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Homeland Security Spending OK'd for 2006 (Coburn Lone Opponent)
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Posted on 07/15/2005 6:40:02 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55

The Senate on Thursday approved, by a 96-1 vote, $31.8 billion to fund the Homeland Security Department for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The total cost matches spending levels the House approved in May and marks a 7 percent drop from the $34.1 billion President Bush requested. The sole "no" vote was cast by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

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Among the bill's provisions:

_$5.9 billion for Customs and Border Protection, in part to pay for 1,000 new border agents.

_$3.8 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement for 740 new agents and investigators and 2,240 new detention beds to hold illegal aliens in custody.

_$2.9 billion for state and local first responders, double the amount of money sent to high-risk areas beyond the White House proposed budget.

_Nearly $1 billion for biological countermeasures and biosurveillance.

_Elimination of a White House proposal to raise airline passenger fees by $3 per ticket to pay for $1.7 billion worth of security enhancements.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: 109th; coburn; dhs; federalspending; ilovetomcoburn; oklahoma; scotus; slash; spending
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1 posted on 07/15/2005 6:40:02 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55; SittinYonder; CoburnForPresident


PING!!!!
2 posted on 07/15/2005 6:41:03 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Sounds like a decent bill if it actually does something about illegals. If Coburn voted no it must have had some issues.


3 posted on 07/15/2005 6:41:30 AM PDT by RockinRight (Democrats - Trying to make an a$$ out of America since 1933)
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To: ConservativeMan55; PhiKapMom

PING!!!


4 posted on 07/15/2005 6:42:00 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: RockinRight

I am sure there was some pork buried somewhere.....


5 posted on 07/15/2005 6:42:23 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Senator Coburn on Fox and Friends.

Senator Coburn introduces parents right to know act.
6 posted on 07/15/2005 6:43:25 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Too much of this, I presume:


7 posted on 07/15/2005 6:43:28 AM PDT by RockinRight (Democrats - Trying to make an a$$ out of America since 1933)
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To: ConservativeMan55

bttt


8 posted on 07/15/2005 6:43:47 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: RockinRight

LOL


9 posted on 07/15/2005 6:43:56 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55
"_$5.9 billion for Customs and Border Protection, in part to pay for 1,000 new border agents. "

Now all they have to do is enforce the laws!!! (snip)

10 posted on 07/15/2005 6:44:49 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland ("Consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies")
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

I'm afraid we just can't do that.

Might hurt cheap labor, lol.


11 posted on 07/15/2005 6:45:15 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Coburn freely placing holds. (Pet Projects Beware)
12 posted on 07/15/2005 6:45:43 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55; advance_copy; reelfoot; montag813; savedbygrace; SDGOP; Bahbah; dufekin; ...

PING!!!

Over here!


Dr. Coburn bump!


13 posted on 07/15/2005 6:48:28 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55; b4its2late; nikos1121; joyspring777

PING!


14 posted on 07/15/2005 6:49:18 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55

15 posted on 07/15/2005 6:50:27 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55; wagglebee; MHGinTN; Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; ...

PING


16 posted on 07/15/2005 6:51:30 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55; fatima

PING!


17 posted on 07/15/2005 6:51:47 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55; jmc813; DC Bound; watchout; WhiteGuy; getsoutalive

PING!!


18 posted on 07/15/2005 6:52:54 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55; CharlieOK1; jbstrick; Minus_The_Bear; marway; Osage Orange; YankeeinOkieville; ..

Ping!


19 posted on 07/15/2005 6:59:00 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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Ping!


20 posted on 07/15/2005 7:00:32 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Last I knew our government didn't have $31.8 billion to fund the Homeland Security Department.


21 posted on 07/15/2005 7:00:50 AM PDT by Realism (Some believe that the facts-of-life are open to debate.....)
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To: ConservativeMan55

WHat's his problem?

No hometown $?


22 posted on 07/15/2005 7:00:54 AM PDT by funkywbr
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To: Realism

They found it...they went into debt in order to..but they found it, lol.


23 posted on 07/15/2005 7:01:19 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: funkywbr

He doesn't believe in pork, lol.

And thats the way we like it.


24 posted on 07/15/2005 7:01:48 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: funkywbr

For example..this article

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1430565/posts


25 posted on 07/15/2005 7:02:54 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Thanks Tom. Keep it up!


26 posted on 07/15/2005 7:03:44 AM PDT by jbstrick (insert clever tagline here)
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To: jbstrick

I really admire him for sticking to his guns. Even if he's the only objector.


27 posted on 07/15/2005 7:04:23 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55

$3.8 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement for 740 new agents and investigators and 2,240 new detention beds to hold illegal aliens in custody.

This sounds a little strong. ~1.2M for each of ~3000 people?
I want one of those jobs!


28 posted on 07/15/2005 7:04:50 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: ConservativeMan55

29 posted on 07/15/2005 7:04:54 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: bk1000

LOL thats just the increase right?

That doesn't count what they are already spending toward each person?


30 posted on 07/15/2005 7:05:44 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55

bttt


31 posted on 07/15/2005 7:07:50 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: Stingray51

bump


32 posted on 07/15/2005 7:09:35 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

How do we draft this man for President? This should be FR's main project for the next few years.


33 posted on 07/15/2005 7:10:09 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

When Dr. Tom was running for office, he said he was going to D.C. to try to stop all the pork. He may be the lone dissenter but he is doing what he said he would do -- makes me proud!


34 posted on 07/15/2005 7:10:34 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- J.C. for OK Governor in '06; Allen/Watts in 2008)
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To: Rodney King

I would love to get a Web site going for starters!


35 posted on 07/15/2005 7:11:19 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: PhiKapMom

bump!

He makes me proud to live in our great state!


36 posted on 07/15/2005 7:11:41 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55

BTTT!!!!!!!


37 posted on 07/15/2005 7:12:55 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.
I second that bump!


38 posted on 07/15/2005 7:13:36 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: funkywbr
He's a REAL conservative, believes in fiscal restraint and is rightly contemptuous of government waste & largess. There are probably major pork issues in this bill that we haven't been made aware of in the article to draw his lone negative vote.

A principled man, and I'm proud to call him my Senator; wish we had 99 more of him up there.

39 posted on 07/15/2005 7:16:50 AM PDT by A Jovial Cad ("A man's character is his fate." - Heraclitus)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Coburn is one of the few in the Senate that I have some trust for. I'm sure he had good reason for opposing this. Thanks for the ping.


40 posted on 07/15/2005 7:18:38 AM PDT by jmc813 ("Small-government conservative" is a redundancy, and "compassionate conservative" is an oxymoron.)
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To: A Jovial Cad

Good to hear the "FISCAL" back in conservative, if if just one congressman.

Wish he'd bring the rest of the Party back to US.


41 posted on 07/15/2005 7:19:18 AM PDT by funkywbr
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To: ConservativeMan55

"$31.8 billion "

To babysit muslims.


42 posted on 07/15/2005 7:24:21 AM PDT by takenoprisoner (illegally posting on an expired tag)
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To: A Jovial Cad

It creeps me out that he was the lone opponent.

Does that mean that every other Senator had some kind of pork interest in this bill???


43 posted on 07/15/2005 7:27:05 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: takenoprisoner

You got it.....


44 posted on 07/15/2005 7:27:20 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55

bttt


45 posted on 07/15/2005 7:30:43 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Kinda creeped me out, too. But what typically happens with bills like this, from what I've seen, is that the sponsors of the legislation aim it at something everyone generally agrees with--Homeland Security in this instance--and then load it up with all sorts of pork goodies. It makes it hard for a Senator to vote against it, because if he/she does, opponents back home can scream "he's against national security!".

But Senator Coburn has the guts to vote against something he knows is wrong, even if it causes him grief from political opponents. I'll bet this bill, if one examined it in depth, has a ton of garbage in it that has little or nothing to do with securing the border, or Homeland Security. Just my guess.

46 posted on 07/15/2005 7:35:50 AM PDT by A Jovial Cad ("A man's character is his fate." - Heraclitus)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Thanks for the ping....great story and so proud of my Senator. Dr. Coburn makes me prouder everyday. I just now got a chance to read the story about him quietly putting holds on bills, spending and such....I have never been prouder of him. He is truly a good and honorable man....really concerned about the wasting of my money.

Thank you also, CM55 for all you do, for posting these great stories, working on his campaign at college (which is not easy in that atmosphere, even in OK. the colleges have their liberal aspects).

Hope you have been able to take some time and enjoy your summer break.


47 posted on 07/15/2005 7:36:56 AM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Liberals should be seen and not heard.)
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To: A Jovial Cad

Kind of like the proposed Reid amendment yesterday....


48 posted on 07/15/2005 7:37:14 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: yellowdoghunter

I've enjoyed every minute of it!

Coburn is a wonderful man!


49 posted on 07/15/2005 7:38:09 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: yellowdoghunter

Tom Coburn is by far and a way the best we have in the Senate.He gives us all hope !


50 posted on 07/15/2005 7:39:56 AM PDT by Gipper08 (Mike Pence in 2008)
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