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Mon August 20, 2012
Inhofe says Republicans will have Senate Majority
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe predicts his party will regain the majority in the U.S. Senate after the November elections — but even with that advantage, he believes Republicans won't have a veto-proof majority.
Inhofe made the remarks Monday morning during a breakfast in Tulsa sponsored by the State Chamber of Oklahoma.
The 77-year-old senator, who is not up for re-election this year, touted several recent accomplishments, including funding state transportation projects and passing into law his so-called Pilot's Bill of Rights.
Inhofe also took political shots at the Obama administration, accusing it of adding more than $5 trillion to the national debt. He says the president wants to raise taxes and cut defense spending to pay for it.
Inhofe is up for re-election in 2014.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.