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INHOFE REITERATES SUPPORT FOR TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE

May 9, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reacting to President Obama’s election year reversal in support of gay marriage, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today reacted by reiterating his support for traditional marriage.   “President Obama’s announcement today is not surprising,” said Inhofe.  “He is trying to shore up his liberal base in an election year.  All along, he has supported the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.  At the same time, he has... Continue Reading »


AMERICAN TINNITUS ASSOCIATION HONORS INHOFE WITH TOP AWARD

May 9, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), recently received the Senate Legislative Champion Award by the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) for his dedicated efforts to include tinnitus research and funding to the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12). Ultimately, an amendment that would have addressed hearing injuries and hearing loss of service members failed, but will be... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: DEM STUDENT LOAN BILL WEAKENS ECONOMY

May 8, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citing an irresponsible tax increase on small businesses that would stifle job growth, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading fiscal conservative in the Senate, today voted against the motion to proceed to S. 2343, the Democrats’ proposal to extend the 3.4 percent interest rate for federally subsidized student loans by off-setting the cost with raising payroll taxes on employers. Instead, Inhofe is a co-sponsor of S. 2366, the Interest Rate Reduction Act,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RECEIVES 2012 THOMAS JEFFERSON AWARD

May 3, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, recently received the 2012 Thomas Jefferson Award by the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA). This annual award recognizes Members of Congress who consistently work to strengthen our nation’s economic prosperity and the free enterprise system.   “I am honored to once again receive the 2012 Thomas Jefferson Award from the International Foodservice Distributors... Continue Reading »


FOLLOWING GOOGLE FACILITY VISIT, INHOFE CONGRATULATES OKLA. DOODLE CHAMP

May 3, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) tour of a new Google facility in Pryor, Okla. yesterday, he congratulated fellow Oklahoman Janessa Chastain, a 2nd grader at Maryetta Elementary School in Stilwell, for being named the state finalist in the nationwide Doodle 4 Google competition. The competition, sponsored by Google, challenges students to redesign their logo. The winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship and his/her school will receive a $50,000... Continue Reading »


U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HONORS INHOFE

May 2, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently honored U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading fiscal conservative, with the Spirit of Enterprise Award. This annual award was presented to Inhofe for his support of pro-jobs and pro-economic growth policies during the first session of the 112th Congress. “The Obama economy has been a disaster while showing that increased deficit spending by the government and over-regulating job creators chokes our economy,” said... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: OBAMA TRIP TO AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN RELATED

May 1, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today made the following statement after President Obama took a surprise trip to Afghanistan on the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden:  “Our troops on the front lines always appreciate a visit from the Commander-in-Chief.  Obama’s last visit was in December 2010, and the last time he addressed the nation about Afghanistan was June... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, OTHERS PRESSURE OBAMA LABOR DEPT. TO WITHDRAW FARM LABOR RULE

April 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today said that the pressure he and others put on the Obama administration has resulted in the Department of Labor (DOL) dropping the unpopular rule that would have prevented youth from participating in many common work activities on family farms.  Inhofe, who joined colleagues on two letters last Fall raising concerns about the rule, committed to continuing the fight against yet another example of President Obama’s... Continue Reading »


INHOFE QUESTIONS NOMINEES ON GITMO, AFRICOM, TRAINING

April 27, 2012

Link to Video    WASHINGTON, D.C. – During yesterday’s Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) nomination hearing, senior committee member U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) questioned nominees Dr. Kathleen Hicks and Derek Chollet on the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO), the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), and international training programs.  Hicks is nominated to be Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and Chollet is nominated to... Continue Reading »


NATIONAL WATERWAYS CONFERENCE HONORS INHOFE WITH AWARD

April 24, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), recently received an award for his exceptional service and contributions to the nation’s water resources during a Legislative Summit hosted by the National Waterways Conference. “I am humbled to receive this honor from the National Waterways Conference,” said Inhofe. “As a strong conservative, I’ve always said that the government has... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RECEIVES HONORABLE ORDER OF SAINT BARBARA

April 24, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), co-chair of the Senate Army Caucus and U.S. Army veteran, recently received the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara from the United States Field Artillery Association. The award, presented by U.S. Maj. Gen. David Halverson, Commanding Gen. of the Fires Center of Excellence and Ft. Sill, is in honor of Inhofe’s dedicated and lasting efforts in Congress to promote the capabilities of field artillery.   “I am humbled to... Continue Reading »


INHOFE 2011 ANNUAL REPORT: GROWING A STRONG ECONOMY TOGETHER

April 20, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today released his 2011 accomplishments report, Growing a Strong Economy Together.  In 40 pages, the report highlights Inhofe’s work during 2011, focusing on key roots to economic strength:  Fewer Regulations, Lower Taxes, Less Government Spending, and Trade.  The report also highlights Inhofe’s solid conservative record on national defense, foreign relations, and other issue areas.   “Throughout the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RECEIVES TAXPAYERS' FRIEND AWARD

April 20, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) recently awarded U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate fiscal conservative, with the 2011 Taxpayers’ Friend Award. In conjunction with the award, NTU gave Inhofe an “A” rating for his fiscally responsible voting record during the first session of the 112th Congress. “As a consistent fiscal conservative, I remain committed to these principles – especially when our national debt is out of control... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: OBAMA'S CUTS TO NUCLEAR MODERNIZATION JEOPARDIZES MILITARY READINESS

April 19, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Serving as Ranking Member during a Senate Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee hearing, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) yesterday expressed his concerns to the U.S. Nuclear Lab Directors about nuclear modernization managed by the National Nuclear Security Administration. This was the third Senate hearing this year to address nuclear modernization, following the release of President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) budget that backpedals on his previous... Continue Reading »


INHOFE STRONGLY CONDEMNS NORTH KOREA FOR MISSILE LAUNCH

April 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), the Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia and Pacific Affairs, today condemned North Korea's attempt to launch a multi-stage rocket.  North Korea's attempt, conducted in the face of international opposition, ultimately failed. "I strongly condemn North Korea for launching a multi-stage rocket," said Inhofe.  "Even though this launch failed, it is still a destabilizing act of aggression... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RECEIVES TOP HONOR FROM ARKANSAS VERDIGRIS VALLEY HEALTH CENTERS

April 2, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citing U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) long-lasting efforts in Congress to improve community health centers across the nation, the Porter Health Center in Porter, Okla. in conjunction with the Arkansas Verdigris Valley Health Centers, Inc. recently honored Inhofe with the Award of Appreciation. “It is a tremendous honor to receive the Award of Appreciation from Porter Health Center and Arkansas Verdigris Valley Health Centers,” said Inhofe. “I... Continue Reading »


AMERICAN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION HONORS INHOFE WITH LEGISLATIVE RECOGNITION AWARD

April 2, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, the Life Emergency Medical Service of Enid, Okla. in conjunction with the American Ambulance Association presented U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) with the Legislative Recognition Award for his dedication to issues of importance to Ambulance Service Providers. “It is an honor to receive this prestigious award from the American Ambulance Association,” said Inhofe. “I commend our nation’s emergency professionals who risk their lives daily... Continue Reading »


INHOFE INTRODUCES COLONOGRAPHY SCREENING LEGISLATION

March 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In commemoration of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced S. 2265, the CT Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act of 2012.  The bill’s House companion legislation is H.R. 4165 introduced by Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX-4).  When detected early, colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. This legislation provides greater access to minimally invasive proven screening tools, called CT Colonography, for... Continue Reading »


INHOFE COMMENDS ALTUS AFB, COMMUNITY AT 50th QUAIL BREAKFAST

March 29, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today hosted the men and women who serve at Altus Air Force Base (AFB) and the surrounding community that support them at the 50th Annual Altus Quail Breakfast on Capitol Hill. Other keynote speakers of the event included Michael Donley, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Gen. Philip Breedlove, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force.   “When this... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, PRUITT SPEAK OUT AGAINST OBAMACARE

March 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), the state’s senior U.S. Senator, today joined Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for a joint press conference on Capitol Hill to speak out against Obamacare.  The press conference immediately followed the conclusion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s third day of hearing oral arguments in the case against the President’s signature health care legislation. “Some of us remember back in the 1990s when Hillary... Continue Reading »