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Tom Cole's Public Statements on Issue: Military Personnel

Full Name: Tom Cole
Office: U.S. House (OK) - 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
Primary June 24, 2014
General Nov. 4, 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
Date Title
Issue Position: Strengthening Our Military -- Honoring Our Veterans
Issue Position: Defense
July 21, 2014 The Oklahoman - Oklahoma Lawmakers Reiterate Opposition to Fort Sill as Shelter for Minors
April 15, 2014 Letter to Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force - Religious Freedom in the Air Force
Feb. 12, 2014 Oklahoma Delegation on the Parole of 1st Lt. Behenna
Oct. 3, 2013 House Members Call on DOD to Lift Unnecessary Furloughs
Oct. 2, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Rand Beers, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Comply with the "Pay Our Military Act"
Aug. 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Syria
July 25, 2013 The Oklahoan - Oklahoma Lawmakers Contribute to House Defense Bill
July 24, 2013 Government Executive - House Approves 1.8 Percent Military Pay Raise
July 24, 2013 Amendment Exempts Working Capital Fund Employees from Furloughs
May 10, 2013 News OK - Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole Tells Air Force Leaders to Take Action in Sexual Assaults
March 6, 2013 Cole Comments on Passage of Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown, Revise Sequester
Dec. 21, 2012 Congressman Tom Cole's Weekly Column - Still No Accountability for Benghazi
Nov. 5, 2012 Cole Urges Defense Department to Improve Military Voting System
July 23, 2012 House Acts to Prevent Devastating Military Cuts
May 2, 2012 Cole Statement on President's Afghanistan Address
Feb. 27, 2012 Budget Cuts Should Not Compromise National Security
Jan. 16, 2012 Weekly Column: New Defense Strategy is Misguided
Nov. 14, 2011 Drastic Defense Cuts Would Have Dire Consequences
July 7, 2011 House Passes Cole Amendment to Defund Libya Operations
July 7, 2011 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012
June 16, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States
May 2, 2011 Specialist Michael E. Phillips Post Office
April 7, 2011 Cole Votes to Cut Spending, Avert Shutdown
Feb. 7, 2011 Caution Needed in Egypt Aid Policy
Sept. 7, 2010 Cole Visits Troops in Afghanistan
Oct. 8, 2009 Linking Military Spending To Controversial Political Issues Is A Mistake, Cole Says
Sept. 18, 2008 Cole's Toby Keith Recognition Bill Passes House
Oct. 31, 2007 Rep. Cole's Statement after Briefing Top Officials
Sept. 13, 2007 Congressman Cole's Statement on Progress in Iraq
May 17, 2007 Cole: "Now is Not the Time for a Vacation"
May 10, 2007 Cole Opposes Rationing Funds to American Troops
April 26, 2007 Cole: "Certain Date for Surrender is Not an Option Cole opposes Majority's Emergency Spending Bill that sets benchmarks for withdrawal
Feb. 27, 2007 Giving Back
Sept. 27, 2006 Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 6166, Military Commissions Act Of 2006
Sept. 27, 2006 Press Release - Congressman Cole Votes for Military Commissions Act
Sept. 26, 2006 Waiving Points Of Order Against Conference Report On H.R. 5631, Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007
Sept. 14, 2006 Amendment Process For Consideration Of H.R. 6054, Military Commissions Act Of 2006
June 20, 2006 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 5631, Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007
Dec. 18, 2005 Waiving Points of Order Against Conference Report of H. R. 2863, Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006
Aug. 23, 2005 Congressman Cole's Statement on BRAC Commissioners Vote
July 26, 2005 Rep. Cole Votes for Increased Life Insurance for Vets and Military Personnel
June 16, 2005 Providing for Consideration of H.R.2863, Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006
May 30, 2005 Honoring the Sacrifice of Those who Served on the USS Oklahoma
May 25, 2005 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1815, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006
May 16, 2005 Oklahoma Bases Show Resilience through BRAC Process
May 10, 2005 A Grateful Salute for Military Appreciation Month
March 15, 2005 Congressman Cole Offers Amendment to Protect Military Personnel
March 15, 2005 Providing for Consideration of H.R.1268, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War of Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005
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