Cole calls for all hands on deck – just to hold on

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WASHINGTON – Heading into a crucial few days on Capitol Hill that could define the financial prospects of a generation, Rep. Tom Cole called on Indian country to “batten down the hatches ... and hold on to what we have.” The Oklahoma Republican, a Chickasaw citizen, said that almost anything Congress does to address the current crisis in accessible credit will damage the budget for domestic discretionary spending in the next presidential administration.