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May 22, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Senator Inhofe voted for the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008 to provide funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a much-needed revision to the Montgomery GI Bill.    “This bill provides the necessary resources for ongoing military and intelligence operations, as well as foreign assistance activities in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom,” said Senator Inhofe.   The Supplemental Appropriations... Continue Reading »

Statement from Senator Inhofe on the Enactment of the Farm Bill

May 22, 2008

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, an overwhelming majority of the Senate voted to override the President’s veto of the Farm Bill legislation. Senator Inhofe praised the enactment of the Farm Bill, which will authorize vital programs for America’s farmers and ranchers:   “America’s agricultural community has gone far too long without the critical authorizations provided by an updated farm bill,” Senator Inhofe said.  “This legislation passed... Continue Reading »


May 21, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today joined Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) in introducing legislation to allow seriously ill patients to access potentially life-saving investigational treatments, without the bureaucratic delays that currently limit the availability of many of these treatments.   The Access, Compassion, Care and Ethics for Seriously ill Patients Act (ACCESS Act) would offer seriously-ill patients a three-tierd approval system through the Food and... Continue Reading »


May 21, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) yesterday met with Brigadier General Lori Robinson, commander of the 552nd Air Control Wing (ACW) at Tinker Air Force Base, to discuss issues of importance to Tinker and the 552nd ACW, including the E-3 Sentry AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control) aircraft.   “The 552nd Air Control Wing plays an invaluable role in the service of our nation’s defense,” Sen. Inhofe said.  “The wing maintains, supports, and... Continue Reading »


May 20, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. –   U. S. Senator Jim Inhofe and Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry announced today that $8 million is immediately available to continue the relocation work on the Tar Creek Superfund site to assist the residents of Picher and Cardin following the devastating tornado that destroyed much of these communities.    Senator Inhofe said, “This $8 million in federal funds will be first used to assist the victims of the May 10 tornado in the Picher area. ... Continue Reading »

Inhofe: Amnesty Provision in War Funding Bill “Nothing short of irresponsible”

May 20, 2008

U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) joined together with several Republican Senators in protest of the inclusion of a provision granting amnesty to illegal workers within the Emergency War Funding Supplemental Bill. “The decision to tack on controversial immigration language to a War Funding Bill is nothing short of irresponsible. Not only will it delay critical funding for our troops, but it attempts to override the American people who spoke out loud and clear against providing amnesty to... Continue Reading »


May 20, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today met with General David Petraeus, current Commander of Multi-National Force – Iraq, ahead of his nomination hearing to become Commander of United States Central Command. Also attending the meeting was Lieutenant General Ray Odierno, who will replace General Petraeus in his current role. During the meeting, General Petraeus spoke about the ongoing success of the surge in... Continue Reading »


May 16, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement about today’s announcement that BAE Systems has been awarded the contract for the development of the Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) program.    “Today’s announcement indicates a significant step toward bringing the PIM program to Elgin, Oklahoma,” Senator Inhofe said.  “The force of the future requires greater maneuverability, speed, survivability, and... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Votes to Support Oklahoma’s Farmers and Ranchers

May 15, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) voted to support Oklahoma’s agricultural community, standing with a strong majority of Congress to pass bipartisan legislation authorizing vital programs for America’s farmers and ranchers.    “Oklahoma’s agricultural community spoke loud and clear about their support of this legislation,” Senator Inhofe said. “This Farm Bill maintains the commodity support safety net for... Continue Reading »


May 15, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Last night, the Senate passed by unanimous consent a resolution cosponsored by U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) designating May 15, 2008 “Military Kids Day” in the U.S. and at military installations throughout the world.    “I am proud to designate a day that honors military kids. They serve along with their parents with bravery and resilience beyond their years,” said Senator Inhofe.   “It is important to take time to... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Receives Honors from Taiwan

May 14, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) received the medal of the Order of Brilliant Star, first class, from Dr. Joseph Chao-hsieh Wu, representative to the United States for Taiwan, on behalf of President Chen Shui-bian of Taiwan. Inhofe, who serves as co-chair of the Senate Taiwan Caucus with Senator Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), was given the award for his efforts to promote US-Taiwan relations.   “I am honored to receive this award and thank President Chen... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Praises Passage of Tinker Bond Issue

May 14, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised yesterday’s vote in favor of a bond to allow Oklahoma County to acquire the former GM plant to be leased and used by Tinker Air Force Base.   “Tinker Air Force Base plays an integral role in our Nation's defense, and is vital to supporting operations of both the US Air Force and the US Navy,” Senator Inhofe said. “Tinker has also long been a cornerstone of our state's economic activity, particularly... Continue Reading »

Democrats Oppose Energy Legislation That Would Bring Down Energy Prices, Increase American Jobs

May 13, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today voiced disappointment with Senate Democrats for their failure to vote in favor of common-sense legislation that would bring down the price of energy and increase American jobs. Senate Democrats defeated the McConnell amendment 4720 to S. 2284, the Flood Insurance bill, down party lines by a vote of 42-56. Senator Inhofe, a co-sponsor of the amendment, was unable to vote on... Continue Reading »

Senator Inhofe Surveys Tornado Damage in Picher

May 12, 2008

PICHER, OK – Early this morning, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) traveled to the site of last night’s tornado to assess the damage and ensure all resources and assistance is offered. He has spoken with the Director of FEMA, Mr. David Paulison, and has been assured that FEMA will be immediately available.   “Kay and I offer our deepest sympathies to the victims and those who suffered loss in this tragedy,” said Senator Inhofe. “I have visited the site and have seen... Continue Reading »

Inhofe: Energy Bill Would Decrease Energy Prices, Increase American Jobs

May 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today joined with Senate Republicans to introduce common sense legislation to address the skyrocketing costs of energy prices on Oklahoman and American families. Rather than raise taxes, block production, increase regulations, and call for investigations, the Domestic Energy Production Act of 2008 actually addresses the nation’s current energy crunch by delivering real energy... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Hosts 46th Annual Altus Quail Breakfast

May 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) hosted members of the United States Air Force and leaders of the Altus community at the 46th Annual Altus Quail Breakfast in Washington, D.C.   “The Altus Quail Breakfast is a longstanding tradition that serves to honor our military and showcase Altus and its fine military establishment,” said Senator Inhofe. “I feel confident in the future of Altus Air Force Base, the proud men and women who serve at this... Continue Reading »


May 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the overall results of the Senate Armed Services Committee “Markup” of the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2009.   “Military personnel and installations across the nation will greatly benefit from this bill and Oklahoma is no exception,” Inhofe said.  “This bill is a victory for Oklahoma, and I am pleased to see our troops and their families benefit from the hard... Continue Reading »


April 30, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe met with members of the Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce to discuss issues of importance to the area.   “As always, it is a pleasure to meet with members of one of Oklahoma’s many great communities and hear the issues they consider most important,” said Senator Inhofe. “I’ve been to the Lawton area twice in the last four weeks, and I’m proud to see that the commitment to Oklahoma’s... Continue Reading »

Inhofe Amendment Protects Volunteer Pilots

April 30, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced an amendment (S.A.4606) to the FAA Reauthorization bill to extend liability protection to volunteer pilots, volunteer pilot organizations (VPO), such as the Air Charity Network (ACN) and Angel Flight Oklahoma, and institutions that refer patients to volunteer pilot organizations, like the American Red Cross, as they conduct their life-saving... Continue Reading »


April 30, 2008

            WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today announced that he is an original cosponsor of the Enhancement of Recruitment, Retention, and Readjustment Through Education Act (S.2938), which was introduced late yesterday.               “I am strongly encouraged by the positive effects this bill will have on our service members and their... Continue Reading »