Washington DC- After an important vote to provide $87 billion to support U.S. troops and rebuild Iraq, Congressman Tom Cole along with eight other Members of Congress boarded an Air Force C-32, the military version of the Boeing 757-200, and traveled to Kuwait City, Kuwait and then to Baghdad and Mosul, Iraq.
Washington DC- House leaders announced a House-Senate agreement on a landmark strategy to provide concurrent receipt for more disabled veterans than have ever before been covered by law. Congressman Cole has been working with a group of lawmakers to ensure that veterans receive compensation for their tremendous sacrifice.
Washington DC- Congressman Cole voted today to provide $87 billion to support U.S. troops and rebuild Iraq. This funding request is a major part of the strategy enabling American troops and their coalition partners to create a stable government and ensure that the Iraqi people are free and prosperous. Once this goal is achieved coalition forces can begin to leave Iraq.
Washington DC- Congressman Cole urged his colleagues on the House floor today to support legislation that would protect the retirement benefits of millions of American workers. The Pension Funding Equity Act (H.R.
Washington DC- Congressman Tom Cole voted Wednesday in favor of legislation that will amend the U.S. code to exempt certain soldiers from all meal expenses while they are hospitalized due to injuries received while fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan. H.R. 2998 unanimously passed in the House of Representatives.
Washington DC- Representative Tom Cole voted today on the House-Senate conference agreement on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 that passed in the House, 281-142. Congressman Cole is a co-sponsor of the legislation that passed in the House on June 4, 2003.
Washington DC- Today Congressman Cole reiterated the need for increased reliance on domestic energy to decrease price volatility and ensure affordable heat and natural gas prices now and in the future.
Washington DC- Yesterday Congressman Tom Cole voted to provide a total of $368.2 billion in funding to the Department of Defense through the FY 2004 Defense Appropriations Conference Agreement (H.R. 2658). This amount is $3.8 billion more than what was appropriated for FY 2003.
Washington DC- "The date of September 11, 2001 is engraved in our history as a tremendous day of loss; loss of thousands of American lives and a loss of our innocence as a nation. We, as Oklahomans, can particularly understand the devastation of such an extensive act of terror.
Washington DC-Led by Rep. Tom Cole, Republican members of the U.S. House Education & the Workforce Committee yesterday evening introduced the Expanding Opportunities in Higher Education Act (H.R.