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Inhofe Tours Navistar International IC Bus Plant in Tulsa

August 26, 2008

TULSA, OK - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today toured the Navistar International IC Bus plant in Tulsa with the plant's manager Grant Pick. During the tour, Senator Inhofe learned a brief history of the plant and company, and met with several Tulsans working at the plant. "I was pleased to meet with Grant Pick and tour the Navistar International IC Bus facility. With over 1,000 employees, IC is an integral part of Oklahoma's economy as well as our nation's transportation sector,"... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Tours Duncan Regional Hospital

August 25, 2008

DUNCAN, OK - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) was in Duncan, Oklahoma today to visit Duncan Regional Hospital. As a member of the Senate Rural Health Caucus, Senator Inhofe has long fought to ensure Oklahomans receive the best possible health care. "Here in Oklahoma where much of the population lives in rural areas, high quality hospitals such as Duncan Regional Hospital provide an invaluable service," Senator Inhofe said, "Today I appreciated the opportunity to meet with CEO... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Tours Fort Sill, Hears From Soldiers About Concerns Raised In USA Today Article

August 25, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today, after visiting Fort Sill and meeting with Wounded Warriors, Fort Sill commanders, and touring the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) barracks, said in a statement that he is confident that commanders at Fort Sill were resolving the issues raised in the August 18, 2008 USA Today article. Senator Inhofe also emphasized he remains committed to continuing to closely monitor conditions at Fort Sill.  "After meeting with several of the... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Participates in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Elgin Facility

August 25, 2008

ELGIN, OK - Today, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for BAE Systems' new 10,000-square-foot facility in the Elgin Industrial Park near Fort Sill that will house the integration of the Non-Line of Sight Cannon (NLOS-C), the Non-Line of Sight Mortar (NLOS-M), and the Paladin Integrated Management (PIM).   Initial assemblies of components for the NLOS-C will begin this summer at the Initial Assembly Facility revealed today. "Today marks an... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Congratulates Chairman John L. Berrey of The Quapaw Tribe on Presidential Appointment

August 22, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today congratulated Chairman John L. Berrey of the Quapaw Tribe on his Presidential appointment to serve on the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. "I congratulate John Berrey on his appointment to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation," Senator Inhofe said. "John is a valued partner in working to bring relief to the residents who live near the Tar Creek Superfund site and the environmental clean... Continue Reading »


August 18, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement regarding the resignation of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.   “President Musharraf’s leadership in the War on Terror should be praised.  His resignation is a testament to his country’s dedication to democratic progress, which will help move us towards ending violent extremism in the region,” Senator Inhofe said. “We will continue to work closely with... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Statement on USA Today Article Regarding Ft. Sill

August 18, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today issued the following statement regarding this morning's USA Today article reporting on several serious concerns at Ft. Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma, including mold in the barracks.  Several of Senator Inhofe's staff will be at Ft. Sill this afternoon and have arranged to tour the barracks. "I take seriously the many concerns raised by this morning's USA Today article regarding Ft. Sill, including the presence of mold in the... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Welcomes US-Poland Missile Defense Agreement

August 15, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Senior Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today welcomed the agreement between the United States and Poland to place an American missile defense base in Poland. Under the agreement, Poland would host an American base with 10 interceptors in exchange for "enhanced security cooperation" - an American Patriot battery from Germany operated by a crew of about 100 American military personnel. The Patriot anti-missile battery... Continue Reading »


August 8, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Senator Inhofe announced today Picturing America awards given by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to 424 schools and libraries within Oklahoma.  Picturing America is a free initiative that helps teach American history and culture by bringing some of the country’s great art directly to classrooms and libraries. In September, these schools and libraries will receive forty large, high-quality reproductions of great American art and a... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Wishes Oklahomans “Best of Luck” in Olympic Games

August 7, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the eve of the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised athletes from Oklahoma representing the USA and wished them luck in the Games.   “The United States of America has a long tradition of sending some of the world’s best athletes to compete in the Olympic Games,” Senator Inhofe said.  “I am proud of our Oklahoma athletes counted among those and representing... Continue Reading »


August 7, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced today that the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded a $3,013,103 grant to the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at the University of Oklahoma to further the program’s research initiatives.    “This year we celebrate thirty years of exemplary weather research at the University of Oklahoma’s CIMMS... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Statement on KC-45 Tanker Announcement

August 6, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today commented on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) announcement of its draft request for proposals to resume the source selection process for the KC-45 aerial refueling tanker contract. “Replacing our aging tanker is long overdue and maintaining our nation’s aerial refueling capability is critical to our national defense,” Senator Inhofe said.... Continue Reading »


August 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today hammered Democrats for their failure to address the number one issue facing American families: soaring energy prices. “As we head into a five-week break, gas prices continue to harm the American people. There has been no response to our nation’s demands for increased domestic energy supply,” Senator Inhofe said. “Rather than work... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Supports Legislation Protecting Children and American Consumers

August 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) last night voted in favor of the conference report on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (H.R. 4040), which passed by a vote of 89 to 3.  Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the conference report by a vote of 424-1.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is a small agency charged with protecting American consumers against death or injury from unsafe products, including imported... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Concerned About Unfunded Mandates in Higher Education Legislation

August 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) last night voted against the College Opportunity and Affordability Act (HR 4137) based on concerns about the Federal Government passing along more unfunded mandates onto the states. Those concerns are shared by the National Governors Association, who wrote in opposition to the Senate Conference Report. Most recently, on March 10 2008, 46 governors wrote the House Committee on Education and Labor to voice significant reservations about the... Continue Reading »

Inhofe/Boren Introduce Bi-Partisan “Marginal Well Production Preservation and Enhancement Act”

July 31, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today introduced with Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK), the Marginal Well Production Preservation and Enhancement Act.  This bipartisan and bicameral bill ensures that the nation’s policies recognize and reflect the economic importance of marginal well production. The average marginal well produces less than 2.2 barrels of oil per day. “As Americans continue to suffer from... Continue Reading »


July 31, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC- United States Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) today called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reverse a reported internet censorship deal it has made with China. In a letter to IOC President Jacques Rogge, the Senators demanded that the committee ensure free and open access to all media covering the games. "China had promised to provide media covering the games with the same access and freedoms enjoyed at all other Olympic Games. This... Continue Reading »


July 30, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, joined fellow GOP Senators and members of the U.S. trucking industry to call for lower gas prices to help truckers ship goods, met with Oklahoma business leader Dan Ustian, President and CEO of NAVISTAR to discuss diesel prices, and pressed Federal Highway Administrator nominee Thomas J. Madison, Jr. to help adopt a highway and energy policy to lower gas and diesel prices. "Today I... Continue Reading »


July 28, 2008

Solutions to Skyrocketing Energy Costs  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted in favor of keeping the Senate focused on working to provide serious solutions to bringing down the price of gas at the pump. The Senate Majority leader attempted today to call up consideration of S. 3297, Advancing America's Priorities Act.  Doing so would have allowed Senator Reid to permanently move away from the pending business, S.3268, the Energy Speculation Bill. The... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Says Housing Bailout Bill A Bust for Oklahoma Families

July 26, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today released the following statement following the Senate passage of The Senate Housing Bill (HR 3221). "Oklahoma families facing troubled economic times expect and deserve responsible action by the federal government," Senator Inhofe said. "Therefore, I could not in good faith support a Housing Bill that does much more for big financial lenders than for Oklahoma families, while increasing our federal debt to over $10... Continue Reading »