State of Oklahoma Archives: on Foreign Policy
Prohibit UN Agenda 21 from infringing on property rights
Shannon voted YEA on March 13, 2013 on HB 1412: Prohibiting compliance with United Nations Agenda 21/Sustainable Development (Bill passed House, 67-17).
Source: OnTheIssues synopsis of Oklahoma Legislature voting records
Mar 13, 2013
- An Act prohibiting adoption of United Nations Agenda 21/Sustainable
Development policies that restrict private property rights without due process;
- Prohibiting state and political subdivisions from expending and receiving funds to implement United Nations Agenda 21/Sustainable Development.
- The state or any
political subdivision of the state shall not adopt or implement policy recommendations that deliberately or inadvertently infringe upon or restrict private property rights without due process, as may be required by policy recommendations originating in,
or traceable to United Nations Agenda 21/Sustainable Development and any of its subsequent modifications, or any other international law or ancillary plan of action that contravenes the Constitution of the United States or the Oklahoma Constitution.
$187K Congress-paid travel to Africa for "a Jesus thing"
In the past decade, Sen. Jim Inhofe of Tulsa has made at least 20 trips to Africa as part of a mission that he frequently describes in religious terms. Inhofe's African trips have cost taxpayers more than $187,000 since 1999.
The trips--which Inhofe
has referred to publicly as "a Jesus thing"--have spanned the continent, mostly Uganda and Ethiopia. Early this month, he and three US House members, plus staff members, visited both of those countries to talk to their leaders about AIDS.
Inhofe said he personally paid for his first trip. But since 1999, his travel has been funded by taxpayers.
Inhofe said his work in Africa focuses on humanitarian, national security and economic matters. He has also used the official travel for
fellowship activities related to the low-profile religious organization that puts on the National Prayer Breakfast. "I'm guilty of two things," Inhofe said in a recent interview. "I'm a Jesus guy, and I have a heart for Africa."
Source: NewsOK.com coverage of 2014 Oklahoma Senate race
Dec 21, 2008