Tom Coburn

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Thomas Allen Coburn (born March 14, 1948) is an American politician and physician.wikipedia
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2004 United States Senate election in Oklahoma

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In 2004, he returned to political life with a successful run for the U.S. Senate.
Republican nominee Tom Coburn won the open seat.

2010 United States Senate election in Oklahoma

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Coburn was re-elected to a second term in 2010 and pledged not to seek a third term in 2016.
Incumbent first-term Republican U.S. Senator Tom Coburn won re-election to a second term.

Sarah Coburn

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In 1968, he married Carolyn Denton, the 1967 Miss Oklahoma; their three daughters are Callie, Katie and Sarah, a leading operatic soprano.
Sarah Coburn (born August 4, 1977) is an American operatic soprano who was born in Petersburg, Virginia and is the daughter of former United States Senator from Oklahoma, Tom Coburn.

O. W. Coburn School of Law

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Coburn's father was an optician and founder of Coburn Optical Industries, and a named donor to O. W. Coburn School of Law at Oral Roberts University.
The school was named after donor Orin Wesley Coburn, the founder of Coburn Optical Industries and the father of future US politician Tom Coburn.

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

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After leaving Congress, Coburn worked with the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research on its efforts to reform the Food and Drug Administration, becoming a senior fellow of the institute in December 2016.
Notable members of the committee include former FDA commissioner Andrew C. von Eschenbach and former Oklahoma senator (now Institute senior fellow) Tom Coburn.

Muskogee, Oklahoma

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He then opened Maternal & Family Practice in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and served as a deacon in a Southern Baptist Church.
The city is also home to former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn.

Kirk Humphreys

Former Oklahoma City Mayor Kirk Humphreys (the favorite of the state and national Republican establishment) and Corporation Commissioner Bob Anthony joined the field before Coburn.
He was considered a favorite candidate of the Republican party establishment for U.S. Senator in 2004, losing to former Congressman Tom Coburn, MD in the primary.

Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009

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In March 2009, those wilderness areas became protected under the Omnibus Public Land Management Act, which passed the Senate 73-21.
Although the bill had some support from both Democrats and Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate never voted on the measure due to threats by Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) to filibuster the bill.

Republican Revolution

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Coburn was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994 as part of the Republican Revolution.

Citizens for Self-Governance

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Coburn also serves as a senior advisor to Citizens for Self-Governance, where he has been active in calling for a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution.
Former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R) has endorsed the Convention of States Project and serves as a senior advisor to CSG's efforts.

2000 United States House of Representatives elections

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He upheld his campaign pledge to serve no more than three consecutive terms and did not run for re-election in 2000.

The Fellowship (Christian organization)

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Coburn is affiliated with a religious organization called The Family.
For example, in 1999 he joined together with fellow Family members, Senators Strom Thurmond and Don Nickles to demand a criminal investigation of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, and in 2005 Brownback joined with Fellowship member Sen. Tom Coburn to promote the Houses of Worship Act.

Insurance Capital Standards Clarification Act of 2014

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On April 29, 2014, Coburn introduced the Insurance Capital Standards Clarification Act of 2014 (S. 2270; 113th Congress) into the Senate and it passed on June 3, 2014.
The Insurance Capital Standards Clarification Act of 2014 was introduced into the United States Senate on April 29, 2014 by Sen. Tom Coburn (R, OK).

C Street Center

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Coburn previously lived in one of the Family's Washington, D.C. dormitories with then-Senator John Ensign, another Family member and longtime resident of the C Street Center who admitted he had an extramarital affair with a staffer in 2009.
As noted above, many of the present and past residents of C Street, including Senators Tom Coburn and John Ensign and Representatives Zach Wamp and Bart Stupak, have publicly acknowledged working with the Fellowship or are documented as having done so.

National Science Foundation: Under the Microscope

On May 26, 2011 Coburn released his 73-page report, "National Science Foundation: Under the Microscope", receiving immediate attention from such media outlets as The New York Times, Fox News and MSNBC.
National Science Foundation: Under the Microscope was a 73-page report released on May 26, 2011 by US Senator Tom Coburn, a conservative Republican from Oklahoma, accusing the National Science Foundation of poor management and practices, various research projects, and the social sciences.

Casper, Wyoming

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Coburn was born in Casper, Wyoming, the son of Anita Joy (née Allen) and Orin Wesley Coburn.

Bob Anthony

Former Oklahoma City Mayor Kirk Humphreys (the favorite of the state and national Republican establishment) and Corporation Commissioner Bob Anthony joined the field before Coburn.
In 2004 he entered the race to succeed Don Nickles in the United States Senate, but finished third in the primary, losing to Tom Coburn.

Convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution

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Coburn also serves as a senior advisor to Citizens for Self-Governance, where he has been active in calling for a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution.
In February 2014, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn announced that after his retirement from Congress, he would focus on promoting the Convention of States to state legislatures.

Mike Synar

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Coburn initially expected to face eight-term incumbent Mike Synar.
Cooper was subsequently defeated in the general election by Republican Tom Coburn by a 52-48 margin.

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

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According to the Boston Globe, Coburn initially blocked passage of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), objecting to provisions in the bill that allow discrimination based on genetic information from embryos and fetuses.
It had been subject of a "hold" placed by Tom Coburn, M.D., Republican U.S. Senator from Oklahoma.

Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006

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On April 6, 2006, Coburn and Senators Barack Obama, Thomas Carper and John McCain introduced the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006.
The bill was introduced by Senator Tom Coburn, for himself and Senators Barack Obama, Tom Carper and John McCain on April 6, 2006.

Senate hold

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Coburn used the Senate hold privilege to prevent several bills from coming to the Senate floor.
During the 110th Congress, Senator Tom Coburn put holds on a significant number of bills, raising the ire of the leadership and forcing them to package many of the bills with holds into one Omnibus Act (the so-called "Tomnibus") at the beginning of the 111th Congress.

John Ensign scandal

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In May 2011, the Senate Ethics Committee identified Coburn in their report on the ethics violations of Senator John Ensign.
He said that Ensign and Cynthia Hampton continued the affair, although intermediaries, including Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, tried to persuade the senator to end it.

HIV Prevention Act of 1997

In 1997, Coburn introduced a bill called the HIV Prevention Act of 1997, which would have amended the Social Security Act.
Representative Thomas Coburn (R-Oklahoma) introduced it in the House on March 13, 1997, and Senator Don Nickles (R-Oklahoma) introduced it in the Senate.