Tom Coburn on Ethics

Last Updated : Aug 25, 2010

Opposition to earmarks

 

Voting Record

The STOCK Act - Executive Branch

In February of 2012, the Senate voted on an amendment to the STOCK Act to to ensure that the reporting requirements set forth in the STOCK Act apply to the executive branch and independent agencies. The measure passed 81-18. Tom Coburn voted against the measure.

Tom Coburn voted against the measure.

The STOCK Act - Non-Public Info

In February of 2012 the Senate voted on an amendment to the STOCK act that would require all Congress to certify that they were not trading on non-public information. The measure failed 37-61 with most Republicans supporting it and most Democrats opposing it. Tom Coburn voted in favor of the legislation.

Tom Coburn voted in favor of the legislation.

The STOCK Act

In February of 2012, the Senate passed legislation which expressed their view that insider trading laws do indeed apply to Congress. The legislation passed 96-3. Tom Coburn voted against the STOCK Act.

Tom Coburn voted against the STOCK Act.

On year Moratorium on Earmarks

In March of 2008, the senate voted on an earmark put forth by Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina. The amendment would have enacted a one year moratorium on earmarks for the 2009 fiscal year. The measure failed to pass in a 29-71 vote. Tom Coburn voted in favor of the one year earmark moratorium.

Tom Coburn voted in favor of the one year earmark moratorium.

Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007

In January of 2007, the Senate voted to pass the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 by a 96-2 margin. The legislation enacted ethics rules for Congress and lobbying. Tom Coburn voted against the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007.

Tom Coburn voted against the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-112; Bill Number-S 194; A bill to reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions - Cosponsor

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to terminate the taxpayer election to designate $3 of income tax liability for financing of presidential election campaigns, the Presidential Election Campaign Fund, and the Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account.

Session-111; Bill Number-S Res 307; A resolution to require that all legislative matters be available and fully scored by CBO 72 hours before consideration by any subcommittee or committee of the Senate or on the floor of the Senate - Cosponsor

Amends Rule XXVI (Committee Procedure) of the Standing Rules of the Senate to make it out of order in a subcommittee or committee to proceed to any legislative matter (except perfecting amendments) unless the legislative matter and a final budget scoring for it by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) have been publicly available on the Internet, on the official committee and CBO websites, in searchable form 72 hours before proceeding (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays except when the Senate is in session on such a day).

Session-111; Bill Number-S 3335; Earmark Transparency Act - Prime Sponsor

Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require the Secretary of the Senate, the Senate Sergeant of Arms, and the Clerk of the House of Representatives to begin the development of a single free public searchable website that specifies certain identifying information relating to each request by Members of Congress for congressionally directed spending items or limited tax or tariff benefits (congressional earmarks).

Session-111; Bill Number-S 1772; A bill to require that all legislative matters be available and fully scored by CBO 72 hours before consideration by any subcommittee or committee of the Senate or on the floor of the Senate - Cosponsor

Amends Rule XXVI (Committee Procedure) of the Standing Rules of the Senate to make it out of order in a subcommittee or committee to proceed to any legislative matter unless the legislative matter and a final budget scoring for it by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) have been publicly available on the Internet, on the official committee and CBO websites, in searchable form 72 hours before proceeding (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays except when the Senate is in session on such a day).

Session-111; Bill Number-S 2990; A bill to establish an earmark moratorium for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 - Cosponsor

Makes it out of order in the Senate to consider any of the following legislation that includes a congressional earmark or limited tax or tariff benefit: (1) a bill or joint resolution reported by any committee; (2) a Senate bill or joint resolution not reported by committee; (3) a conference report; (4) a floor amendment to a bill or joint resolution; or (5) an amendment between the two chambers.

Session-110; Bill Number-S 453; Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2007 - Cosponsor

A bill to prohibit deceptive practices in Federal elections.

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