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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 »


INHOFE: RICE NOT FITTING REPLACEMENT FOR STATE DEPARTMENT

November 14, 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 U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice as a potential replacement at the State Department should Sec. Hillary Clinton step down: “Susan Rice would not be a fitting replacement at the State Department should Secretary Clinton step down.  During her time as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Rice... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Statement on Resignation of David Petraeus

November 13, 2012

Washington – 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 on the resignation and investigation of CIA Director David Petraeus:   "Former CIA Director David Petraeus has had a full career of extraordinary accomplishments for our nation. Nothing cantake away from this record, but I am profoundly disappointed in his unacceptable personal decisions that... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Tours OEM Systems in Okarche, Okla.

November 7, 2012

Okarche, Oklahoma – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today toured OEM Systems, a woman-owned, Small Business Association qualified small business in Oklahoma that is currently one of the largest compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion installers in North America.   “OEM Systems’ conversions are used by cities, municipalities and schools across Oklahoma, contributing to our robust economy and creating jobs,” said Inhofe. “This company is an example of how we... Continue Reading »


INHOFE ON FOREIGN POLICY DEBATE

October 22, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 (SFR) responded to tonight’s  foreign policy presidential debate between Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama :  “Tonight, Governor Romney presented his views on America’s place in the world as President Obama tried to defend his record over the past four years.  Romney’s vision... Continue Reading »


New Inhofe Video: Disarming America

October 22, 2012

Massive defense cuts through sequestration is looming, and President Obama is disarming America.  This is a must watch video ahead of tonight's presidential debate on Foreign Policy and Defense issues.  Watch it here! Continue Reading »


INHOFE: SEC. CLINTON FALLS ON OWN SWORD FOR OBAMA-BIDEN TICKET

October 16, 2012

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member on the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s comments regarding the attacks to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012:  “In the 2008 Presidential election, Hillary Clinton, then a presidential candidate, said America needs a leader who understands ‘the buck stops in the... Continue Reading »