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Cole Applauds Passage of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

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.
“It is a fundamental responsibility for Congress to establish a budget and set forth spending levels in order for our government to continuing functioning for its citizens. This legislation balances our federal budget in 10 years and begins the process of rebuilding our military. Furthermore, it includes pro-growth tax reform that is achieved through reconciliation.
“I’d like to thank Chairman Black and Speaker Ryan for their leadership in getting this responsible budget passed and to the House floor. I look forward to action in the Senate that allows us to go to conference and reach a bicameral agreement.”