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Janet Yellen approved by Senate committee

Janet Yellen approved by Senate committee

Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Janet Yellen was approved by the Senate Banking Committee Thursday as President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Federal Reserve, sending her confirmation to a full Senate vote.
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Oklahoma senator undergoing new treatment for prostate cancer

Oklahoma senator undergoing new treatment for prostate cancer

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is undergoing evaluation and treatment after a recurrence of prostate cancer, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Sen. Reid says he has moved on from Coburn's latest attack

Sen. Reid says he has moved on from Coburn's latest attack

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says he has put Sen. Tom Coburn's latest remark, one involving an obscenity, behind him.

Lew: Shutdown damaged the nation's economy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Sunday the government shutdown did damage to the nation's economy.
House unanimously votes to restore fallen soldiers' benefits

House unanimously votes to restore fallen soldiers' benefits

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted unanimously Wednesday to restore Defense Department death benefits for the families of fallen service members.

Sen. Coburn poo-poos 'rumor' of government defaulting on debt

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Bucking warnings from the Obama administration, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said Monday the country would not default if no deal on the debt ceiling materializes.

Many congressional members forgo or donate salaries during shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A growing number of members of the U.S. Congress said they would give up their pay or donate it to charity during the government shutdown that began Tuesday.
The Issue: The budget battle -- to fund or not to fund Obamacare

The Issue: The budget battle -- to fund or not to fund Obamacare

Let's see if we've got this straight: The U.S. government runs out of money in little more than a week and will breach the debt ceiling within a few weeks, Congress is nowhere near approving a fiscal 2014 budget and defunding/repealing healthcare reform remains House Republicans' top priority.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Suspicious substance sent in letters to 10 U.S. senators

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Mail with a suspicious granular substance sent to 10 U.S. senators was intercepted at a screening facility, the Senate sergeant at arms said Wednesday.
Republicans divided on plan to defund Obamacare

Republicans divided on plan to defund Obamacare

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- A pledge to use a U.S. government shutdown to deny funding for healthcare reform has split Senate Republicans, with Bob Corker of Tennessee calling it "silly."
Officials to renew push for conversion to dollar coins

Officials to renew push for conversion to dollar coins

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Despite public resistance the push to convert to a $1 coin from a $1 bill is returning in the United States, proponents of the measure said.

Coburn, Burr oppose government shutdown to fight ACA

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said Friday attempts by congressional Republicans to defund the Affordable Care Act are "dishonest" and cannot succeed.
Obama's pick for No. 2 at Homeland Security probed

Obama's pick for No. 2 at Homeland Security probed

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- President Obama's pick to be Homeland Security's No. 2 chief is being probed for allegedly helping foreign investors get U.S. visas, congressional aides said.

U.S. military realm extends to cyberspace

BALTIMORE, July 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department said it was starting to consider cyberspace one of the new frontiers for the military's focus.
White House setting groundwork for debt-ceiling increase

White House setting groundwork for debt-ceiling increase

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said he had "a good conversation" with some Senate Republicans concerning the U.S. debt ceiling.
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Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) delivers his opening statement during Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 13, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Thomas Allen "Tom" Coburn, M.D. (born March 14, 1948), is an American politician, medical doctor, and Southern Baptist deacon. A member of the Republican Party, he currently serves as the junior U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. In the Senate, he is known as "Dr. No" for his tendency to place holds on and vote against bills he views as unconstitutional.

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