Washington DC- Congressman Tom Cole announced today that the House approved a number of new projects that would pump millions of dollars into Oklahoma's economy. Congressman Cole was able to include these projects specifically for Oklahoma in the FY 2004 Defense Appropriation Bill(H.R. 2658) passed in the House 399-19.
Washington DC- Congressman Tom Cole announced today that the House Appropriation Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury and Independent Agencies approved funding for Oklahoma specific transportation projects.
Washington DC-To help ward off the potential natural gas crisis looming this fall and winter because of historically high prices and low inventories, Congressman Tom Cole, along with several of his colleagues, was appointed to a task force by U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) to address this escalating problem.
Washington DC- The Military Construction funding bill for FY 2004 overwhelmingly passed today in the House today earmarked funding for special projects on Oklahoma bases. The Military Construction Authorization Act (H.R. 2559) unanimously passed in the House 428-0.
Washington DC- The House raised funding for state and local first responders to $20.8 billion through the Homeland Security Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2004 (H.R. 2555). Oklahoma's Tom Cole praised the House for its efforts to help the police, fire and emergency medical personnel in combating terrorism at the basic level.
Washington DC-- Based on findings that as many as 41 million Americans do not have health insurance, and that 60 percent of the uninsured are employed by small businesses, Oklahoma's Tom Cole is cosponsoring a measure that will allow small business owners to form association health plans (AHPs). As part of the The Small Business Health Fairness Act (H.R.
Washington D.C.-Congressman Cole today voted for the Class Action Fairness Act (H.R. 1115) of 2003, which establishes a bill of rights for the consumer and gives the Federal court jurisdiction over interstate class action suits when less than two-thirds of the plaintiffs are from the same state. The House passed this legislation 253-170.
Washington DC- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today it has obligated $3.4 million to the State of Oklahoma to fund the City of Moore's removal of debris from public property, public streets and right-of-ways.
Washington D.C.- Representative Tom Cole voted today for the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 (H.R. 760). Congressman Cole is a co-sponsor of the legislation that passed in the House, 282-139.
Washington DC- Congressman Cole voted today to amend the Constitution of the United States to enable Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the U.S. flag. Congressman Cole is a co-sponsor of The Flag Protection Amendment (H.J Res. 4), which passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 300-125.