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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

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May 23, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after introducing the Stigler Act Amendment of 2017, along with Congressmen Lucas, Mullin and Russell. This legislation amends the Stigler Act of 1947, which restricts Native American allotted land to only persons of ½ degree of Native American blood heritage.
 
May 23, 2017 News Stories

Vox - Julia Belluz

The Republican leadership in Congress wants to cut spending on public health and repeal Obamacare.

Yet when it comes to medical research, they’re willing to throw down extra — even when President Trump wants to cut back.

May 22, 2017 Weekly Columns

For nearly eight years Republicans have made repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, one of the central tenets of their campaign. President Trump also made repealing the ACA central to his campaign. During that time, Democrats lost over 900 state legislative seats, 12 governors, 69 U.S.

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May 15, 2017 Weekly Columns
President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey has predictably brought howls of protest from leading Democrats in Congress. To be fair, the timing and process of terminating Director Comey could have certainly been handled better, but the shameless hypocrisy of the Democratic leadership in Congress goes beyond the pale.
 
May 10, 2017 News Stories
In your editorial “Not Draining the Swamp” (May 3) you suggest that the $2 billion increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was a political victory for the Democrats. While I’m pleased that we had strong bipartisan support for our bill, to label it a Democratic victory is simply not accurate. Since Sen. Roy Blunt and I have assumed the chairmanship of the House and Senate committees that allocate funding to the NIH, we have consistently allocated more money to the NIH than either President Obama or President Trump have requested.