Rep. Tom Cole

Representative from Oklahoma’s 4th District, Republican

Cole, a Republican, has been the representative for Oklahoma's 4th congressional district since Jan 7, 2003 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Cole has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cole is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Cole for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Tom Cole sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cole sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Native Americans (40%) Taxation (30%) Commerce (20%) Economics and Public Finance (10%)

Recent Bills

Some of Cole’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Cole’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
Oct 28, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2016, Cole missed 247 of 10,101 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 78 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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