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2013-05-09 16:25:23

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A proposal by Sen. Tom Coburn to expand gun rights made sense, and Senate anti-gunners who opposed the measure should be held accountable by voters, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. Sen. Coburn's proposal would have allowed armed private citizens to legally carry firearms on Army Corps of Engineers lands in states where carrying firearms for personal safety is already legal. The vote was 56-43, four...

2012-03-13 15:24:00

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some experts predict that Medicare will become insolvent as early as 2016. To meet the fiscal challenge of Medicare, which the Congressional Budget Office has determined to be one of the largest facing our country, Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D., (R-Okla.) has introduced the Seniors' Choice Act, which aims to reduce costs through competitive bidding for benefits and increasing cost-sharing by wealthier Americans. Sen. Coburn will...

2012-02-29 16:11:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a candid and non-partisan expose set to release on April 17, Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn, the man many in Washington refer to as "Dr. No," will detail who and what he claims has led the United States to the edge of financial calamity. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120229/CL62298 ) Bucking the conventional wisdom that blames lobbyists, gridlock and obstructionism, Coburn will instead place the responsibility...

2011-12-29 06:40:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement has been made by the NASCSP: Senator Tom Coburn's 2011 "Wastebook" is misleading and factually inaccurate in its assertion that the low-income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) "lets taxpayer funds slip through the cracks." WAP has been a resounding success. The Recovery Act WAP only further proved this by improving the homes and lives of over 600,000 low-income families, exceeding the goals of President Obama's...

2011-07-20 16:16:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Sooner or later, some senator or congressman was going to target benefits earned by veterans," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). "It seems that Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) is the one who has taken aim and fired." Senator Coburn, a medical doctor with a well-earned reputation as a fiscal conservative, has offered an amendment to H.R. 2055, the Military Construction and Veterans' Affairs and...

2011-07-20 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion has voiced its strong opposition to a cost cutting proposal by U.S. Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma that would, in the words of the Legion's national commander, "undo the good work of two decades." Sen. Coburn has introduced a proposed amendment to the fiscal year 2012 Military Construction Appropriations (MilCon/VA) Bill that would, in the Legion's opinion, possibly deny benefits to many deserving veterans who have...

2011-06-17 17:40:00

O'Donnell: "We've got a Republican here talking about tax increases. Is this the first flicker of hope that the Republican tax cut fever might be fading?" Reich: "Maybe we are seeing the beginning of a willingness to raise taxes on corporations and indeed, raise taxes on the very wealthy. Wouldn't that be something!" WASHINGTON, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Tom Coburn continues to be showered with praise for his increasingly aggressive calls for tax increases as part...

2011-06-10 18:34:00

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans for Tax Reform today reiterated its support for full, tax revenue neutral repeal of all government granted advantages and preferences to the ethanol industry. To this end, ATR is pleased to support Senator Jim DeMint's amendment which repeals the Renewable Fuel Standard (ethanol mandate) and kills the death tax. This amendment fills in the gaps left by Senator Tom Coburn's ethanol amendment and overwhelms the Coburn tax increase...

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2011-05-26 13:50:00

US Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) on Thursday released a new report that raises questions regarding the National Science Foundation's (NSF) priorities and management of funds for seemingly unneeded research. His report -- "The National Science Foundation: Under the Microscope" -- identifies more than $1.2 billion the NSF has lost due to waste, fraud, duplication and mismanagement and an additional $1.7 billion in unspent funds. The report, obtained exclusively by ABC News, shows that...

2011-02-15 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today welcomed the creation of a new Senate subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, to be chaired by Sen. Al Franken, D-MI, and urged the panel to hold hearings on the Google Wi-Spy scandal. The nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group also said the new committee should consider Do Not Track Me legislation. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee...