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Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Abduction of Nigerian School Girls

May 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today made the following statement after the Senate voted unanimously to pass S. Res. 433. Inhofe was a lead cosponsor on the bipartisan resolution, which calls for the immediate, safe return of the 234 schoolgirls who were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in northeastern Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram. Inhofe joined Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.),... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Carper Introduce Bipartisan Geothermal Amendment

May 6, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) and senior member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today introduced an amendment to the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act that would revise the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to categorize geothermal and other thermal sources of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Mullin Push VA on Idabel Outpatient Clinic

May 6, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2) yesterday sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eric Shinseki requesting a meeting to discuss why the VA reversed its decision to build a Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Idabel, Okla.  "In light of the extremely disturbing allegations that the VA manipulated the backlog of veterans claims in Arizona, Congressman Mullin and I are... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on President's National Climate Assessment

May 6, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, released the following statement in response to President Obama's National Climate Assessment released today: “This climate assessment seems conveniently timed for the week the Senate could be debating the need to approve the Keystone XL as well as expediting the export of liquefied natural gas. Now that another climate change billionaire, Tom Steyer, has entered the scene... Continue Reading »


Inhofe’s Opening Statement at SASC Hearing Entitled, “Military Compensation”

May 6, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services (SASC) Committee, today delivered the following opening statement at a SASC hearing entitled, “Military Compensation.” Witnesses at today’s hearing include Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Adm. James Winnefeld Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Gen. Raymond Odierno, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army; Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: SUPREME COURT'S RULING PROTECTS OUR INVALUABLE PUBLIC SQUARE

May 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) released the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 5-4 decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway and upheld the practice of offering prayers at open government meetings. "The Supreme Court's ruling today protects our invaluable public square that was established because of our Founding Fathers' faith convictions. The separation of church and state was not intended to empower government censorship of individuals'... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Senators Introduce Bill to Fill Void of Obama Foreign Policy

April 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today joined Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), ranking memebr of the Senate Forign Affairs Committee, and 19 colleagues in introducing the Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014. The bill is alco cosponsored by Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), John Thune (R-.S.D.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), John... Continue Reading »


Sen. Inhofe’s Opening Statement at SASC Hearing Entitled, “Reform of the Defense Acquisition System”

April 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services (SASC) Committee, today delivered the following opening statement at a SASC hearing entitled, “Reform of the Defense Acquisition System.” Witnesses at today’s hearing include Hon. Frank Kendall III, Under Secretary Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Department of Defuse; Mr. Michael Sullivan, Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Government... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on GROW AMERICA Act

April 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today praised Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx for presenting to congress the GROW AMERICA Act (Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America) a long-term surface transportation proposal.  “Congress must pass a long-term surface transportation... Continue Reading »


INHOFE UNCOVERS EPA DELAYING REGULATION UNTIL AFTER 2014

April 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, ranking member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Oversight, sent a letter Monday to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy seeking answers for the discrepancy in her January 16 on-the-record statement that the EPA submitted the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) rule for power plants to the Federal Register office “as soon as that proposal was released” to the public on Sept.... Continue Reading »


Sen. Inhofe’s Opening Statement at SASC Hearing Entitled, “National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force”

April 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services (SASC) Committee, today delivered the following opening statement at a SASC hearing entitled, “National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force.” The first round of witnesses at today’s hearing include Hon. Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force and Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. The second round of witnesses at today’s... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Senators: The Administration is Allowing Preventable Crimes Harming Innocent People to Take Place Everyday

April 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and 21 of his Senate colleagues sent a letter Thursday to President Obama raising concerns over  a new "enforcement review" ordered by the President that effectively limits deportations of individuals that are in the United States illegally. The Senators declare that the proposed immigration changes from the review "would represent a near complete abandonment of basic immigration enforcement and discard the rule of law and... Continue Reading »


Inhofe: The KC-46 Is Coming to Altus AFB

April 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today praised the U.S. Air Force’s completion of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the KC-46A Formal Training Unit (FTU) beddown at Altus Air Force Base. The Air Force announced Altus Air Force Base last May as its "preferred alternative" to locate the first FTU of the KC-46A refueling tanker pending completion of the FEIS. “The KC-46 is finally... Continue Reading »


Inhofe: The 168 Lives Lost That Day Live On In Our Memories

April 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the 19th anniversary of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today released the following statement in remembrance of the 168 lives lost that day:  “The tragedy that took place in Oklahoma City 19 years ago has shaped the people and values of our state. Many Oklahomans had family members or friends who lost their lives or were injured in the bombing. Many showed up to offer help in the aftermath... Continue Reading »


Inhofe’s Opening Statement at SASC hearing entitled, “Posture of the Department of the Air Force”

April 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee(SASC), today delivered the following opening statement at a SASC hearing entitled, "Posture of the Department of the Air Force." Witnesses at today’s hearing include Hon. Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force, and Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force. As prepared for delivery:           This is the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe's Opening Statement at EPW Nomination Hearing

April 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today delivered the following opening statement at an EPW Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nominations of Janet G. McCabe to be the Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ann E. Dunkin to be the Assistant Administrator for Environmental Information of the EPA, and Manuel H. Ehrlich, Jr., to be a... Continue Reading »


Inhofe’s Opening Statement at SASC Hearing Entitled, “Army Active and Reserve Force Mix”

April 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services (SASC) Committee, today delivered the following opening statement at a SASC hearing entitled, “Army Active and Reserve Force Mix.” Witnesses at today’s hearing include Gen. Raymond Odierno, Chief of the United States Army; Gen. Frank Grass, Chief of the National Guard Bureau; and Lt. Gen. Jeffery Tally, Chief of the Army Reserve and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve... Continue Reading »


INHOFE INTRODUCES RESOLUTION TO STOP FURTHER RUSSIAN AGGRESSION, PRESERVE MOLDOVA’S SOVEREIGNTY

April 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today introduced a Senate resolution affirming U.S. support for and recognition of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova. The resolution also emphasizes that the people and Government of Moldova must be allowed to determine their own future without external coercion or pressure; demands Russia remove its military forces and material from... Continue Reading »


Senator Jim Inhofe’s Opening Statement at SASC hearing entitled, “Posture of the Department of the Army”

April 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today delivered the following opening statement at a SASC hearing entitled, Posture of the Department of the Army. Witnesses at today’s hearing include Hon. John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army, and Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army. As prepared for delivery: Before we get started, I would like to extend my thoughts and prayers to the Army community and... Continue Reading »


Inhofe, Senators Introduce Hire More Heroes Act

April 2, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Tuesday joined Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and 34 other Senators to introduce the bipartisan Hire More Heroes Act of 2014, a bill that would encourage companies to hire more American veterans, while providing relief from the burdensome ObamaCare employer mandate.          “Our nation's veterans are among the most responsible and loyal applicants in... Continue Reading »