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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 »


INHOFE SEEKS ANSWERS ON ARMY MODERNIZATION

March 27, 2012

Link to Video WASHINGTON, D.C. – During today’s AIRLAND Subcommittee hearing, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), raised his concerns and questioned four senior U.S. Army Generals about Army Modernization.  Testifying before the committee were Lieutenant General Robert P. Lennox, the Army G-8; Lieutenant General William N. Phillips, the Principal Military Deputy for Acquisition; Lieutenant General Keith C. Walker, the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE PRESSES OFFICIALS ON NUCLEAR DEALS WITH RUSSIA

March 27, 2012

Link to Video  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today raised his concerns and questioned U.S. Air Force General C. Robert Kehler, Commander of U. S. Strategic Command, about the reduction in funding under President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) proposed budget and apparent shift by President Obama in the nuclear defense strategy of the nation.    Inhofe voiced his opposition to... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, GEN. ALEXANDER PRAISE TULSA UNIVERSITY

March 27, 2012

Link to Video    WASHINGTON, D.C. – During today’s Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, committee senior member U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) expressed gratitude to U.S. Gen. Keith Alexander, U.S. Commander of Cyber Command, for visiting the University of Tulsa last summer and commended him for his commitment in recruiting future cyber security leaders.  The exchange, prompted by Inhofe, resulted in both men praising Tulsa University, their cyber program,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: MENENDEZ BILL TAX INCREASES CONTINUE OBAMA’S WAR ON FOSSIL FUELS

March 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today blasted the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act (S.2204) by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) as a continuation of President Obama’s ongoing war against fossil fuels.  With gas prices nationwide averaging $3.90 per gallon, Senate Democrats will move forward with consideration of the bill that even its sponsor admits will not reduce gas prices.  “While the President was going... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: OBAMA'S OKLAHOMA VISIT DISINGENUOUS

March 22, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today welcomed President Obama to Cushing, Okla., but called the president’s visit disingenuous.   “I welcome President Obama to my home state, but his visit is disingenuous on a number of levels,” said Inhofe.  “His trip, focused on jobs and energy, began and ended in Oklahoma at Tinker Air Force Base.  Just weeks ago,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: AT TWO, OBAMACARE COSTS TOO MUCH

March 22, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the eve of the second anniversary of Obamacare’s enactment, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, made the following statement: “This was President Obama’s signature issue, and it is so unpopular that he and Congressional Democrats are avoiding the occasion of its second anniversary.  Despite promising to bring health care costs down, the Congressional Budget Office projects that costs will continue to rise and more... Continue Reading »


33 SENATORS INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION CONDEMNING JOSEPH KONY AND THE LORD'S RESISTANCE ARMY

March 21, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of 33 Senators introduced a resolution Wednesday condemning the crimes against humanity committed by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), supporting ongoing international efforts to remove Kony from the battlefield, and calling for the U.S. to continue to enhance its mobility, intelligence and logistical support of regional forces now pursuing the LRA.    In addition to condemning Kony and the LRA for crimes against... Continue Reading »


OKLAHOMA TO WELCOME PRESIDENT OBAMA ON PIPELINE PROJECT

March 16, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today commented on President Obama's upcoming visit to Cushing, Okla. ahead of the construction of a pipeline which will run from Cushing to the Gulf.  President Obama plans to travel to Oklahoma City, Okla. on March 21 and to Cushing, Okla. on March 22. "When President Obama visits Oklahoma in preparation for a new pipeline from Cushing to the Gulf, we hope... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, BOREN PRAISE SENATE PASSAGE OF HALE ACT

March 16, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After years of championing this legislation, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and U.S. Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK-2) yesterday applauded the Senate passage of H.R. 473, the Help to Access Land for the Education of Scouts (HALE) Act. Under this measure, it authorizes the U.S. Forest Service to sell, at fair-market value, 140 acres of land from the Ouachita Forest to the Indian Nations Council of Boy Scouts. H.R. 473 passed the Senate by unanimous consent.   “The... Continue Reading »


INHOFE QUESTIONS NAVY OFFICIALS ON TRICARE, ALTERNATIVE FUELS, AFRICOM

March 16, 2012

Link to Video    WASHINGTON, D.C. – During yesterday’s Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, committee senior member U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) expressed his concerns with defense cuts and strategy under President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) proposed budget to top U.S. Navy officials.   Inhofe questioned Secretary of the Navy Raymond Mabus Jr. on increases to the enrollment fee of TRICARE, a health care program for our nation’s service... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: PASSAGE OF HIGHWAY BILL IN THE SENATE GREAT NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA

March 14, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today applauded the passage of the Inhofe-Boxer highway bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP 21), which will create and maintain 45,000 jobs in Oklahoma and strengthen the state’s economy.    “I am pleased today that the Senate has passed an important bipartisan jobs bill that will have far-reaching benefits in... Continue Reading »