Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today sent a letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, requesting confirmation of factual statements made in internal Army Corps of Engineer documents provided to the committee.
“Thank you for your prompt response to my July 16, 2015 letter to you requesting certain documents, the existence of which only recently came to my attention, relating to the development of the revised definition of the term ‘waters of the United States’ (WOTUS),” wrote Inhofe. “[W]hile interspersed with staff recommendations and legal conclusions that I understand you wish to keep confidential and hidden from the American public, the facts in these documents support my conclusion, and the conclusion of the 30 states that have already filed lawsuits challenging the final WOTUS rule, that the rule is lacking factual, technical and legal support.
Sen. Ted Cruz
WASHINGTON, D.C. – After speaking on the Senate floor Sunday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement:
“We’ve just seen something extraordinary on the Senate floor. The American people elected a Republican majority believing that a Republican majority would be somehow different from a Democratic majority in the United States Senate. Unfortunately, the way the current Senate operates, there is one party, the Washington party.
A lawsuit by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch seeks to block Barack Obama’s dangerous treaty with Iran from being unconstitutionally ratified through a Congressional law that surrendered power to Obama.
The lawsuit by Florida citizen Klayman names his U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson and Congressman Patrick Murphy, who all voted for the bill, and Obama who signed it into law. These representatives acted in disregard of their obligations to uphold the U.S. Constitution the filing asserts. Rubio is even raising money opposing the treaty although he voted for the bill that makes it possible.
Commissioner Dana Murphy
Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy has been appointed to the Advisory Council to the Board of Directors of the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI).
EPRI is an independent, nonprofit organization conducting research, development, and demonstration projects relating to the generation, delivery, and use of electricity for the benefit of the public.
The Shock and Mystics tip off on Tuesday.
TULSA, OK—The Tulsa Shock’s six game home win streak ended on Sunday afternoon and a losing streak extended to two when the Minnesota Lynx and Washington Mystics handed the Shock a pair of losses during a tumultuous week of developments with the franchise that didn’t involve basketball.
On Sunday afternoon, the Shock suffered their first home loss on Sunday afternoon when Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx came into town and handed them their first home loss downing them 79-72 in front of 5,987 in the BOK Center. Lynx superstar Maya Moore scored 32 points and nabbed ten rebounds for Minnesota in a game that saw the Shock control most of the first half, only to collapse in the third quarter after an ominous prediction by Shock head coach Fred Williams came true.