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Outrage of the Year: EPA Sending Tax Dollars to China

July 7, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                     OUTRAGE OF THE YEAR: EPA SENDING TAX DOLLARS TO CHINA  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... Continue Reading »


Inhofe: Obama EPA's Transport Rule Latest Impediment to Job Growth

July 7, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                       Inhofe: Obama EPA's Transport Rule Latest Impediment to Job Growth Progress on clean air should be done through legislation not EPA's unachievable regulations Washington, D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate... Continue Reading »


INHOFE INTRODUCES PILOT'S BILL OF RIGHTS

July 6, 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 introduced S. 1335, the Pilot’s Bill of Rights.  The bill has 24 original co-sponsors, including U.S. Sens. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), the co-chairs of the Senate General Aviation Caucus.  Senators currently co-sponsoring the Pilot’s Bill of Rights:  Sens. Johanns,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Leads Effort to Oppose EPA and Army Corps' Guidance Document

July 1, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                     Inhofe Leads Effort to Oppose EPA and Army Corps' Guidance Document  41 Senators send letter to EPA and Army Corps to halt clean water power grab   Link to Letter Washington, D.C.-Senator Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate... Continue Reading »


New FWS Director Coming to Oklahoma to Discuss Lesser Prairie Chicken

July 1, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                   New FWS Director Coming to Oklahoma to Discuss Lesser Prairie Chicken Washington, D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today welcomed the Senate confirmation of Dan Ashe to serve as the Director of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Congratulates Ostendorff on NRC Confirmation

July 1, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                 Inhofe Congratulates Ostendorff on NRC Confirmation    Washington D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today congratulated William Ostendorff on his reconfirmation to serve another term as... Continue Reading »


New Senate Report Highlights Costs of the Obama-EPA's Overreach on Federal Water Regulations

June 30, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160                 New Senate Report Highlights Costs of the Obama-EPA's Overreach on Federal Water Regulations EPA's unfunded mandates will cost state and local governments billions of dollars without any guarantee of environmental benefits Link to EPW Minority Report: "Clouded Waters: A... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CONGRATULATES PETRAEUS

June 30, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today congratulated General David Petraeus on his Senate Confirmation to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).  Inhofe entered the following statement into the record in support of Petraeus:  Mr. President, I rise today to I applaud the military service of General David Petraeus and voice my support as he transitions from leading our... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Subcommittee hearing on Oversight: Review of EPA Regulations Replacing the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) and the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR)

June 30, 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 Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, "Oversight: Review of EPA Regulations Replacing the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) and the Clean... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, SENATE REPUBLICANS PUT FORWARD

June 29, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading fiscal conservative, today joined every Senate Republican in advocating for a Balanced Budget Amendment that would reign in federal government spending.  “A long time ago, while I served in the Oklahoma State legislature, I received a call from then-U.S. Senator Carl Curtis from Nebraska,” Inhofe said.  “He had been trying to get a Balanced Budget Amendment way back then, but the liberals in... Continue Reading »


INHOFE AMENDMENT INCLUDED IN LIBYA RESOLUTION

June 29, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading conservative and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) has successfully amended S. J. Res. 20, a resolution that authorizes the president to use limited force in support of the NATO mission in Libya.  During committee mark-up, Inhofe amended the measure that went on to pass by a 14-5 vote with Inhofe supporting its passage.  The resolution will soon be considered by the entire... Continue Reading »


New Ethanol Label Will Have Little Impact on Oklahoma

June 28, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160               New Ethanol Label Will Have Little Impact on Oklahoma New EPA Label for E-15 Will Likely Not Be Seen Any time Soon in Oklahoma Washington, D.C. - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, issued the following statement today after... Continue Reading »


INHOFE LETTER EXPRESSES

June 28, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, yesterday sent a letter along with Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) and thirty one of their colleagues to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Lisa Jackson, requesting that EPA extend the implementation timeline for the Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule for farmers, and work to ensure that the rule is not overly burdensome or... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RESOLUTION ON CHINA PASSES

June 28, 2011

Washington, D.C.—A resolution put forward by U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Jim Webb (D-VA), the ranking member and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee, unanimously passed the Senate last night deploring the use of force by China in the South China Sea.  The resolution also calls for a peaceful, multilateral resolution to maritime territorial disputes in Southeast Asia.   On June 9, three Chinese maritime security... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Status of the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment

June 28, 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 Water and Wildlife hearing entitled, "Status of the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment." Tuesday, June 28, 2011 10:00 am Thank you,... Continue Reading »


Bipartisan Letter Expresses Concerns with EPA SPCC Timeline

June 27, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160  Jake Rubin (202) 224-2043                Bipartisan Letter Expresses Concerns with EPA SPCC Timeline 33 Senators Request that EPA Extend Implementation Deadline Link to Letter   Washington, D.C. - Thirty three Senators joined today to send a bipartisan letter to the Environmental... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HONORS EDUCATORS AT ROY CLARK ELEMENTARY

June 24, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) recently attended the 2011 National Community Schools Awards Ceremony to honor Roy Clark Elementary in Tulsa, Okla., the recipient of the 2011 Community Schools National Award for Excellence, for their continued success in the classroom. “Today, I recognize the educators at Roy Clark Elementary for their dedicated service to teaching our youth,” said Inhofe. “This prestigious award showcases our teachers’ efforts to... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CONGRATULATES APPOINTMENT OF KEITH KISLING

June 24, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today congratulated Keith Kisling, Chairman of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission, on his appointment to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21). Kisling is one of 22 representatives appointed to the AC21.     “Today, I congratulate Keith Kisling on his appointment to the AC21,” said Inhofe. “As Chairman of the Oklahoma Wheat... Continue Reading »


Inhofe: EPA Boiler MACT Decision Little Consolation for Working Families

June 24, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160               Inhofe: EPA Boiler MACT Decision Little Consolation for Working Families EPA's unachievable mandates are not what Congress intended Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today commented on the Environmental... Continue Reading »


INHOFE SIGNS CUT, CAP, AND BALANCE PLEDGE

June 23, 2011

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today announced his pledge to oppose an increase in the federal debt limit until it contains important spending reforms on spending in the short-term and long-term.  The pledge, supported by over 35 organizations, outlines that signers will not support an increase in the debt limit unless three reforms, referred to as cut, cap, and balance, are included.   To-date, 11 U.S. Senators, 15 U.S. Representatives, 19... Continue Reading »