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Cole Applauds President Trump’s Commitment to Indian Country

October 21, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the Trump Administration unveiled Putting America’s First Peoples First, a policy plan outlining President Trump’s enduring commitment to strengthening Indian Country.

“While Native Americans are often overlooked, President Trump has consistently made it a priority to deliver resources and advance real solutions to ensure safer, stronger and more prosperous tribal nations. That has included tackling the heartbreaking and rampant problem of missing and murdered indigenous women, not only through executive actions like Operation Lady Justice but recently by signing into law the Not Invisible Act and Savanna’s Act. Moreover, amid the coronavirus crisis, the president recognized the need to get targeted relief to tribes and delivered record funding to aid them in this fight.

“Building on the significant steps and historic actions already taken during a productive first term, I am encouraged that President Trump has put forward a bold, inclusive and compassionate agenda for Indian Country during the next four years. Certainly, he is committed to upholding the federal government’s trust and treaty obligations. I look forward to continuing to work with the president for the betterment of all Native American communities.”

Cole is a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma and co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus.

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