4/2/2004 1:10:00 PM
To: National, Assignment desks and Daybook Editor
Contact: Thomas W. Roskelly of the Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy, 410-268-3302, Ext. 104
The Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy is proud to announce that the Honorable James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), U.S. Senate, will be honored at The Center's 2004 Annual Dinner, to be held on Wed., April 28, at the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C.
This year, as in years past, The Center will be recognizing an individual or individuals for work in their field supporting rational, science-based thinking and policy-making. For 2004, The Center is pleased to honor Senator Inhofe, one of the leading voices in the Senate, and pay tribute to his work in promoting science-based public policy. He was first elected to the Senate in 1994 to complete the unexpired term of Senator David Boren who resigned to become president of the University of Oklahoma. He was re-elected in 1996 and again in 2002.
In January 2003, Inhofe became the chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works. As chairman, his priorities include strengthening our Nation's infrastructure, continuing strong environmental protections and improving national security. He said he will work to restore common sense and sound science to the regulatory decisions of the Environmental Protection Agency on such issues as climate variability, clean air mandates, wetlands, and endangered species. He is also a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he continues to play a leadership role on defense and national security issues.
The evening's keynote address will feature Tony Snow, FOX News Channel's political analyst and host of "Weekend Live with Tony Snow." Snow, who joined the FOX network in 1996, also contributes to the network's political and election news coverage.
The schedule for the evening includes a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Seats can be reserved by contacting The Annapolis Center at 410-268-3302.
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