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<b>SENATE PASSES INHOFE-FEINSTEIN BI-PARTISAN ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT</b>

September 30, 2006

September 30, 2006 WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment & Public Works Committee together with Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Cal.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today hailed Senate passage of bi-partisan legislation that will enhance the effectiveness of the U.S. Department of Justice’s response to recent trends in the animal rights terrorist movement. The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) was drafted with technical assistance... Continue Reading »


National Firefighter Appreciation Day Senate Floor

September 29, 2006

   Mr. President, every year in the United States, over one million firefighters working with approximately thirty thousand fire departments risk their lives to protect our Nation. Nearly seventy-five percent of those firefighters are volunteers; they put their lives on the line and get almost nothing in return. Volunteer and paid firefighters alike are often forgotten until tragedy strikes and they valiantly come to the rescue. I think that it is regrettable that many of us fail... Continue Reading »


McGee Creek Title Transfer Statement Upon Introduction

September 29, 2006

              Mr. INHOFE.  Mr. President, today I introduce legislation to authorize the title transfer of the McGee Creek Reservoir dam and its associated facilities, which are located approximately 20 miles southeast of Atoka, Oklahoma.    My bill transfers title from the Bureau of Reclamation to the McGee Creek Authority.                The McGee Creek Authority is... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RESOLUTION HONORS FIREFIGHTERS

September 28, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) along with Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) today introduced a bi-partisan resolution to establish “National Firefighter Appreciation Day” on October 10, 2006. The following are excerpts from Senator Inhofe’s statement upon introduction of the resolution. “ … Volunteer and paid firefighters alike are often forgotten until tragedy strikes and they valiantly come to the rescue. I think that it is regrettable... Continue Reading »


INHOFE BILL WILL PROTECT FREEDOM OF SPEECH

September 27, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced legislation to protect free speech rights in America’s churches and houses of worship. Recently the IRS has called into question the tax-exempt status of churches where church staff has woven politics into their sermons. The Senator’s legislation, known as the Religious Freedom Act of 2006 (S.3957), would guarantee the freedom of religious leaders to discuss political matters without the threat of an... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HONORED AS “HERO OF THE TAXPAYER”

September 26, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) today received the 2006 “Hero of the Taxpayer Award” for his continued efforts to protect and support the taxpayers of Oklahoma and the nation. The award was sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform, a Washington-based nonprofit organization dedicated to representing America’s taxpayer. “I wish to thank Americans for Tax Reform for this award. No other group in America needs more support and representation than the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HONORED FOR SENIORS’ ADVOCACY

September 26, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) received the Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award on September 26, 2006 for his continued support of seniors’ rights during the 109th Congress. This Award is sponsored by the 60 Plus Association, a non-partisan seniors’ advocacy group focusing on free enterprise, limited government and less taxes. “I thank the 60 Plus Association for this award and for their dedication to free enterprise and limited... Continue Reading »


<b>INHOFE TO BLAST GLOBAL WARMING MEDIA COVERAGE IN SPEECH TODAY ON THE SENATE FLOOR</b>

September 25, 2006

CONTACT: MARC MORANO 202-224-5762 marc_morano@epw.senate.gov Matt Dempesy 202-224-9797 matthew_dempsey@epw.senate.gov Click here to watch Click here to listen to the speech Click here for the full speech WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment & Public Works Committee, will deliver a major speech today at approximately 3pm eastern on the floor of the United States Senate on the latest developments in global warming. Senator Inhofe will deliver a... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PASSES BILL HONORING

September 21, 2006

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) today announced that he has passed legislation to award a Congressional Commemorative Medal to Code Talkers of the Choctaw, Comanche, and other tribes in recognition of their service during World Wars I and II. Senator Inhofe has worked tirelessly to gain cosponsors for the measure since first introducing the ‘Code Talkers Recognition Act’ in March of 2003. Inhofe today claimed victory when he passed the bill (S.1035) with an... Continue Reading »


<b>INHOFE COMMENTS ON NEW EPA PM RULE</b>

September 21, 2006

CONTACT: Marc Morano 202-224-5762 marc_morano@epw.senate.gov Matt Dempsey 202-224-9797 matthew_dempsey@epw.senate.gov September 21, 2006 WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment & Public Works Committee, today commented on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule on national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter. “I am disappointed that EPA is tightening the particulate matter standard in today’s... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HONORS ANGELS IN ADOPTION NOMINEE

September 20, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla) made the following statement today praising his 2006 nominee, Michael Nomura of Tulsa, for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s annual “Angel in Adoption Gala” occurring tonight in Washington, D.C. “Michael Nomura has dedicated his life to helping children find permanency and security in adoptive families. I know I speak for all Oklahomans when I say thank you for your service and congratulations on... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STATEMENT ON TERRORIST - DETAINEE TREATMENT BILL

September 15, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today released the following statement in response to the Senate Armed Services Committee approval of legislation authored by Senators McCain (R-Ariz.), Warner (R-Va.) and Graham (R-S.C.) addressing the treatment of terrorists detainees: “Last week President Bush requested that Congress clearly define rules surrounding terrorist interrogations and the treatment of enemy combatants. Unfortunately, the legislation passed yesterday... Continue Reading »


Tribute to Pat Boone Senate Floor Statement by

September 15, 2006

Mr. President, I rise today to pay tribute to acting and music legend Pat Boone.   While most of us remember him as one of the greatest singers of the 50’s, he is also known for his abiding Christian faith and strong moral standards which have sustained him throughout his life even during the height of his career in the entertainment industry.  Today, Mr. Boone is the spokesman for the 60 Plus Association, a non-partisan senior citizens advocacy group.   He... Continue Reading »


<b>INHOFE APPLAUDS BUSH ADMINISTRATIONíS UNPRECEDENTED CLEAN AIR SUCCESS</b> <br>ìOnce again, the data proves that our nationís air is significantly cleaner today thanks to the policies of the Bush Administration.î

September 15, 2006

CONTACT: Marc Morano 202-224-5762 marc_morano@epw.senate.gov Matt Dempsey 202-224-9797 matthew_dempsey@epw.senate.gov WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment & Public Works Committee, today applauded the announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that power plants and other large facilities in the East cut ozone-forming emissions 11 percent between 2004 and 2005 under an EPA cap and trade program. According to EPA, eastern states have... Continue Reading »


<b>EPW COMMITTEE PASSES BI-PARTISAN GOOD SAMARITAN LEGISLATION</b>

September 13, 2006

CONTACT: Marc Morano 202-224-5762 marc_morano@epw.senate.gov Matt Dempsey 202-224-9797 matthew_dempsey@epw.senate.gov Washington, D.C.-The Committee on Environment and Public Works today approved several bi-partisan bills that will further improve our nation’s environment. Chairman James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) crafted compromise legislation that incorporated President Bush’s Good Samaritan bill and Good Samaritan legislation co-sponsored by Senator Wayne... Continue Reading »


INHOFE INTRODUCES BILL COMBATING

September 12, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla) has introduced legislation to defend Americans’ right to own and enjoy private property without the threat of federally funded eminent domain seizures. Inhofe’s ‘Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2006’ (S. 3873) proposes that in any state receiving federal funds for economic development where a locality within that state exercises its power of eminent domain for economic development purposes, then that... Continue Reading »


INHOFE 9/11 ANNIVERSARY STATEMENT

September 11, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) today released the following statement commemorating the fifth anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. “Five years ago our nation was dealt a grievous blow. Today we mourn for those who lost their lives and we give prayers of strength for the loved ones they left behind. Americans met the daunting challenges of that day, and looking back we remember the many instances of selfless bravery that epitomize the... Continue Reading »


<b>INHOFE-FEINSTEIN INTRODUCE BI-PARTISAN ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT</b>

September 8, 2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment & Public Works Committee together with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Cal.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today introduced bi-partisan legislation that will enhance the effectiveness of the U.S. Department of Justice’s response to recent trends in the animal rights terrorist movement. The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) was drafted with technical assistance from counter-terror experts at the... Continue Reading »


Eminent Domain Senate Floor Statement by

September 7, 2006

   Mr. President, Alexander Hamilton declared:    The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by moral power.    I believe, and I speak on behalf of the people of Oklahoma, in the right to own private property, and I believe in the right to enjoy it and not be... Continue Reading »


<b>INHOFE INTRODUCES CLEAN AIR LEGISLATION</b> <br>Bill Aims to Improve Air Quality for Dirtiest Areas of the Country

September 7, 2006

CONTACT: Marc Morano 202-224-5762 marc_morano@epw.senate.gov Matt Dempsey 202-224-9797 matthew_dempsey@epw.senate.gov WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment & Public Works Committee, today introduced the Clean Air Attainment Enforcement Act, which amends the Clean Air Act to strengthen penalties on major emission sources in the most polluted areas of the country that fail to meet clean air standards by the attainment deadlines under the current Clean... Continue Reading »