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INHOFE ANNOUNCES REMEDIATION PLAN FOR TAR CREEK

February 22, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency is releasing its selected remedy addressing key components of the Tar Creek Superfund Site.  The EPA’s remedy includes both the completion of voluntary relocation assistance for the area residents and continued chat sales. In the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, Senator Inhofe included a provision directing the EPA to reconsider including resident relocation in... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON SUCCESFUL INTERCEPT OF SATELLITE

February 21, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the United States military’s successful destruction of the non-functional National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) satellite.   “I commend the men and women of the United States military, especially the sailors aboard the U.S.S. Lake Erie, for the successful intercept of the disabled satellite.  The engagement utilized an SM-3 missile fired from an Aegis cruiser, both of which are major components of our... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE

February 8, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement after casting his vote against H.R.5140.   “The final version of this bill will do little to improve the state of the U.S. economy, as any true stimulus plan should permanently extend the President’s tax cuts.  No other amendment, initiative, or proposal could have the same positive impact on our economy as setting these vital tax cuts in stone. Sadly, Senate Democrats did not... Continue Reading »


Senators Introduce Semper Fi Act of 2008

February 6, 2008

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia), Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-Oklahoma), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and David Vitter (R-Louisiana) introduced the Semper Fi Act of 2008. The bill would rescind over $2 million in hidden earmarks for Berkeley, California in the 2008 Omnibus Appropriations bill, and transfer the funds to the Marine Corps. U.S. Congressman John Campbell (R-California) is introducing a companion... Continue Reading »


INHOFE LEGISLATION COMMEMORATES ARMY

January 31, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is an original co-sponsor of the United States Army Commemorative Coin Act of 2008 (S.2579). The legislation, introduced last night by Senator Inouye (D-HI), authorizes the U.S. Treasury to create a commemorative coin, the proceeds of which will be directed towards building a museum honoring the heritage of the U.S. Army.    “I am honored to join Senator Inouye as a... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: LEGISLATION ALLOWS TRANSFER OF G.I. BENEFITS TO MILITARY SPOUSES AND CHILDREN

January 30, 2008

WASHINTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) announced that he is a co-sponsor of the Montgomery G.I. Bill Educational Assistance Transferability Act of 2008 (S.2575), legislation filed today by Sen. Hutchinson (R-TX) expanding the eligibility of military members to transfer earned G.I. Bill educational assistance funds to their spouses and children.   “Military spouses and children share in the significant sacrifice and commitment of our troops,” Senator Inhofe said.... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HONORED WITH FRC ACTION’S “TRUE BLUE” AWARD

January 29, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today was recognized as a “True Blue” Member of Congress by Family Research Council Action and Focus on the Family Action for unwavering commitment to the family.    “I am honored to receive this award from FRC Action and Focus on the Family Action,” Senator Inhofe said. “These organizations provide invaluable service on behalf of pro-family and pro-life policies and deserve praise for their... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RESPONDS TO STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

January 28, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement in response to President Bush’s State of the Union address tonight:   “During his final State of the Union address, President Bush focused on two of the most important issues facing Americans today: our national security and the economy.   “The ‘surge’ strategy enacted by the President and General Petraeus last year has been successful in significantly reducing violence... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CO-CHAIRS SENATE TAIWAN CAUCUS

January 24, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) today met with Dr. Joseph Chao-hsieh Wu, representative to the United States for Taiwan, and announced that he is the new co-chair of the Senate Taiwan Caucus.  Senator Inhofe is replacing former Senator Trent Lott (R-Miss.), and will serve alongside Senator Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) as co-chair of the caucus.    “For over half a century, a close relationship has existed between the United States and Taiwan,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON OKLAHOMA ICE STORM

January 17, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement in response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s denial of individual assistance to Oklahoma and Tulsa Counties after December’s ice storm.   “Like Governor Henry and my fellow Oklahomans, I’m disappointed that FEMA has denied individual assistance to Oklahoma and Tulsa Counties,” Senator Inhofe said.  “This is not the first time FEMA’s actions... Continue Reading »


INHOFE LEGISLATION NAMES TULSA VETERANS CLINIC

December 19, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), and U.S. Representative John Sullivan (R-Okla.), announced that legislation (H.R.366) designating the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient clinic in Tulsa the “Ernest Childers Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic” passed the Senate last night by Unanimous Consent.  The legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives in June and is on its way to the President to be... Continue Reading »


INHOFE INTRODUCES BIPARTISAN SMALL SYSTEM DRINKING WATER ACT OF 2007

December 19, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment & Public Works Committee, together with Senators Ben Nelson (D-NE.) and Chuck Hagel (R-NE.), last night introduced the Small System Drinking Water Act of 2007, a bipartisan bill to assist water systems in Oklahoma and throughout the country in complying with Federal drinking water standards, and require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to utilize all of its resources provided by the 1996 Safe... Continue Reading »


INHOFE LEGISLATION PROTECTS VOLUNTEER PILOTS

December 19, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced the Volunteer Pilot Organization Protection Act of 2007 (S.11), legislation that will amend the Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 to include liability exemptions for volunteer pilot organizations (VPO) such as the Air Charity Network (ACN).   “Volunteer pilot organizations, such as the Air Charity Network (ACN), organize volunteer pilots to provide free air transportation for people in need of specialized... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT

December 14, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today made the following statement on final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (H.R. 1585):    “Providing for our national defense is one of the most important roles of our federal government,” Senator Inhofe said. “In order to maintain the world’s most formidable military, we must provide it with the best... Continue Reading »


SENATE PASSED ENERGY BILL FAILS OKLAHOMA

December 14, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, commented today on the passage of the Senate’s substitute amendment to H.R.6. The Senate passed the bill last night by a vote of 86-8.     “I simply could not support an ‘energy bill’ that will further drive up the already high price of gas at the pump or the cost of energy in our homes,” Senator Inhofe said. “Absent from this... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PRAISES PASSAGE OF BILL TO KEEP EXPERIENCED PILOTS FLYING

December 13, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement today regarding the “Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots Act” (H.R. 4343), which passed the Senate last night by Unanimous Consent and the House by 390-0 on Tuesday.   “Final passage of my language ending the FAA’s ‘Age 60 Rule’ is a victory for our most experienced pilots who are suffering under the current arbitrary age standards,” Senator Inhofe said. “Every... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON OKLAHOMA ICE STORMS

December 11, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. –   U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement in response to the winter storms that hit Oklahoma this week, as well as President Bush’s emergency declaration for the state.  To date, the storm has claimed the lives of 16 individuals and left over 600,000 Oklahomans without power.   “Oklahoma suffered an ice storm of historic proportions this week, leading to record power outages and millions of dollars in damage.... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PEARL HARBOR DAY STATEMENT

December 7, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) today announced the passage of their resolution commemorating the 66th anniversary of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.   “Every American owes a debt of gratitude to the men and women who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor,” Inhofe said.  “They gave all they had in selfless service to the nation. We recognize the contributions and sacrifice of the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON AFGHANISTAN TRIP

December 5, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement after returning yesterday from an overseas trip to Afghanistan, marking his seventeenth visit to the CENTCOM area of responsibility.         “During my time in Afghanistan, I witnessed first-hand progress being made in security, development, and governance.  While there, I met with Army Major General Robert Cone and Army General McNeill and was encouraged by... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CONDEMNS POLITICIZATION OF EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL BILL

November 16, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement criticizing attempts by Congressional Democrats to include a troop withdrawal deadline in an emergency supplemental bill, the Iraq Redeployment Appropriations Bill (H.R.4156), which failed to attain cloture by a vote of 53-45 today.  The Republican alternative emergency supplemental appropriations bill (S.2340), which provided necessary funding for continuing efforts in the War on Terror without a... Continue Reading »