Dr. Coburn Urges White House to Veto Token Earmark Reform
U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today sent the following letter to OMB Director Rob Portman urging the White House to work constructively and aggressively with Congress as policymakers consider earmark reform legislation.
" I'm convinced that the President's ongoing leadership in this area will be critical to ensuring that Congress produces something beyond token reform."
" history suggests that Congress will pass just enough reform to claim it has achieved a reformed process' before returning to the business as usual practices that voters rejected in November."
" What is at stake is not merely Congress' reputation but our ability to put the federal government back on a sustainable fiscal course."