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January 8, 2015                                               Donelle Harder - (202) 224-1282


Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement on the announcement of U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) retiring at the end of her term in 2016: 

“Sen. Barbara Boxer and I have served in Congress for 28 years together, and it has been a memorable tenure filled with historic accomplishments.   While Senator Boxer and I differ on most issues, we share a deep and mutual respect that has paved the way for true bipartisan efforts in passing vital infrastructure legislation.  With two more years ahead of us,  I look forward to working with Senator Boxer again on a transportation reauthorization bill, and will miss her when it comes time for her next chapter following 2016.”