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INHOFE REQUESTS HEARING FOR PILOT'S BILL OF RIGHTS

September 15, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate General Aviation Caucus and certified flight instructor with more than 10,000 flight hours, today sent a letter to Chairman John Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and Ranking Member Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Texas) of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee requesting a hearing and markup of S. 1335, the Pilot’s Bill of Rights Act. Inhofe introduced this legislation in July and currently has 33... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Welcomes EPA Delay of Greenhouse Gas Regulations

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 Welcomes EPA Delay of Greenhouse Gas Regulations Calls on Senate Democrats to follow the President's lead and stop EPA's job-killing agenda Washington, D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today welcomed the announcement by... Continue Reading »


INHOFE QUESTIONS CARTER ON BUDGET, DEFENSE PROGRAMS

September 13, 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 made the following statement after attending a SASC hearing to consider the nomination of Dr. Ashton Carter as the next U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense.                         “Although, I have not always agreed with Dr.... Continue Reading »


INHOFE SEEKS TO STRENGTHEN U.S. - TAIWAN RELATIONS

September 13, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), co-chair of the Taiwan Caucus and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), today introduced S. 1545, a bill that designates Taiwan as a visa waiver program country. This legislation qualifies residents of Taiwan to travel to the United States for tourism or business purposes for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a travel visa. Currently, 36 countries participate in our nation’s visa waiver... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: 10 YEARS ON, WE MUST NEVER FORGET

September 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today released the following statement remembering the attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001:    “Ten years have passed since that devastating and horrific day in September that forever changed America.  As we remember, our hearts still break for all those we lost and we pray for those they left behind.  We remember with gratitude the heroism demonstrated by the passengers and crew... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON OBAMA SPEECH

September 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, tonight issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s speech before a joint session of Congress.  “It has been said that the lowest form of learning is trial and error.  Unfortunately this President just doesn’t learn.  He pushed his failed $800 billion so-called stimulus package that failed to stimulate.  Since then, we’ve lost nearly 2 million... Continue Reading »


INHOFE THANKS FWS DIRECTOR DAN ASHE FOR ATTENDING FORUMS IN WOODWARD AND EDMOND OKLAHOMA ON POTENTIAL ESA LISTING OF LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKEN

September 8, 2011

Washington, D.C.— U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today thanked newly confirmed Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Dan Ashe for visiting Woodward and Edmond to hear the concerns of Oklahomans regarding the potential listing of the lesser prairie chicken under the Endangered Species Act.  Ashe came to Oklahoma at the invitation of Inhofe who hosted these forums along with Oklahoma Secretary of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Thanks FWS Director Ashe for Attending Forums in Oklahoma on Potential ESA Listing of Lesser Prairie Chicken

September 8, 2011

Contact: Matt Dempsey matt_dempsey@epw.senate.gov 202-224-9797 Katie Brown katie_brown@epw.senate.gov 202-224-2160 Inhofe Thanks FWS Director Ashe for Attending Forums in Oklahoma on Potential ESA Listing of Lesser Prairie Chicken   Calls on Director Ashe to allow Oklahoma’s voluntary programs to produce results instead of going through with listing   Dan Ashe Hears from Oklahomans About Listing of Prairie Chicken More Photos Here   Washington,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RESOLUTION THAT DESIGNATES NATIONAL CELIAC DISEASE AWARENESS DAY PASSES SENATE

September 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Under unanimous consent, the U.S. Senate last night passed S. Res. 219 sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.). The resolution designates September 13, 2011 as “National Celiac Disease Awareness Day.” “As a long-time supporter of this cause, I am once again pleased the U.S. Senate passed S. Res. 219,” said Inhofe. “This resolution is imperative to bringing much-needed awareness to celiac disease and helps diagnose and treat individuals... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Full Committee Business Meeting on the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012

September 8, 2011

  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 of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Full Committee Business Meeting September 8, 2011, 10:00 a.m. I would like to thank Chairman Boxer for holding today’s business meeting.  Passing the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012 is... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Welcomes Obama Ozone Announcement

September 2, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160         Inhofe Welcomes Obama Ozone Announcement "As Ranking Member of the EPW Committee, stopping this job-killing regulation has been one of my top priorities, and I am pleased that today's announcement offers some good news for Oklahoma and nation." Washington, D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Welcomes OIG Response on Monnett Investigation

September 1, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160         Inhofe Welcomes OIG Response on Monnett Investigation Letter Reveals Allegations against Dr. Monnett came from within the Department of the Interior "OIG received credible allegations from a seasoned, career Department of the Interior (DOI) employee" and "acts of scientific misconduct may have been... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Comments on Obama's Call for Extension of Highway Program

August 31, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160       Inhofe Comments on Obama's Call for Extension of Highway Program Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today commented on President Obama's call for extending the highway program, which is set to expire at the end of September. "I... Continue Reading »


GAO REPORT EXPOSES MILLIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION FEES FOR FIRST TIME

August 31, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov  (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov  (202) 224-2160 GAO REPORT EXPOSES MILLIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION FEES FOR FIRST TIME Inhofe, Vitter Say GAO Report Just the Beginning of Oversight Activity Link to GAO Report Washington, D.C.  - A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report requested by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Blasts Obama Pick for Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers

August 29, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160      Inhofe Blasts Obama Pick for Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Yet Another Administration Pick that Puts Radical Eco Agenda Ahead of Economic Growth Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today blasted President Obama's announcement of his choice of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe: Another EPA Rule Will Impact Oklahomans Utility Bill

August 22, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160     Inhofe: Another EPA Rule Will Impact Oklahomans' Utility Bill All Cost for No Environmental Gain Link to Letter  Washington, D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, sent a letter last Friday to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Water Docket expressing... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CONGRATULATES TINKER ON DISTINGUISHED AWARD

August 18, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today congratulated the KC-135 Program Depot Maintenance Team, and the rest of “Team Tinker”, on winning the distinguished Robert T. Mason Award for Depot Maintenance Excellence.  The KC-135 team’s hard work and innovative methods reduced the time to complete maintenance by 21 percent.  The Department of Defense award was announced by Under Secretary... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Calls for Oversight Hearing on EPA Stormwater Regulation

August 18, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160     Inhofe Calls for Oversight Hearing on EPA Stormwater Regulation Latest EPA Water Regulations Set to Hammer Areas with Economic Growth   Link to Letter Clouded Waters: A Senate Report Exposing the High Cost of EPA's Water Regulations and Their Impacts on State and Local Budgets Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-OK),... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Questions EPA Over Failure To Consider Electric Reliability For Utility MACT

August 17, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160     Inhofe Questions EPA Over Failure To Consider Electric Reliability For Utility MACT Link to Letter EPAs Anti-Industrial Policy: Threatening Jobs and America's Manufacturing Base Inhofe, Johanns Introduce CARE Act Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, sent a... Continue Reading »


U.S. Commerce Department Boosts Research and Development at Oklahoma State University

August 15, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Dr. Rebecca Blank and U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe today announced a $1 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the Oklahoma State University Multispectral Laboratories (UML) in Ponca City, Okla., to modernize the university’s research and training facilities.  The labs are working to enhance technology transfer and commercialization rates by streamlining the innovation to deployment cycle and provide researchers... Continue Reading »