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Thomas Coburn's Public Statements on Issue: Legislative Branch

Full Name: Thomas 'Tom' Allen Coburn
Office: U.S. Senate (OK) - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Carolyn; 3 Children: Callie, Katie, Sarah
Birth Date: 03/14/1948
Birth Place: Casper, WY
Home City: Muskogee, OK
Religion: Baptist
Date Title
Issue Position: Congressional Ethics
Issue Position: Term Limits
May 9, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Congressional Leaders - Congressional Earmarking
May 1, 2014 Senators Coburn and Udall Circulate Bipartisan Letter in Support of Earmark Ban
Dec. 30, 2013 The Year Washington Fled Reality
Dec. 11, 2013 Ranking Member Coburn's Statement on Nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas
Oct. 3, 2013 Contract From America
Sept. 17, 2013 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Aug. 2, 2013 Sen. Toomey Joins Sens. Coburn & Paul To Restore Constitutional Limits On Congressional Power
June 24, 2013 Letter to Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader - Immigration Bill
June 13, 2012 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act
May 21, 2012 GAO Finds Not All FDA Employees Are Held Accountable for Meeting User Fee Agreement Goals
Feb. 3, 2012 Dr. Coburn Votes Against STOCK Act
June 22, 2011 Dr. Coburn Introduces Bill to Restore Constitutional Limitations on Congressional Power
June 22, 2011 Enumerated Powers Act of 2011
March 2, 2011 Pay Prohibition
Feb. 1, 2011 Dr. Coburn Commends Senate Appropriations Committee for Imposing Earmark Moratorium
Jan. 27, 2011 Senators Coburn and Warner Introduce Lee's STOP Act in Senate
Dec. 7, 2010 Dr. Coburn Applauds Taxpayer Groups for Exposing Scope, Cost of Earmark Requests
June 21, 2010 Letter To Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker
May 6, 2010 Dr. Coburn Says Secret Spending and Deliberations, Not Secret Holds, are the Problem Calls Hotline Process McCarthyite; Files 2nd Degree Amendment to Stop Secret Spending
Sept. 30, 2009 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010 - Conference Report - Continued
Sept. 30, 2009 Dr. Coburn Says Leg Branch Appropriations Bill Shows a Failure of Leadership in Congress
July 6, 2009 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010
June 25, 2009 Dr. Coburn Introduces Bill Limiting Congress To Powers Granted In The Constitution
Jan. 15, 2009 Designating Certain Land As Components Of The National Wilderness Preservation System
Sept. 24, 2008 Congressional Oversight
July 23, 2008 CRS Report: 94% of Senate Bills Passed in Secret
April 17, 2008 Coconut Road Congressional Investigation Obstructed by Partisan Tactics
March 13, 2008 Dr. Coburn Calls Earmarking an Unconstitutional Abuse of Power
Sept. 28, 2007 Senate Accepts Coburn ‘No-Bid' Earmark Amendment
Sept. 17, 2007 Roll Call - Hotlined' Bills Spark Concern
Aug. 2, 2007 Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007
Aug. 2, 2007 Dr. Coburn Calls Ethics Bill a Landmark Betrayal
May 10, 2007 Dr. Coburn, Senator DeMint Say WRDA Bill Violates Congress' Commitment to Reform Pork Process
April 17, 2007 Unanimous Consent Request --S. Res. 123
April 12, 2007 Letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
Jan. 19, 2007 Dr. Coburn Criticizes Senate's Empty Commitment to End Earmarks to Family Members
Jan. 18, 2007 Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007--Resumed
Jan. 9, 2007 Dr. Coburn Urges White House to Veto Token Earmark Reform
March 29, 2006 Dr. Coburn Votes Against Lobbying Reform Bill
March 28, 2006 Dr. Coburn Criticizes Senate for Silencing Lobbying Reform Debate
Jan. 25, 2006 Dear Colleague Letter From Senators Coburn and McCain on Earmarks
Jan. 24, 2006 Marysville (Calif.) Appeal-Democrat - Congress Won't Stop Pigging Out on Pork Without Squealing
Nov. 17, 2005 Tax Relief Act of 2005
Nov. 17, 2005 Majority of Senators Rebuke Ethics Committee's Position on Dr. Coburn's Medical Practice
Oct. 18, 2005 Dr. Coburn Calls for Permanent Repeal Of Automatic Congressional Pay Raise
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Congressional Ethics
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Holding Spending
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