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INHOFE SUPPORTS NATIONAL CELIAC DISEASE AWARENESS DAY

August 4, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement after the U.S. Senate last night unanimously passed S. Res. 605, a resolution designating September 13, 2010 as “National Celiac Disease Awareness Day”:   “As an ongoing supporter for this cause, I am pleased that the U.S. Senate passed this resolution again this year. I applaud the efforts of both Members of Congress and the many organizations who continue to raise much needed... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Oversight Hearing on the Use of Oil Dispersants in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

August 4, 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 and Subcommittee on Oversight joint hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing on the Use of Oil Dispersants in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.” Wednesday, August 4, 2010  10:00 a.m. Thank you, Madam Chair, for scheduling... Continue Reading »


Inhofe: Reid Punt on Spill Bill Exposes Empty Political Exercise

August 3, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Inhofe: Reid Punt on Spill Bill Exposes Empty Political Exercise Meanwhile, Obama's Job-Killing Moratorium Remains in Place, as Workers in the Gulf Suffer Washington, DC - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, issued the following statement after the announcement by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to punt... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: State of Research on Potential Environmental Health Factors with Autism and Related Neurodevelopment Disorders

August 3, 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 Children’s Health hearing entitled, "State of Research on Potential Environmental Health Factors with Autism and Related Neurodevelopment Disorders." Tuesday, August 3, 2010  10:00 a.m. As a father and grandfather,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE APPLAUDS BOEING MOVE TO OKC

August 2, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today applauded the news that Boeing will relocate the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) and B-1 Program from Long Beach, California to Oklahoma City, bringing 550 new positions to the Oklahoma City area over the next two years.   “This is great news for the Oklahoma City area, our state’s economy, and for Tinker Air Force Base,” Inhofe... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: IRAQ STRATEGY MUST BE BASED ON GROUND CONDITIONS, NOT POLITICS

August 2, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today reacted to President Obama’s announcement about the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.  “President Obama played politics with our men and women in uniform when he worked to cut funding for troops in Iraq and when he repeatedly assailed the troop surge,” Inhofe said.  “Obama is playing politics again.  Claiming that he is fulfilling a... Continue Reading »


EPA CHOOSES TO CLOSE OFF OPEN SCIENTIFIC DEBATE

July 29, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 EPA CHOOSES TO CLOSE OFF OPEN SCIENTIFIC DEBATE Agency's Action ‘Harms its Reputation and Legal Standing in Court' Washington, DC-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, issued the following statement today in response to EPA's denial of several petitions to reconsider the agency's endangerment finding... Continue Reading »


INHOFE DISAPPOINTED WITH AIR FORCE ANNOUNCEMENT ON ALTUS AFB

July 29, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today reacted with strong disappointment in the Air Force announcement that Beale Air Force Base in California is the preferred alternative basing option for the MC-12W.  Altus AFB was one of six candidate bases under consideration.  “I am surprised and extremely disappointed in the Air Force’s decision on this,” Inhofe said.  “I visit... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Protecting Americas Water Treatment Facilities

July 28, 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, “Protecting America’s Water Treatment Facilities.” Wednesday, July 28, 2010  2:30 pm Thank you, Madam Chairman, for holding this oversight hearing on water security. I look forward to hearing from our... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CALLS FOR SENATE HEARING ON INFORMATION SECURITY

July 28, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of two recent information leaks that threaten our national security and the well being of our soldiers, allies and coalition partners, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), has called for a hearing on intelligence and information security.  This past weekend, 92,000 pages of classified documents were released through the website, WikiLeaks.  Earlier this year, a video showing a U.S. military... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: REID-BOXER OIL SPILL BILL CREATES PERMANENT JOBS MORATORIUM IN THE GULF

July 27, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 INHOFE: REID-BOXER OIL SPILL BILL CREATES PERMANENT JOBS MORATORIUM IN THE GULF Fulfills Goal of White House Energy Czar Browner to Shut Down Smaller Operators Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, released the following statement today in reaction to the introduction of the Reid-Boxer oil... Continue Reading »


SASC HEEDS INHOFE REQUEST ON START; ALLOWS TWO OPPOSED WITNESSES TO TESTIFY

July 27, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After weeks of stonewalling those opposed to the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) today heeded the request of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the committee, allowing two witnesses opposed to the treaty to testify.  After 16 hearings between the SASC and Senate Foreign Relations Committee that included 30 different witnesses, Drs. John Foster and Keith Payne today became the first and only two... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Assessing Natural Resource Damages Resulting from the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster

July 27, 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 Water and Wildlife hearing entitled, "Assessing Natural Resource Damages Resulting from the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster." Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:30 p.m. Thank you, Senator Cardin, for scheduling today's subcommittee hearing... Continue Reading »


INHOFE JOINS AMICUS BRIEF SUPPORTING ARIZ. IMMIGRATION LAW

July 26, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) recently signed an amicus brief compiled by the American Center for Law and Justice and the Federation for American Immigration Reform. The brief comes after the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona earlier this month. The brief addresses the importance of enforcing our nation’s immigration laws, especially in our nation’s border states, and reaffirms the precedent of allowing states to assist in... Continue Reading »


EPW Members Warn Jackson on Pesticide Regulation

July 23, 2010

Contact Matt Dempsey, Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov, (202) 224-9797 EPW Members Warn Jackson on Pesticide Regulation Express Concern over ‘Economic Burdens on Farmers and States’  Washington, D.C. - Senator James M. Inhofe (R – OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, along with his fellow Republican Committee members, sent a letter today to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson regarding impending EPA regulation of pesticides under the Clean... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RESPONDS TO NORTH KOREAN THREAT

July 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and senior Republican member of the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement after North Korean leader Kim Jong II threatened military action if the United States and South Korea did not stop military exercises or ban sanctions immediately:  “We have seen this type of saber rattling many... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HONORED AS DEFENDER OF ECONOMIC FREEDOM

July 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Club for Growth awarded U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) with a perfect voting record, naming him a Defender of Economic Freedom. This award is presented annually to Members of Congress who consistently hold a responsible pro-economic voting record.  “I am honored to receive the Defender of Economic Freedom Award by the Club for Growth,” said Inhofe. “During this trying economic time, we must end the bailouts, government take-overs, and... Continue Reading »


INHOFE LOOKS FORWARD TO SEPTEMBER DEBATE ON NATIONAL ENERGY TAX

July 22, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 INHOFE LOOKS FORWARD TO SEPTEMBER DEBATE ON NATIONAL ENERGY TAX Washington, DC-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, released the following statement today in reaction to Sen. Reid's announcement about the Senate schedule for the next two weeks. "I am pleased that Sen. Reid decided against resurrecting... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Hearing Statement: Oversight: EPAs Proposal for Federal Implementation Plans to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone

July 22, 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 Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, "Oversight: EPA's Proposal for Federal Implementation Plans to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone." Thursday, July 22, 2010 9:15 a.m. Chairman Carper, thank... Continue Reading »


GAO: CURRENT CCS TECHNOLOGY PLAGUED BY HIGH COSTS, UNCERTAIN RESULTS

July 16, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 - Inhofe David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 - Inhofe Garrette Silverman (202) 224-3353 - Voinovich GAO: CURRENT CCS TECHNOLOGY PLAGUED BY HIGH COSTS, UNCERTAIN RESULTS  Legal Barriers Blocking Significant Increases in Efficiency at Existing Coal Plants Link to Report Link to ROCKEFELLER-VOINOVICH CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE DEPLOYMENT ACT OF 2010 Washington, DC—Sen. James M. Inhofe... Continue Reading »