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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

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April 2, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Cole secured $14 million dollars for priority road/bridge projects in Oklahoma's Fourth Congressional District in the Transportation Equity Act (H.R. 3550), but voted no on final passage of the bill because of the negative impact the legislation would have on Oklahoma.

April 2, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that 308,000 jobs were created in March and that U.S. payrolls grew at the fastest pace in nearly four years during this past month.

March 25, 2004 Press Release

Washington DC- Today Congressman Cole voted for the FY 2005 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget that strengthens our national security, grows our economy and creates opportunity for every American—all while maintaining strict fiscal control.

March 24, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - To build upon the work of the Speaker's Natural Gas Task Force, Congressman Cole has been appointed to the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) by Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

March 23, 2004 Press Release

Norman, Oklahoma- The Twenty-third Annual Congressional High School Art Competition and National Exhibition, "An Artistic Discovery," is being launched in the Fourth Congressional District.

March 10, 2004 Press Release

Washington DC- To protect taxpayers and local restaurant owners from obesity-related lawsuits that clog America’s courtrooms, Congressman Tom Cole today voted for H.R. 339, the Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act. This will prevent frivolous lawsuits against food manufacturers and sellers by people who claim that they were forced to eat certain foods that made them gain weight.

March 4, 2004 Press Release

Washington DC- "The Yukon Review mischaracterized my remarks in the opening lead of their story published yesterday. However, they did accurately quote parts of my speech during the Canadian County Republican Convention held last Saturday."

February 26, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Cole today voted for a House measure protecting pregnant mothers and their unborn children. By a vote of 254-163, the House approved the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (HR 1997), which will charge those who injure or kill an unborn child with a separate offense.

February 23, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Cole released the following statement upon the announcement by leaders of the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs and the House Resources Committee today to move ahead with the mediation process concerning the Indian Trust issue.

February 9, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today Senator Don Nickles and Congressman Tom Cole announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is sending $30,000 to help with egret rookery removal near Corum and Waurika Lake. These funds will be used to hire two additional employees to keep the egrets away from the area for the duration of the spring and summer.