Oklahoma's Tom Coburn delivered an emotional farewell address to his colleagues in the U.S. Senate immediately after Thursday’s vote on the defense authorization bill.
“I have some adamant opposition to some of the things that we’re doing, but nevertheless I will try to put into context my feelings and thoughts about the great privilege that has been granted to me by the people of Oklahoma,” Coburn said to open his remarks.
U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn is wrapping up his tenure in Congress with the release of a "Tax Decoder" report that criticizes hundreds of billions of dollars in federal tax expenditures, often for what he says are wealthy individuals and businesses.
Coburn held a news conference Tuesday in Washington for the release of the 320-page report that highlights tax fraud and the increasingly complicated nature of the federal tax code.
U.S. Sen Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) told a senior Obama administration official Wednesday the Department of Health and Human Services should've allowed U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla. 1) access to a facility at Fort Sill housing more than 1,000 unaccompanied minors who crossed the southern U.S. border.
Members of Oklahoma's Republican congressional delegation are praising the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in a case involving Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby.
U.S. Sens. Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe issued statements Monday in support of the court's decision and praising the company's owners, the Green family. U.S. Reps. Jim Bridenstine, Tom Cole, and James Lankford also hailed the ruling as one in favor of religious liberty.
U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn hasn't officially endorsed any of the seven Republicans seeking to replace him, but he is criticizing an attack ad against James Lankford, one of the leading candidates.
In a statement issued Thursday, Coburn criticized the ads by independent groups like the Senate Conservatives Fund and Oklahomans for a Conservative Future that support GOP challenger T.W. Shannon. Coburn said the ads "aren't truthful" and mischaracterize Lankford's record.