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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

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June 19, 2017 Weekly Columns
Since becoming president, Donald Trump has consistently vowed to rebuild our national defense and to improve the services we render to our veterans. Last week, the House of Representatives took the first step for helping the president make good on that promise. When it comes to funding veterans’ programs, our nation spends more on veterans than any other country in the world.
June 16, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following announcement of the nine confirmed military academy nominees from the Fourth District of Oklahoma. The military service academies that require a congressional nomination are the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy.
June 14, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement on the shooting incident that occurred during the Congressional Baseball Game practice in Alexandria, Virginia, involving Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Members of Congress, Congressional staff and Capitol Police.
 
June 12, 2017 Weekly Columns
President Trump has come under fire recently because of his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. I believe he was right to do so. The agreement would have damaged the U.S.
June 8, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the U.S House of Representatives passed H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act by a vote of 233-186. The Financial CHOICE Act is comprehensive legislation to fundamentally alter the Dodd-Frank Act, enacted in 2010 in response to the financial crisis of 2007-2008.
 
June 8, 2017 Books I'm Reading
Shattered (Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes)
June 8, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after Bob Stoops, Head Coach of the University of Oklahoma (OU) Football Team, announced his retirement from his position. Stoops has served as the Head Coach since 1999.
 
June 5, 2017 Weekly Columns
This week, the House of Representatives will consider legislation that will provide badly needed regulatory relief to community banks, credit unions and consumers. The Financial CHOICE Act (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs) will fundamentally alter the Dodd-Frank Act, which was enacted in 2010 in response to the financial crises of 2007-2008.
May 29, 2017 Weekly Columns

Last week, Donald Trump wrapped up his first foreign trip as President of the United States. His travels took him to the centers of the world's three predominant monotheistic religions, at each of which the President mixed traditional diplomacy with his own unique approach to politics and public policy.

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.
 

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