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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

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March 8, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) will host two town hall meetings in Ada and Ardmore on Monday, March 18.
March 8, 2019 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. 1. Introduced by House Democrats as “For the People Act,” Cole opposed the legislation, calling it “For the Politicians Act" or the "Welfare for Politicians Act."
March 4, 2019 Weekly Columns

Motivated by the desire to reduce gun violence, House Democrats last week brought up two pieces of legislation to expand background checks required for purchase and transfer of firearms. While I share the goal of keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals and preventing mass violence, the legislation falls short of providing actual solutions to do so.

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February 28, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after President Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un concluded in Hanoi, Vietnam. On behalf of the United States, President Trump did not agree to a proposed deal with the North Korean regime.
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February 26, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a resolution in response to the president’s declaration of a national emergency. Cole did not support the resolution of disapproval brought up by House Democrats.
February 25, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The office of Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) is now accepting entries for the annual Congressional Art Competition.
February 19, 2019 Weekly Columns

Both sides agree that government shutdowns are bad for the American people, bad for government and bad for policy making. After a painfully and unnecessarily long partial shutdown earlier this year, I am encouraged that last week Congress and President Trump worked together to avoid another lapse in funding and provide for some of the nation’s pressing needs.

February 14, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the U.S House of Representatives passed legislation that fully funds the government for fiscal year 2019 and strengthens border security.
February 11, 2019 Weekly Columns

Last week during his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump delivered an inspiring and uplifting message that seemed quite Reaganesque. I was extraordinarily proud of what he had to say and how he chose to say it.

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