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Thomas Coburn's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

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: Iraq and the War on Terror
June 29, 2014 The Washington Times - Cost of 'Green' Initiatives is Green Security
June 13, 2014 Letter to Robert Hale, Under Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Defense, and Jon T. Rymer, Inspector General of the Department of Defense - Defense Department Plugging Numbers
May 21, 2014 The Washington Times - Coburn: Audit Pentagon Overspending on the Nation's Defense
May 13, 2014 Urges Department of Defense to Take Additional Steps to Meet Audit Deadlines
May 13, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - Improving Financial Management at the Department of Defense
March 10, 2014 Letter to Alan Estevez, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics - End Purchasing Millions of Dollars of Unneeded Inventory
Feb. 12, 2014 New GAO Report Finds DHS Ammunition Purchases Declined Since 2009
Feb. 12, 2014 New GAO Report Finds DHS Ammunition Purchases Declined Since 2009
Dec. 10, 2013 New GAO Report Shows Agencies Can Do More to Increase Contract Savings with Reverse Auctions
Dec. 2, 2013 Dr. Coburn's Statement on IG Report Showing Serious Weaknesses with DHS's Own Cybersecurity
Nov. 20, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
June 25, 2013 Letter to Eric Fanning, Acting Secretary of the Air - Mandated Auditability
June 21, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State of U.S. Department of State - Nuclear Arsenal Reduction
June 6, 2013 GAO Report Highlights Defense Department's Failure to Curb Improper Payments
May 26, 2013 Daily News - Republicans Call President Obama 'Tone Deaf' For Suggesting An End to Post-9/11 War
April 29, 2013 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Duplicative Programs at DOD
March 22, 2013 Concurrent Budget Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2014
March 12, 2013 Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
March 12, 2013 Senators John McCain and Tom Coburn on Wasteful Spending in the Continuing Resolution
March 4, 2013 FOX "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" - Transcript:
Feb. 21, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Withdraw Hagel Nomination
Jan. 28, 2013 Letter to President Obama, McCaskill Urges President to Fill Watchdog Positions at Six Federal Agencies
Dec. 30, 2012 CBS "Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer" Transcript: Fiscal Cliff and Hagel Nomination
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to President Obama - Step Up Pressure, Prevent Nuclear Iran
Dec. 19, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iran
Dec. 18, 2012 Department of Defense Appropriations Act
Dec. 6, 2012 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army; and to Raymond Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army - SIGAR Referrals
Dec. 6, 2012 Coburn, Manchin Amendment Pressuring Pentagon to Produce Audit Passes Senate Unanimously
Dec. 4, 2012 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 - Resumed
Nov. 15, 2012 Dr. Coburn Releases "Department of Everything" Report on "Non-Defense" Defense Spending
Nov. 11, 2012 MSNBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript
Aug. 20, 2012 The Washington Examiner - Why We Must Audit the Pentagon
Aug. 18, 2012 Why We Must Audit the Pentagon
Aug. 6, 2012 Aimed at Protecting Taxpayer Dollars, McCaskill and Coburn Take Next Step Toward Pentagon Audit
March 29, 2012 Senators Highlight Government Accountability Office Study Showing Major Problems with Defense Department's New Billion-Dollar Accounting Systems
Dec. 16, 2011 Letter to Ashton B. Carter, PhD Deputy Secretary of Defense for U.S. Department of Defense
Nov. 29, 2011 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Nov. 28, 2011 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Nov. 4, 2011 Letter to Ashton B. Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense of U.S. Department of Defense
Nov. 2, 2011 Inhofe, Coburn, Cole & Lankford Praise Air Force Announcement
Oct. 31, 2011 Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Aug. 15, 2011 Letter to Defense Finance and Accounting Service Director McKay
July 12, 2011 Letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
July 11, 2011 CBS "Face the Nation" - Transcript
July 7, 2011 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States
May 19, 2011 Senators Coburn and Carper Introduce Bill to Limit Printing Costs at the Department of Defense Savings: $20 million
May 18, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - U.S. Armed Forces in Libya
April 29, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Robert F. Hale, Under Secretary (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Defense
April 5, 2011 Letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell
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