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Congressman Cole Named Hero of the Taxpayer

January 14, 2004
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole has been named a "Hero of the Taxpayer" by the Americans for Tax Reform. Each year Americans for Tax Reform issue their annual ratings identifying elected officials who support a pro-taxpayer agenda on 20 issues facing Congress. To be given this award, Representatives must receive an 85% or better ranking on the Americans for Tax Reform scorecard. Congressman Cole received a 100% on the Americans for Tax Reform rankings.

"It is an honor to receive this recognition.  I believe that hard working Americans should be able to keep more of their income. I also believe that this year as we are working through budget issues we can solve all problems without raising taxes," Congressman Tom Cole said. 

20 Key Votes:

  • Taxpayer protection pledge
  • Taxpayer protection pledge
  • District of Columbia-School Choice
  • Highway Beautification Program
  • Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Offset for 2003
  • United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
  • Excessive Congressional Spending
  • Overtime Modernization
  • Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act
  • Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act
  • Class Action Fairness Act of 2003
  • Jobs and Growth Tax Reconciliation Act
  • Jobs and Growth Tax Reconciliation Act
  • DeMint of South Carolina Amendment; Improving Education Results for Children With Disabilities Act of 2003
  • Energy Independence
  • Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
  • Congressional Budget for FY 2004
  • Bankruptcy Reform   
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Welfare Reform