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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Lawmakers Win FRC's "True Blue" Award for Consistent Support of Family

October 22, 2003
Press Release

Washington D.C. - Senator Don Nickles (R-OK), Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Congressman Ernest Istook (R-OK), Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK), Congressman John Sullivan (R-OK) and Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) have all been recognized for their unwavering commitment to the family when the Family Research Council (FRC) honored them with the annual “True Blue” award at a reception on Capitol Hill Tuesday evening.

     The award honors members of the House and Senate who have exhibited extraordinary leadership and dedication to the defense of family, faith, and freedom (For a listing of the “True Blue” members of Congress, visit www.frc.org). According to FRC’s new scorecard covering House and Senate votes during the 108th Congress, recipients of the award voted for pro-life and pro-family issues on a variety of occasions.

     These votes included:

- banning partial-birth abortion,

- funding abstinence and marriage promotion programs,

- preventing abortions in military hospitals,

- encouraging faith-based initiatives,

-  calling for votes on President Bush’s judicial nominees,

- banning human cloning,

- repealing the death tax,

- prohibiting U.S. funding of international abortions,

- promoting abstinence as part of global AIDS relief.

     “The members of the 108th Congress who received this award have been consistent, stalwart allies of American families,” said FRC President Tony Perkins.  “They are to be commended for their adherence to the belief that strong marriages and families are essential aspects of a resilient society.”

    To order a copy of FRC’s Vote Scorecard, visit our website at www.frc.org

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