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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

Press Releases

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.

January 14, 2004 Press Release

Washington DC- Congressman Tom Cole has been named a "Hero of the Taxpayer" by the Americans for Tax Reform. Each year Americans for Tax Reform issue their annual ratings identifying elected officials who support a pro-taxpayer agenda on 20 issues facing Congress. To be given this award, Representatives must receive an 85% or better ranking on the Americans for Tax Reform scorecard.

January 12, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Congressman Tom Cole today announced the names of students from Oklahoma's Fourth Congressional District who have received nominations to the U.S. Air Force, Merchant Marine, Military and Naval Academies' entering class of 2004.