By World Washington Bureau
Published: 1/7/2009 11:29 AM
Last Modified: 1/7/2009 11:29 AM
WASHINGTON –- U.S. Tom Cole nabbed a seat Wednesday on the House Appropriations Committee, one of the more coveted panels in Congress.
As a member of that committee, the Oklahoma Republican will help oversee federal spending.
His new post provides an automatic boost to the state delegation's clout in Congress as members of the committee also can steer funds to their districts and states for specific projects.