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Inhofe Urges Action on AMT Patch and Tax Relief

April 29, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today joined other Republican Senators in sending a letter to the Senate Finance Committee, urging its leadership to enact the 2008 Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) patch as well as extend other expiring tax provisions, without offsetting tax increases.                          “American families and our nation’s... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Demands Action to Address Food vs. Fuel Mandates

April 29, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) delivered a Senate Floor speech demanding action to address the rising cost of feed and fuel due to hasty biofuel mandates. Senator Inhofe also praised Oklahoma for being a leader in cellulosic biomass ethanol, a second-generation biofuel that does not use food for fuel. Through his leadership position on the EPW Committee, Senator Inhofe has worked to promote the research and development of cellulosic ethanol in Oklahoma. Senator... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HONORED BY NATIONAL GUARD ASSOCIATION

April 28, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) was recognized this weekend by the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) for his longstanding commitment to the National Guard.  Inhofe was awarded the “Charles Dick Medal of Merit” at the National Guard of Oklahoma’s annual business meeting on Saturday.   “I am honored to be recognized by the National Guard Association of the United States with the Charles Dick Medal of Merit,”... Continue Reading »


INHOFE LEADS PUSH IN SENATE TO RECOGNIZE CYSTIC FIBROSIS AWARENESS MONTH

April 25, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced that May of 2008 will be officially recognized as “National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month” after his legislation passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent last night.  Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) joined Inhofe in introducing the Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Resolution (S.Res.510) last month.   “It’s critical that my colleagues in the Senate know about cystic fibrosis’ life... Continue Reading »


INHOFE VOTES TO INCREASE VETERANS’ BENEFITS

April 24, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) voted in support of legislation (S.1315) that will provide important assistance for our nation’s veterans.     “I am pleased to join my colleagues in providing vital assistance for our nation’s veterans, such as enhanced housing, driving, and burial benefits as well as increased educational assistance for National Guard and Reserve personnel,” Inhofe said. “It will also enhance... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PRAISES PETRAEUS ANNOUNCEMENT

April 23, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Calling it the “right move at the right time,” U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today praised the announcement that General David Petraeus, current Commander of Multi-National Force – Iraq, will become Commander of United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) – the U.S. military’s command in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East.             Senator Inhofe also welcomed the announcement... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Joins Effort to Enhance Rural Health Care

April 23, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As a member of the Senate Rural Health Caucus, U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) joined fellow caucus members this week in urging the Senate to pass legislation that will ensure that rural areas receive better health care services, improve the medical technology uniquely suited for rural health care delivery and ensure that rural areas are fairly represented on the board that oversees Medicare... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Supports New Help for Veterans

April 22, 2008

            WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe announced today he is co-sponsoring a bill that would provide more money for disabled veterans’ housing and driving needs, and provide for annual increases tied to inflation.  The bill also provides inflation protection for veterans’ burial benefits and increases education benefits for National Guard and Reserve... Continue Reading »


OIPA HONORS INHOFE WITH 2008 FRIEND OF THE WILDCATTER AWARD

April 18, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) this week was honored with the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association’s (OIPA) “2008 Friend of the Wildcatter” award for his service to Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry.  Inhofe, who serves as ranking Republican on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has long supported efforts to increase domestic production.   The award recognizes Inhofe as “ ‘Friend of the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: SUPERSONICS A ‘SLAM-DUNK’ FOR OKLAHOMA

April 18, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today welcomed news of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) vote to relocate the Supersonics franchise to Oklahoma City.    “The relocation of the NBA Supersonics franchise to Oklahoma City is a slam-dunk for not only the city, but the whole state of Oklahoma,” Senator Inhofe said.  “Oklahoma City proved itself to be a first-rate city for a NBA franchise after its strong support for the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE LETTER TO NBA COMMISSIONER

April 17, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today sent a letter to David Stern, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA), expressing strong support for the relocation of the NBA Supersonics Franchise to Oklahoma City from Seattle, WA and encouraging him to allow the process of considering relocation to continue moving forward.  The State of Washington’s Senate delegation has undertaken a last minute lobbying effort to derail the relocation process,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE INTRODUCES LEGISLATION ASSISTING BOY SCOUTS

April 17, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced the “Help to Access Land for the Education of Scouts” Act or “HALE Scouts Act” allowing the Indian Nations Council, Inc. of the Boy Scouts of America to acquire 140 acres of federal land in order to expand the Hale Scout Reservation, commonly referred to as “Camp Tom Hale.”   “This legislation allowing the Boy Scouts of America to obtain federal land at Camp Tom Hale will... Continue Reading »


INHOFE URGES EXTENSION OF ADOPTION TAX CREDIT

April 16, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), along with Senators Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) and Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), today sent a letter urging the Senate Budget Committee to include a provision making the 2001 adoption tax credit permanent in the conference report on the budget resolution.  This provision would allow Americans who adopt a child to continue receiving a credit in the amount of their qualified expenses and would guarantee the maximum $10,000 credit for those who adopt... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON TAX DAY

April 14, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement about tax day:   “As Americans are filing their taxes this week, Congressional Democrats are poised to raise taxes rather than extend the President’s tax cuts,” Senator Inhofe said.  “In the face of rising gas prices, mortgage costs, health care expenses, and tuition rates, we need to focus on ways to lessen the burden on the American taxpayer.  Unfortunately,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CO-SPONSORS HEALTH CARE EQUITY ACT

April 11, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement about the “Health Care Equity Act,” (S. 2835), legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.).   “The Health Care Equity Act will help millions of Americans by offering more affordable and equitable health insurance,” Senator Inhofe said.  “This legislation provides equal access to quality health insurance for individuals... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON PUBLIC LANDS BILL

April 10, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement on the passage of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (S. 2739).   “The Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 contains a number of important water infrastructure measures, including a provision I have long worked to enact that augments drinking water supplies in the Central Oklahoma Master Conservatory District.   “However, the federal government already owns 653... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON HOUSING BILL

April 10, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement on final passage of the Senate Housing Bill.    “I am encouraged by a number of provisions in this bill, including a $7,000 tax credit for buyers of foreclosed homes and special protections for soldiers returning from overseas deployments.  I’m also pleased there is no bailout for speculators who tried to profit off the current housing situation, something I strongly... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HONORED WITH TAXPAYERS’ FRIEND AWARD

April 9, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. –   U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) received the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” from the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for his continued efforts to protect and support the taxpayers of Oklahoma and the nation. At a time when Congress’s fiscal ratings dropped close to an all-time low, Sen. Inhofe was one of only 52 members in both the House and the Senate to receive the NTU’s "Taxpayers’ Friend Award” this... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON TESTIMONY OF GEN. PETRAEUS AND AMB. CROCKER

April 8, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today made the following statement about the testimony before the committee by General David Petraeus and Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker.   “I have been to Iraq nine times in the past five years, so I can say with some authority that the past year has seen significant improvement, both in the security and political situation,” Senator Inhofe said. “I... Continue Reading »


INHOFE MEETS WITH VETS FOR FREEDOM

April 8, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today participated in a press conference hosted by Vets for Freedom alongside Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and over 400 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  Inhofe also met with several Oklahoma veterans of the Global War on Terror.  The following are excerpts from Senator Inhofe’s speech as prepared for delivery:   “Veterans throughout the history of... Continue Reading »