http://www.washingtonwatch.com/…

Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma didn’t come to Washington, D.C. to grow the government.

A long time critic of federal spending and power, he has made prolific use of “holds” to prevent legislation he doesn’t like from moving forward.

Now Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has reached his wit’s end. He has cobbled together into one bill a long list of measures that Coburn has been working to slow or stop. He’s hoping to roll over Senator Coburn and move them all forward. The bill is S. 3297, the Advancing America’s Priorities Act. But the nickname it has gotten is the “Coburn Omnibus.”

Majority Leader Reid is expected to try to bring the bill to the Senate floor later this week.

We have done our best to figure out which bills have been rolled into the Coburn Omnibus, using a copy of the bill he posted on his Web site. Thirty-six bills are listed below. The last would authorize the construction of a greenhouse in Suitland, Maryland.

Coburn has reportedly said the bills in the Coburn Omnibus would create 77 new federal programs. By our count, passage of the Coburn Omnibus would spend just under $65 per U.S. family, though six of the bills do not have cost estimates.

HEALTHCARE PROVISIONS

JUDICIARY PROVISIONS

ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS PROVSIONS

FOREIGN RELATIONS PROVISIONS

COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION PROVISIONS

HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS PROVISIONS

RULES AND ADMINISTRATION PROVISIONS

And does anyone believe those who will vote for this monstrosity actually read it? That they could possibly justify even 70% of it constitutionally? After they pull shit like this how could anyone not support DownsizeDC.org’s “One Subject at a Time Act?”