February 19, 2020 Weekly Columns
The worsening spread and global impact of the coronavirus continues to be at the center of news coverage. While there is certainly cause for concern, I am encouraged that the United States is better prepared than it has been in recent memory to combat this mysterious infectious disease.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that Americans’ life expectancy rose for the first time since 2014. Two of the main reasons were declines in the number of deaths from drug overdoses and cancer.
February 18, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Representatives Ruben Gallego, Deb Haaland and Tom Cole introduced the Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide Act of 2020 last week to accelerate the deployment of broadband services to Native communities and bridge the digital divide facing Native communities.
February 15, 2020 News Stories
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, whose Oklahoma district includes two large military bases and several National Guard and Reserve facilities, introduced legislation this week that would grant the same amount of hazard duty incentive pay to Guard and Reserve members that active duty troops receive.
February 14, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) joined in introducing the bipartisan Guard and Reserve Pay Equity Act to create pay equity on hazard duty incentive pay for all National Guard and Army Reserve service members.