How Coburn Made a Difference

The retiring senator blocked more bad ideas and lousy bills than most Americans will ever know.

Kimberley A. Strassel The Wall Street Journal 1/1/2015

Members of Congress come and go, and many leave Washington no better or worse than they found it. A few make a mark, and Congress is losing one of them: Tom […]

Tom Coburn’s Stirring Message to Fellow Senators, in 90 Seconds

Melissa Quinn The Daily Signal 12/11/2014

In an emotional farewell address, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., today encouraged fellow lawmakers to heed their oath of office, saying it doesn’t include securing goodies for their home states.

Coburn, perhaps best known for combating government waste, took to the Senate floor for his remarks. The Oklahoma Republican reminded […]

Sessions: Border Crisis ‘A Direct Failure of Presidential Leadership’

Philip Wegmann The Daily Signal 7/10/2014

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said President Obama would rather play politics than follow the law to remedy the humanitarian crisis festering at the southern border.

“This is a direct failure of presidential leadership,” Sessions said Thursday at the Eagle Forum’s annual leadership conference. “I’ve never seen anything like this […]

Fallon Mocks Obamacare Enrollment Numbers

Katrina Trinko The Foundry Heritage.org 4/2/2014

Comedian Jimmy Fallon isn’t buying the hype over the 7.1 million Obamacare enrollees announced yesterday.

“It’s amazing what you can achieve when you make something mandatory, and fine people if they don’t do it, and keep extending the deadline for months,” cracked the Tonight Show host. “It’s like a […]

Senators Predicted Obamacare’s Negative Side Effects

$1.058 trillion in new taxes, five million insurance cancellations

Elizabeth Harrington The Washington Free Beacon 4/1/2014

Sens. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) and John Barrasso (R., Wyo.) released a new report Tuesday evening highlighting Obamacare’s failures, including forcing millions of Americans off their health insurance plans and adding $1 trillion in new taxes.

The senators, both […]

GOP senators unveil first health care plan in an Obamacare world

Philip Klein The Washington Examiner 1/27/2014

Republican senators on Monday unveiled a plan to replace President Obama’s health care law that reflects the limitations on GOP health policy created by the rollout of Obamacare.

Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, would repeal Obamacare as part of the Patient Choice, Affordability, […]