Senator Thomas 'Tom' Allen Coburn's Public Statements


Full Name: Thomas 'Tom' Allen Coburn
Current Office: U.S. Senate - 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
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Issue Position: Iraq and the War on Terror 6/29/14 The Washington Times - Cost of 'Green' Initiatives is Green Security 6/13/14 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 5/21/14 The Washington Times - Coburn: Audit Pentagon Overspending on the Nation's Defense 5/13/14 Urges Department of Defense to Take Additional Steps to Meet Audit Deadlines 5/13/14 Hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - Improving Financial Management at the Department of Defense 3/10/14 Letter to Alan Estevez, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics - End Purchasing Millions of Dollars of Unneeded Inventory 2/12/14 New GAO Report Finds DHS Ammunition Purchases Declined Since 2009 2/12/14 New GAO Report Finds DHS Ammunition Purchases Declined Since 2009 12/10/13 New GAO Report Shows Agencies Can Do More to Increase Contract Savings with Reverse Auctions 12/02/13 Dr. Coburn's Statement on IG Report Showing Serious Weaknesses with DHS's Own Cybersecurity 11/20/13 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 6/25/13 Letter to Eric Fanning, Acting Secretary of the Air - Mandated Auditability 6/21/13 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State of U.S. Department of State - Nuclear Arsenal Reduction 6/06/13 GAO Report Highlights Defense Department's Failure to Curb Improper Payments 5/26/13 Daily News - Republicans Call President Obama 'Tone Deaf' For Suggesting An End to Post-9/11 War 4/29/13 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Duplicative Programs at DOD 3/22/13 Concurrent Budget Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2014 3/12/13 Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 3/12/13 Senators John McCain and Tom Coburn on Wasteful Spending in the Continuing Resolution 3/04/13 FOX "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" - Transcript: 2/21/13 Letter to President Obama - Withdraw Hagel Nomination 1/28/13 Letter to President Obama, McCaskill Urges President to Fill Watchdog Positions at Six Federal Agencies 12/30/12 CBS "Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer" Transcript: Fiscal Cliff and Hagel Nomination 12/21/12 Letter to President Obama - Step Up Pressure, Prevent Nuclear Iran 12/19/12 Letter to President Barack Obama - Iran 12/18/12 Department of Defense Appropriations Act 12/06/12 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army; and to Raymond Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army - SIGAR Referrals 12/06/12 Coburn, Manchin Amendment Pressuring Pentagon to Produce Audit Passes Senate Unanimously 12/04/12 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 - Resumed 11/15/12 Dr. Coburn Releases "Department of Everything" Report on "Non-Defense" Defense Spending 11/11/12 MSNBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript 8/20/12 The Washington Examiner - Why We Must Audit the Pentagon 8/18/12 Why We Must Audit the Pentagon 8/06/12 Aimed at Protecting Taxpayer Dollars, McCaskill and Coburn Take Next Step Toward Pentagon Audit 3/29/12 Senators Highlight Government Accountability Office Study Showing Major Problems with Defense Department's New Billion-Dollar Accounting Systems 12/16/11 Letter to Ashton B. Carter, PhD Deputy Secretary of Defense for U.S. Department of Defense 11/29/11 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 11/28/11 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 11/04/11 Letter to Ashton B. Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense of U.S. Department of Defense 11/02/11 Inhofe, Coburn, Cole & Lankford Praise Air Force Announcement 10/31/11 Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 8/15/11 Letter to Defense Finance and Accounting Service Director McKay 7/12/11 Letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta 7/11/11 CBS "Face the Nation" - Transcript 7/07/11 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States 5/19/11 Senators Coburn and Carper Introduce Bill to Limit Printing Costs at the Department of Defense Savings: $20 million 5/18/11 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama 4/29/11 Letter to The Honorable Robert F. Hale, Under Secretary (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Defense 4/05/11 Letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell