August 2, 2021 Weekly Columns
Since President Biden assumed office, the United States has confronted with several crises, including an economic disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, an open southern border and an increase in dangerous crimes nationwide. After a year of battling a dangerous virus, Americans are trying to get back on their feet and return to normal. However, the crises our country is facing as well as the spike in COVID-19 cases caused by other contagious variants is certainly making such an endeavor difficult.
July 30, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04), Vice Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives considered annual funding bills for fiscal year 2022.
July 29, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04), Vice Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, offered a motion to recommit (MTR) on the House floor to restore longstanding, bipartisan pro-life protections to annual appropriations bills for fiscal year 2022.
July 26, 2021 Weekly Columns
In recent weeks, we have seen courageous Cubans flood the streets across their country. The Cuban people desperately desire to protest the tyranny and incompetence of the communist dictatorship that has ruled their country with an iron hand for 62 years.
July 21, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04), Vice Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, today led a unanimous House Republican effort to restore longstanding, bipartisan pro-life language that has been included in the annual appropriations process for decades.
July 19, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Education published updated priorities today for the upcoming grant cycle for the American History and Civics programs.
July 19, 2021 Weekly Columns
Over the past few weeks, the House Appropriations Committee has been working on the 12 annual bills that fund the entirety of the federal government. Indeed, the appropriations process is one of the most important functions of Congress and has generally been bipartisan with Democrats and Republicans working together to complete one of Congress’s most critical roles. That is, until this year when Democrats broke from this tradition and eliminated the life-saving Hyde Amendment.