By Mark Memmott
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., will be "leading the charge" in coming days when the Senate debates another 30-day extension of jobless benefits, Politico reports.
And it looks as if he will "pull a Bunning," it adds, by seeking to delay passage of the extension unless the Democratic leadership spells out a way to pay the $10 billion cost without adding the expense to future deficits.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Jamie Dupree writes that the:
"That last extension of jobless and COBRA health benefit aid for the unemployed runs out on April 5, the day after Easter. Congress isn't in session then, so lawmakers will have to approve a longer-term extension before leaving at the end of this week for their Easter break."
But Coburn tells Politico that he doesn't care if the Senate's vacation plans get scrambled:
"It's doesn't bother me at all," Coburn said. "We're here to work."