Sen. Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Worries grow about political violence as midterms approach President Trump’s war on federal waste American patients face too many hurdles in regard to health-care access MORE (R-Okla.) on Monday swiped at Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidHarry Reid says he won’t make 2020 endorsement until after Nevada caucus Sanders hires veteran progressive operative to manage 2020 bid Constitutional conservatives need to oppose the national emergency MORE (D-Nev.) over the focus of the upcoming lame-duck session.

Coburn said the Senate should focus on the economy in November instead of Reid's previously-announced attempt to dislodge Coburn's opposition to a large package of bills.

Coburn issued a statement saying Reid wants to consider "a 1,082 page, $3 billion earmark-laden omnibus bill" instead of the economic crisis, singling out provisions in the bill that would shield wilderness from oil and gas exploration in Wyoming, a water project in California intended to protect 500 salmon (at $2 million per, more than each fish's weight in gold, Coburn noted), $5 million for botanical gardens in Hawaii and Florida and $4 million for a project to protect livestock from wolves.

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