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Thomas Coburn's Public Statements on Issue: Government Operations

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
July 28, 2014 GAO: 83,000 DOD Employees and Contractors with Security Clearances Owe $730 Million in Federal Taxes
July 24, 2014 Coburn, Carper Introduce Bill to Eliminate Unnecessary and Outdated Reports
May 16, 2014 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of the United States Census Bureau - Regarding Preparation for the 2020 Census
April 28, 2014 House Unanimously Passes Bipartisan DATA Act
April 3, 2014 McCaskill - Coburn Bill Would Eliminate Federal Agency, Stop Government from Selling Reports Already Available Online for Free
March 14, 2014 Klobuchar, Feinstein, Coburn, Flake Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Stabilize Funding for Patent and Trademark Office
March 12, 2014 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill Requiring Bureaucracy to Disclose Programs
March 6, 2014 Chairman Carper, Ranking Member Coburn Commend Senate on Confirmation of Critical DHS Leadership
Feb. 26, 2014 Letter to Arthur Elkins, Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency - OIG Investigation into EPA'S Failed Attempt to Shutdown Hydraulic Fracturing
Feb. 12, 2014 New GAO Report Finds DHS Ammunition Purchases Declined Since 2009
Jan. 14, 2014 New GAO Report Finds Transparency Discrepancies with IT Dashboard
Dec. 30, 2013 The Year Washington Fled Reality
Nov. 6, 2013 Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill to Consolidate Federal IT Infrastructure, Save Taxpayer Dollars
Oct. 29, 2013 Coburn Calls Out Parochial Congress in New Oversight Report on National Park Service
Oct. 23, 2013 Chairman Carper, Ranking Member Coburn Highlight Report Calling for Increased Transparency in High-Value Leases
Oct. 20, 2013 NBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript: Debt Limit and ACA
Oct. 2, 2013 Continuing Appropriations
Sept. 30, 2013 Chairman Carper, Ranking Member Coburn Statements on USPS Default on Payment for Future Retirees
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to Kathryn Ruemmler, Counsel to the President - Obamacare Implementation
July 31, 2013 Dr. Coburn and Senator Paul Introduce Legislation to Restore Constitutional Limitations on Congressional Power
July 29, 2013 Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Better Manage Federal Property
July 25, 2013 Senators Introduce Bill to Limit Lavish Government Conferences
July 24, 2013 Carper, Coburn Introduce Legislation to Curb Improper Payments to Deceased Individuals
July 17, 2013 Portman and Coburn Introduce Bill to Limit Use of "Official Time" in Federal Workforce
July 10, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius - HHS Audit
June 18, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - Nomination of the Honorable Daniel M. Tangherlini to be the Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration
June 12, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee - Nomination of Howard A. Shelanski to be Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget
June 3, 2013 Chairman Carper, Ranking Member Coburn Highlight Release of Federal Program Inventory
May 23, 2013 Senators Coburn and Pryor Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Require Federal Employees to Pay Federal Taxes
May 22, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee - Performance Management and Congressional Oversight: 380 Recommendations to Reduce Overlap and Duplication to Make Washington More Efficent
May 13, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security - Nomination of Brian C. Deese to be Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget
May 10, 2013 Chairman Carper, Ranking Member Coburn Statement on Latest USPS Financial Losses
May 7, 2013 Social Security Report Calls for Increased Attention to the Death Master File
April 24, 2013 Apr 24 2013 Senators Coburn and Udall Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Duplication and Overlap of Federal Programs
April 16, 2013 New GAO Report Calls for Improved Reporting of the Effectiveness of Training Programs for Federal Acquisition Personnel
March 10, 2013 NBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript
Feb. 13, 2013 Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Coburn Announce HSGAC Subcommittees for 113th Congress
Jan. 24, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Inspector General
Aug. 2, 2012 Senates Chooses to Pay for Trade Bill with More Borrowing and Deferred Tax Increases Rather than Eliminating Duplication and Waste
April 19, 2012 Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2011 - Motion to Proceed - Continued
Feb. 2, 2012 Letter to Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader
Dec. 16, 2011 Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report
Dec. 7, 2011 The "Taxpayers Right to Know Act' Introduced in Both Chambers of Congress Today
June 29, 2011 Amendment No. 521
May 25, 2011 Hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - How to Save Taxpayer Dollars: Case Studies of Duplication in the Federal Government
May 24, 2011 Coburn, Levin to Hold Hearing on Tax Cheating Stimulus Contractors
Feb. 8, 2011 Dr. Coburn Releases Oversight Report on Job Training Programs
Dec. 9, 2010 Sens. Carper, Coburn Hail Senate Passage of Bipartisan Census Reform Bill
Sept. 29, 2010 Setting Priorities
Sept. 14, 2010 Op-Ed - Less Could Be More
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