Rep. Tom Cole
Republican • 4th District, Oklahoma • 7th Term • Sworn In 2003
- 3 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 145 of 352) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 of 352)
- 53 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 71 of 438) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 41 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.101Motion to reconsider laid Feb 12, 2015 15 Views
Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 644) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend and expand the charitable ...
H.R.412Referred to House House Administration Jan 20, 2015 2 Views
To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns.
H.R.249Referred to the House Committee Jan 09, 2015 2 Views
To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes, and f...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.1157Referred to the House Committee Feb 27, 2015 2 Views
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for the benefit of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians, and for ...
H.R.1100Referred to the House Committee Feb 26, 2015 13 Views
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for amounts paid by a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces f...
H.R.1084Referred to the House Committee Feb 25, 2015 2 Views
To amend title 49, United States Code, to modify the criteria for selecting communities to participate in the Small Community Air Service Deve...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 33: Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment: H R 33 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders ActAye (with party)February 27, 2015
H.R. 240: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015
On Motion to Instruct Conferees: H R 240 Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposesNay (with party)February 27, 2015
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
On Passage: H J RES 35 Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposesAye (with party)February 27, 2015