Legislation & Issues

  • Agriculture

    Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers deserve a Department of Agriculture and a federal farm program that reflects their values of independence, self-reliance, thrift, community, honesty and integrity. read more
  • Back in Black: A Deficit Reduction Plan

    Back in Black: A Deficit Reduction Plan
    Dr. Coburn's plan to reduce our nation's long-term deficit saves roughly $3 trillion from entitlements, $3 trillion from discretionary and other accounts, $1 trillion in defense, $1 trillion from ending some spending in the tax code, and about $1 trillion in interest costs. This plan would gradually reduce the size of government by about 25 percent and balance the budget within ten years. YOU ca... read more
  • Budget and Spending

    Budget and Spending
    Our nation is on an unsustainable fiscal course that is threatening our future as a republic. Reducing wasteful spending is the first step Congress should take in order to bring down our debt and deficits. read more
  • Congressional Ethics

    Congressional Ethics
    I believe disclosure, transparency and sunlight is the best way to fight corruption. I trust the wisdom of the electorate far more than I trust politicians. read more
  • Duplication Nation

    Duplication Nation
    Taxpayers are sending nearly a trillion dollars of their income to the Treasury every year, just to watch it being wasted on programs that duplicate other federal, state, and private efforts. Congress must begin by eliminating and consolidating the thousands of duplicative government programs. read more
  • Education

    America became a great and prosperous nation through education that was controlled by parents, families, faith-based groups and community organizations. read more
  • Energy

    Oil and gas exploration in Oklahoma continues to make a significant contribution to our economy. Complex federal regulations and tax structures often are a barrier to exploration in our state, and I will fight to dismantle those barriers. read more
  • Environment

    I understand the importance of preserving our environment. There is no doubt we must be good stewards of the environmental treasures with which we have been blessed. The welfare of future generations depends on it. read more
  • Health Care

    Health Care
    I support comprehensive reform that will enable every American to enjoy health coverage, lower costs, increase patient choice, improve access and quality, and protect the patient-physician relationship. read more
  • Holding Spending

    Holding Spending
    Holds and Hotlines: How a Single Senator Can Block Consideration of a Bill and the Senate Passes Bills Without Votes read more
  • Immigration

    America is a welcoming nation, but one that is based upon the rule of law. Tolerating illegal immigration serves only to undermine the law and threatens our national security. read more
  • Judiciary

    I am committed to confirming federal judges who will respect the Constitution and the original intent of our Founding Fathers. Judges should interpret the law, not write the law. read more
  • National Security

    National Security
    I strongly support a vigorous national defense that provides our Armed Forces with the strongest capability possible to protect our nation against threats to our national security. read more
  • Native Americans

    Native Americans
    I will help ensure that the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Department of Interior and the Indian Health Service are responsive to the needs of Native Americans in Oklahoma. read more
  • Senate Scorecard

    Senate Scorecard
    For far too long politicians have avoided tough decisions and prioritized their next election over the next generation. With our national debt surpassing $16 trillion, it is time we reprioritize spending and ensure essential needs are not compromised by parochial political interests. read more
  • Sanctity of Life

    Sanctity of Life
    My experience as a physician has affirmed my conviction that human life begins at conception, is sacred and deserves protection under the law. read more
  • Second Amendment

    Second Amendment
    The Second Amendment recognizes the right of individual, law-abiding citizens to own and use firearms. read more
  • Stem Cell

    Stem Cell
    Congress can and should encourage embryonic stem cell research but only ethical research that will not destroy human life in the process. read more
  • Tax Reform

    Tax Reform
    The federal government does not need more taxpayer dollars. Instead, the federal government needs to eliminate the $300 billion that it loses annually to waste, fraud, and abuse while cutting spending to responsible levels. read more
  • Traditional Marriage

    Traditional Marriage
    Marriage, defined as the union of one man and one woman, is the foundation of the family and human society. read more
  • Veterans

    Veterans have made a commitment to our nation and our nation must keep its commitment to those who sacrificed to keep us free. However, spending more money is far from a cure-all solution. read more
  • Washington Waste

    Washington Waste