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INHOFE PRAISES PASSAGE OF NDAA

December 21, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), praised the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013 (FY‘13). The final version of this bill marks the 51st consecutive NDAA and includes several legislative measures that were either authored or supported by Inhofe.  The House passed the bill on Thursday, and the Senate passed the bill today by... Continue Reading »


INHOFE GRILLS STATE DEPT OFFICIALS FOR ANSWERS ON BENGHAZI ATTACK AND WHITE HOUSE’S FAILURE TO CALL IT TERRORISM

December 20, 2012

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), today sought answers from Deputy Secretary for Management Thomas Nides and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns on the State Department’s Accountability Review Board’s findings on the Benghazi attacks of September 11, 2012.  In his first question, Inhofe asked the witnesses how the report could conclude that no “immediate, specific tactical... Continue Reading »


INHOFE URGES SEC. CLINTON TO HALT DELIVERY OF F-16 FIGHTER JETS TO EGYPT

December 18, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Amidst current unrest in Egypt, 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), yesterday called on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to halt the planned delivery of 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt. Due to a FY’10 foreign aid appropriations bill concluded during the presidency of Hosni Mubarak, the United States is scheduled to deliver the first four F-16s to... Continue Reading »


INHOFE REFLECTS ON TIME SERVING WITH SEN. INOUYE

December 17, 2012

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today released the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii): "Today America lost a hero; Hawaii lost a faithful and loving Senator; and I lost a friend with the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye," said Inhofe. "As veterans and colleagues, we have shared a deep appreciation for our nation's military as well as for aviation. I never made a request of Sen. Inouye that was not granted, as he was always one... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: SUSAN RICE WITHDRAWAL DECISION IS BEST FOR THE COUNTRY

December 13, 2012

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of Senate Armed Services Committee and member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement upon learning Ambassador Susan Rice has withdrawn as a candidate for Secretary of State: “Ambassador Rice’s decision to remove her name from being considered for Secretary of State is best for the country,” said Inhofe. “Her involvement in misleading the public on the Benghazi attacks... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PRAISES THE SENATE CONFIRMATION OF JOHN DOWDELL

December 11, 2012

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement praising the Senate confirmation of John Dowdell as the next U.S. district judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma. His nomination was approved by a vote of 95-0:  “I applaud the Senate’s confirmation today of John Dowdell as the next U.S. district judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma, which sits in my hometown of Tulsa,” said Inhofe. “Dowdell is... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CONGRATULATES DEMINT ON NEW POSITION

December 6, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, today congratulated U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on the announcement that DeMint will be the new president of The Heritage Foundation, replacing long-time president Ed Feulner: “Jim DeMint has fought side-by-side with me on many issues here in the Senate.  He has been a leading conservative voice and is consistent in his principles of protecting American values.  Under Ed Feulner’s... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HIGHLIGHTS SENATE PASSAGE OF NDAA

December 6, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), highlighted the U.S. Senate’s completion of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13).  The 51st consecutive NDAA version includes several legislative measures that were either authored or supported by Inhofe.    “My top priority in Congress is to maintain a strong national defense,” said... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, COLE PRAISE BAE ANNOUNCEMENT ON PIM

December 6, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla) and U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK-4) today praised the BAE Systems announcement that low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) 155mm self-propelled howitzer system will be completed in the company’s Elgin, Okla. facility located in the Fort Sill Industrial Park.   Inhofe said, “After years of working on this issue, today’s BAE announcement is exciting news for Elgin, Ft Sill,... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Comments on Energy Department Natural Gas Export Study

December 5, 2012

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) issued the following statement on the release of a new study commissioned by the Energy Department on the effect of exporting liquefied natural gas:  “I am pleased that the Department of Energy’s new report on natural gas exports confirms what I’ve long believed: the more we produce our abundant natural energy resources, the better for our nation.  The report concludes that under all scenarios the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PRAISES SENATE REJECTION OF CRPD

December 4, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised the Senate rejection of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by a 61-38 vote.  Because two-thirds of the Senate is required for treaties, 66 votes were required for ratification.  “America leads the world in how those with disabilities are treated,” said Inhofe.  “Because of the 1990 Americans with... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Condemns U.N. Recognition of Palestine

November 30, 2012

 Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) issued the following statement regarding the United Nations’ vote granting Palestine non-member state status:  “I am disappointed in the United Nations vote to upgrade the Palestinian Authority (PA) to a non-member observer state status,” said Inhofe.  “The vote plays into the hands of President Abbas’ political move to circumvent the peace negotiations with Israel without preconditions. It is... Continue Reading »


INHOFE COMMENDS PASSAGE OF DETAINEE MEASURES

November 30, 2012

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, commends the amendments included last night during Senate floor votes on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY13.  Inhofe voted in favor of both the Feinstein and Ayotte amendments.  “I am committed to protecting the Constitutional Rights of U.S. citizens, which is why I worked to include protections in last year’s NDAA,” said... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: FWS PROPOSED 'THREATENED' LISTING ON LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKEN GOOD NEWS FOR OKLA

November 30, 2012

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today said that Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) decision to propose a 'threatened' listing for the Lesser Prairie Chicken under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is great news for Oklahoma because it provides a crucial step towards achieving a 'not-warranted' decision in the coming months.  FWS Director Dan Ashe contacted Inhofe this morning to deliver the news;... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: GITMO STUDY REAFFIRMS CONGRESS’ CONCERNS

November 29, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a long-time proponent of keeping terrorist detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO), today made the following statement regarding a recent report on the feasibility of transferring detainees to facilities in the United States:  “Senator Feinstein’s report yesterday on housing GITMO detainees within the United States acknowledges cost, legal and security obstacles... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RECEIVES TAXPAYER HERO AWARD

November 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, received the “Taxpayer Hero” award from the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) for his voting record in 2011. The award recognizes members of Congress who demonstrate a commitment to eliminate wasteful spending and reduce our national debt.  "In light of our nation’s current economic state, it is pivotal for Congress to cut waste, address the national debt,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE MAINTAINS THAT RICE IS UNFIT FOR SEC. OF STATE JOB

November 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today reiterated his position that U.N. Amb. Susan Rice would be an unfit replacement for Secretary of State Hilary Clinton should Clinton step down:  “As I said before, UN Ambassador Susan Rice is not a fitting replacement to be Secretary of State.  There are more reasons to oppose a potential Rice nomination beyond the Benghazi issue.  As I previously said, she has... Continue Reading »


INHOFE DECRIES RELEASE OF HEZBOLLAH TERRORIST

November 16, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today made the following statement regarding the release of Ali Musa Daqduq, a high ranking Hezbollah operative:  “The release of Daqduq is outrageous.  President Obama’s obsession with closing our facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO) has resulted in not one single new detainee being sent there since he took office.  Had Daqduq been sent there, he... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Questions Pending Military Nominee, Gen. Joseph Dunford

November 15, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today questioned U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford during his nomination hearing to become the Commander, International Security Assistance Force and Commander, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.   Inhofe questioned Dunford on the planned troop withdrawals, training and readiness of the Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF),... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: IRAN BEHIND ATTACKS ON ISRAEL

November 15, 2012

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of Senate Armed Services Committee and member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip:  “Iran’s overt support for terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezballah make the recent attacks on Israel possible.  Iran has made their intentions against Israel clear, making it even more imperative that we prevent Iran from obtaining... Continue Reading »