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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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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...
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...
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...
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Senate's Hurricane Sandy relief bill contains cash for Alaska $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...
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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