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August 26, 2015 News Stories

The Oklahoman - Chris Casteel

The annual budget deficit will be the lowest since 2007, but the federal government's spending and accumulated debt are still heading to dangerous levels, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday.

August 23, 2015 News Stories

Ada News - Eric Swanson

Lawmakers have floated several proposals for fixing Social Security, such as raising the eligibility age and increasing the income levels subject to Social Security taxes, U.S. Rep. Tom Cole said Thursday.

Cole also said he was optimistic that Congress would find a solution to Social Security’s financial woes.

August 17, 2015 News Stories

CQ Roll Call - John Bennett

For months, House Republicans lacked a voice on a measure to authorize military operations against the Islamic State. As he had on other issues, Tom Cole sensed his party was adrift. So earlier this year he did what came naturally--he reached across the aisle.

August 17, 2015 News Stories

Our Member of the Week is Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma’s 4th Congressional District.  In Congress,  he serves on the House Appropriations Committee, the House Budget Committee, and the House Rules Committee.  In addition to these committees, he also serves as a Deputy Whip for the Republican Conference.

August 14, 2015 News Stories

Pauls Valley Democrat - Barry Porterfield

Issues ranging from Planned Parenthood to negotiations with Iran were front and center for a U.S. Congressman’s brief town hall talk in Pauls Valley.

August 11, 2015 News Stories

Norman Transcript - Joy Hampton

The biggest thing coming before Congress in September is the Iranian nuclear deal, Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, said Tuesday during a visit to The Transcript offices. 

August 9, 2015 News Stories

Capitol Beat - Patrick B. McGuigan   

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, does not believe President Barack Obama's agreement with Iran is sensible, or good for the United States.

In an interview with CapitolBeatOK, he reflected on what he deemed “multiple failures” in the accord Secretary of State John Kerry negotiated.

August 3, 2015 News Stories

National Journal - Rachel Roubein

A cam­era fol­lows House Speak­er John Boehner as he walks out of his of­fice and through Statu­ary Hall, show­ing off his cham­ber, as the video’s voi­ceover touts what he’s done to its over­head costs: cut them.

July 31, 2015 News Stories

The Oklahoman - Chris Casteel

Sen. Jim Inhofe's bill promising a renewed national focus on highway and transit needs and $4.2 billion in road-building money for Oklahoma faced an uncertain future on Thursday after clearing the Senate with bipartisan support.

July 24, 2015 News Stories

The Hill - Sarah Ferris and Peter Sullivan

House Republicans outraged by a series of undercover Planned Parenthood videos about fetal parts are pressuring their leadership to immediately call a vote on defunding the organization.