July 26, 2021 Weekly Columns
In recent weeks, we have seen courageous Cubans flood the streets across their country. The Cuban people desperately desire to protest the tyranny and incompetence of the communist dictatorship that has ruled their country with an iron hand for 62 years.
July 21, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04), Vice Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, today led a unanimous House Republican effort to restore longstanding, bipartisan pro-life language that has been included in the annual appropriations process for decades.
July 19, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Education published updated priorities today for the upcoming grant cycle for the American History and Civics programs.
July 19, 2021 Weekly Columns
Over the past few weeks, the House Appropriations Committee has been working on the 12 annual bills that fund the entirety of the federal government. Indeed, the appropriations process is one of the most important functions of Congress and has generally been bipartisan with Democrats and Republicans working together to complete one of Congress’s most critical roles. That is, until this year when Democrats broke from this tradition and eliminated the life-saving Hyde Amendment.
A House committee voted Thursday to allow federal funding of abortion, defeating an attempt by Rep. Tom Cole to add a prohibition that has been part of congressional policy for more than four decades.
July 15, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – During a House Appropriations Committee markup for fiscal year 2022 this afternoon, Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) offered an amendment to restore longstanding and traditionally bipartisan pro-life provisions, the Hyde and Weldon Amendments, removed by Democrats on the panel.
July 15, 2021 News Stories
On Thursday, the House Committee on Appropriations held heated debates over the removal of the Hyde Amendment from the 2022 fiscal plan.