"Coburn not putting hold on presidential records bill."
Yesterday, ThinkProgress noted that Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) was suspected of putting a secret hold on a bill that would restore public access to Presidential records that President Bush had sealed indefinitely with an executive order. In the comments of the ThinkProgress post, however, someone on Coburn’s staff wrote in to say that the Oklahoman is not the senator putting the hold on the bill:
The office of Sen. Tom Coburn would like to state for the record that he is not holding this bill related to presidential records. It is true that he placed a hold on the bill following its passage through the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in June, but has since worked out his minor concern with the office of Sen. Joseph Lieberman at which time he lifted his hold.