For this year's National Defense Authorization Act, I offered an amendment to open the debate on the Authorization of the Use of Military Force. It would direct the President to provide to Congress a strategy and a budgetary analysis needed to defeat Al-Quaeda, the Taliban, The Islamic State of Iraq and ISIS.
Was a pleasure to have my friend and colleague Rep. Fred Upton as a guest for the latest episode of “Cole on Congress.” It was great to discuss Congressional support for biomedical research, as well as get to know him and the Sixth District of Michigan a little more.
I am so grateful, humbled and honored to be the recipient of Alzheimer's Impact Movement 2017 Humanitarian Award. This is extremely touching for me as someone who has been through the heartbreaking experiences brought on by this disease. Fighting Alzheimer’s will always be one of my highest priorities.
October 16, 2017 Weekly Columns
Our federal budget is a critical part of keeping our government functioning. It sets the boundaries and framework for how much money the federal government should spend on various federal programs and agencies. It is a fundamental measurement to help control spending and balance federal expenditures.
October 13, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after President Trump announced a new strategy on Iran and its nuclear capability.
October 9, 2017 Weekly Columns
For many Americans, the perils of harsh weather are familiar parts of daily life. Oklahomans, for example, are all too familiar with natural disasters. For millions of Americans though, September was a brutal month of harsh hurricanes. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria displaced millions of Americans from their homes and destroyed immense swaths of infrastructure.
October 6, 2017 Books I'm Reading
The Last Stand of Fox Company (Bob Drury and Tom Clavin) Conscience of a Conservative (Senator Jeff Flake)
October 5, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the House passed H. Con. Res. 71, the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution. It passed by a vote of 219-206 with Cole’s support.