Dr. Coburn has offered several amendments to the Senate Stimulus to remove and prevent wasteful spending throughout the bill.
Coburn Stimulus Amendments:
Amendment 108- Prohibits funding for biggest earmark-$2 billion for FutureGen, a near-zero emission, and near-zero effective, power plant.
Amendment 309- Prohibits stimulus money to be spent on casinos, zoos, golf courses, swimming pools, parks, museums, theaters, or highways beautification projects.
Amendment 176- Requires all contracts, grants and cooperative agreements awarded under this Act to be competitively bid.
Amendment 142- Strikes a $75 million earmark for a training facility in West Virginia.
Amendment 252- If a state gets Medicaid money, they must implement Medical Home.
Amendment 305- Amends Senate rules to require committees to hold hearings on government waste.
Amendment 144- Prioritizes the protection of America’s greatest national and natural treasures.
Amendment 174- Ensures existing taxpayer safeguards remain in place in the allocation of Indian health funds.
Amendment 143- Provides bipartisan support for the plan by the President to change the wasteful spending habits of the federal government.
Amendment 253- If a state gets Medicaid money, they must implement disease management.
Amendment 289- No construction money can go to higher ed institutions with endowments of more than $15 billion or annual lobbying costs of more than $1 million.
Amendment 369- Requires corps construction funds to be spent on nearly completed projects.
Amendment 381- In rewriting HIPAA, HHS cannot limit activities conducted to improve quality of care or deliver quality patient care.
Amendment 382- To ensure patients have access to information about alternative treatment options.
Amendment 383- In rewriting HIPAA, HHS cannot limit activities conducted to prevent fraud and abuse.
Amendment 384- To give parents access to reproductive health info about their children and ensure law enforcement officials may subpoena it.
Amendment 385- If a state’s Medicaid improper payment rate is above 5%, they must give back a percentage of their bailout funds that is over 5%.
(No # yet) Allows individuals to use 401(k) funds without penalty for mortgages.
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