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INHOFE STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF REVEREND JERRY FALWELL

May 16, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement in response to the news of Rev. Jerry Falwell’s death.   “Today our Nation grieves the passing of a tremendous American leader, Rev. Jerry Falwell,” Inhofe said. “Rev. Falwell served as the cornerstone for the Moral Majority in this nation and America is stronger as a result of his service.  I knew Rev. Falwell well and consider myself blessed to have called him my friend.... Continue Reading »


INHOFE BILL REQUIRES PARENTAL CONSENT FOR HEAD START PHYSICAL EXAMS

May 9, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) today praised the inclusion of his legislation requiring parental consent for non-emergency intrusive physical examinations in the Federal Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2007 (S.1082) which today passed the Senate (93-1).  Sen. Inhofe has introduced his legislation in the 108th, 109th, and 110th Congresses.   “As I have said before, young children attending Head Start programs should not be subjected to these... Continue Reading »


INHOFE TO SENATE: ‘MAKE ENGLISH OUR NATIONAL LANGUAGE’

May 8, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced his Official English Act of 2007 (S.1335) making English the national language of the United States, except where use of another language is authorized or provided by law.  Inhofe’s bill aims to save $1-2 billion each year in taxpayer dollars currently used to provide federal forms and perform services in languages other than English.   “I have long said that this nation of immigrants and... Continue Reading »


INHOFE INTRODUCES IMMIGRATION BILL

May 2, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today once again introduced his immigration legislation aimed at addressing the ever-increasing influx of illegal immigrants to the United States and its strain on society.  Inhofe’s ENFORCE - Engaging the Nation to Fight for Our Right to Control Entry -Act (S.1269) increases U.S. border security, emphasizes greater enforcement of existing immigration laws and prevents amnesty and other shortcuts for illegal... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON BUSH VETO

May 1, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today praised President Bush’s veto of the Iraq Supplemental Spending Bill citing Congress’ inclusion of arbitrary timelines for withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq.   “President Bush’s veto today marks the end of Congressional Democrats’ continued and destructive delay of vital dollars for our troops in combat. I am continually shocked and disappointed by some members’ lack of commitment to... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PRAISES SUPREME COURT RULING ON PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION

April 18, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) today praised the Supreme Court decision upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act that was approved by Congress and signed into law by President Bush in 2003.    “I have been an ardent supporter of a ban on partial-birth abortion since legislation was first introduced in the 104th Congress back in 1995,” Inhofe said.  “This is a victory for unborn souls in our country and I applaud the Supreme Court... Continue Reading »


EPW COMMITTEE PASSES WRDA BILL

March 29, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment & Public Works Committee, today praised Committee passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). Passage of WRDA, which includes several provisions for Oklahoma, continues to be one of Senator Inhofe’s top priorities. The WRDA bill that passed out of the Committee today is essentially the same bill the Senate passed last year, which should allow for faster consideration in the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE ACCEPTS TAXPAYERS' FRIEND AWARD

March 28, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today accepted 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. Sen. Inhofe was ranked 4th among senators and was the highest ranked member of the Oklahoma congressional delegation for the year 2006 for his commitment to reducing federal spending, taxes, and debt. Sen. Inhofe was one of only 61 members in both... Continue Reading »


INHOFE AGAIN REJECTS DEMOCRATS’ EFFORT TO MICROMANAGE THE WAR

March 28, 2007

WASHINGTON – Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-OK) today expressed deep discontent about last night’s Senate vote (48-50) to preserve an arbitrary Iraq withdrawal deadline currently within the Iraq Supplemental Spending Bill (H.R 1591).   “I am deeply concerned about the withdrawal provision in the emergency supplemental funding bill,” Inhofe said. “Furthermore, it is unconscionable to jeopardize our soldiers’ well-being by playing politics with vital military... Continue Reading »


INHOFE DESIGNATES ‘NATIONAL CUSHING’S SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY’

March 28, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) is proud to announce the designation of April 8, 2007 as “National Cushing’s Syndrome Awareness Day.”  Inhofe’s resolution (S. Res. 127) creating the designation passed the Senate by unanimous consent.  Inhofe introduced this resolution to broaden public awareness and show his continued support for those suffering from this disease.   “My desire is to see my Oklahoma constituents and all... Continue Reading »


LONG-STANDING INHOFE AMENDMENT

March 23, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla) today claimed victory in his continued battle against rampant federal spending.  For three years, Inhofe has proposed a simple, one sentence amendment to the annual Congressional Budget Resolution requiring a supermajority (3/5) vote to exceed the previous fiscal year’s non-defense, non-trust-fund, discretionary spending.  After years of effort, today Inhofe’s language was incorporated into the fiscal year 2008... Continue Reading »


SENATOR INHOFE: “Children Should not be Forced to Take Mind-Altering Drugs in Order to Get an Education”

March 16, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) along with Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) re-introduced the “Child Medication Safety Act” (S.891), legislation that prohibits making the consumption of psychotropic drugs an educational condition and further protects children and their parents from intrusive government coercion.   “Schools and teachers are not equipped to make psychological diagnoses and should not be allowed to require students to take mood-altering... Continue Reading »


INHOFE AWARDED CLUB FOR GROWTH'S PRESTIGIOUS "DEFENDER OF ECONOMIC FREEDOM AWARD"

March 15, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today was presented with the Club for Growth’s annual Defender of Economic Freedom Award created to honor members of Congress who have a strong voting record on economic growth issues.   “I wish to thank the Club for Growth for this award,” Sen. Inhofe said. “The Club for Growth is among the most successful groups in defending traditional conservative economic values.  I look forward to continuing to... Continue Reading »


EPW HEARING FOCUSES ON PASSING WRDA, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS BUDGET

March 15, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today attended the EPW Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing: Water Resources Needs and the President’s Budget Proposal. At the hearing, Senator Inhofe stressed the importance of passing the long overdue Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) for Oklahoma and the nation. In addition, Senator Inhofe discussed his public-private partnership provision included... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PROPOSES TAX CODE MODERNIZATION

March 15, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced “The Capital Gains Inflation Relief Act of 2007” (S.892) which mandates that the Internal Revenue Service change its practice of unfairly taxing inflation on capital gains.    “Taxation of inflation is one of the most unjust practices of the tax code,” Senator Inhofe said.  “This simple improvement will not only enhance the basic fairness and efficiency of the tax code,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE DISCUSSES OKLAHOMA ISSUES WITH EPA ADMINISTRATOR

March 8, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment & Public Works Committee addressed several issues important to Oklahoma during yesterday’s EPW Committee hearing on EPA's budget. Senator Inhofe secured continued commitment from EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson for the Tar Creek Superfund site.   "With all parties working together including state agencies, tribal interests and Governor Brad Henry's office it is critical that EPA... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HONORED AS CONSERVATION LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR

March 1, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today received U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s ‘Legislator of the Year Award’ for his integral role in passing the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act, which was approved by Congress and signed into law in 2006.  The Partners Program has been a successful voluntary partnership program that helps private landowners restore fish and wildlife habitats on their own... Continue Reading »


INHOFE ANNOUNCES FIREFIGHTER GRANTS FOR OKLAHOMA

March 1, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced today that two fire departments in Oklahoma will receive firefighter grant awards, including the Hugo Fire Department (Hugo) and the Choctaw Fire Department (Choctaw).   “These grants help provide the tools and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of Oklahoma firefighters and the Oklahomans they serve and protect,” Inhofe said. “These awards will be used to increase the firefighting... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RECEIVES TAXPAYERS’ FRIEND AWARD

February 27, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today 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.  Sen. Inhofe was ranked 4th among senators and was the highest ranked member of the Oklahoma congressional delegation for the year 2006 for his commitment to reducing federal spending, taxes, and debt. Sen. Inhofe was one of only 61 members in... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON FEMA

February 22, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla) today made the following statement in response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s declaration enabling 20 additional Oklahoma counties to receive public assistance in the wake of the winter storms that hit the state in January.    “FEMA’s approval of 20 additional Oklahoma counties for public assistance is welcome news, but this has taken far too long,” Inhofe said.  “As I recently... Continue Reading »