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EPW Passes Bipartisan Environmental Legislation

November 30, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 EPW Passes Bipartisan Environmental Legislation Inhofe Welcomes Balanced Bills that Protect Jobs and the Environment Washington, D.C. -  Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today welcomed Committee passage of bipartisan environmental bills that protect jobs and the environment, and that will... Continue Reading »


INHOFE WELCOMES FALLINS DECISION TO RETAIN RIDLEY

November 30, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 INHOFE WELCOMES FALLIN'S DECISION TO RETAIN RIDLEY  Sen. Inhofe Floor Remarks on Okla. Secretary of Transportation Gary Ridley WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following statement after Oklahoma Governor-elect Mary Fallin announced Gary Ridley... Continue Reading »


INHOFE WELCOMES FALLIN'S DECISION TO RETAIN RIDLEY

November 29, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following statement after Oklahoma Governor-elect Mary Fallin announced Gary Ridley will retain his current role as Secretary of Transportation for Oklahoma, as well as the director of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and director of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority: “I am pleased that Governor-elect Mary Fallin has decided to retain my... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, LANDRIEU APPLAUD PASSAGE OF NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY

November 19, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.), both co-chairs of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, today praised the Senate passage of S. Res. 647 last night. Introduced by Inhofe and Landrieu, S. Res. 647 expresses the support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, and encouraging Americans... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Recounts Success in 2010, But Warns of Backdoor Cap-And-Trade at EPA

November 18, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Inhofe Recounts Success in 2010, But Warns of ‘Backdoor' Cap-And-Trade at EPA ‘EPA is threatening jobs on a host of fronts' Watch: Inhofe Floor Speech 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 global warming... Continue Reading »


SENS. VOINOVICH AND CARPER INTRODUCE BILL TO CONTINUE DIESEL EMISSIONS REDUCTION

November 18, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey (202) 224-9797 (Inhofe) Garrette Silverman  (202) 224-7784 (Voinovich) Emily Spain (202) 224-2441 (Carper) Pete Rafle (202) 228-3102 (Boxer/EPW) SENS. VOINOVICH AND CARPER INTRODUCE BILL TO CONTINUE DIESEL EMISSIONS REDUCTION 19 Senate colleagues support reauthorization of DERA during lame-duck session Link to S.3973   WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich (R-Ohio) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member and chairman of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Questions General Ham On LRA

November 18, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), made the following statement after attending a SASC hearing to consider the nomination of U.S. Gen. Carter Ham as Commander of the United States Africa Commander (AFRICOM): “General Ham possesses a commendable military record,” said Inhofe.  “I believe we share the same passion to continue developing the continent of Africa by working alongside Africans... Continue Reading »


OBAMA ADMINISTRATION NEARLY LETS TERRORIST GO FREE

November 18, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a long-time proponent of trying terrorist detainees currently held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO) under the military tribunal system, today blasted the Obama administration for nearly letting terrorist Ahmed Ghailani go free.   “While I am thankful that our civilian court system was able to convict Ghailani on one of the 285 charges brought against him, the fact remains that the Obama Administration's rejection of our... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Full Committee Hearing on WRDA: Legislative and Policy Proposals

November 17, 2010

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, "Water Resources Development Act: Legislative and Policy Proposals to Benefit the Economy, Create Jobs, Protect Public Safety and Maintain America’s Water Resources Infrastructure." Wednesday, November 17, 2010... Continue Reading »


Inhofe: Start Over With Start

November 16, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), today agreed with Republican Whip U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) that the START treaty should not be taken up in the lame duck session.   “It’s time to start over with START,” Inhofe said.  “I welcome Senator Kyl’s definitive statement that the START treaty should not be... Continue Reading »


EPW GOP MEMBERS WANT HEARING ON BROWNERS EDITING OF MORATORIUM REPORT

November 12, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 EPW GOP MEMBERS WANT HEARING ON BROWNER'S EDITING OF MORATORIUM REPORT Time for Transparency with Browner, Architect of Cap-And-Trade Agenda Washington, D.C.-Senators James Inhofe (R-Okla.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), and David Vitter (R-La.), Republican Members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, demanded openness and accountability from Carol... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Salutes 235th Birthday of United States Marine Corps

November 10, 2010

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 to commemorate the 235th birthday of the United States Marine Corps: “Today, we honor the tens of thousands of Marines who have sacrificed their lives to preserve our nation’s freedom. From clearing operations in Marjah, Afghanistan to Hurricane Tomas damage assessment and relief efforts in Haiti, deployed United States Marines have... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Commends Nation's Veterans

November 10, 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 to honor veterans as the nation observes Veterans Day: “Throughout the course of our nation’s history, our brave servicemen and women have selflessly dedicated their lives to preserve our freedom. Today, this statement holds true as thousands of men and women in uniform serve at home and in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan in... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: EPA INCREASES UNCERTAINTY WITH BACT GUIDANCE, PUTTING JOBS AT RISK

November 10, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 INHOFE: EPA INCREASES UNCERTAINTY WITH BACT GUIDANCE, PUTTING JOBS AT RISK Document is part of Obama Administration's backdoor cap-and-trade agenda Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, released the following statement today on EPA's guidance on determining best available control technology... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Reflects on Fort Hood Shooting

November 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), made the following statement on the one year anniversary of the shooting at Fort Hood: “Today, my thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and our brave men and women in uniform.  Their selfless service and sacrifices protect this nation and its people from those who wish us harm and our way of life.  Whether in some distant land or right here... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Toxic Chemicals and Childrens Environmental Health

October 26, 2010

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 hearing entitled, "Toxic Chemicals and Children’s Environmental Health." Tuesday, October 26, 2010 10:30 a.m. I would like to thank Senator Lautenberg for scheduling this... Continue Reading »


EPAs E-15 ACTION CONFIRMS FLAWS IN FUEL MANDATE

October 13, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 EPA’S E-15 ACTION CONFIRMS FLAWS IN FUEL MANDATE Inhofe Says Congress Must Re-examine Problems with 2007 Energy Law Washington, D.C. - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, made the following statement today on the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a waiver allowing... Continue Reading »


Obamas Interior Dept. Decision in the Gulf Puts Symbolism over Substance

October 12, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Obama’s Interior Dept. Decision in the Gulf Puts Symbolism over Substance Inhofe--‘Jobs, Energy Security at Risk without Clear Path on Permits’ 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 reaction to the Interior Department’s... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CONGRATULATES APPOINTMENT OF BILL BURGESS

October 7, 2010

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 the United States Army appointed Bill Burgess as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army: “Today, I congratulate Bill Burgess on his appointment as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army. As a colleague of mine, I admire Bill’s leadership and long-term advocacy for the state of Oklahoma. Now, as he begins serving as a... Continue Reading »


Wyden, Inhofe Clinical Trials Bill Signed by President Obama

October 6, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the Improving Access to Clinical Trials (I-ACT) Act finally allowing patients with rare diseases to participate in clinical drug studies without fear of losing their eligibility for public assistance such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Medicaid. Introduced by U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), the I-ACT ensures the small amount of financial compensation patients receive to participate in... Continue Reading »