Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Ft. Smith Times Record: Coburn Fails To Respect Oklahomans

The U.S. Senate took a cue from voters and passed an ethics and lobbying reform bill in mid-January. The bill was the first item of business for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who called the bill the “most significant legislation in ethics and lobbying reform we’ve had in the history of this country.”

Of the 98 senators who voted on the bill, 96 approved it, and only two voted against it. One of those, Oklahoma’s Tom Coburn, a Republican, said he wouldn’t run again if the ethics bill is approved, according to a story in the Tulsa World.

Read the full Op-ed.

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