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INHOFE PRESSES GENERALS ON MILITARY READINESS

May 19, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and member of the Senate Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee, recently pressed Lt. Gens. Frank Panter, Jr. of the U.S. Marine Corps, Mitchell Stevenson of the U.S. Army, and Loren Reno of the U.S. Air Force for their current assessment of military resources and national defense systems. Inhofe continues to be a leading proponent to providing our nation’s troops with... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: THE LAND BELONGS TO ISRAEL - PERIOD

May 19, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today blasted President Obama’s speech in which the President publicly called for a Palestinian state based on Israel’s borders before 1967. Inhofe last visited Israel and met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in late February 2011. “This proposal is a slap in the face of our friend and... Continue Reading »


INHOFE SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO HELP BRING DOWN PRICES AT THE PUMP

May 18, 2011

Link to Video    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today voted for a bill sponsored by Republican Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Offshore Production and Safety Act, which would increase production of America's abundant resources and help bring down prices at the pump. Democrats blocked the bill from full consideration by a vote of 42 to 57.   "Today I... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HONORS 100th ANNIVERSARY OF FT. SILL FIELD ARTILLERY SCHOOL

May 18, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In honor of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Army Field Artillery School at Ft. Sill in Lawton, Okla., U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), co-chair of the Senate Army Caucus and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), recently introduced S. Res. 186, a resolution honoring the Artillery School’s century of service. The resolution passed the U.S. Senate last night by unanimous consent.   “On the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Army... Continue Reading »


INHOFE REINTRODUCES TAX LEGISLATION ON INDIAN LANDS

May 17, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today reintroduced legislation that would make permanent the current tax provision that allows capital assets on Indian lands to be depreciated on an accelerated schedule. S. 1008 provides a stable incentive for businesses to invest in operations on Indian reservations and lands across the country. In the past, this temporary measure has been approved by Congress on a yearly basis. However, this legislation will make this measure permanent,... Continue Reading »


MORAN AND INHOFE INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO PRESERVE FLINT AND OSAGE HILLS

May 17, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, joined U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) to introduce S. 989, the Flint Hills Preservation Act late last week.  This bill will protect the ability of landowners to use prescribed burns as a tool to preserve the tallgrass prairie ecosystem in the Flint and Osage Hills. Specifically, this bill includes the Oklahoma counties of Tulsa, Washington, and Osage. Prescribed... Continue Reading »


CLUB FOR GROWTH HONORS INHOFE WITH DEFENDER OF ECONOMIC FREEDOM AWARD

May 16, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading fiscal conservative, today received the 2010 Defender of Economic Freedom Award by the Club for Growth. This annual award from the Club for Growth is presented to Members of Congress who consistently exercise fiscal restraint and possess a pro-economic voting record. “I am honored to once again receive the Defender of Economic Freedom Award by the Club for Growth,” said Inhofe. “It is my priority to ensure that... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CALLS OBAMA SPEECH ON IMMIGRATION NOTHING MORE THAN POLITICS

May 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senator against amnesty for illegal immigrants, today reacted to President Obama’s El Paso speech on immigration.    “Every American should know that President Obama’s speech on immigration today was nothing more than pure politics,” said Inhofe.  “If Obama was really serious about pushing his amnesty agenda, he would have done so in his first two years of office, when he enjoyed... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, COBURN, LUCAS REQUEST DETAILS FROM AIR FORCE ON FLIGHT TRAINING DECISION

May 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK-3) today pressed the U.S. Air Force for further details following their announcement of a preferred consolidation of the Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals’ (IFF) training units that would eliminate IFF at Vance Air Force Base (AFB) in Enid, Okla. and Laughlin AFB in Laughlin, Tex. In a letter to Michael Donley, Secretary of the U.S. Air... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: U.S. MUST ENCOURAGE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

May 9, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citing a need to establish religious rights and freedoms in the Arab world, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), today, through a Dear Colleague letter, called on his colleagues in the U.S. Senate to support S. Res. 150, a resolution he introduced on April 14, 2011 that seeks to protect religious freedoms and rights, and advocates the repeal of existing blasphemy laws. “We must advocate for and protect freedom... Continue Reading »


INHOFE OPPOSES JUDICIAL NOMINATION OF JOHN J. MCCONNELL

May 4, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, today made the following statement after opposing the nomination of John J. McConnell, of Rhode Island, to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island. His nomination was approved by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 63-33: “The nomination of John McConnell as United States District Judge for Rhode Island is irresponsible and reckless. As a lawyer, he embraced a theory of jurisprudence... Continue Reading »


INHOFE ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR FOUR STAR DEBATE PROGRAM WITH GEN. TOMMY FRANKS

May 3, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today encouraged students from across the nation, interested in learning from today’s top policy experts, to apply for the Four Star Debate program at Oklahoma Christian University (OC) in Oklahoma City from July 10-15. Inhofe was the guest speaker at last year’s event and is a supporter of the leadership experience the program provides.   This year’s program will challenge students with the topic of whether the 50... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, BOREN TO WORK FOR TORNADO DAMAGED AREA

April 15, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK-02) today pledged their assistance to the people of Atoka County, especially the town of Tushka, as they recover and rebuild from yesterday’s deadly tornado.  “Today, I will be assessing the damage left behind by yesterday’s tornado,” said Inhofe.  “Tornado season is always difficult, especially when there is a loss of life.  Our prayers are with those who have... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: CUTS ARE TOO SMALL

April 14, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted against the continuing resolution that funds the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 (FY11).  The measure passed the Senate by a vote of 81-19.  “Supporters of this bill tout the $38 billion in cuts as something to be excited about,” said Inhofe.  “But these cuts are clearly insufficient when you consider that our annual deficit is $1.65 trillion.  We are running a deficit of... Continue Reading »


INHOFE HOSTS 49th ANNUAL ALTUS QUAIL BREAKFAST

April 14, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today welcomed the men and women who serve at Altus Air Force Base and the surrounding community that support them at the 49th Annual Altus Quail Breakfast. Inhofe served as the host of today’s event that featured keynote speakers U.S. Gen. Norton Schwartz, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, and Erin Conaton, Under Secretary of the U.S. Air Force. “Once again,... Continue Reading »


EPW HEARING HIGHLIGHTS PROBLEMS WITH CORN ETHANOL MANDATE

April 13, 2011

Click Here To See More Pictures of Ethanol-Free Signs from Oklahoma Mentioned by Inhofe at Hearing   Watch: Inhofe Hearing Statement: Consumers Deserve Ethanol-Free Gasoline Choice at the Pump Watch: Inhofe Discusses Need for Ethanol-Free Gasoline At Senate Hearing Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, welcomed today's EPW Committee hearing on federal ethanol policy, which was held at his... Continue Reading »


IN RESPONSE TO DRY CONDITIONS, INHOFE INTRODUCES LAKE THUNDERBIRD BILL

April 13, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, today introduced S. 802, the Lake Thunderbird Efficient Use Act of 2011. Under this legislation, the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District (COMCD) is granted the authority to import and store water into Lake Thunderbird. Due to the increase of population in the Norman area, the additional water stored at Lake Thunderbird would help increase municipal and industrial supplies for cities including Norman,... Continue Reading »


INHOFE WELCOMES TESTIMONY FROM OKLAHOMAN JEFF CLOUD ON HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

April 12, 2011

 Link to Cloud Opening Statement  Link to Inhofe Questions Cloud and Neslin  Link to Inhofe Opening Statement  Link to Facebook Photos   WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, thanked the Honorable Jeff Cloud, Vice Chairman of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, for his testimony today before the EPW Committee on how Oklahoma is regulating hydraulic fracturing.  "I was... Continue Reading »


INHOFE EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT IN NASA SHUTTLE DECISION

April 12, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today expressed disappointment with NASA’s decision on which cities will showcase the historic shuttles.  “The vastly imaginative minds that sent our nation into space failed to think outside the box with today’s decision that appears grounded in politics,” said Inhofe.  “I am extremely proud of the team at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum who put together a great plan.  The costs associated with... Continue Reading »


NATIONAL TAXPAYERS UNION HONORS INHOFE WITH TAXPAYERS' FRIEND AWARD

April 11, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, for the sixth consecutive year was awarded the National Taxpayers Union’s (NTU) Taxpayers’ Friend Award, earning an “A” rating from the NTU.   “Washington has a spending problem - not a revenue problem,” said Inhofe.  “I am honored to once again receive this award and will continue to fight President Obama and his liberal colleagues as they pursue... Continue Reading »