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Providing For Congressional Disapproval Of A Rule Submitted By The Environmental Protection Agency—Continued November 17, 2015
James Inhofe, R-OK
"The Presiding Officer and I are very concerned about the State of Oklahoma. In the State of Oklahoma, every time I hear a figure that talks about trillions or billions of dollars, I find out how many families in my State of Oklahoma paid Federal income tax, and I do the math. This would cost somewhere around $3,000 a family—an average family in Oklahoma. You couple that with the fact that nothing is happening only here. If you believed in all the dangers that you hear about with CO emissions, if you really believe that to be true, that would not be true in terms of what we are talking about now. The first Administrator of the EPA who was supported by President Obama when asked the question if we were to pass this regulation or pass the legislation on cap and trade, would this have the effect of reducing CO emissions worldwide, said no, it wouldn’t because it would only affect the United States of America. If that is the case, then it is not going to affect the other countries.22"
Military Construction And Veterans Affairs And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 November 9, 2015
James Inhofe, R-OK
"Whenever I hear a big number like that, what I always do is go back and get the latest figures from my State of Oklahoma as to how much this means to each family that files Federal income tax, and this legislation would cost each family about $3,000. That is a lot of money for the people in my State of Oklahoma. Yet, by their own admission, it is not going to accomplish anything."
Transportation Reauthorization Bill October 26, 2015
James Inhofe, R-OK
"Both bills recognize the need for a national freight program. We approach it just a little differently, but there is nothing that can’t be reconciled in a matter of minutes. Further, environmental streamlining is absolutely necessary. Both bills are doing that. We place a new focus on innovation which provides States with flexibility, as in my State of Oklahoma. When we give flexibility to the States, we get a lot more done. This idea that no good ideas are put to work unless they originate in Washington is just not true. Also, long-term certainty, which we are very much concerned with, is there, and it is now a reality. We are now one step closer to putting America back on the map as a place to do business."
Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Of 2015 October 20, 2015
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
"This is not an idea I just cooked up. Look at the academic work of Professor Robert Brulle of Drexel University and Professor Riley Dunlap of Oklahoma State University. Look at the investigative work of Naomi Oreskes’ book “Merchants of Doubt,” David Michaels’ book “Doubt is Their Product,” and Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner’s book “Deceit and Denial,” describing this industry-backed machinery of deception."
Energy And Water Development And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Motion To Proceed October 7, 2015
James Inhofe, R-OK
"I had the occasion and I do this: Every time I hear a big number, I go back to my State of Oklahoma and I do a calculation. I find out how many families in my State of Oklahoma filed a Federal tax return, and then I do the math. As it turned out, that would cost about $3,000 per family. Now, to some people who believe the world is coming to an end and global warming is causing it, that might sound like: Well, $3,000 a family is not that big a deal. But let’s remember—and I would remind the Chair—that it was just a short while ago when Lisa Jackson, who was the President’s nominee and eventually became the Director of the EPA, was asked by me on live TV in our committee: If we do pass any of these things, either by regulation or by legislation, will that have the effect of reducing CO emissions worldwide? She said: No, because this isn’t where the problem is. It is in China. It is in India and in these other countries that I mentioned before. So we would be doing that. Even if you are a believer in the doom philosophy, we would be doing it in a way that is not going to work.2"

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