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INHOFE 9/11 ANNIVERSARY STATEMENT

September 11, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement commemorating the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.    “Today’s anniversary will never be forgotten.  We will never forget those we lost six years ago or the heroes who have stood up to defend our nation from the ensuing threat of terrorism.  First-responders and members of the military put their lives on the line daily to protect this country... Continue Reading »


INHOFE AND NELSON RESOLUTION DESIGNATES ‘NATIONAL CELIAC DISEASE AWARENESS DAY’

September 11, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and U.S. Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) today praised the unanimous passage of their legislation (S.Res.314) designating September 13, 2007 “National Celiac Disease Awareness Day”.     “Celiac disease hits very close to home for me as I have a staffer with the disease and an Oklahoma Celiac Support Group working to promote awareness in my great state,” Senator Inhofe said.  “There are many groups... Continue Reading »


INHOFE INTRODUCES AMENDMENT TO PROTECT FAA TRAINING ACADEMY IN OKC

September 10, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced an amendment (S.Amdt.2796) to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill to prohibit the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from using any funds in FY08 to implement the Air Traffic Control Optimum Training Solution (ATCOTS).  The FAA has expedited their schedule for transition to this new system without giving sufficient time to plan for its implementation or providing adequate... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON SENATOR WARNER’S RETIREMENT

August 31, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement after Senator John Warner (R-Va.) announced that he would not seek re-election in 2008.    “I was sorry to hear today that John Warner has decided to retire,” Senator Inhofe said. “I know that it’s a difficult decision for him as I’ve talked to him about it in the past.  He has had a long and distinguished career in the military, in the Navy, and certainly in... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT

August 31, 2007

INHOFE STATEMENT   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) today made the following statement after the C-130 carrying himself, Sens. Shelby (R-AL) and Martinez (R-FL), and Congressman Cramer (D-AL) was shot at while departing Baghdad en route to Amman, Jordan.  The crew of the aircraft dispensed flares to defeat any potential heat-seeking missile threat and no one was harmed.   “I have witnessed first-hand progress resulting from the ongoing surge in Iraq... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON ATTORNEY GENERAL ALBERTO GONZALES

August 27, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe today made the following statement on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ resignation:    “While Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and I have disagreed on a few matters, including making English the national language of the United States, I appreciate his service to the country and wish him and his family the best in their future,” Senator Inhofe said.  “Though he is a man of strong character and has served... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON THE WAR IN IRAQ

August 23, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), second ranking member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, today made the following statement in response to recent recommendations by Members of Congress for President Bush to prematurely and arbitrarily draw down troop levels in Iraq:    “I have said time and again that I have faith in the generals and soldiers on the ground running the war,” Senator Inhofe said.  “A majority of the Senate voted to... Continue Reading »


INHOFE INTRODUCES WATER SECURITY ACT

August 7, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, introduced the Water Security Act of 2007 (S. 1968) on August 2, 2007.  The bill, which expands on Senator Inhofe’s previously introduced and passed legislation, would authorize a total of $245 million in Environmental Protection Agency grants to help mitigate the expense of security enhancements at drinking water and wastewater facilities. The legislation passed... Continue Reading »


INHOFE ANNOUNCES FIREFIGHTER GRANTS FOR OKLAHOMA

August 6, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced today that five fire departments in Oklahoma will receive firefighter grant awards, including the Kemp Volunteer Fire Department (Kemp), the Ringold Fire Department (Ringold), the Byng Fire Department (Ada), the Buncombe Creek Volunteer Fire Department (Kingston) and the Pocasset Fire Department (Pocasset).   “These grants help provide the tools and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of Oklahoma... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PRAISES TIM DEGIUSTI’S SENATE CONFIRMATION

August 3, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement praising the Senate confirmation of Tim DeGiusti to be the district judge for the Western District of Oklahoma:      “I am pleased to announce that in the final moments before the Senate adjourned for August recess, Tim DeGiusti was confirmed as U.S. federal district court judge for the Western District of Oklahoma,” Senator Inhofe said.  “Tim DeGiusti has led a... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON SENATE ETHICS REFORM BILL

August 2, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement on his ‘nay’ vote on the Ethics Reform Bill (S.1) which passed the Senate today (83-14).    “In January, the Senate passed by a huge margin the most drastic ethics and lobbying overhaul in years,” Senator Inhofe said.  “Unfortunately, it seems the Democrats have been using the same tactics that eventually brought down the Immigration bill, crafting and changing... Continue Reading »


INHOFE VOWS TO WORK TO OVERRIDE POTENTIAL PRESIDENTIAL VETO OF WRDA BILL

August 1, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement in response to the President’s threat to veto the WRDA conference report.   “I am disappointed that the President intends to veto this critically important bill,” Senator Inhofe said. “This bill, while not perfect, has received overwhelming bi-partisan support in Congress and goes a long way towards addressing our... Continue Reading »


INHOFE LEGISLATION ALLOWS VETERANS TO SALUTE THE FLAG

July 26, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today praised the passage by unanimous consent of his bill (S.1877) clarifying U.S. law to allow veterans and servicemen not in uniform to salute the flag.  Current law (US Code Title 4, Chapter 1) states that veterans and servicemen not in uniform should place their hand over their heart without clarifying whether they can or should salute the flag.   “The salute is a form of honor and respect, representing pride in... Continue Reading »


INHOFE LEGISLATION CORRECTS LIVESTOCK DISASTER AID ALLOCATION

July 26, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today praised the passage by unanimous consent of legislation (S.1716) he co-sponsored with Senator Thune (R-S.D.) which corrects a misinterpretation by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) of a provision in the agriculture disaster aid package (H.R.2206) passed by Congress last May.  This legislative fix will ensure that aid is properly allocated to livestock producers affected by wildfire, drought and other natural... Continue Reading »


INHOFE AND COLE ANNOUNCE ELGIN TO HOST NLOS-C PRODUCTION

July 18, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) today announced that Boeing, BAE Systems and the U.S. Army have jointly chosen Elgin, Oklahoma as the site of the Army’s Non-Line of Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) integration center.   Senator Inhofe:   “I am excited to learn that after some delay, Elgin has been chosen as the site of the NLOS-C integration center.  Elgin was jointly chosen by Boeing, BAE Systems and the Army because of... Continue Reading »


CITIZENS AGAINST GOVERNMENT WASTE HONORS INHOFE AS A “TAXPAYER HERO”

July 9, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today was named a 2006 “Taxpayer Hero” for his continued efforts to protect and support the taxpayers of Oklahoma and the nation. The award was sponsored by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.   “I wish to thank the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste for this award,”... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: F-22 MULTI-YEAR PURCHASE WILL SAVE MILLIONS

July 9, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today praised the announcement by the Secretary of Defense certifying the multi-year purchase of up to sixty F-22 fighter aircraft over the next three years, resulting in savings of almost $411 million total and $6.85 million per-plane.  Senator Inhofe played an integral role in authorizing the three-year purchase contract for the F-22 Raptors in the fiscal year 2007... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON IMMIGRATION VOTE

June 26, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement in response to today’s vote to invoke cloture on the 2007 Immigration Reform Bill which passed 64-35:   “I am very disappointed in the outcome of today’s vote.  A vote for this motion to invoke cloture is just one step closer to a vote for amnesty.  Thirty hours of debate and a limited amount of amendments will not change the underlying nature of this bill.  I have long... Continue Reading »


INHOFE APPLAUDS SENATE REJECTION OF UNION ‘CARD-CHECK’ LEGISLATION

June 26, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement after Senate Republicans succeeded in protecting workers’ rights to conduct secret ballot elections:   “Today the United States Senate rightfully rejected legislation that would have denied employees the right to vote for or against unionizing by secret ballot. The ironically titled ‘Employee Free Choice Act’ would strip workers of their fundamental democratic rights and leave... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RESPONSE TO REEMERGENCE OF IMMIGRATION REFORM BILL

June 15, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) issued the following statement in response to the agreement reached last night to bring the 2007 Immigration Reform bill (S.1348) back to the Senate floor for consideration. “Unfortunately it appears many in the Senate remain deaf to the voices of the American people, as yet another backroom deal has emerged designed to revive the fatally flawed immigration bill and its immediate path to amnesty. “Despite the promise of... Continue Reading »