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Inhofe Hearing Statement: Full Committee Oversight Hearing on Disease Clusters and Environmental Health

March 29, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt-Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Opening Statement of Senator James M. Inhofe Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Full Committee Hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing on Disease Clusters and Environmental Health." Tuesday, March 29, 2011 10:00 am Thank you, Madam Chair, for scheduling this Oversight Hearing on Disease Clusters and Environmental Health, and in... Continue Reading »


Oklahomans Voice Concerns about EPA Takeover of Haze Rule

March 23, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Oklahomans Voice Concerns about EPA Takeover of Haze Rule Inhofe Notes Diverse, Growing Coalition Opposed to EPA Haze Decision Washington, D.C. - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today applauded Oklahomans who appeared before a meeting of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission on EPA's proposed regional... Continue Reading »


INHOFE MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF OBAMACARE WITH CRITICISM

March 23, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), an outspoken opponent of Obamacare, today marked the one year anniversary of the measure’s enactment with continued criticism. “Since President Obama signed the so-called health care reform bill into law, it has miserably failed American families and businesses,” Inhofe said.  “Even though only a handful of the law’s provisions have been implemented, it has already resulted in higher costs and loss of... Continue Reading »


EPA Agrees to Inhofe Request for Haze Hearing in Tulsa

March 18, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 EPA Agrees to Inhofe Request for Haze Hearing in Tulsa Discussion to focus on need for affordable energy, reducing emissions Washington, D.C. - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today welcomed the announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hold a second hearing in Tulsa on Oklahoma's... Continue Reading »


INHOFE REJECTS LATEST SHORT-TERM CONTINUING RESOLUTION

March 17, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, today made the following statement after he opposed H.J. Res 48, the three week continuing resolution to fund the federal government through April 8. The resolution passed the U.S. Senate by a vote of 87-13: “We cannot continue to piecemeal federal government spending at only weeks at a time.  Having spent the entire week hearing defense officials, including General David Petraeus, testify that... Continue Reading »


INHOFE THANKS OHIO MAYOR FOR SUPPORTING ENERGY TAX PREVENTION ACT

March 17, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 INHOFE THANKS OHIO MAYOR FOR SUPPORTING ENERGY TAX PREVENTION ACT Mayor Comes Straight from the ‘Heart of the Industrial Midwest'   Link to S. 482, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 Link to Fact Sheet on the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Requests EPA Hearing in Tulsa Regarding Regional Haze Plan

March 17, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Inhofe Requests EPA Hearing in Tulsa Regarding Regional Haze Plan "EPA's decision would result in higher utility costs for consumers and less flexibility for Oklahoma utilities" Link to Letter Inhofe: EPA Overreaches in Oklahoma Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Joint Hearing on the Clean Air Act and Jobs

March 17, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 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 Green Jobs and the New Economy joint hearing entitled, "Clean Air Act and Jobs." Thursday, March 17, 2011 10:00 am I want to thank all of the witnesses for attending today, and thank... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement: Full Committee Briefing on Nuclear Plant Crisis in Japan and Implications for the United States

March 16, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Opening Statement of Senator James M. Inhofe Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Full Committee Briefing on Nuclear Plant Crisis in Japan and Implications for the United States Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:30 pm Our thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese people as they struggle to cope with this catastrophe.  Their calm and... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, JOHANNS INTRODUCE CARE ACT

March 16, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 (Inhofe) David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 (Inhofe) Steve Wymer  (202) 224-4796 (Johanns) INHOFE, JOHANNS INTRODUCE ‘CARE ACT' Requires Jobs, Energy, and Cost Analysis of EPA Rules Link to S. 609, 'CARE ACT' Link to Section by Section of 'CARE ACT' Washington, D.C.- Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Sen. Mike... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Full Committee hearing on the Report to the President from the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling

March 16, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Opening Statement of Senator James M. Inhofe Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Full Committee hearing on the Report to the President from the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 10:00 am Thank you, Madam Chair, for scheduling today's hearing to discuss the findings... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CALLS ON CONGRESS TO PASS DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL FOR FY11

March 15, 2011

Link to Video    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 attending a SASC hearing on the current conditions and progress in Afghanistan. During the hearing, Inhofe questioned U.S. Gen. David Petraeus on the damaging implications of Congress’ inaction to pass a long-term budget for 2011 and President Obama’s July 2011 withdrawal... Continue Reading »


Republicans Introduce Energy Tax Prevention Act As Amendment to Small Business Bill

March 15, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt-Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Republicans Introduce Energy Tax Prevention Act As Amendment to Small Business Bill  Would End Obama Administration's Attack on Affordable Energy Link to S. 482, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 Washington, D.C. - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, issued the following statement... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, KING REINTRODUCE LANGUAGE LEGISLATION

March 11, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA-05) today reintroduced legislation in their respective chambers to make English the official language of the United States government. Under S. 503 and H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act of 2011, the federal government will be required to conduct its official duties in English. The legislation also embraces the principle that all Americans should understand the laws of the United States in English, and... Continue Reading »


Government Report: America's Combined Energy Resources Largest on Earth

March 11, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 (Inhofe) David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 (Inhofe) Robert Dillon (202) 224-6977 (Murkowski) Government Report: America's Combined Energy Resources Largest on Earth Far larger than those of Saudi Arabia, China, and Canada combined Link to CRS Report: U.S. Fossil Fuels Resouces Washington, D.C. - Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Subcommittee Passage of Energy Tax Prevention Act

March 10, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Inhofe Praises Subcommittee Passage of Energy Tax Prevention Act Washington, D.C.--Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today praised passage of the Energy Tax Prevention Act in the House Energy and Power Subcommittee.  The full Energy and Commerce Committee will begin marking up the bill on... Continue Reading »


VIDEO: Inhofe Speech: Ending the Obama Administration's Attack on Affordable Energy

March 10, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Ending the Obama Administration's Attack on Affordable Energy Link to CRS Report: U.S. Fossil Fuel Resources Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, delivered a Senate Floor speech today on President Obama’s cap-and-trade agenda and its role in pushing energy... Continue Reading »


INHOFE SUPPORTS HOUSE REPUBLICAN SPENDING MEASURE

March 9, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, today made the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked the passage of H.R. 1, a spending measure previously passed by the House of Representatives, that would fund the federal government through September 30 and cut an additional $57 billion in wasteful spending.  The measure, which required 60 votes to pass, failed 44 to 56.  A democrat amendment that only cut $4.5 billion was also... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Presidents Proposed FHWA Budget for FY 2012

March 9, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Opening Statement of Senator James M. Inhofe Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Full Committee hearing entitled, "Hearing on the President's Proposed FHWA Budget for FY 2012." Wednesday, March 9, 2011 2:15pm In my 20 plus years of service in Congress, this is the most unusual budget request for the Federal... Continue Reading »


Upton, Inhofe Question Process for Reconsidering EPAs Ozone Standards

March 8, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov  (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Energy and Commerce Press Office (202) 226-4972 (Upton) Upton, Inhofe Question Process for Reconsidering EPA’s Ozone Standards WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a follow-up letter sent today to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Senate Committee on Environment and... Continue Reading »