June 17, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 256, which would repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) enacted before the U.S. initiated military action in Iraq. Cole supported the legislation.
June 15, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) joined Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) and Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and James Lankford (R-OK) in applauding the announcement the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) made selecting the University of Oklahoma to host NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations (CISHIWRO).
June 14, 2021 Weekly Columns
During Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, we remember that many families have felt the heartbreaking impact of Alzheimer’s disease in some way. Sadly, more than six million Americans are currently suffering with the disease. Throughout this month, we recognize this national health crisis and draw attention to efforts to slow down, prevent and ultimately find cures for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
June 8, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) this week congratulated four students who received and accepted appointments to attend one of the United States military service academies. The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy all require a congressional nomination to be considered for appointment. Cole previously nominated these students for appointment consideration in December.
June 7, 2021 Weekly Columns
At the end of last month, President Joe Biden sent a $6 trillion budget request to Congress for fiscal year 2022. Proposing the highest spending levels since World War II, the price tag alone is utterly outrageous and unrealistic. And while Congress holds the purse strings and is ultimately responsible for providing the annual funding for the federal government, the president’s budget request reveals his radical priorities and proves his total disregard for fiscal responsibility.
June 4, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) today encouraged middle school and high school students in the Fourth District of Oklahoma to participate in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge. This annual competition is designed to promote innovation, engagement and excellence in computer science through student development of an application (“app”).
May 29, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) issued the following statement after learning about the passing of Dr. Stephen Prescott, who led as president of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for 15 years.
May 28, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after President Joe Biden sent a $6 trillion budget request to Congress for fiscal year 2022. Cole is the Vice Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee.
May 28, 2021 Weekly Columns
Every year, the United States welcomes nearly one million immigrants entering our country legally and lawfully. That is more than any other nation in the world. While both Republicans and Democrats agree that immigration reform is needed, President Biden’s policy reform by executive action is severely misguided and irresponsible. And as we have seen in recent months, the consequences of his open border policies are endangering American citizens.