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Inhofe: We are working to renew our promise to our nation’s veterans

November 11, 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 to honor the men and women who have served in the United States military:  “Operation Iraqi Freedom, followed by Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, led to many of our nation’s sons and daughters volunteering for service in the military. All answered the call with courage and dedication but many did so without an idea of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on IPCC Synthesis Report

November 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today made the following statement in response to the release of the International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report: “The idea that our advanced industrialized economy would ever have zero carbon emissions is beyond extreme and further proof that the IPCC is nothing more than a front for the environmental left. It comes as no... Continue Reading »


Inhofe travels to support allies in Lithuania, Ukraine, Jordan

October 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today returned from a national security trip to Eastern Europe and the Middle East where he met with leaders of Lithuania, Ukraine and Jordan. In Lithuania, President Dalia Grybauskaite hosted Inhofe on Monday for the inauguration ceremony of Lithuania’s first liquefied natural gas import facility, which will allow the country to lessen the region’s... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Urges EPA to Abandon New Refinery Requirements

October 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, sent a letter Tuesday to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy urging the EPA to withdraw its proposed new control requirements for petroleum refineries. In the letter, Inhofe highlights that the new requirements are not justified by a sound risk assessment; do not provide meaningful benefits to human health or the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe: Expand LNG Exports to Turn Tables on Putin

October 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today sent a letter to President Obama highlighting the steps Lithuania is taking to free itself of energy dependence on Russia and to support regional stability. Inhofe sent the letter after attending today’s inauguration of Lithuania’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility in Klaipeda. During his time in country, he also met with Lithuanian... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises EPW Republican Report on Hydraulic Fracturing

October 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, praised the EPW Committee Republicans’ report released today titled, “Setting the Record Straight: Hydraulic Fracturing and America’s Energy Revolution.”  “Through the dedication of Ranking Member David Vitter and the hard work of committee staff, this report dispels the falsehoods perpetuated by the Obama Administration and... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Calls for Travel Ban in Response to Ebola Outbreak

October 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today made the following statement calling for a temporary travel ban to the United States from affected West African countries that are fighting the outbreak of Ebola: “Our nation has the capacity to remain a step ahead of the Ebola outbreak, but to date the Administration has failed to take responsible, necessary, and common sense actions to protect... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Approves Reprogramming Request for Ebola Response Effort

October 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today approved the reprogramming request from the Obama Administration that will redirect $750 million in the Department of Defense’s Ongoing Contingency Operation (OCO) account to support the U.S. military’s mission in the Ebola response effort. “When the Senate Armed Services Committee first received the Administration’s request to reprogram $1 billion... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on President’s Visit to Pentagon, Sequestration

October 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today about President Obama’s visit to the Pentagon Wednesday where he asked Congress to address the “draconian” budget cuts to the Department of Defense under sequestration: "I’m glad President Obama visited the Pentagon yesterday to meet with our top military commanders.  He should do it more often to see firsthand the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Honored by National Association of Manufacturers for Votes During 113th Congress

October 6, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today was honored by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) with its Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. Inhofe received the award based on his voting record during the 113th Congress on issues that are critical to manufacturing in the United States. “Far too often big-government mandates get in the way of business and manufacturing in the United States,” said Inhofe. “Consequently federal policies can... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Raises Concerns Over Duplicative EPA OIG Report

October 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, Thursday sent a letter to Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) again inquiring into the OIG's duplicative report on the effectiveness of states’ hydraulic fracturing regulations. The Groundwater Protection Council (GWPC) released a comprehensive report on Wednesday highlighting the cutting edge oil and natural gas... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Oklahoma’s Challenge to ObamaCare Subsidies

September 30, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today praised the decision from U.S. District Judge Ronald White which ruled in favor of Oklahoma’s challenge to an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rule that provides subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The IRS rule was announced in May 2012 and Oklahoma District Attorney Scott Pruitt first challenged the subsidies in September 2012.  “Today is a victory for Oklahoma and the nation. Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s case has... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Airstrikes in Syria

September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), released the following statement in response to President Obama ordering air strikes in Syria to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): “While taking action in the form of limited airstrikes is a good first step, it will be inadequate to achieve the President’s objective of destroying and defeating ISIL unless it fits into an... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on U.N. Climate Change Summit

September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, sent President Obama a letter on Monday about the president's scheduled attendance at the U.N. Climate Change Summit in New York City. In the letter, Inhofe questioned recent reports that the Obama Administration is considering ways to bypass the Senate and enter into an international agreement to reduce the United States' greenhouse gas emissions. In the letter, Inhofe wrote,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PRAISES NEW GRANT SUPPORTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN OWASSO

September 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, congratulated Tulsa County for being awarded a federal grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to invest in infrastructure construction at 76th Street North. The $950,000 grant, along with the $160 million pledged in private investment, will allow 76th Street to more safely and efficiently accommodate increased traffic for the new businesses in this area,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution

September 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today voted in support of H.J.Res 124, the continuing resolution to fund the federal government through Dec. 11, 2014. “At a time when our nation is facing war, it is important that Congress came together this week to keep the federal government open,” said Inhofe. “My greatest disappointment is that Congress had an opportunity to show its support for our military... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Honored as Guardian of Small Business by NFIB

September 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today was presented with the Guardian of Small Business award by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for voting to support small-business owners during the 113th Congress: "Small businesses are the engine of our economy. They represent roughly 97 percent of Oklahoma’s employers and provide a livelihood to more than half of Oklahoma’s private-sector employees,” said Inhofe. “Under the... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Honors Oklahoma Medal of Honor Recipients

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today met with U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins (Ret.), a native of Waurika, Okla., and the family of the late U.S. Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat, a native of Coweta, Okla. Adkins and Sloat were awarded the Medal of Honor Monday during a ceremony at the White House. Dr. William Sloat of Enid, Okla., accepted the Medal of Honor... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on the Deployment of US Troops to Africa

September 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released the following statement in response to the announcement from the Obama Administration that 3,000 troops will be deployed to Africa to help fight the Ebola virus outbreak: "The Ebola crisis plaguing west Africa is dire and only getting worse. The United States can and should play a role in supporting the response and stopping the spread of this deadly disease. The... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Opening Statement at Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on U.S. Policy Towards Iraq and Syria and the Threat Posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

September 16, 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: "U.S. Policy Towards Iraq and Syria and the Threat Posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)." Witnesses include Secretary of Defense Charles "Chuck" T. Hagel, and Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.  As prepared for delivery: After a year of White House... Continue Reading »