A House committee voted Thursday to allow federal funding of abortion, defeating an attempt by Rep. Tom Cole to add a prohibition that has been part of congressional policy for more than four decades.
July 15, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – During a House Appropriations Committee markup for fiscal year 2022 this afternoon, Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) offered an amendment to restore longstanding and traditionally bipartisan pro-life provisions, the Hyde and Weldon Amendments, removed by Democrats on the panel.
July 15, 2021 News Stories
On Thursday, the House Committee on Appropriations held heated debates over the removal of the Hyde Amendment from the 2022 fiscal plan.
July 14, 2021 News Stories
There’s been some ups and downs in Congress in recent times as the local rep in the U.S. House says some good work is still getting done despite a deeply divided political scene in Washington, D.C.
July 12, 2021 Weekly Columns
Infrastructure is a topic that has been getting a lot of attention in recent weeks and months, especially after President Joe Biden rolled out a proposal earlier this year and with ongoing negotiations for actual legislation in Congress. Certainly, all Americans can agree that maintaining, repairing and improving infrastructure benefits everyone. Unfortunately, Democrats and President Biden have become fixated on “human infrastructure,” insisting that many social programs should be included in any future infrastructure package.
July 9, 2021 Weekly Columns
Independence Day importantly symbolizes another year that our hard-won freedoms, distinct system of government and unique institutions have endured the test of time. For just as liberty was secured at great cost nearly 250 years ago, it has required generations of Americans to defend, protect, preserve and expand.
July 2, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) provided notification that two infrastructure projects in the City of Ardmore, located in Oklahoma’s Fourth Congressional District, will receive nearly $2.5 million in grant funding between two infrastructure projects.
July 1, 2021 Weekly Columns
As we celebrate 245 years since bold patriots declared independence from tyranny and created the unique and free country in which we live, I encourage you to remember how fortunate we are to call ourselves Americans. To this day, there is no freer country in the world nor is there any other place on earth that offers more opportunity for its people than the United States of America. And over the years, the fundamental belief that everyone has the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” has drawn people to come here for their own share in the American Dream.
July 1, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) today announced the 2021 winners of the Congressional Art Competition for the Fourth District of Oklahoma. Throughout the artwork submissions period this spring, Cole’s office received more than 100 entries from high school artists. All entries were judged by Dr. Victor Youritzin, Professor Emeritus of Art History at the University of Oklahoma, who helped select the first-place winner and determine five finalists for the first ever “People’s Choice” contest.