Rep. Tom Cole
Republican • 4th District, Oklahoma • 6th Term • Sworn In 2003
- 25 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 63 of 437) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 146 of 437)
- 303 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 136 of 440) 20 Made Into Law (Ranks 93 of 440)
Although born in Shreveport, Louisiana on April 28, 1949, Cole is a fifth-generation Oklahoman, raised in Moore, Oklahoma. He graduated from Grinnell College in 1971 with a BA in History. His postgraduate degrees include an MA from Yale University (1974) and a PhD from the University of Oklahoma (1984), both in British History. Cole did research abroad as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow and was a Fulbright Fellow (1977-78) at the University of London. He was a college professor in history and politics before becoming a politician.
Cole is a major figure in contemporary Oklahoma politics. Following his mother Helen, who served as a state representative and senator, Cole served in the Oklahoma State Senate from 1988 to 1991, resigning mid-term to accept a job in Washington. From 1995 to 1999, he was the Oklahoma Secretary of State under Frank Keating, and assisted with the recovery efforts following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. He has also served as Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party. Read More...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.Res.776Motion to reconsider laid Dec 11, 2014 8 Views
Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 83) to require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of techn...
H.Res.722Motion to reconsider laid Sep 16, 2014 1 Views
Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 124) making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purpo...
H.Res.700Motion to reconsider laid Aug 01, 2014 3 Views
Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, a...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5765 - Native American Languages Reauthorization Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Nov 20, 2014 3 Views
To amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide flexibility and reauthorization to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of...
H.R.5441Became Public Law No: 113-199 Dec 04, 2014 30 Views
To amend the Federal charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States to reflect the service of women in the Armed Forces of the U...
H.R.5320Referred to the Subcommittee Sep 26, 2014 3 Views
To direct the Attorney General to provide State officials with access to criminal history information with respect to certain financial servic...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 5699: John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5699 John Muir National Historic Site Expansion ActAye (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 83: Making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: H R 83 An Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to energyAye (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 5806: Supporting America's Charities Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5806 Supporting America’s Charities ActAye (with party)December 11, 2014