Sen. Thomas Coburn

Former Senator from Oklahoma, Republican

Coburn, a Republican, was a senator from Oklahoma from 2005 to 2014.

He was previously the representative for Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district (1995-2000).



Our unique analysis of the bills Coburn sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Coburn is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2014 Statistics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Coburn for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Coburn sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (27%) Health (22%) Taxation (16%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Education (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (4%) Social Welfare (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Coburn’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Dec 2014, Coburn missed 238 of 3,141 roll call votes, which is 7.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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