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January 31, 2013

Cole Named Vice Chairman of Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development

NORMAN — Congressman Tom Cole, R-Moore, was appointed Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers this week.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve as Vice Chair on a panel that exercises such a great impact on funding priorities,” Cole said. “This subcommittee determines funding for transportation infrastructure projects and exercises oversight for the bloated Housing and Urban Development Department. One of our major goals is prioritizing spending away from ineffective and unnecessary programs toward infrastructure improvements that create jobs and increase safety.”

Cole will be in Norman on Friday. He also serves on the Defense and Interior Appropriations subcommittees.

“I look forward to working to cut wasteful spending and ensure that necessary transportation projects are completed in the most cost-effective way possible,” Cole said of the appropriations appointment.

In addition to the House Appropriations Committee, Cole serves on the Budget Committee and the Rules Committee.

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