Cole Appointed to Appropriations Conference Committees
September 7, 2018
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following announcement after Speaker Paul Ryan appointed him to the House-Senate Conference Committee for H.R. 6147, the Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act and to the House-Senate Conference Committee for H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act.
For the Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act Committee Cole will serve alongside Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen; Reps. Robert Aderholt, Mike Simpson, Ken Calvert, Mario Diaz-Balart, Tom Graves, David Young, and John Rutherford. For the Department of Defense Appropriations Act Committee Cole will serve alongside Reps. Robert Aderholt, Kay Granger, Harold Rogers, Ken Calvert, Steve Womack and Martha Roby.
“I am honored to be named to these conference committees with my colleagues, and I am eager to continue the necessary work to fund the federal government," said Cole. "As we work through these important negotiations, I will remain steadfast in my desire to ensure we responsibly fund the priorities of our nation and government and do so in an expeditious and timely manner. I’d like to thank Speaker Ryan for entrusting me with these key responsibilities. I look forward to the work ahead and ultimately the completion of these Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations bills before the start of the new fiscal year.”