03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tom Coburn Put Anonymous Hold On Major Veterans Bill

Thirteen major military and veterans groups have joined forces to try to force one senator -- Republican Tom Coburn of Oklahoma -- to release a hold that he has placed on a major veterans benefits bill.

Coburn has been identified by Senate aides as the lawmaker preventing consideration of S 1963, the Veterans' Caregiver and Omnibus Health Benefits Act of 2009, by using an informal but legal practice of putting a hold on a bill.

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