Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Tom Cole

Rep. Tom Cole

Republican, Oklahoma, 4th District
Office 202-225-6165 | @TomColeOK04 | Facebook

C

Grade

6

Votes for Children

22

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

18

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Cole represents a district with a child poverty rate of 16.7 percent. 8.2 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 20.8 percent are food insecure, and 7.4 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Cole has taken 6 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 22 bills to help children. Rep. Cole has taken 18 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 800 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Rep. Cole has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted against H.R.1112 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.1122 the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1192 the Student and Teacher Safety Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1695 the Community Services Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1696 the PACE Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.185 the ObamaCare Repeal Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2076 the Early Detection to Stop Infant Abuse and Prevent Fatalities Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2443 the Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2507 the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2810 the Tax Fairness for Tribal Youth Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.2940 the To extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019..

  • co-sponsored H.R.2965 the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2988 the Protecting American Lives Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3077 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.

  • voted against H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3649 the Treatment Family Care Services Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.38 the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4243 the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4957 the Native American Child Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4979 the Rural STEM Education Act.

  • voted against H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5041 the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5236 the Youth Workforce Readiness Act of 2019.

  • voted against H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • voted against H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6420 the All Dependent Children Count Act.

  • voted against H.R.6800 the The Heroes Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.692 the Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act of 2019.

  • voted against H.R.7027 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • voted against H.R.7120 the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • voted against H.R.7301 the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020.

  • voted against H.R.7327 the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.748 the CARES Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.776 the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.7909 the Ensuring Children and Child Care Workers Are Safe Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.7947 the Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act.

  • voted against H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.8325 the Operation Feed Our Kids Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.8330 the No Surprise Bills for New Moms Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.897 the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.95 the Homeless Veteran Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.954 the GEAR UP for Success Act of 2019.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

    For more information on the methodology of this report card visit this page.

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