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Alaska projects on senator's list of wastefulness

...projects nationwide that an Oklahoma senator has singled out as examples of government waste.Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn ranks the commission, which is a federal agency meant to help address life, safety and infrastructure needs in rural...
Senate OKs gay rights bill

...called the vote a "tremendous milestone" that she will always remember throughout her time in the Senate.Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., did not vote. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa...
If Congress wants Postal Service to be a self-sustaining operation, it has to loosen its micromanaging grip

...postal officials would like. The Postal Reform Act of 2013, S 1486, by Sens. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., would allow agency managers to renegotiate pensions for new employees and to base funding of retiree health...
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Vets jobs bill bogs down in Senate battle.Republicans said the effort to help veterans was noble, but the bill was flawed nevertheless.Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma said the federal government already has six job-training programs for veterans and there is no way to know...
GOP senator outlines $68 billion in defense cuts

...version of beef jerky, insists one of the Senate's leading fiscal conservatives. In a new report, Republican Sen. Tom Coburn dubs the Pentagon the "Department of Everything."Coburn details how the Pentagon could save money - vital in a time...
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Begich, Murkowski oppose earmark ban oppose a proposed ban on earmarks that could come before the full Senate in the next couple days. Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is among those pushing for a vote on a binding earmark moratorium as a way to help get federal spending in order. Coburn...
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Stevens should retire

...citizens without homes and jobs, which were lost in Hurricane Katrina and Rita. It is time for you to resign. When Sen. Tom Coburn (Oklahoma), a fiscal conservative with a penchant for trimming pork-barrel projects, took aim at the bridge money...
My turn: Savor your pork, fellow Alaskans, and sleep well

...Washington Post and New York Times, among other large news outlets. Sen. Stevens was riled up because Republican colleague Tom Coburn of Oklahoma had proposed to use the money appropriated to build two bridges in Alaska for helping hurricane victims...
Setting the record straight

...which, incidentally, are no longer earmarked, and to reveal more interesting aspects of the bill. For example, Sen. Tom Coburn, a medical doctor and a Republican representing Oklahoma, is a critic of earmarks and of Alaska. But in the proposed...
Senator wants probe of Young road earmark

...earmark for an Interstate 75 interchange in southwest Florida. Sound off on the important issues at Republican Sen. Tom Coburn said Tuesday he wants a special committee to investigate the earmark to a 2005 transportation bill that provides money...


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