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INHOFE HONORS U.S. ARMY ON 236th BIRTHDAY

June 14, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the co-chair of the Senate Army Caucus, commemorated the 236th birthday of the U.S. Army.  “Today, we celebrate the 236th birthday of the U.S. Army and honor the selfless service of Army soldiers from past, present, and future,” said Inhofe. “During the course of history, the Army has answered the call of duty and in response our nation’s... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, WEBB INTRODUCE RESOLUTION CONDEMNING CHINA'S USE OF FORCE IN SOUTH CHINA SEA

June 13, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Jim Webb (D-VA) ranking member and chair of the Senate Foreign Relations East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee, respectively, today introduced a Senate resolution condemning the repeated use of force by China in the South China Sea and calling for a peaceful, multilateral resolution to maritime territorial disputes in Southeast Asia. The text of the resolution is below: Title: Calling for a peaceful and multilateral resolution to... Continue Reading »


INHOFE VISITS 45th TROOPS

June 13, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today visited several hundred men and women of the Oklahoma National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) currently in the process of deploying from Camp Shelby, Mississippi.  Inhofe made the trip in an effort to better understand why the 45th ICBT received a last minute re-missioning.  Units, originally set to deploy to Afghanistan, will now have some... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Troubled By Obama Administration Nomination of Rebecca Wodder

June 10, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160   Inhofe Troubled By Obama Administration Nomination of Rebecca Wodder Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today commented on President Obama's announcement that he has nominated Rebecca Wodder to be the Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks for the Department of the... Continue Reading »


Statement of Senator James M. Inhofe on the floor of the Senate

June 10, 2011

(as prepared for delivery)  Mr. President, I want to give you the latest on the grave situation in Cote d’Ivoire, and I can only say that it continues to be a targeted genocide against supporters -- or perceived supporters -- of deposed President Laurent Gbagbo.    This will be my seventh time speaking on the Senate floor about the tragedy in Cote d’Ivoire in addition to the statements I made at a hearing two weeks ago before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa.  And Mr.... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Welcomes Dave Banks to EPW Committee

June 9, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 Inhofe Welcomes Dave Banks to EPW Committee Washington, D.C. - Sen. James Inhofe (R. Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today announced that George David Banks will join the Inhofe EPW Committee staff as Deputy Staff Director.  Dave will replace Mike Catanzaro, who recently accepted a position in the office of Speaker John... Continue Reading »


Boxer Disease Cluster Bill DOA on Senate Floor

June 9, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160   Boxer Disease Cluster Bill DOA on Senate Floor Committee Process Breakdown Ensures Defeat in Senate Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works commented on S. 76, the "Strengthening Protections for Children and Communities from Disease Clusters Act," which passed out of EPW... Continue Reading »


EPW COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APRROVES NRC NOMINEE

June 9, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160 EPW COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APRROVES NRC NOMINEE Inhofe Urges Quick Senate Confirmation Washington, D.C. - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today welcomed EPW Committee approval of the nomination of William Ostendorff to continue to serve on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). His nomination is crucial,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Introduces Amendments to Help Protect Jobs

June 9, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160   Inhofe Introduces Amendments to Help Protect Jobs Link to Inhofe Amendment #438 Inhofe Amendment: #429 Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works introduced two additional amendments to the Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011. These amendments, introduced last night,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE MEETS WITH FFA STUDENTS

June 9, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative who recently received the American Farm Bureau’s Golden Plow Award, today spoke to the National FFA Organization in Washington, D.C. This week, over 400 students from across the country traveled to the nation’s capital for the annual FFA Washington Leadership Conference. During this five day event, attendees learn how to become effective leaders by teaching them to know their purpose, value people,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE SUPPORTS NOMINATION OF LEON PANETTA

June 9, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today applauded Leon Panetta’s record of service to our nation and pledged his support for Panetta’s current nomination as U.S. Secretary of Defense during a SASC hearing.   “I had the honor to work with Leon Panetta in the U.S. House of Representatives, and look forward to once again working with him as the next U.S. Secretary of Defense,” said... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PRAISES ELIMINATION OF FAIRNESS DOCTRINE

June 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative who has long fought against the Fairness Doctrine, today made the following comment after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) agreed to strike the controversial regulation.  Inhofe said, “I am pleased that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has formally acknowledged what we have long known to be the case -  that the Fairness Doctrine is unconstitutional and should be eliminated from the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Introduces Amendment to Bring Down Authorization Level of EDA Bill

June 8, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160   Inhofe Introduces Amendment to Bring Down Authorization Level of EDA Bill Link to Amendment Washington, D.C. - Sen. James Inhofe (R. Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today introduced an amendment to the Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011 (S. 782), which will reduce the Economic Development... Continue Reading »


INHOFE WELCOMES TULSA AREA WORLD WAR II VETERANS

June 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) visited World War II veterans from Tulsa, Oklahoma at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Veterans and their families visited the nation’s capital on the fourth Oklahoma Honor Flight. Since the memorial opened in 2004, the Honor Flights have enabled World War II veterans from across the nation to see the memorial. Inhofe said, “It is an honor to meet these World War II veterans from the Tulsa area and welcome them to... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Joint Hearing on Air Quality and Childrens Health

June 8, 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 and Subcommittee on Children's Health and Environmental Responsibility hearing entitled, "Air Quality and Children's Health" Wednesday, June 8, 2011 10:00 am Today's subcommittee hearing is the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Seeks to Provide Best Path Forward for Responsible Jobs Bill

June 7, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160   Inhofe Seeks to Provide Best Path Forward for Responsible Jobs Bill Offers Amendments That Lower Authorization, Provide GAO Study to Alleviate Concerns About Duplicative Programs Washington, D.C. - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works spoke today on the Senate floor in support of The Economic... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Vows to Block John Bryson Nomination for Commerce

May 31, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160   Inhofe Vows to Block John Bryson Nomination for Commerce     Watch: Obama Commerce Nominee Bryson on Support for "Hidden Carbon Tax"   Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today commented on the announcement this afternoon that President... Continue Reading »


Statement on the Situation in Cote d'Ivoire

May 27, 2011

Mr. President, I want to give you the latest on the situation in Cote d’Ivoire, and I can only say that it continues to be a targeted genocide against supporters -- or perceived supporters -- of deposed President Laurent Gbagbo.    This will be my sixth time speaking on the Senate floor on the tragedy in Cote d’Ivoire in addition to the statements I made at a hearing last week before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa. I said then and I say now that rebel leader Alassane... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RECEIVES GUARDIAN OF SENIORS' RIGHTS AWARD

May 27, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today received the Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award from the 60 Plus Association, a non-partisan seniors advocacy group focusing on free enterprise, limited government, and less taxes. “I am honored to once again receive the Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award,” said Inhofe. “I appreciate the way the 60 Plus Association represents seniors in our nation’s capitol while advocating for greater freedoms, less... Continue Reading »


CARDIN, BOXER, INHOFE CALL ON SENATE APPROPRIATORS TO SUPPORT WATER

May 27, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160   CARDIN, BOXER, INHOFE CALL ON SENATE APPROPRIATORS TO SUPPORT WATER INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS THAT CREATE JOBS, PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH Link to Letter WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), chairman of the Water and Wildlife Subcommittee of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, was joined by U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and James Inhofe... Continue Reading »