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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

Press Releases

October 8, 2003 Press Release

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.

October 2, 2003 Press Release

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.

September 30, 2003 Press Release

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.

September 26, 2003 Press Release

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.

September 11, 2003 Press Release

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.

September 9, 2003 Press Release

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.

August 19, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On August 27, Congressman Tom Cole will host a Natural Gas Taskforce Meeting in the Blue Room at the State Capital beginning at 1:30 P.M. Congressman Tom Cole will be joined by Congressmen Joe Barton (TX-6) and John Shimkus (IL-19), also members of the Natural Gas Task Force.

July 25, 2003 Press Release

Washington DC- To expand the education opportunities for disadvantaged children, Oklahoma's Tom Cole voted to make specific improvements to the Head Start program giving the children enrolled in it the ability to compete academically with their peers. The School Readiness Act of 2003 passed the U.S. House, 217-216.

July 23, 2003 Press Release

Washington DC- Congressman Tom Cole announced that the U.S. House has approved $1,001,000 in funding for the University of Oklahoma's SPY1 Phased Array Radar-- a research effort focused on increasing tornado warning lead time. The funding was part of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2004 (H.R. 2799).

July 15, 2003 Press Release

Thirteen Members of Congress participated in the "Scarlet Shield" at the National Defense University.