Representative Tom Cole's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Tom Cole
Current Office: U.S. House - District 4, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 4
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 24, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Ellen; 1 Child: Mason
Birth Date: 04/28/1949
Birth Place: Shreveport, LA
Home City: Moore, OK
Religion: United Methodist
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/16/14 H Amdt 1079 Prohibits the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from Providing Bonuses to Employees
Amendment Adopted - House (282 - 138)
Yea
7/16/14 H Amdt 1083 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Paying Workers Certain Pay Rates
Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 230)
Nay
7/16/14 H Amdt 1086 Prohibits States from Penalizing a Bank for Providing Financial Services to Marijuana Businesses
Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192)
Nay
7/16/14 H Amdt 1093 Prohibits Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from Preventing States from Implementing Broadband Internet Access Service Laws
Amendment Adopted - House (223 - 200)
Yea
7/16/14 H Amdt 1098 Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws
Amendment Adopted - House (241 - 181)
Yea
7/16/14 HR 5016 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015
Bill Passed - House (228 - 195)
Yea
7/15/14 HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 
Bill Passed - House (367 - 55)
Yea
7/10/14 H Amdt 1012 Prohibits Federal Government from Contracting with a Business Chartered in the Bermuda or Cayman Islands
Amendment Adopted - House (221 - 200)
Nay
7/10/14 H Amdt 1040 Prohibits Implementation of Certain Climate Assessments
Amendment Adopted - House (229 - 188)
Yea
6/26/14 HR 4899 Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (229 - 185)
Did Not Vote
6/24/14 H Amdt 956 Prohibits Pending Pipeline Permit Applications from Receiving Automatic Approval
Amendment Rejected - House (171 - 240)
Nay
6/24/14 HR 3301 North American Energy Infrastructure Act
Bill Passed - House (238 - 173)
Yea
6/19/14 H Amdt 901 Prohibits Transfer of Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Yemen
Amendment Adopted - House (238 - 179)
Yea
6/19/14 H Amdt 905 Prohibits Transfer of Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Any Foreign Country
Amendment Adopted - House (230 - 184)
Yea
6/19/14 H Amdt 907 Repeals Prohibition on Guantanamo Bay Detainee Transfers and Facility Construction
Amendment Rejected - House (163 - 249)
Nay
6/19/14 H Amdt 908 Prohibits United States Combat Operations in Iraq
Amendment Rejected - House (165 - 250)
Nay
6/19/14 H Amdt 912 Prohibits Funds from Being Used Pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002
Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 231)
Nay
6/19/14 H Amdt 917 Prohibits United States from Providing Weapons in Syria
Amendment Rejected - House (167 - 244)
Yea
6/19/14 H Amdt 935 Prohibits National Security Agency (NSA) from Requiring Alterations to Federal Services to Permit Electronic Surveillance of Users
Amendment Adopted - House (293 - 123)
Nay
6/10/14 H Amdt 813 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Implement a Department of Housing and Urban Development Plan
Amendment Adopted - House (219 - 207)
Yea
6/10/14 H Amdt 815 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Acquire Traffic Cameras
Amendment Adopted - House (255 - 171)
Yea
6/10/14 H Amdt 823 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for the California High-Speed Rail
Amendment Adopted - House (227 - 186)
Yea
6/10/14 HR 4745 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
Bill Passed - House (229 - 192)
Yea
6/09/14 H Amdt 783 Reduces Appropriations to Amtrak
Amendment Rejected - House (154 - 248)
Nay
5/30/14 H Amdt 738 Authorizes Funds to be Used for Guantanamo Bay Operations
Amendment Rejected - House (169 - 230)
Nay
5/30/14 H Amdt 748 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Preventing States from Authorizing the Use of Medical Marijuana
Amendment Adopted - House (219 - 189)
Nay
5/30/14 H Amdt 750 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for the Transfer of Clemency Application Screening Personnel
Amendment Adopted - House (219 - 189)
Yea
5/30/14 H Amdt 763 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Require Journalists to Disclose Sources
Amendment Adopted - House (225 - 183)
Nay
5/22/14 H Amdt 671 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for Certain Climate Change Reports
Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192)
Yea
5/22/14 H Amdt 675 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Operate Guantanamo Bay
Amendment Rejected - House (177 - 247)
Nay
5/22/14 H Amdt 676 Repeals Indefinite Military Detention Provisions
Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 230)
Nay
5/22/14 H Amdt 679 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Implement the New START Treaty
Amendment Adopted - House (233 - 191)
Yea
5/22/14 H Amdt 680 Repeals Military Force Authorization
Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 233)
Nay
5/22/14 HR 3361 USA FREEDOM Act
Bill Passed - House (303 - 121)
Yea
5/22/14 HR 4435 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Bill Passed - House (325 - 98)
Yea
5/09/14 HR 4438 American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (274 - 131)
Yea
5/07/14 H Res 574 Recommends that the House of Represenatives Find Lois G. Lerner in Contempt of Congress
Resolution Passed - House (231 - 187)
Yea
4/10/14 H Con Res 96 Establishing the Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2015 and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2016 Through 2024
Joint Resolution Passed - House (219 - 205)
Yea
4/08/14 HR 1871 Baseline Reform Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (230 - 185)
Yea
4/04/14 HR 1874 Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (224 - 182)
Yea
4/03/14 HR 2575 Save American Workers Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (248 - 179)
Yea
3/26/14 HR 1459 Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act
Bill Passed - House (222 - 201)
Yea
3/25/14 HR 2824 Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America
Bill Passed - House (229 - 192)
Yea
3/14/14 HR 4015 SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (238 - 181)
Yea
3/13/14 HR 3189 Water Rights Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (238 - 174)
Yea
3/13/14 HR 3973 Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (244 - 171)
Yea
3/12/14 HR 4138 Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of (ENFORCE) the Law Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (233 - 181)
Yea
3/06/14 H Amdt 585 Prohibits the Social Cost of Carbon from Being Included in Agency Determinations
Amendment Adopted - House (222 - 188)
Yea
3/06/14 H Amdt 587 Exempts Certain Nuclear Facility Construction Projects from Environmental Review Time Frame Requirements
Amendment Rejected - House (187 - 220)
Nay
3/06/14 HR 2641 Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (229 - 179)
Yea

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