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- House unveils bill to speed deportations of illegal immigrant children
- Californians protest middle school for hiring white man to teach cultural studies
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- Appeals court upholds Obamacare tax as constitutional
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Latest Tom Coburn Items
A Republican senator is criticizing the latest federal contract to a government background check firm accused of fraud that also has faced scrutiny over its role in the vetting of Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis.
The problems at Veterans Affairs extend well beyond long wait lists, with a report Tuesday showing the department is plagued with poor care that has cost up to 1,000 veterans their lives and left taxpayers on the hook for nearly $1 billion in malpractice settlements since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sen. Tom Coburn said the Obama administration should have led rather than responded to public opinion when it came to its decision to pull troops out of Iraq.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General is defending its decision to issue a subpoena last week to a nonprofit watchdog group, saying the information could lead to criminal charges tied to a scandal involving patient delays and falsified wait times.
Sen. Tom Coburn, a doctor, said in Republicans' weekly radio address Saturday that the problems at the VA go beyond the long wait times, and include substandard care that's led to veterans' deaths.
Republican senators announced Tuesday a plan to give each patient at the VA a "choice card" that would allow him or her to seek care outside the VA system in certain circumstances.
Only one employee in the entire federal government lost a job due to sequestration, according to a government audit that found the only permanent cut came at the U.S. Parole Commission, which eliminated one position.
Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, said he doesn't believe in a national minimum wage, and if Democrats wanted to prove a point with their Wednesday vote on the issue, they might as well have put the threshold at $100 per hour.
Three of the top Republican contenders for the open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn are expected to tout their conservative credentials at a town hall-style forum.