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Senate confirms Burwell for HHS

Senate confirms Burwell for HHS

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) --Sylvia Matthews Burwell was easily confirmed by the Senate Thursday to be the next secretary of Health and Human Services.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate advances Sylvia Burwell nomination

Senate advances Sylvia Burwell nomination

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --The Senate voted Wednesday to advance the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of Health and Human Services.
Gabrielle Levy
Senators propose competing bills to fix VA problems

Senators propose competing bills to fix VA problems

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) --Sens. Bernie Sanders and John McCain proposed competing bills this week in an effort to repair some of the problems plaguing the Veterans Affairs health system.
Gabrielle Levy
Senators seek assurances from HHS nominee Burwell

Senators seek assurances from HHS nominee Burwell

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) --Senators questioned Sylvia Mathews Burwell on how she planned to work with Congress if confirmed as secretary of Health and Human Services.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate gives final approval to farm bill

Senate gives final approval to farm bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate gave final approval to the farm bill Tuesday, following House approval last week.

Oklahoma House speaker to run for Senate seat

TULSA, Okla., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The field of Oklahoma Republicans vying for a soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat in a special election appears to have solidified, political observers said.
Coburn says he's doing great, despite Obamacare

Coburn says he's doing great, despite Obamacare

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said Tuesday he isn't allowed specialists under the Affordable Care Act, but is still getting "great care."

GOP senators offer plan that would repeal Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Republican lawmakers unveiled a plan Monday that would repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a program of their own.
Oklahoma Rep. James Lankford to seek GOP nod for Coburn's Senate seat

Oklahoma Rep. James Lankford to seek GOP nod for Coburn's Senate seat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Lankford, R-Okla., announced Monday he will seek the Republican nomination for retiring Sen. Tom Coburn's seat.
OK Sen. Coburn to retire at end of session

OK Sen. Coburn to retire at end of session

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, a medical doctor and outspoken fiscal conservative, said he would retire two years early at the end of the current congressional session.

Force feed fed constitutional compliance

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- After the American Revolutionary War, the new country's leaders labored to create a government structure optimizing citizens' self-governance.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Coburn: Republicans should take more positive approach to healthcare

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Republicans should talk about how they would change the U.S. healthcare system instead of demanding the repeal of Obamacare, Sen. Tom Coburn said Sunday.

Senator says Nevada brothel write-offs cost IRS $17.5 million yearly

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Nevada's legal brothels shouldn't be able to deduct such items as breast implants and prostitutes' wages from their U.S. income taxes, an Oklahoma senator says.
Lawmakers seek to cap spending on oil paintings

Lawmakers seek to cap spending on oil paintings

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill that would cap excessive spending on oil paintings of government officials.
Senate-House conferees approve $632.8B defense authorization bill

Senate-House conferees approve $632.8B defense authorization bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A bipartisan deal on a $632.8 billion National Defense Authorization Act has been reached, top U.S. defense lawmakers in the Senate and House said.
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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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