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INHOFE, LUCAS ALARMED BY FEDERAL RESERVE IN PERKINS BANK MATTER

December 17, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.-3) today issued a joint letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke over what the two view as a distressing interpretation of Federal Reserve Regulation B concerning a bank in Perkins, Oklahoma. Federal Reserve action prompted the letter from Inhofe and Lucas when the two members were contacted by bank officials seeking assistance in dealing with the offensive interpretation that appears to be without... Continue Reading »


INHOFE DECLARES DOUBLE VICTORY FOR OKLAHOMA TAXPAYERS

December 17, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the heels of last night’s action in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranked the most conservative Senator by National Journal, today declared a double victory for Oklahoma taxpayers.  The two front victory came when the U.S. House passed the tax cut extension bill, and when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-N.V.) pulled consideration of the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, because he didn’t have the votes to pass... Continue Reading »


Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Help Eliminate Dangerous Lead in Drinking Water

December 16, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey (EPW/Inhofe) (202) 224-9797 Peter Rafle (EPW/Boxer) (202) 302-7086 cell Kate Gilman (EPW/Boxer) (202) 207-8639 cell Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Help Eliminate Dangerous Lead in Drinking Water Link to S. 3874 Washington, DC - Today, the Senate unanimously passed S. 3874, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Ranking Member, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK). The legislation... Continue Reading »


Bipartisan Clean Diesel Bill Reauthorization Unanimously Passed by the Senate

December 16, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey (Inhofe) 202-224-9797 Emily Spain (Carper) 202-224-2441 Rebecca Neal (Voinovich) 202-224-8609 Pete Rafle (Boxer) 202-302-7086   Bipartisan Clean Diesel Bill Reauthorization Unanimously Passed by the Senate Major Victory for Clean Air Efforts; Bill Goes to House for Consideration Link to S.3973   WASHINGTON – Today,  Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and George V. Voinovich (R-Ohio), chairman and senior member of the Senate Subcommittee... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY'S LATEST FAILURE

December 16, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today pointed to yesterday’s test failure of our nation’s missile defense system as further evidence that ramming the New START Treaty through the Senate during the lame duck session is a threat to our national security with the following statement:  “At the very same time that the Senate took... Continue Reading »


INHOFE OPPOSES OBTUSE OMNIBUS

December 16, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading opponent of the Democrat’s Omnibus spending bill, today outlined his reasons for that opposition. “Warning: do not confuse the tax extension bill with the omnibus spending bill,” Inhofe said.  “The tax bill that extends important tax cuts for individuals and employers is 94 percent good.  The other six percent is a small price to pay in order to keep taxes at their lower rates. Anyone who does... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: EXTENDING TAX CUTS IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO

December 15, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today again joined a vast bi-partisan majority in passing the Tax Cut bill, a measure that extends the current-law tax rates.  The final vote, 81-19, with only 5 Republicans voting against the measure means that the bill will now move to the U.S. House.   “We must stop playing politics with the extension of these tax cuts,” Inhofe said.  “Taxpayers deserve better than to have politicians playing games with... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CONGRATULATES BURGESS ON APPOINTMENT

December 14, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following statement after the U.S. Army appointed Bill Burgess as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army during an Investiture Ceremony last night: “As a colleague of mine, I congratulate Bill Burgess on his appointment as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army. As a diligent leader to the state of Oklahoma, I am confident Bill will be successful in this new... Continue Reading »


INHOFE JOINS BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO MOVE TAX CUT BILL FORWARD

December 14, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642   INHOFE JOINS BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO MOVE TAX CUT BILL FORWARD WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) yesterday joined a large bipartisan group of Senators in favor of moving the Tax Cut bill forward in the Senate.  In an 83-15 vote that was completed last night, the Senate cleared a major procedural hurdle that opens the way to extend the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE JOINS BI-PARTISAN EFFORT TO MOVE TAX CUT BILL FORWARD

December 14, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) yesterday joined a large bi-partisan group of Senators in favor of moving the Tax Cut bill forward in the Senate.  In an 83-15 vote that was completed last night, the Senate cleared a major procedural hurdle that opens the way to extend the Bush Tax Cuts as well as other tax benefits.   “Let’s be perfectly clear what this bill does,” Inhofe said. “It extends the current-law tax rates, which are set to... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, UPTON JOIN IN EPA OVERSIGHT EFFORTS

December 9, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 INHOFE, UPTON JOIN IN EPA OVERSIGHT EFFORTS Vow to Investigate Ozone Revision, Hold EPA Accountable Link to Letter Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Chairman-elect of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued a joint letter this evening to EPA... Continue Reading »


INHOFE OPPOSES DREAM ACT

December 9, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After joining Republican colleagues in opposing a procedural motion that could streamline the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act becoming law, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement about his opposition to the DREAM Act: “In this lame duck session, there are two things that must be done: an extension of the Bush Tax Cuts and funding the government. Instead of dealing with these two important items, Senate Democrats... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Responds to EPAs Ozone Delay

December 8, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Inhofe Responds to EPA’s Ozone Delay News is Welcome, Yet Concern Remains about Restrictions on Jobs, Economic Growth Washington, D.C. - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, issued the following statement on EPA’s announcement today that it will delay revising National Ambient Air Quality... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RELEASES NEW SENATE REPORT: The Real Story behind Chinas Energy Policy - and what America Can Learn from It

December 8, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 INHOFE RELEASES NEW SENATE REPORT: The Real Story Behind China's Energy Policy - And What America Can Learn From It China Consuming, Buying Fossil Fuels on Grand Scale; Its Green Power is a ‘Sideshow' Link to New Senate Report Listen: Inhofe Discusses Report with Hot Air's Ed Morrissey    Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.),... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: DADT REPEAL WOULD CRIPPLE TROOP UNITY, NATIONAL SECURITY

December 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today attended the second hearing this week to further evaluate the Pentagon’s report on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy with the uniform leaders of our military services. As a long-time proponent of listening to our military commanders, Inhofe echoed the concerns of the service chiefs.   “There are many serious implications of a DADT repeal... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CONCERNED OVER MILITARY IMPACT OF REPEALING DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL

December 2, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), made the following statement after attending a hearing to discuss the Pentagon’s report on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy with U.S. Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Michael Mullen, and U.S. General Carter Ham: “While I was originally opposed to the policy when President Clinton proposed it, time has proven that DADT has helped maintain... Continue Reading »


Barrasso: Administration Must Stop Wasting U.S. Taxpayer Dollars on International Climate Change Bailouts

December 2, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Barrasso: Administration Must Stop Wasting U.S. Taxpayer Dollars on International Climate Change Bailouts At a time of record deficit spending and national debt, the Administration decides to transfer billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to developing nations in the name of climate change Link to Letter WASHINGTON, DC -U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Vows to Block Catch-All Land and Water Package

December 1, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Inhofe Vows to Block Catch-All Land and Water Package Willing to Work on Improving Individual Bills; Costs Must Come Down Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, issued the following statement today in response to news reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to move an... Continue Reading »


INHOFE QUESTIONS OBJECTIVITY, VALIDITY OF DADT STUDY

November 30, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today questioned the accuracy and validity of the Pentagon’s one-year study of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy.  “Based on my initial review of the report, I am deeply concerned about the objectivity and the conclusions of this study,” Inhofe said.  “The survey and report focused on how to repeal the law and never asked... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS WITH PARADE NAME

November 30, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), who served as Tulsa’s mayor from 1978 to 1984, today expressed disappointment with event organizers who for the second year have taken word “Christmas” out of the Christmas Parade of Lights.  The event’s name was changed last year to Holiday Parade of Lights.    “I have participated virtually every year for decades in Tulsa’s Christmas Parade of Lights, riding horseback as my... Continue Reading »