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Inhofe Amendment Shows Democratic Hypocrisy

June 25, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today spoke on the Senate Floor regarding his amendment (S.Amdt.5019) to the Housing Bill (H.R. 3221) that would prohibit individuals who annually make more than $75,000, and couples making more than $150,000, from receiving a taxpayer-backed bailout of a troubled mortgage. "When Congress passed the Economic Stimulus package, my colleagues on the other side of the aisle vehemently argued that certain people make too much money to... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Cosponsors Legislation to Ensure Congress Stays Within the Bounds of the Constitution

June 19, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today joined 22 Senators in introducing legislation requiring Members of Congress to expressly justify the specific constitutional authority relied upon for enactment of any bill introduced in Congress. The Enumerated Powers Act, S. 3159, is identical to the Enumerated Powers Act in the House of Representatives (H.R. 1359), which has been introduced in every Congress since the 104th Congress. “I am proud to join with Senator... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on GAO Decision on Tanker Contract

June 18, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today commented on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision to sustain Boeing’s tanker protest of the KC-45 aerial refueling tanker contract. On February 29, 2008, U.S.-based Boeing lost the long-awaited Air Force tanker contract to a competing bid by Northrop Grumman-EADS (European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company, a European based company). Boeing protested... Continue Reading »


INHOFE MEETS WITH OKLAHOMA 4-H

June 18, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) welcomed the opportunity to meet with nearly 50 4-H students from across Oklahoma in Washington for the annual “Citizenship Washington Focus” leadership conference in D.C.   “I was proud to meet with Oklahoma’s 4-H students in Washington for the ‘Citizenship Washington Focus’ leadership conference,” Senator Inhofe said.  “Every county in Oklahoma benefits from a 4-H... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Applauds President’s Solutions to Bring Down Gas Prices

June 18, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, commented on President Bush's call for increasing America's oil and gas production. President Bush outlined a four-point plan focusing on expanding exploration of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), developing oil shales, opening ANWR, and expanding refining capacity.  "As American's are facing $4.00 gas at the pump, now is the time for common sense energy... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Calls on Democrats to Put an End to Partisan Politics and End Delay Over Important Tax Bill

June 17, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today again expressed strong disappointment with the Senate Democrats regarding their decision to continue to delay important tax legislation by choosing to place partisan politics ahead of working together to pass the bill. Today the United States Senate rejected a procedural motion for the second time in two weeks to move to the bill. The vote failed by a vote of 52-44. "The Democrats' decision to continue to place partisan politics... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Says Democrats Playing Partisan Politics on Important Medicare Bill

June 12, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today expressed disappointment with the Senate's failure to pass important Medicare legislation.  Effective July 1, Medicare payments to physicians will be cut by 10.6% based on the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate formula.  Since 2002, Congress has acted every year to prevent these cuts and ensure that Medicare beneficiaries continue to receive covered medical care.  Senator Inhofe believes it is crucial that Congress again act... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Meets with Maj Gen Loren Reno

June 12, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) met today with Major General Loren M. Reno, Commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base. Senator Inhofe praised Reno and the men and women of Tinker Air Force base for their ongoing commitment to serving our nation. In addition, Senator Inhofe welcomed recent news of the announcement of new contracts being awarded at the base. "I have long said that investing in Tinker Air Force Base is an... Continue Reading »


INHOFE WELCOMES ROLLOUT OF NEXT GENERATION CANNON

June 11, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) had the opportunity to participate in the Army’s rollout of the new Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C), the first Manned Ground Vehicle prototype of Future Combat Systems (FCS), on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  Senator Inhofe spoke at a press conference along with Chief of Staff of the Army General George W. Casey and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren. Elgin, Oklahoma will host one of the integration facilities... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Senate Passage of Bill Honoring Disabled Veterans

June 11, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today praised the Senate's unanimous passage of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Act (H.R.634.) Senator Inhofe is a proud cosponsor of this act which pays tribute to the millions of veterans who have been disabled while serving our country. This bill will authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to mint a commemorative coin in 2010. In addition to honoring our disabled veterans, the revenues from the surcharge on the coin... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Continues Fight to Bring Down Gas Prices

June 11, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, criticized the Democrats' Consumer First Energy Act as a "No" Energy bill in floor remarks today. Senator Inhofe voted against cloture on the bill yesterday.   "The simple fact remains that until we explore and develop American energy resources and increase domestic refining capacity, the cost of gas at the pump will increase," Senator Inhofe... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HONORS ARMY’S 233rd BIRTHDAY

June 11, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and co-chair of the Senate Army Caucus, today announced the passage of his bi-partisan resolution (S.Res.590) co-sponsored by Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), “celebrating the 233rd birthday of the Army and commending the men and women of the Army as exceptional individuals who live by the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal... Continue Reading »


Inhofe: Defeated Climate Tax Bill Would Have Been Devastating To Oklahoma Families and Workers

June 6, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, praised the outcome of today’s cloture vote effectively halting the Climate Tax Bill.  With bipartisan opposition, the measure failed by a vote of 48-36; significantly shy of the 60-vote margin necessary for it to proceed.    “Already facing skyrocketing prices at the gas pump, in our homes, and at the grocery store, Oklahomans are rightfully... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RESOLUTION DESIGNATES ‘NATIONAL HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE AWARENESS DAY’

June 4, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today announced the passage of his resolution designating Friday, June 6, 2008, “National Huntington’s Disease Awareness Day.”  Senator Inhofe introduced the resolution (S.Res 581) to broaden public awareness and demonstrate his continued support for those suffering from this disease.      “Huntington’s Disease, a devastating degenerative neurological disease, affects an estimated 1 in... Continue Reading »


INHOFE VOTES AGAINST $1.2 TRILLION TAX INCREASE

June 4, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today expressed dismay with the Democrats’ Budget Resolution, which passed the Senate today by a vote of 48 to 45.  This legislation effectively raises taxes on American families by allowing President Bush’s 2001 and 2003 tax cuts to expire. “During this time of economic uncertainty, skyrocketing prices, and family budgets under strain, the last thing Oklahoma families need is for Washington to increase their tax... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Says Congress Should Work To Lower Gas Prices, Not Raise Them

June 3, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today joined Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Republican Leader, Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference (R-TN), and Senator Kit Bond (R-MO) to discuss how the America's Climate Security Act - S.2191 (Climate Tax Bill), now amended to S. 3036 (Boxer Substitute), would raise gas prices. "With average gas prices in Oklahoma and the country around... Continue Reading »


Senate Floor Statement by U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.)

June 2, 2008

Link to Lieberman-Warner Climate Bill Exposed Page: www.epw.senate.gov/lieberman-warnerbillexposed   Selected Excerpts of Senator Inhofe’s floor statement:     We believe that any climate legislation must offer Clean Energy Solutions. Substantial investment must be made in new, clean energy technologies which generate more energy efficiently by producing less carbon, without the government picking winners and losers.  It makes good business sense to produce energy... Continue Reading »


New Study Shows Lieberman-Warner Would Impose Massive Tax Increases on Oklahoma’s Agricultural Community

June 2, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today commented on a new study by Doane Advisory Services that shows America's Climate Security Act – S.2191 (Lieberman-Warner), soon to be amended to S. 3036 (Boxer Substitute),  would impose significant increases in production costs for eight major crops (Corn, Rice, Soybeans, Sorghum, Wheat, Barley, Cotton, and Oats) that comprise of approximately 95% of all... Continue Reading »


INHOFE TOURS NLOS-C FACILITY

May 23, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today traveled to Minneapolis, MN to the headquarters and central engineering site of BAE Systems for rollout of the first Non-Line-of-Site (NLOS) Cannon prototype.  Inhofe accompanied Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army General George W. Casey to the event, where they toured the BAE Armaments Systems facility and participated in a press conference.   “As the first fully integrated Manned Ground Vehicle (MGV), today’s rollout... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Continues Fight to Bring Down Gas Prices

May 22, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today joined in a colloquy with Senators Allard (R-CO) and Stevens (R-AK) regarding the need to develop domestic energy resources and increase domestic refining capacity in order bring down the high price of gas at the pump. Videos of the colloquy will be available shortly to view on the Inhofe You Tube channel http://www.youtube.com/InhofeEPWPress. “Faced with skyrocketing... Continue Reading »