Rep. Tom Cole
Republican • 4th District, Oklahoma • 6th Term • Sworn In 2003
- 23 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 66 of 435) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 95 of 435)
- 295 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 114 of 438) 14 Made Into Law (Ranks 66 of 438)
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.700Motion to reconsider laid Aug 01, 2014 13 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...
H.Res.696On agreeing to the resolution Agreed Jul 31, 2014 12 Views
Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5230) making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for ...
H.Res.680Motion to reconsider laid Jul 24, 2014 0 Views
Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3393) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to consolidate certain tax benefits for educati...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5314 - Preparedness and Risk Management for Extreme Weather Patterns Assuring Resilience Act of 2014Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform Jul 31, 2014 16 Views
To amend title 31, United States Code, to enhance the Federal Government's planning and preparation for extreme weather, and the Federal Gover...
H.R.5342 - VA Credentialing and Privileging Improvement ActReferred to the Subcommittee Aug 15, 2014 15 Views
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to expeditiously grant privileges to members of the Armed Forces who are health care providers to ...
H.R.5253 - UAC State Authority Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Jul 29, 2014 18 Views
To amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to require consultation with States before awardin...
Recent Voting History
H.J.Res. 76: Nuclear weapon security & non-proliferation bill
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments: H J RES 76 Making continuing appropriations for the National Security Administration for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5272: To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.
On Passage: H R 5272 To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5230: Secure the Southwest Border Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014
On Passage: H R 5230 Supplemental Appropriations, FY 2014Aye (with party)August 01, 2014