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.R.1219 - Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act of 2015Referred to the Subcommittee Mar 23, 2015 4 Views
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and appurtenances of the Arbuckle Project, Oklahoma, to the Arbuckle Master ...
H.Res.101Motion to reconsider laid Feb 12, 2015 2 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.412Committee Consideration and Mark- Mar 04, 2015 2 Views
To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.1683Referred to the House Committee Mar 26, 2015 2 Views
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the United States Coast Guard.
H.R.1632Referred to the House Committee Mar 25, 2015 1 Views
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to place certain lands in Skagit and San Juan Counties, Washington, into trust for the Samish Indian N...
H.R.1578Referred to House Rules Mar 24, 2015 2 Views
To establish the Commission on Long Term Social Security Solvency, and for other purposes.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
On Passage: H R 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Aye (with party)March 26, 2015
H.Res. 173: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by improving physician payments and making other improvements, to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes, and providing for proceedings during the period from March 27, 2015, through April 10, 2015.
On Agreeing to the Resolution: H RES 173 Providing for consideration of H. R. 2, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Aye (with party)March 26, 2015
H.Con.Res. 27: Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.
On Agreeing to the Resolution, as Amended: H CON RES 27 Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025Aye (with party)March 25, 2015