May 11, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) today introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives related to last summer’s ruling on McGirt vs. Oklahoma by the Supreme Court of the United States. If enacted, the legislation would authorize the Chickasaw Nation, Cherokee Nation and the State of Oklahoma to find agreement and compact without federal government involvement. It would also address the immediate issues facing law enforcement as a result of the ruling.
May 10, 2021 Weekly Columns
Late spring in Oklahoma often means the possibility of severe storms and tornados, particularly in the month of May. Unfortunately, in recent weeks, some communities have already seen dangerous weather patterns that resulted in property damage. As we move through the coming weeks, we certainly hope and pray that our communities will be spared from the wrath of severe weather. Regardless, it is critical to have an emergency response plan and build readiness kits for staying safe if storms strike.
Rep. Tom Cole pressed the U.S. education secretary on Wednesday about civics and history curriculum, saying the Education Department’s recent request for public comments elicited a “blizzard” of bipartisan criticism over the focus on race and discrimination.
May 3, 2021 Weekly Columns
Last week, President Joe Biden delivered an address during a joint session of Congress on the eve of his 100th day in office. While it is always an honor to listen to any president speak to Congress, the president’s message unfortunately missed the mark, especially since his actions thus far have been marked by partisan and progressive proposals and misguided unilateral actions.
May 2, 2021 Weekly Columns
Last November, American voters made their decision at the polls and the result was to elect President Joe Biden and a Congress controlled by Democrats. However, even in this era as the minority party, Republicans can and should continue to work productively for the American people. Even in the minority, Republicans can be effective at stopping things and getting things done.
April 28, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after President Joe Biden delivered an address before a joint session of Congress and outlined his “American Families Plan.” Cole attended the event in person.
April 28, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement upon hearing news that Dr. Stephen Prescott will retire from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) where he served as president for 15 years.
April 26, 2021 Weekly Columns
Earlier this month, Democrats in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate introduced legislation to add four justices to the bench on the Supreme Court. Ushering in such a drastic change to one of our nation’s most fundamental institutions would represent an outrageous power grab and set a precedent of using our nation’s highest court as a partisan political tool.
April 23, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Oklahoma’s Congressional Delegation introduced a resolution in both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate honoring Jim Thorpe, of the Sac and Fox Nation, and urging the International Olympic Committee to restore his 1912 Olympic records.