Honorable Don Nickles
United States Senator, Oklahoma, Republican
Senator Nickles was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980. He served in the Oklahoma Senate from 1976 to 1980. He chairs the Budget Committee and also sits on the Finance Committee, where he chairs the Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight; Energy and Resources, where he chairs the Subcommittee on Energy Research, Development, Production, and Regulation; and Rules and Administration. The following is from the February 12, 2004, Senate floor debate on S. 1072, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act.I compliment Senator [James M.] Jeffords [VT-I] and Senator [James M.] Inhofe [OK-R] for their leadership….