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The Man Who Killed the Bill To Combat Veterans Suicide

December 18, 2014

The long-delayed Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act failed to pass in the Senate, and departing Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn is the man to blame. Veterans are not likely to forget it.

It is doubtful that any single senator of the post-9/11 era has managed to piss off as many veterans as Tom Coburn has over the last week.

The Republican Senator from Oklahoma, known as “Dr. No” by some of his colleagues for his opposition to federal spending, has likely derailed any chance of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act being passed this year, leaving it to be taken up by the next Congress.

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