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Thomas Coburn's Public Statements on Issue: Entitlements and the Safety Net

Office: U.S. Senate (OK) - Jr, Republican
Date Title
Issue Position: Tax Reform
Issue Position: Budget and Spending
Issue Position: Social Security
Oct. 8, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - We Must Protect Congressional Authority, Prohibit ObamaCare Bailout
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Fraud Prevention System Report
June 9, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Investigate Evidence of Criminal Wrongdoing at VA Medical Facilities
June 3, 2014 Senators Coburn, Burr, McCain, and Flake introduce the Veterans Choice Act
May 30, 2014 Dr. Coburn's Statement on Resignation of Sec. Shinseki
May 22, 2014 Letter to Carl Levin, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations, and John McCain, Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations - Regarding Investigation into Veteran's Healthcare System
April 16, 2014 Senator Coons Introduces Bill to Help Patients Take Better Control of Their Medical Care
April 7, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Lankford, Coburn Seek Answers from CMS about OK Hospital "DSH' Payments
March 31, 2014 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014
March 14, 2014 Udall, Coburn Welcome Support for Proposal to End Unemployment Benefits for Millionaires as Part of Extension of Long-Term Jobless Benefits
March 6, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Servies - GOP Senators Call for Details on Administration Plan to Grant Exemptions from Electronic Health Records Regulations
Feb. 12, 2014 Military Retirement COLA
Feb. 3, 2014 Agricultural Act of 2014
Jan. 27, 2014 Burr, Coburn, Hatch Unveil Obamacare Replacement Plan
Jan. 15, 2014 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 -- Motion to Proceed
Jan. 7, 2014 Federal Agencies Continue Improper Payments to Deceased People
Jan. 7, 2014 Carper, Coburn Highlight New Administration Proposal to Combat Fraudulent Drug Diversion From Medicare
Dec. 22, 2013 MSNBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript: Health Care, Budget, and Iran Sanctions
Dec. 12, 2013 Members Commend Senate Finance Committee Inclusion of PRIME Act Amendment
Dec. 12, 2013 Sens. Toomey, Carper, Coburn, Brown Lead Bipartisan Effort To Curb Prescription Drug Abuse
Nov. 12, 2013 Senators Burr, Coburn, Chambliss Reintroduce Public-Private Employee Retirement Parity Act
Oct. 31, 2013 HHS Haunts Taxpayers by Paying Millions to Deceased and Undocumented Individuals
Oct. 7, 2013 HSGAC Senators Release Social Security Disability Fraud Report
Aug. 2, 2013 Chairman Carper, Ranking Member Coburn Introduce Bipartisan Postal Reform Bill
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to Kathryn Ruemmler, Counsel to the President - Obamacare Implementation
July 26, 2013 Hatch, Grassley, Coburn Welcome CMS Action to Prevent Waste, Fraud, & Abuse Within Medicare
June 24, 2013 Coburn and McCaskill Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Means-Test Medicare Premiums
June 20, 2013 Coburn and McCaskill Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Means-Test Medicare Premiums
June 17, 2013 McCaskill, Coburn Seek Support from Colleagues on Revision to Health Care Law
June 17, 2013 Letter to Sens. Begich, Murkowski, Boxer, Feinstein, Bennet, Udall, Blumenthal, Murphy, Cowan, Warren, Heller, Reid, Ayotte, Shaheen, Menendez, Reed, Whitehouse - Disparity in Medicare's Hospital Wage Index
June 13, 2013 Letter to Sens. Sessions, Shelby, Flake, McCain, Boozman, Carper, Coons, Nelson, Rubio, Chambliss, Isakson, Hirono, Schatz, Crapo, Risch, Durbin, Kirk, Coats, Donnelly, Harkin, Paul, Landrieu, Collins, King, Levin, Stabenow, Cochran, Baucus, Tester, Fischer, Johanns, Heinrich, Udall, Gillibrand, Schumer, Heitkamp, Hoeven, Wyden, Casey, Toomey, Graham, Scott, Johnson, Thune, Alexander, Corker, Cornyn, Cruz, Hatch, Lee, Leahy, Sanders, Cantwell, Murray, Manchin, Rockerfeller, Johnson, Barrasso - Disparity in Medicare's Hospital Wage Index System
June 10, 2013 Senators Carper, Coburn and Congressmen Roskam, Carney Lead Bipartisan Effort to Combat Billions of Dollars in Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Medicare and Medicaid
June 6, 2013 Senators King, Coburn, Manchin & Flake Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Overlapping Benefit Payments
May 16, 2013 Senators Coburn, Burr Introduce Bill to Prevent Unrealistic Medicaid FMAP
May 15, 2013 Senators Coburn, Burr Introduce Bill to Prevent Unrealistic Medicaid FMAP
May 7, 2013 Social Security Report Calls for Increased Attention to the Death Master File
May 1, 2013 GAO Report Describes Medicaid Improper Payments
April 17, 2013 The Hill - Change Medicare to Save Medicare
March 28, 2013 HHS Report Shows Tens of Millions Lost to Med
March 28, 2013 HHS Report Shows Tens of Millions Lost to Medicare Overpayments
Jan. 10, 2013 Inspector General Report Reveals Major Shortcomings in Medicare Oversight
Jan. 2, 2013 Dr. Coburn's Statement on Fiscal Cliff Vote
Dec. 17, 2012 Senators Echo Calls in New Report for Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to Reduce Duplication
Dec. 9, 2012 ABC "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" - Transcript: Fiscal Cliff
Nov. 26, 2012 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" - Transcript
Nov. 21, 2012 Washington Times - Learning the Real Election Day Lesson
Sept. 13, 2012 Dr. Coburn Releases New Investigative Report on Problems Uncovered in Social Security Disability Program
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