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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

Press Releases

March 25, 2004 Press Release

Washington DC- Today Congressman Cole voted for the FY 2005 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget that strengthens our national security, grows our economy and creates opportunity for every American—all while maintaining strict fiscal control.

March 24, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - To build upon the work of the Speaker's Natural Gas Task Force, Congressman Cole has been appointed to the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) by Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

March 23, 2004 Press Release

Norman, Oklahoma- The Twenty-third Annual Congressional High School Art Competition and National Exhibition, "An Artistic Discovery," is being launched in the Fourth Congressional District.

March 10, 2004 Press Release

Washington DC- To protect taxpayers and local restaurant owners from obesity-related lawsuits that clog America’s courtrooms, Congressman Tom Cole today voted for H.R. 339, the Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act. This will prevent frivolous lawsuits against food manufacturers and sellers by people who claim that they were forced to eat certain foods that made them gain weight.

March 4, 2004 Press Release

Washington DC- "The Yukon Review mischaracterized my remarks in the opening lead of their story published yesterday. However, they did accurately quote parts of my speech during the Canadian County Republican Convention held last Saturday."

February 26, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Cole today voted for a House measure protecting pregnant mothers and their unborn children. By a vote of 254-163, the House approved the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (HR 1997), which will charge those who injure or kill an unborn child with a separate offense.

February 23, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Cole released the following statement upon the announcement by leaders of the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs and the House Resources Committee today to move ahead with the mediation process concerning the Indian Trust issue.

February 9, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today Senator Don Nickles and Congressman Tom Cole announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is sending $30,000 to help with egret rookery removal near Corum and Waurika Lake. These funds will be used to hire two additional employees to keep the egrets away from the area for the duration of the spring and summer.

January 27, 2004 Press Release

Washington DC- Now more disabled veterans than ever before are receiving concurrent receipt because of the plan that was included in the Department of Defense Authorization Act of 2004 that passed in November. Hundreds of thousands of veterans will receive about $22 billion in additional payments over the next ten years for their service and sacrifice to our country.

January 20, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - "The President has once again used the style of the union message to inform, inspire and rally the American people. He clearly defined the challenges we face at home and abroad and offered the type of bold leadership we have come to expect of him as our nation's commander in chief.