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INHOFE CALLS OBAMA SPR ANNOUNCEMENT CURIOUS

June 23, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today commented on the Obama Administration’s plan to release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). “President Obama’s decision to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve due to unrest in Libya is curious to say the least,” said Inhofe. “The... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Calls Obama SPR Announcement Curious

June 23, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160               Inhofe Calls Obama SPR Announcement Curious Washington, D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today commented on the Obama Administration's plan to... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: OBAMA AFGHAN ANNOUNCEMENT POLITICAL

June 22, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), tonight raised concern over President Obama’s announcement to withdraw 10,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2011.  Inhofe, who has long advocated for troop withdraw to be based on ground conditions, first raised his draw down concerns earlier this month when two units of the Oklahoma 45th Infantry, originally slated for Afghanistan, were re-missioned at the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Votes to Provide More Opportunity to Improve EDA Bill

June 21, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160             Inhofe Votes to Provide More Opportunity to Improve EDA Bill Without Changes, Bill Stands Zero Chance of Passing in Congress Washington D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today voted against cloture for the Economic Development... Continue Reading »


INHOFE SUPPORTS CONFIRMATION OF LEON PANETTA

June 21, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today made the following statement after the U.S. Senate unanimously voted to confirm Leon Panetta as the next U.S. Secretary of Defense:   “While I do not always agree with him, Leon Panetta’s long record of public service and consistent support for our nation’s military qualify him to be the next U.S. Secretary of Defense.  As our servicemen and... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on EPA Utility MACT Rule Delay

June 21, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160           Inhofe Statement on EPA Utility MACT Rule Delay Washington D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-OK.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today commented on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement that it has extended the timeline for public input by 30 days on the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: NDAA AMENDMENT BENEFITS AMERICAN INDIAN SMALL BUSINESSES

June 20, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), recently cosponsored an amendment to the committee-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. The amendment, offered by U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), requires the U.S. Secretary of Defense to report to the SASC on the implementation of the Native 8(a) program. This measure ensures justification and approval for all Sec. 811... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: VITAL IMPACT AID FUNDING IN NDAA

June 20, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S . Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today announced that important Impact Aid funding was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 that passed out of the SASC late last week.   The bill authorizes $25 million in supplemental Impact Aid to local educational agencies with military dependent children.  In addition, it authorizes $5 million in Impact Aid for... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: MEASURE BENEFITS GUN OWNERS

June 17, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), successfully added an amendment to the committee-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, making fired small arms cartridges available for commercial sale with certain restrictions.  It also requires the U.S. Secretary of Defense to ensure compliance with managing commercial sale of spent ammunition.   “My amendment provides... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: KEY OKLA. ITEMS INCLUDED IN NDAA

June 17, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night’s passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 in the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), included several amendments authored by U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the committee. Inhofe praised many of the priorities in the measure that provide important resources to our nation’s military, including several provisions key to Oklahoma’s defense sector.  These include the continued... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: NDAA INCLUDES IMPORTANT LRA MEASURE

June 17, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), successfully added an amendment to the committee-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. The amendment, authored by Inhofe, provides authorization to end the atrocities of Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) by requiring the U.S. Secretaries of Defense and State to submit a comprehensive strategy to ending the human rights... Continue Reading »


INHOFE INITIATIVES INCLUDED IN COMMITTEE-PASSED NDAA

June 17, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today welcomed the completion of the markup for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 in the SASC. The NDAA includes several amendments offered by Inhofe including language that provides improvements for the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), ensures funding for the Paladin Integration... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Joins Bipartisan Effort to Improve Offshore Permitting Process

June 17, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160         Inhofe Joins Bipartisan Effort to Improve Offshore Permitting Process   Link to the Offshore Energy and Jobs Permitting Act Washington D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-OK.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today joined Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in introducing bipartisan... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Welcomes Jaczko's Commitment to Provide Emergency Powers Report

June 16, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160         Inhofe Welcomes Jaczko's Commitment to Provide Emergency Powers Report Report is Mandated by Law  Washington D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today welcomed a commitment from Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Greg Jaczko to provide a full... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HONORED BY ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS

June 16, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today received the Champion of the Merit Shop Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a national association that represents our nation’s business communities and construction industries. “I am honored to receive this award from the ABC,” said Inhofe. “I value the leadership of ABC to communities throughout the nation and their continued advocacy for free enterprise. Their merit shop philosophy... Continue Reading »


Overwhelming Bipartisan Vote Shows Momentum Continues to Build Against Ethanol Mandate

June 16, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160       Overwhelming Bipartisan Vote Shows Momentum Continues to Build Against Ethanol Mandate  Washington, D.C.-Senator Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, commented on today's vote on an amendment offered by Senators Feinstein (CA) and Coburn (OK) to the Economic Development Revitalization... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Joint Oversight Hearing: The NRC's Preliminary Results of the Nuclear Safety Review in the US following the Emergency at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant in Japan

June 16, 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 and Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety joint hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing: the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Preliminary Results of the Nuclear Safety Review in the United States following the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Offers Amendment to Bring Greater Accountabilty To EDA Process

June 16, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160     Inhofe Offers Amendment to Bring Greater Accountabilty To EDA Process Amendment "Critical" To Gain Inhofe Support for EDA Bill Link to Inhofe Amendment #459 Washington D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is introducing an amendment (Inhofe #459) to the Economic... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: MEASURE WOULD HELP RECOVERING COMMUNITIES

June 15, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the devastation caused by severe weather that destroyed towns and killed hundreds of people throughout the nation, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today cosponsored the Southeastern Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2011 offered by U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). Under this legislation, individuals affected by natural disasters will be permitted to make early withdrawals from their tax preferred retirement plans without having to pay penalties, small... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Full Committee Hearing on The Clean Air Act and Public Health

June 15, 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, "The Clean Air Act and Public Health." Wednesday, June 15, 2011 10:00 am   Madam Chairwoman, I appreciate your having today's hearing.  This is the first time this session we've had... Continue Reading »