency Relief Funding Coming To Oklahoma

October 23, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, welcomed news from the Federal Highways Administration today that the federal government is making $36,161,496 in emergency relief funding to the State of Oklahoma available immediately to cover costs incurred to repair road and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters and catastrophic events.  "I am pleased that the Federal government will be making over... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Says Tinker Facility Will Lead to More Economic Development For Oklahoma

October 23, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a Senior Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today participated in a ceremony at Tinker Air Force base recognizing the Sept. 24 signing of a low-cost, long-term Air Force lease with Oklahoma County for 407 acres of land and 3.8 million gross square feet of real property, of which 3.5 million square feet is industrial and administrative space. The leased property is the site of the new Tinker Aerospace Complex. Senator Inhofe, who... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Welcomes Home Oklahoma National Guardsman

October 21, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a Senior Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, this week welcomed home over 2,600 Oklahoma National Guardsmen from Iraq. Members of the Oklahoma National Guard 45th Infantry Brigade have been arriving home over the past few weeks. The deployment of 2,600 Oklahoma National Guardsmen was the largest contingent of Oklahoma Guardsmen to deploy since the Korean War. "With deep gratitude, appreciation and with a job well done, I am... Continue Reading »


INHOFE NAMED ‘CHAMPION OF NATIONAL DEFENSE’

October 17, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a Senior Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today was named a "Champion of National Defense" by one of the nation's leading national security policy organizations, the Center for Security Policy (CSP).  The designation came as CSP released its National Security Scorecard which ranks Members of the US Congress based on their support for - or opposition to - policies that support and sustain US national defense.... Continue Reading »


LCVs Environmental Scorecard Marred by Partisan Politics, Inhofe Says

October 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 the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) 2008 National Environmental Scorecard. One of the three votes used by the LCV to score Senators was on the Lieberman-Warner bill (S. 2191). The Lieberman-Warner bill would have increased household costs for every family of 4 in Oklahoma by $3,298. Because of the rising cost of home heating and electricity, the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Legislation Benefiting Veterans Signed Into Law

October 15, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a Senior Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, praised the President's signing of important legislation that will bring recognition and improved mental health care to veterans. On Saturday, September 27th, the Senate passed two legislative measures that were cosponsored by Senator Inhofe, S. 2162, The Veterans' Mental Health and Other Care Improvements Act of 2008, and S. Res. 692, "National Veterans Awareness Week."... Continue Reading »


President Bush Signs Defense Authorization Bill

October 14, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a Senior Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today welcomed the President's signature of the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal year 2009. "I am pleased that the Defense Authorization bill signed into law today includes several provisions that will greatly benefit our men and women in the Armed Services," Senator Inhofe said. "As a Senior Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I worked to ensure... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Recognized For “Pro-Growth, Pro-Job” Record

October 14, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) welcomed news today that the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the nation's largest industrial trade association representing small and large manufactures in every industrial sector and in all 50 states, and millions of people who make things in America, has awarded him their Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award. "I am honored to be recognized by the National Association of Manufactures for my pro-growth, pro-jobs record... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Honored For Protecting U.S. Taxpayers from Devastating Climate Tax

October 10, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator James  Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the United States Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, will be honored tonight by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation with their prestigious "Washington Award." Senator Inhofe will join George Will, Ed Meese, Dinesh D'Souza and more than 1,800 grassroots free-market advocates from 38 states that are gathering for Americans for Prosperity Foundation's (AFP's) 2nd annual Defending the... Continue Reading »


Major Win for McAlester Army Ammunition Plant and SE Oklahoma

October 3, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a Senior Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Congressman Dan Boren (D-OK), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, welcomed President Bush's signing of the Defense Appropriations Act this week. This legislation includes $1.6 million for McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) and TSM Corporation, supporting bomb line modernization at the Plant. The funding supports new load requirements and much needed modernization... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Says Bailout Plan Must Be Improved for American Taxpayers

October 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) issued the following statement after voting against passage of the Paulson bailout proposal. The Senate voted in favor of the Economic Stimulus Stabilization Act by a vote of 74-25. "From time to time in our dynamic economy, which has produced the highest standard of living the world has ever seen, we confront periods of turbulence and uncertainty," Senator Inhofe said. "Credit begins to tighten and institutions that made poor... Continue Reading »


Inhofe-Boren Welcome Senate Passage of Code Talkers Bill

October 1, 2008

WASHINGTON-U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Dan Boren (D-Okla.) are pleased to announce Senate passage last night of legislation to award Congressional Commemorative Medals to the Code Talkers of the Choctaw, Comanche, and other tribes in recognition of their service during World Wars I and II. Oklahoma Senators Inhofe and Dr. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) sponsored the bill in the Senate and Congressman Boren sponsored the bill in the House.  The Code Talkers Recognition Act honors... Continue Reading »


Tulsa World: Pair rip hospital funding inaction

October 1, 2008

Pair rip hospital funding inaction by: JIM MYERS World Washington Bureau 10/1/2008   Link to Article WASHINGTON - Two members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation said Tuesday that because lawmakers haven't acted, state hospitals will have $4 million less to provide care for the poor and uninsured. Sen. Jim Inhofe and Rep. John Sullivan, both Republicans, had hoped that Congress would act to save states from the funding cuts before an Oct. 1 deadline. Both said they were... Continue Reading »


Oklahoma Hit Hard Due to Congressional Inaction

September 30, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman John Sullivan (R- Okla.) today expressed outrage that Congress failed to continue providing a 16 percent funding increase to Medicaid's Low Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) states for FY 2009. The deadline was today for Congress to act before these 16 percent annual funding increases expire. Senator Inhofe has been leading a bipartisan effort with Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) in the Senate to urge Congress to act. Last... Continue Reading »


Major Win for Stillwater, Oklahoma State University - Inhofe Hails Senate Passage of Defense Bills

September 30, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a Senior Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today said Senate passage this past weekend of the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2009 and the passage of the Defense Appropriations Act is a tremendous victory for Oklahoma State University and the City of Stillwater. "The passage of these defense bills is a tremendous victory for our men and women of the United States military, Oklahoma, and for our efforts to... Continue Reading »