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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 »


INHOFE INTRODUCES JOBS PACKAGE TO SENATE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL

April 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced a package of amendments to the long-term unemployment insurance extension legislation currently being debated in the Senate. Inhofe’s Jobs Package includes a total of nine initiatives that would help to create job opportunities across the United States. “Over the past five years, President Obama and Senate Democrats have sought to address a historically high unemployment rate by passing a $831 billion... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CALLS LISTING OF LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKEN PURELY POLITICAL

March 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today stated that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) decision to list the Lesser Prairie Chicken (LPC) as threatened is purely political and ignores the hard work of Oklahomans to preserve and protect the bird in order to avoid such listing. “While better than an endangered listing, the Obama Administration’s decision to list the lesser prairie chicken as threatened is purely political,” said Inhofe. “Oklahoma... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Senate Passage of Ukraine Aid Bill

March 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today praised the Senate's passage of an aid package for Ukraine that includes $1 billion in loan guarantees and $150 million in monetary aid. The bill provides critical support to Ukraine and concedes to conservative demands that the legislation 1) not reallocate money from the Department of Defense (DOD) to pay for the aid, and 2) not include language reforming the International... Continue Reading »


Inhofe’s Opening Statement at EPW Hearing Entitled, “MAP-21 Reauthorization: State and Local Perspectives on Transportation Priorities and Funding”

March 27, 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 a EPW Committee hearing entitled, “MAP-21 Reauthorization: State and Local Perspectives on Transportation Priorities and Funding.” Witnesses at today’s hearing include Michael Lewis, director of Rhode Island Department of Transportation; Sue Minter, deputy secretary of Vermont Agency of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe’s Opening Statement at SASC Hearing Entitled, “Posture of the Department of the Navy”

March 27, 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 Navy." Witnesses at today’s hearing include Hon. Raymond E. Mabus, Secretary of the Navy; Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations; and Gen. James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps. As prepared for delivery:       ... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Praises Nomination of Dr. Westphal, U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

March 26, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today released the following statement in praise of the confirmation of Dr. Joseph William Westphal, nominated to be United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. "A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Dr. Westphal has devoted his entire career to academia and public service. A respected lecturer at universities around the world, he served as head of the Oklahoma State University Political Science Department, was the Chancellor of... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Introduces Bill to Enforce EPA to Report Job Losses Caused by Rules

March 26, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today introduced the EPA Employment Impact Analysis Act, a bill that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from finalizing any major regulation until the agency analyzes the economic impact of its current air regulations as required under Section 321(a) of the Clean Air Act. This bill is cosponsored by 29 additional senators, which include Sens. Mitch... Continue Reading »


Inhofe’s Opening Statement at EPW hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing on the Environment Protection Agency’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget”

March 26, 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 a EPW Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing on the Environment Protection Agency’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget”.  Witnesses at today’s hearing include Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy. As prepared for delivery:         ... Continue Reading »