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).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship 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)

Committee Membership

Tom Cole sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cole sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Native Americans (47%) Taxation (32%) Commerce (21%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2003 to May 2016, Cole missed 245 of 9,747 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% 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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