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Dr. Coburn sent a letter to Vice President Biden regarding the duplication within the federal job training programs.  In the letter, Dr. Coburn commends the President for seeking to consolidate duplication and encourage him to work with Congress to achieve these goals. 

In 2011, Dr. Coburn released the report “Help Wanted” that highlights examples of waste, fraud and mismanagement in federal job training programs.

In 2012, Dr. Coburn released an oversight report on job training programs in Oklahoma entitled, “What Works (and What Doesn’t): The Good, Bad and Ugly of Federal Job Training in Oklahoma.” This report follows a groundbreaking study from the Government Accountability Office that found taxpayers are spending $18 billion on 47 duplicative job training programs across 9 federal agencies. GAO could not find evidence that any of the job training programs were working.