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Office of U.S. Representative Tom Cole (R-OK-04)

U.S. Representative Tom Cole (OK-04) made the following statement after he was appointed by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve on the Healthy Future Task Force. Cole is the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.

“As the United States continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of strengthening and sustaining our country’s health care system for the future is vital as much as it is urgent,” said Cole. “In the coming days and months on the Healthy Future Task Force, I look forward to collaborating with my Republican colleagues to address, modernize and find solutions to set America up for success when it comes to matters of public health, biomedical disease research, pandemic preparedness and biodefense. Indeed, a healthy future is the key to a strong future for America.”

Led by U.S. Representatives Devin Nunes (CA-22) and Brett Guthrie (KY-02), the Healthy Future Task Force will examine workable policies to modernize and personalize America’s health care system, support innovative treatments, restore the doctor-patient relationship and provide all Americans more affordable health care options that fit their individual needs. The task force will also aim to make sure the U.S. is prepared for the next pandemic and ensure our country has a more resilient medical supply chain.

Learn more about the task force here.

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