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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-18/alaska-projects-senators-list-wastefuln
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/donna-cassata/2013-11-08/senate-oks-gay-rights-bill
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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-10-10/if-congress-wants-postal-service-be-s
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Interior secretary outlines priorities for public lands

...investment challenged," she said.Jewell was asked after the speech about the priorities for funding national parks. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., argued this week that Congress is spending too much money on low-priority parks while some of the most...

http://juneauempire.com/becca-clemons/2013-11-01/interior-secretary-outlines-pri
GOP: Stronger borders or no immigration bill

...people can't trust that the border is controlled, you're never going to be able to pass this bill," declared Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.His admonishment...

http://juneauempire.com/erica-werner/2013-05-08/gop-stronger-borders-or-no-immig
Is the GOP self-destructing?

...the federal government - unless Obamacare is defunded. But most Republicans, including conservative stalwart Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, think that's a terrible idea. Not only would it probably fail to stop Obamacare, it could also draw...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-08-06/gop-self-destructing
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Senate's Hurricane Sandy relief bill contains cash for Alaska

...as $150 million for fisheries disasters that could go to Alaska as well as Gulf Coast and New England states. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., sought to strip the fisheries funding, but his amendment failed.To court votes, Democrats last week...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-30/senates-hurricane-sandy-relief-bill-con
State
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122007/sta_20071220009.shtml
News
Outside editorial: Rachel Carson was a visionary with critics

...celebration, Rachel Carson, mother of modern environmentalism, stands accused of genocide. Incited, in part, by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., conservative and libertarian think tanks are blaming the renowned "Silent Spring" author for millions...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053107/opi_20070531024.shtml
Opinion
Begich, Murkowski oppose earmark ban

...to 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/113010/reg_743445823.shtml
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