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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

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March 23, 2016 News Stories
Lawmakers left town Wednesday for their spring recess without voting on an emergency funding request for the Zika virus, as the Obama administration and congressional Republicans failed to resolve their disagreement over whether federal health agencies need more money to support research and preparedness.
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March 8, 2016 News Stories
Osiyo. It was a historic achievement for the Cherokee Nation recently as the tribe negotiated, finalized and signed a Joint Venture Construction Program agreement with Indian Health Service to provide a new world-class health facility at our WW Hastings Hospital campus in Tahlequah.
March 6, 2016 News Stories
The Cherokee Nation signed an agreement with Indian Health Service on Feb. 24 to secure the largest joint venture funding project ever among tribes. The agreement allows for IHS to fund the hospital at an estimated $80 million or more per year. The funding would last a minimum of 20 years, or potentially for the life of the hospital.
March 3, 2016 News Stories
The two legislators with arguably the most clout over the budget of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) promised yesterday to give NIH “at least” the $1 billion increase that President Barack Obama has requested. It would be the second step in “sustained” annual boosts for the agency, said Representative Tom Cole (R–OK) and Senator Roy Blunt (R–MO).
February 29, 2016 News Stories
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his aides are leading the White House push to cure cancer, but it’s officials in federal agencies who will dole out research dollars.
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February 25, 2016 News Stories
The Cherokee Nation signed an agreement Wednesday with the Indian Health Service to secure the largest joint-venture funding project ever among tribes to build a 450,000-square-foot health center in Tahlequah.
February 25, 2016 News Stories
House appropriators slammed President Obama's "budget busting" request for nearly $2 billion for fighting the Zika virus.
February 18, 2016 News Stories
The head of the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday turned down the Obama administration’s request for emergency funding to fight the Zika virus, citing a pool of funding leftover from the Ebola virus.
February 18, 2016 News Stories
Congressman Tom Cole recently visited Pontotoc Technology Center.
February 18, 2016 News Stories
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will back GOP appropriators who want the White House to use idle funds designated for the Ebola outbreak to battle the Zika virus, according to an aide.

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