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Cole Statement on the Work Ahead in the 117th Congress

January 28, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04), who was sworn in for his tenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 3, issued the following statement after his committee and leadership assignments were officially finalized for the 117th Congress.

Cole will serve his second term as Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, which is a procedural panel that considers every major piece of legislation before it reaches the House floor. He will also continue serving as a Deputy Whip for the House Republican Conference and as a member of the House Republican Steering Committee.

Additionally, Cole will remain a member of the House Appropriations Committee, where he will continue serving as Vice Ranking Member of the full committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. He will also remain on the Defense Subcommittee. 

“I am greatly honored to continue serving in the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of the Fourth District of Oklahoma,” said Cole. “In the coming days of the 117th Congress, I look forward to getting to work in my committees and advocating for Oklahoma’s conservative values and the needs of our communities. Although we have faced many challenges this past year and divisions remain deep nationwide, the American people are counting on their government to function. Indeed, by working together to find common ground, Congress can deliver bipartisan solutions that benefit all Americans and support our country’s recovery from the far reaching and devastating consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.” 

About Congressman Tom Cole

A fifth-generation Oklahoman and resident of Moore, Congressman Tom Cole has a significant background of service to his home state of Oklahoma. First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, he is an ardent supporter of a strong national defense, a tireless advocate for taxpayers and small businesses, a leader in promoting and funding biomedical research and the foremost expert in the House on issues related to Native Americans and tribal governments.

Read Cole’s full biography here.