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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

Weekly Columns

June 18, 2007 Weekly Columns

Each year Congress considers 11 or more appropriations bills which provide funding for numerous activities like national defense, education, homeland security and crime. Earmarking refers to a provision in legislation, in this case appropriations bills, which direct funds to be spent on specific projects. Typically, legislators seek to insert earmarks which direct funding to a particular projec

May 29, 2007 Weekly Columns

America is a land of opportunity. And we are also a country that has always been comprised of immigrants searching for the promise of the American Dream.

May 14, 2007 Weekly Columns

Last Sunday Americans across the country honored their mothers. When I think about my role in Congress, I think about how it all started with my Mom and the lessons she taught me as a boy that I have carried with me throughout my life.

April 16, 2007 Weekly Columns

Washington D.C.

January 15, 2007 Weekly Columns

Last year was a remarkable Centennial year for Oklahoma for a number of reasons.