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Opening Statement: Subcommittee on Children's Health: Oversight Hearing on Federal Actions to Clean Up Contamination from Uranium Mining and Milling Operations

October 6, 2011

Contact: Matt Dempsey (202) 224-9797 Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov   Katie Brown (202) 224-2160 Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov         Opening Statement of Senator James M. Inhofe Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Children’s Health “Oversight Hearing on Federal Actions to Clean Up Contamination from Uranium Mining and Milling Operations” October 6, 2011, 10:00 am  I’d like to thank Chairman... Continue Reading »


INHOFE COMMENDS "ANGELS IN ADOPTION" NOMINEE

October 5, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), co-chair of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, today welcomed Spencer, Okla. native Greta Manuel to Washington, D.C. for the 13th Annual Angels in Adoption Gala. Inhofe nominated Manuel for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption’s annual “Angels in Adoption” Award. “I am humbled by Greta Manuel’s service to our home state of Oklahoma and the nation,” said Inhofe. “It is an honor to welcome... Continue Reading »


INHOFE WELCOMES OKLAHOMA DEQ WATER QUALITY DIRECTOR BEFORE THE EPW COMMITTEE

October 4, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today welcomed Shellie Chard-McClary, Water Quality Division Director for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and Association of Clean Water Administrators board member, before the Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife. Inhofe invited Chard-McClary to testify at today’s hearing on Nutrient Pollution.   Inhofe said, “I am pleased to have at... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Calls for Hearing on Serious Flaws in EPA Endangerment Finding Process

October 4, 2011

Posted by Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov  Inhofe Calls for Hearing on Serious Flaws in EPA Endangerment Finding Process  Link to Letter from Senator Inhofe to Senator Boxer requesting hearing on findings of EPA IG report Link to Press Release:  EPA IG Finds Serious Flaws in Centerpiece of Obama Global Warming Agenda Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today delivered a... Continue Reading »


INHOFE REINTRODUCES ZIMBABWE SANCTIONS REPEAL ACT

October 4, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), today reintroduced S. 1646 the Zimbabwe Sanctions Repeal Act of 2011. This legislation repeals the economic sanctions originally imposed on Zimbabwe in 2001 under the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act. Inhofe first introduced this legislation last year in the 111th Congress.   In 2001, economic sanctions were imposed against Zimbabwe as a result of President... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Welcomes Oklahoma DEQ Water Quality Director Before the EPW Committee

October 4, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey (202) 224-9797 Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov Katie Brown (202) 224-2160 Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov  Inhofe Welcomes Oklahoma DEQ Water Quality Director Before the EPW Committee  Washington, DC – Senator James M. Inhofe, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today welcomed Shellie Chard-McClary, Water Quality Division Director for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and Association of Clean Water Administrators... Continue Reading »


Opening Statement Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife: Nutrient Pollution: An Overview of Nutrient Reduction Approaches

October 4, 2011

Contact: Matt Dempsey (202) 224-9797 Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov   Katie Brown (202) 224-2160 Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov   Opening Statement of Senator James M. Inhofe Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife “Nutrient Pollution: An Overview of Nutrient Reduction Approaches” October 4, 2011, 2:30 pm  Mr. Chairman, I would like to thank you for calling this hearing today. I appreciate the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: 45th PLAYING VITAL ROLE IN AFGHANISTAN

October 3, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), returned yesterday from a Congressional Delegation trip that included a stop to visit Oklahoma troops in Afghanistan.  August was the deadliest month for US forces since the war in Afghanistan began in 2001, and since being deployed in late July, the 45th IBCT has lost 12 soldiers.    Inhofe visited Oklahoma 45th troops at Forward Operating Base (FOB)... Continue Reading »


GAO: 42% of USHCN Weather Stations Fail to Meet NOAA Standards

September 30, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160   GAO: 42% of USHCN Weather Stations Fail to Meet NOAA Standards   Link to GAO Report Washington, D.C.—Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today welcomed a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) entitled “NOAA Can Improve Their Management of the U.S.... Continue Reading »


EPA IG Finds Serious Flaws in Centerpiece of Obama Global Warming Agenda

September 28, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160   EPA IG Finds Serious Flaws in Centerpiece of Obama Global Warming Agenda Report calls the scientific integrity of EPA’s decision-making process into question and undermines the credibility of the endangerment finding Link to EPA IG Report Washington, D.C.—Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds Passage of TRAIN Act in the House

September 23, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160               Inhofe Applauds Passage of TRAIN Act in the House Washington, D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today applauded the passage in the House of the TRAIN Act.  This bill mirrors the Comprehensive Assessment of... Continue Reading »


INHOFE QUSTIONS MILITARY LEADERS ON AFGHAN STRATEGY

September 22, 2011

Link to Video    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today shared his concerns on our nation’s current military strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq during a SASC hearing with U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Adm. Michael Mullen. Inhofe remains committed to ensuring our nation’s Armed Forces receive necessary funds to modernize and provide maintenance on weapon systems and continues... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: OBAMA CONTINUES TO FAIL ISRAEL

September 21, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), today called on better leadership from President Obama on the Israeli issue while warning that the Palestinian pursuit of statehood through the United Nations would further destabilize an already unsettled region. “The difficulties Israel faces today with Palestinians seeking statehood through the United... Continue Reading »


Statement of Senator Inhofe on the floor of the Senate on the introduction of S. 1583, the Storm Shelter Tax Relief Act of 2011

September 21, 2011

(as prepared for delivery)  Mr. President, being from Oklahoma, I can remember back in the days when they called Oklahoma, southern Kansas, northern Texas, and southwestern Missouri tornado alley. I say to my good friend from Oregon that I have been in aviation for many years. I know people who won't even fly airplanes through what we call tornado alley. But by now I think we know that tornadoes are a daily threat to Americans each spring as severe weather rolls across the country. In the... Continue Reading »


Opening Statement: Full Committee Business Meeting, September 21, 2011

September 21, 2011

Matt Dempsey (202) 224-9797 Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov Katie Brown (202) 224-2160 Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov Opening Statement of Senator James M. Inhofe Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Full Committee Business Meeting September 21, 2011, 10:00 a.m.   Thank you, Madame Chair.   I just want to mention a couple of concerns I have with some of the items on today’s agenda. S. 893, the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program Act... Continue Reading »


INHOFE INTRODUCES STORM SHELTER LEGISLATION

September 20, 2011

Link to Floor Speech    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citing extreme weather conditions that have claimed the lives of over 500 victims this year, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced legislation to provide taxpayers an incentive to build storm shelters in their homes. S. 1583, the Storm Shelter Tax Relief Act of 2011, gives a tax deduction of up to $2,500 to American taxpayers who purchase and install qualified storm shelters. Qualified expenses include the purchase,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: PRESIDENT'S PLAN DEVASTATING FOR JOBS, ECONOMY

September 19, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, responded to President Obama’s proposal to impose higher taxes on oil and gas companies to pay for his stimulus plan, which he laid out in today’s speech.    “President Obama is still determined to wage his needless war on American energy jobs by increasing taxes on oil and gas development—an agenda that would be devastating for... Continue Reading »


Inhofe says President's Plan Devastating for Jobs and Economy

September 19, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160               Inhofe Says President's Plan Devastating for Jobs and Economy   Washington, D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, responded to President Obama's proposal to impose higher taxes on oil and gas companies... Continue Reading »


INHOFE BACKS CHARITABLE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ACT

September 16, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a recipient of the American Farm Bureau’s Golden Plow Award, today joined U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and John Thune (R-S.D.), a Member of the Committee, in introducing the Charitable Agricultural Research Act.  The bill amends the tax code to allow for the creation of a new type of charitable, tax-exempt organization, Agricultural Research... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Announces Deal To Allow FAA and Highway Extension To Move

September 15, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160             Inhofe Announces Deal To Allow FAA and Highway Extension To Move Praises Boxer, Coburn for Reaching Agreement that Will Protect Jobs Washington, D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, welcomed an agreement made today with... Continue Reading »