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Inhofe Hearing Statement: Hearing on the Nomination of Dan Ashe to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

February 15, 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 “Hearing on the Nomination of Dan Ashe to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.” Tuesday, February 15, 2011 10:00 am We are here today to consider the nomination of Dan Ashe for Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RESPONDS TO OBAMA BUDGET

February 14, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, today responded to the release of President Obama’s FY2012 budget with the following statement:  “The release of this budget represents the continued failure of President Obama to take the nation’s fiscal crisis seriously.  Submitting $3.73 trillion in spending of which $1.1 trillion is deficit spending lacks leadership and a true understanding of the problems we face.  The... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Legislative Hearing on the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011

February 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 U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power Legislative Hearing on “H.R. ___, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011” Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 9:30 am Release: Upton, Whitfield, Inhofe Unveil Energy Tax... Continue Reading »


RAPID RESPONSE: EPW MINORITY STAFF RELEASES BUSH ADMINISTRATION VIEWS ON ENDANGERMENT

February 8, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 RAPID RESPONSE EPW MINORITY STAFF RELEASES BUSH ADMINISTRATION VIEWS ON ENDANGERMENT Bush EPA found no endangerment after months of deliberations Washington, D.C.-The Minority Staff of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works responded to the release of a letter by former EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson on the legal implications of the Supreme Court's... Continue Reading »


Congressional Energy and Environmental Policy Leaders File Amicus Brief with Supreme Court

February 7, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 (Inhofe) David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 (Inhofe) Congressional Energy and Environmental Policy Leaders File Amicus Brief with Supreme Court Filing in American Electric Power Company v. State of Connecticut Seeks to Preserve Congressional and Executive Authority over Climate Change Policy Link to Amicus Brief WASHINGTON, DC - Leading congressional energy and environmental policymakers today filed an... Continue Reading »


INHOFE JOINS GOP COLLEAGUES IN ATTEMPT TO BLOCK OBAMACARE

February 4, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After an attempt to repeal Obamacare failed in the U.S. Senate along a party-line vote of 47-51, U.S. Sen.. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading opponent of socialized medicine, joined U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Texas) in introducing S. 281, the Save our States Act. This new legislation would place a moratorium on any further implementation of the health care bill until a resolution in the pending lawsuits across the nation has been reached. “Unfortunately, the U.S.... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, NELSON INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO ASSIST VETERANS

February 4, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) this week introduced legislation that assists our nation’s veterans and their spouses by ending the practice of offsetting survivor benefits paid by the Defense Department. Under current law, widows of veterans with the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) have had their insurance benefits reduced by as much as $1,200 a month.   Inhofe said, “The spouses and dependents who survive our warriors have earned every... Continue Reading »


APPLETON JOINS INHOFE TEAM

February 3, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today announced Rusty Appleton as his new field representative for the southeastern part of Oklahoma. Appleton, who previously served on Inhofe’s reelection campaign in 2008 as Assistant Finance Director, replaces field representative Ben Boyer. “I am pleased to announce Rusty Appleton as my new southeastern field representative,” said Inhofe. “I look forward to working with Rusty again and I am confident that he will... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, FOUNDATION CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

February 3, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today announced that the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the Citizen Service Before Self Honors Award, which recognizes the service of heroes in our nation. In its 150th year, this award has been presented to fewer than 90 living recipients and is the country’s highest award for valor. “This is an excellent means of honoring those of our community who have demonstrated an... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Assessing the Effectiveness of U.S. Chemical Safety Laws

February 3, 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 Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health entitled, "Assessing the Effectiveness of U.S. Chemical Safety Laws." Thursday,... Continue Reading »


Upton, Whitfield, Inhofe Unveil Energy Tax Prevention Act to Protect America's Jobs & Families

February 2, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov  (202) 224-9797 (Inhofe) David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 (Inhofe) Upton, Whitfield, Inhofe Unveil Energy Tax Prevention Act to Protect America's Jobs & Families Link to "The Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011" Link to Upton-Inhofe One Pager Link to Upton-Inhofe Section by Section Summary Link to Upton-Inhofe Myth vs. Fact Washington, D.C.—Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Chairman of the House... Continue Reading »


INHOFE OFFERS TWO AMENDMENTS TO FAA REAUTHORIZATION

February 2, 2011

Click here for video    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a pilot with over 10,000 flight hours and a member of the Senate General Aviation Caucus, today offered two amendments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that is currently under consideration in the U.S. Senate. Non-Scheduled Air Carriers Crew Rest and Duty Time Amendment One amendment deals with flight crew rest and duty time for non-scheduled air carriers.  ... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Oversight Hearing on Public Health and Drinking Water Issues

February 2, 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 Public Health and Drinking Water Issues." Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 10:00 am Thank you, Madam Chairman, for taking the time today to continue our discussions about federal drinking water... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PRAISES SENATE RULE CHANGE THAT ENDS SECRET HOLDS

January 28, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Known for his reforms that brought the practice of the Discharge Petition in the House to an end, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today praised last night’s rule change that will end the Senate practice of “secret holds.”  “This issue is similar to the Discharge Petition that I worked so hard to reform while I was in the U.S. House," Inhofe said.  "This measure keeps intact the ability for a Senator to place a hold, but... Continue Reading »


Senators Boxer and Inhofe Announce Environment and Public Works Committee Membership for 112th Congress

January 27, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 (Inhofe) David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 (Inhofe) Mary Kerr or Kate Gilman (202) 224-8832 (Boxer) Senators Boxer and Inhofe Announce Environment and Public Works Committee Membership for 112th Congress Washington, DC – Today Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member, announced the EPW committee roster... Continue Reading »


Inhofe-Boxer Discharge Judge Roll Naming Bill from EPW

January 26, 2011

Contact: Matt Dempsey 202-224-9797 matt_dempsey@epw.senate.gov   Inhofe-Boxer Discharge Judge Roll Naming Bill from EPW Washington, D.C.- Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, together with EPW Committee Chairman Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), discharged S. 188 — a bill introduced by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) to designate the new courthouse in Yuma, Arizona as the “John M. Roll United... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: WE NEED A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT NOW MORE THAN EVER

January 26, 2011

Watch Video   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading fiscal conservative, today joined 19 of his Senate colleagues in once again calling for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would reign in federal government spending.  “Way back in 1971, as a state senator in the Oklahoma legislature, I received a call from then-Senator Carl Curtis from Nebraska,” Inhofe said.  “He had been trying to get a Balanced Budget... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Transportations Role in Supporting Our Economy and Job Creation

January 26, 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, "Transportation's Role in Supporting Our Economy and Job Creation." Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 10:00 am As we begin the 112th Congress, I think it very appropriate that the Committee starts with a hearing on... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RESPONDS TO STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

January 25, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) tonight responded to President Obama’s second State of the Union address with the following statement:  “Tonight, we heard similar language regarding the deficit as his speech last year.  The President’s proposal is to freeze non-security discretionary spending at current levels for the next five years.  As I said last year, it is not fiscally responsible to increase spending as the President has done over... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Upton, Whitfield Statement on Protecting Jobs by Blocking Harmful GHG Regulatory Tax

January 25, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 (Inhofe) David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642  (Inhofe) Alexa Marrero (202) 225-2927 (Upton) Sean Bonyun (202) 225-3761 (Upton) Inhofe, Upton, Whitfield Statement on Protecting Jobs by Blocking Harmful GHG Regulatory Tax WASHINGTON, DC – Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), and... Continue Reading »