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Cole Honored as Fiscal Hero by Campaign to Fix the Debt

May 19, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after he was named a Fiscal Hero by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, a nonpartisan movement to improve America’s fiscal future. 

“I am honored to be recognized by the Campaign to Fix the Debt. The commitment to reforms that confront the nation’s troubled economy and restore prosperity for future generations is one that I certainly share,” said Cole. “Until we balance the federal budget and reform entitlements, the chance of paying down our massive debt will remain elusive. In the days ahead, I will continue to support legislation and policies to get the nation’s long-term fiscal house in order.” 

“Rep. Cole has worked through a variety of channels to draw attention and find solutions to the nation’s fiscal challenges,” said Maya MacGuineas, Head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. “While many lawmakers have chosen to bury their heads when it comes to these issues, Rep. Cole has shown courage and leadership and has been willing to stand up for what is right for the country - even when it’s not easy to do so. The longer we wait, the more severe and difficult the choices will be to fix the debt. Yet very few Members of Congress take this problem seriously. Those who do, like Rep. Cole, deserve our thanks and praise.”

For more information about the award and the Campaign to Fix the Debt, click here.