Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) has put out a press release welcoming the passage of an extension of highway funding -- which was included in the jobs bill he'd voted to block two days ago, and then voted in favor of on final passage today.
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"I am extremely pleased that after months of unnecessary delay, the United States Senate finally passed legislation that includes an extension of the Federal Highway Program," Inhofe said in the release. "Oklahoma and states across the nation have been forced to pay a steep price, in many cases with significant jobs losses and cancelled highway projects, because of the failure of Democrats and Republicans in Washington to come together sooner to get the job done."
On his Senate Web site, Inhofe also includes a YouTube video of part of his floor speech in favor of the jobs bill's final passage. Inhofe holds up his solid conservative credentials, while also discussing the importance of national infrastructure. He can also be seen criticizing a fellow Senator, Republican Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, for voting against this bill but having been in favor of the $700 billion TARP bailout. No mention is made in the press release or this video of the fact that two days ago, Inhofe voted to block this very bill.