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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

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August 29, 2016 Weekly Columns
It has been a longstanding policy of the United States that we will not negotiate with terrorists and we will not pay ransom money to free hostages. The reasons for this policy are obvious; paying ransoms incentivizes the taking of more hostages. U.S. presidents for decades have recognized this policy and adhered to it - until this president.
August 22, 2016 Weekly Columns
When Obamacare was created, it was sold to the American people as a new plan to both lower health costs and expand access.
August 15, 2016 Weekly Columns
Every day, our nation faces new threats from enemies at home and abroad, and we rely on our government to identify and deter these threats before they come to fruition. How strongly we respond to these threats is up to our nation’s leaders - particularly our Commander in Chief.
August 12, 2016 Weekly Columns
Childhood is a precious gift. It's a time of constant growth, and every child's potential is limitless. Unfortunately, there are many children in underserved communities across the country, where they face an increased risk of that potential being cut short by limited opportunities. Early childhood education is essential for success later in life, and every state needs solid resources to reinforce the benefits of schooling.
August 8, 2016 Weekly Columns
Our nation was founded on the idea that the government should serve the people, not the other way around.  In order to establish and protect that principle, our Founding Fathers established a Constitution which established a government structure unlike the world had ever known.