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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

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March 1, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Tom Cole today congratulated Nicholas Vandal on his appointment to the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy. Cole nominated Vandal to the entering class of 2005.

February 17, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tom Cole today voted for the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, a bipartisan plan that makes common sense reforms to prevent the misuse of class action lawsuits. Congressman Cole applauded this legislation as a first step in reducing the frivolous lawsuits that are clogging our court system.

February 10, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tom Cole voted today for The Real ID Act that targets terrorist travel within the United States. This legislation, which passed the in the House 261-161, will implement much needed driver's license reforms, close asylum loopholes and strengthen deportation laws.

February 8, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tom Cole announced today that the President's budget includes language that would reverse a recent IRS decision that would require recipients of storm shelter grants to pay taxes on the funds they received.

February 2, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tom Cole introduced legislation yesterday evening that will provide a tax credit for producing natural gas on-shore from a depth of more than 15,000 feet. The Natural Gas Production Act will help increase domestic natural gas supplies making natural gas more affordable to American families, farms and businesses.

February 2, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tom Cole made the following statement after the State of the Union address, February 2, 2005:

January 27, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tom Cole announced today he was a co-sponsor of two pieces of legislation that will clarify ambiguity in the tax code to ensure taxes will not be levied on FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) grants used to build storm shelters.

January 4, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Fourth District Congressman Tom Cole was appointed to a coveted seat on the powerful House Rules Committee last night by House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert. 

January 4, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chairman of the Armed Services Duncan Hunter make the following statement today after a meeting with Congressman Cole about his new committee assignment.  

December 23, 2004 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-"I was extremely upset to find in today's Daily Oklahoman a story concerning the Internal Revenue Service decision to tax the federal grant money individuals received to build tornado shelters. It makes no sense for the government to tax federal money for this purpose. Shelters save lives, mitigate damages and make sense.

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