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INHOFE OPPOSES TRANSFER OF DAQDUQ

July 21, 2011

Letter to Secretary Panetta    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and a staunch opponent of President Obama’s efforts to close Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO), today joined Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in opposition to the transfer of Ali Mussa Daqduq, a known Hezbollah operative, from U.S. military custody to the government of Iraq.   “The... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CALLS ON SENATE TO PASS CUT, CAP AND BALANCE BILL

July 21, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading senate fiscal conservative, today called on the U.S. Senate to pass the Cut, Cap and Balance Act that passed the U.S. House earlier this week. “Over the past several weeks, as we’ve talked about how to increase the debt limit, I’ve looked at all of the plans that have been developed that supposedly solve this nation’s fiscal problems,” said Inhofe. “The Cut, Cap, and Balance bill is the only... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Full Committee Hearing on Legislative Issues for Transportation Reauthorization

July 21, 2011

Contacts: 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, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Full Committee hearing entitled, "Legislative Issues for Transportation... Continue Reading »


INHOFE SUPPORTS PASSAGE OF MILCON-VA APPROPS BILL

July 20, 2011

Link to Lawton Constitution Article Link to Letter   WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today welcomed the Senate passage of H.R. 2055, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (VA) and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012. This annual legislation provides $142 billion in total funding that includes $581 million for medical and prosthetic research and a $594 million increase in Iraq and Afghanistan... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Welcomes Colleagues' Fight Against EPA's Job-Killing Agenda

July 20, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                           Inhofe Welcomes Colleagues' Fight Against EPA's Job-Killing Agenda Changes Need to be Made to Boiler MACT bill to Secure Inhofe's Support Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Subcommittee hearing on "Yellowstone River Oil Spill Oversight."

July 20, 2011

Contacts: 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, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing entitled, "Yellowstone River Oil Spill... Continue Reading »


Senator Boxer and Senator Inhofe Release Bipartisan Transportation Reauthorization Bill Outline

July 19, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 (Inhofe) Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160  (Inhofe)                         Mary Kerr or Kate Gilman (202) 224-8832 (Boxer) Senator Boxer and Senator Inhofe Release Bipartisan Transportation Reauthorization Bill Outline MAP-21 will create jobs, accelerate economic... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Hearing on Ken Kopocis and Rebecca Wodder Nominations

July 19, 2011

Contacts: 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, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Full Committee hearing entitled, "Nomination of Ken Kopocis to be Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Scores Another Victory on EPA's Lead Based Paint Rule

July 15, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                         Inhofe Scores Another Victory on EPA's Lead Based Paint Rule   Link to April 15 letter to Lisa Jackson  Washington D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public... Continue Reading »


OK DELEGATION DEMANDS OBAMA ADMINISTRATION STOP REGULATORY REGIME THAT WILL SHUT DOWN STATE'S COAL INDUSTRY

July 15, 2011

Washington D.C.—The Oklahoma delegation, including U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), and U.S. Reps. John Sullivan (R-OK- 1), Dan Boren (D-OK-2), Frank Lucas (R-OK-3), Tom Cole (R-OK-4), and James Lankford (R-OK-5), sent a letter today to Joseph Pizarchik, Director of the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) Reclamation and Enforcement, to ask the Agency to reconsider decisions that will cost... Continue Reading »


OK Delegation Demands Obama Administration Stop Regulatory Regime That Will Shut Down State's Coal Industry

July 14, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                             OK Delegation Demands Obama Administration Stop Regulatory Regime That Will Shut Down State's Coal Industry At least 260 Oklahoma Jobs at stake Link to Letter  Washington D.C.—The Oklahoma... Continue Reading »


INHOFE SUPPORTS LEGISLATION HONORING OUR NATION'S VETERANS

July 14, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a U.S. Army veteran and senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC),  joined U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) in introducing S. 1348, the Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act. This legislation calls for Americans to observe two minutes of silence on Veterans Day in honor of the service and sacrifice of every U.S. military veteran. “This legislation brings Americans across the country together to honor and remember... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Asks Jaczko Why Task Force Report Not Focused on Accident in Japan

July 13, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                           Inhofe Asks Jaczko Why Task Force Report Not Focused on Accident in Japan Jaczko refuses to conduct a study of the differences between Japanese and US regulatory systems because it is ‘difficult and time... Continue Reading »


Senator Inhofe Praises Naming of Courthouse After Senator Kit Bond

July 13, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                         Senator Inhofe Praises Naming of Courthouse After Senator Kit Bond Washington D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today welcomed the passage in the EPW... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: WARSAME CASE HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR S. 1046

July 13, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and a staunch opponent of President Obama’s efforts to close Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO), today signed a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta seeking answers to the detention and trial of Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame.   In signing the letter, Inhofe highlighted the need to pass his legislation, S.1046, that would require each high-value enemy combatant who is... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Comments on NRC 90 Day Post Fukushima Report

July 12, 2011

Contact: Matt Dempsey matt_dempsey@epw.senate.gov Katie Brown katie_brown@epw.senate.gov Inhofe Comments on NRC 90 Day Post Fukushima Report Washington, D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, commented today on the release of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) "Near Term Task Force Review of Insights From the Fukushima Daiichi Accident".  "In the wake of the Fukushima accident NRC... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Places Hold on John Bryson Nomination

July 12, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                       Inhofe Places Hold on John Bryson Nomination Announcement made today at a Press Conference with American Conservative Union and Freedom Action Washington, D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Oversight Hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency's Implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act's Unregulated Drinking Water Contaminants Program

July 12, 2011

Contacts: 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, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Full Committee hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency's Implementation of the Safe Drinking... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CITES DEBT AND OVER-REGULATION FOR ECONOMIC WOES

July 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading fiscal conservative, today made the following statement after the Department of Labor announced the nation’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.2 percent in the month of June, with employers only adding 18,000 jobs: “Under the leadership of President Obama and his fellow Democrats, our nation’s economic recovery has stalled out. Today’s news on unemployment should finally put to rest the idea, embodied by... Continue Reading »


OUTRAGE OF THE YEAR: EPA SENDING TAX DOLLARS TO CHINA

July 7, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - "Outrage of the Year" - that is what U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, is calling the distribution of tax dollars to China by the Obama Administration, through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to promote its climate change agenda.  This information comes from a report released by Congressman Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.   "As the... Continue Reading »