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May 18, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) announced today that he will host a constituent telephone town hall next week to provide an update on legislative news and updates from the last several weeks in Congress.
May 18, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced a return-to-work incentive for Oklahomans. According to Governor Stitt’s plan, the first 20,000 Oklahomans currently receiving unemployment benefits who return to the workforce will receive a $1,200 incentive using funds from the American Rescue Plan.
May 17, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urging the Biden Administration to withdraw its proposed priorities for the American History and Civics Education programs published in the Federal Register last month.
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May 14, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) joined dozens of House Republicans in sending a letter, led by Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07), to President Biden in response to a cybersecurity attack on the Colonial Pipeline Company, which forced the 5,500-mile pipeline offline and caused massive gasoline supply shortages across the southeast United States.
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May 11, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) today introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives related to last summer’s ruling on McGirt vs. Oklahoma by the Supreme Court of the United States. If enacted, the legislation would authorize the Chickasaw Nation, Cherokee Nation and the State of Oklahoma to find agreement and compact without federal government involvement. It would also address the immediate issues facing law enforcement as a result of the ruling.
April 28, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after President Joe Biden delivered an address before a joint session of Congress and outlined his “American Families Plan.” Cole attended the event in person.
April 28, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement upon hearing news that Dr. Stephen Prescott will retire from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) where he served as president for 15 years.
April 23, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Oklahoma’s Congressional Delegation introduced a resolution in both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate honoring Jim Thorpe, of the Sac and Fox Nation, and urging the International Olympic Committee to restore his 1912 Olympic records.
April 23, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and more than 25 members of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) slammed President Biden for pledging to shackle the United States to a new sweeping and unattainable Paris Agreement commitment that will destroy thousands of energy jobs and devastate American workers.
April 22, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act. Passed along party lines by a vote of 216-208, Cole opposed the legislation related to granting statehood to the District of Columbia.

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