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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

Cole to Serve in Leadership Roles on House Appropriations Committee

January 16, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04), a member of the House Appropriations Committee since 2009, released the following statement after it was announced that he will hold two leadership roles on the committee in the 116th Congress. Cole will continue to serve as the top Republican leader of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies. He was also appointed by House Appropriations Ranking Member Kay Granger to serve as Vice Ranking Member of the committee. 

“I look forward to continuing to serve on the House Appropriations Committee,” said Congressman Cole. “While this era of divided government will continue to present challenges, I believe that we can still achieve conservative wins for the American people. I am honored by the opportunity to support my friend Kay Granger’s leadership and to work closely with a great team of Republican colleagues.”

“Tom Cole is not only an insightful member and effective communicator, he is a skilled and learned negotiator with a real talent for finding areas of agreement,” said Ranking Member Granger. “I look forward to working with him as we seek to ensure the priorities of the American people are reflected in the work of the House Appropriations Committee.”

Link to original announcement here.