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  •  Coburn blocked the most bills (8+ / 0-)

    in the 111th Congress. Here are just 3:

    Wildlife Protection Bills: Republican Senator Tom Coburn blocked the following wildlife protection bills on September 29, 2010, arguing that lawmakers should have higher priorities than focusing on animals:

    1. Crane Conservation Act
    2. Great Cats and Rare Canids Act
    3. Shark Conservation Act
    4. Southern Sea Otter Recovery and Research Act

    National Women’s Museum (by private funding): Republican Sen. Tom Coburn blocked the building of a National Women’s Museum because, he said, women’s issues were “already covered by institutions like the Quilters Hall of Fame, a Cowgirl Museum, and the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens.”
    Pledged US Aid to Haiti: Republican Sen. Tom Coburn blocked nearly $1.2 billion for reconstruction aid to Haiti earthquake victims. Coburn’s spokeswoman explained “the reason he is holding up the bill is because he objects to the creation of a senior Haiti coordinator, a position that would cost $5 million over five years.” See, Coburn holding up millions of dollars in aid to Haiti
    •  And he's not below blocking things like (0+ / 0-)

      the naming of Post Offices for no reason other than complete inanity and asshattery.  Well, plain ol' ignorance has a lot to do with it as well it would seem.

      A "non" vote in November equals a "yes" vote for the GOP. Please don't give them the pleasure.

      by here4tehbeer on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 06:33:12 PM PDT

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