Work Abroad

By Tom Cole
U.S. Congressman, 4th District

The August Congressional recess is a great time for Congress to do important work back in the district and abroad. During the first week of August, I had the opportunity to travel with five of my colleagues to frontline states and important NATO allies in Europe.

Our first stop was the United Kingdom – shortly after it had been confirmed that a British citizen was killed by left over poison from the attempted murder of a Russian defector on British soil. This confirmation served as a reminder that the Russians are unreliable, dangerous and reckless. The United States has been very supportive to the British and expelled 63 Russian diplomats from the U.S. as a result of Russian aggression on British soil. The United Kingdom expressed appreciation to America’s strong stance on their behalf - and the UK has stood strong with us so many times in the past. We must stand with our friends during difficult moments.


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