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The “Coburn Omnibus” – 36 Bills in One!

Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma didn’t come to Washington, D.C. to grow the government.

A long time critic of federal spending and power, he has made prolific use of “holds” to prevent legislation he doesn’t like from moving forward.

Now Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has reached his wit’s end. He has cobbled together into one bill a long list of measures that Coburn has been working to slow or stop. He’s hoping to roll over Senator Coburn and move them all forward. The bill is S. 3297, the Advancing America’s Priorities Act. But the nickname it has gotten is the “Coburn Omnibus.”

Majority Leader Reid is expected to try to bring the bill to the Senate floor later this week.

We have done our best to figure out which bills have been rolled into the Coburn Omnibus, using a copy of the bill he posted on his Web site. Thirty-six bills are listed below. The last would authorize the construction of a greenhouse in Suitland, Maryland.

Coburn has reportedly said the bills in the Coburn Omnibus would create 77 new federal programs. By our count, passage of the Coburn Omnibus would spend just under $65 per U.S. family, though six of the bills do not have cost estimates.

[UPDATE: Staff for Senator Coburn have noted to me that they count 35 programs the bill would create. The 77 number reported on FoxNews.com is the number of total programs Coburn has been holding up. Our count of 36 comes from treating an ocean exploration bill and an ocean mapping bill as separate.]

HEALTHCARE PROVISIONS

JUDICIARY PROVISIONS

ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS PROVSIONS

FOREIGN RELATIONS PROVISIONS

COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION PROVISIONS

HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS PROVISIONS

RULES AND ADMINISTRATION PROVISIONS

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One subject at a time? How about one bill at a time? | blog of bile

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The “Coburn Omnibus” | Think Tank West

[...] The WashingtonWatch.com blog has a breakout of all 36 bills in the “Coburn Omnibus.” [...]

The Coburn special: 36 bills all rolled into one! | The Unspun Zone

[...] to Harry Reid’s aggravation with Senator Coburn he has now come up with a bill that rolls 36 bills all into [...]

The “Coburn Omnibus” | Think Tank West

[...] The WashingtonWatch.com blog has a breakout of all 36 bills in the “Coburn Omnibus.” [...]

Dennis Anderson

God Bless Tom Coburn

The WashingtonWatch.com Blog

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Amy Philo

URGENT!!!! The MOTHERS Act is in this bill in Section D, and is set to pass in the Senate either tonight or some time this weekend. We need to all CALL the Senate TONIGHT and FAX TONIGHT

A matter of life and death

Please go to http://www.uniteforlife.org to get a pdf you can print and fax as well as a 3 page list of all 100 Senators’ contact info!!!!!

Amy Philo,
Zoloft Survivor

http://christiannewswire.com/news/425397285.html

http://www.uniteforlife.org/mylifeisinyourhandsfax.pdf

http://www.uniteforlife.org/senatecontacts.pdf

The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act seeks to screen all new mothers in the country for depression to get as many as possible to take antidepressants. Why would we spend any money on that, to give a giant high five to pharma as we simultaneously kill more women and babies. Tax dollars being used for treason.

Amy Philo

Senator Harry Reid has added a highly controversial bill called The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act to section D of this bill. This bill has not been discussed, marked up, or passed out of the appropriate Senate committee and has been held up in the HELP committee for the past 6 months. Due to the highly dangerous nature of this bill alone, the omnibus package should be voted down. The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act would make groups who push drugs on pregnant women eligible to receive huge grants. The result of this legislation will be that more mothers will die just as Melanie Stokes did, by drug-induced suicide. More mothers will join the ranks of Andrea Yates when they commit murder of their own children due to involuntary intoxication on psychotropic drugs. There is absolutely no safeguard for informed consent in the bill. In addition, as more mothers are placed on antidepressants and other drugs, the number of babies dying from spontaneous abortions, still births, preterm birth complications, heart disease and PPHN will go up. Please read the following article: http:christiannewswire.com/news/425397285.html and then go to http://www.uniteforlife.org to take action and save mothers and unborn and newborn babies.

As a side note, you can read the evidence of who is buying the promotion of this bill at: http:www.uniteforlife.org/implications.pdf or http:www.uniteforlife.org/weblettertosenateurgent.pdf

A fax you can send can be printed out at: http:www.uniteforlife.org/mylifeisinyourhandsfax.pdf and the contact information for all 100 senators is at: http://www.uniteforlife.org/senatecontacts.pdf

Grand Obstructionist Party | Akkam's Razor

[...] July 26th, 2008 · No Comments Coburn faking it or fallen prey to foul play?.  It’s far more likely that 1) there is some obscure Senate Parliamentary Rule that keeps the bill on hold while he’s incapacitated or 2) it keeps him from being in Congress to be forced to either vote against the bill, vote present, or worst of all, vote for it.  Anyone who votes against it (Republicans) has provided a single vote campaign commercial, with the opponent being able to say that he obstructed 36 important programs. [...]

The WashingtonWatch.com Blog

[...] your enjoyment and edification, we’ve compiled all the bills in the Coburn Omnibus, which is scheduled for debate this week, and provided you a cost [...]

Positive Liberty » The U.S. Senate in Action

[...] You can also use your personal comments to mention specific parts of S. 3297 if you want to. A full listing of the measures packaged together in S. 3297 is provided below, courtesy of the good work of Jim Harper at his WashingtonWatch.com blog. [...]

Liberty Maven: For Liberty, One Individual At A Time :: Liberty Maven

[...] You can also use your personal comments to mention specific parts of S. 3297 if you want to. A full listing of the measures packaged together in S. 3297 is provided below, courtesy of the good work of Jim Harper at his WashingtonWatch.com blog. [...]

Mr. Pitchfork

Mr. Reid, America is watching you. You sir have forgotten who you work for. Based on your blatant disregard for protecting our freedoms and liberties, I’m afraid we are going to have to let you go. You’re fired sir. Now collect your things and don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.

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