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September, 2016

  • 23 September

    Boozman, Cotton Join Colleagues to Urge President Obama to Refrain From ‘No First Use’ Nuclear Policy

    WASHINGTON–Arkansas’s U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton joined Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and 27 of their Senate colleagues in urging President Obama to refrain from implementing the dangerous and irresponsible ‘no first use’ nuclear weapons policy. In a letter to President Barack Obama, the senators underscore the strategic importance of the nuclear arsenal to domestic safety and geopolitical strength. “The ...

  • 23 September

    Overtime Rule Fails American Workers

    Susan North wanted to be her own boss, so she built a successful business that now employs nearly 500 Arkansans. While she has opportunities to make her own decisions, what has surprised her the most as a small business owner is the extent to which her hands are tied when it come to regulations with which she must comply. Now ...

  • 23 September

    Developmentally Disabled to Receive More Funding; Universities Report Record Enrollment

    LITTLE ROCK –From 500 to 900 people with developmental disabilities would move off the current waiting list and receive home-based or community-based services under a plan announced by the governor. He proposed allocating about $8.5 million from the state’s tobacco settlement revenue to provide the services and shorten the waiting list, which now has about 3,000 people on it. Under ...

  • 22 September

    Cotton Introduces the Safely Advancing Valuable and Inexpensive New Generic Solutions Act

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today introduced the Safely Advancing Valuable and Inexpensive New Generic Solutions Act, or the SAVINGS Act, legislation that would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expedite the review process for both the first and the second introduced generic drugs. It would also require the FDA to make a final approval decision within ...

  • 22 September

    Cotton Speaks on the Senate Floor in Support of Law Enforcement

    “I’m grateful for every officer, at every department and agency, who displays professionalism and courage in the face of danger every day. In their valor, the American people do indeed find hope.” – U.S. SENATOR TOM COTTON In Case You Missed It – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today spoke on the Senate Floor in support of law enforcement officers and ...

  • 22 September

    Members of Arkansas Delegation Announce $5.9 Million FAA Grant for Clinton National Airport Project

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressman French Hill, today announced that the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport will receive $5.9 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to rehabilitate the taxiway at Adams Field. The grant money will be used to fund phase 2 of the reconstruction project that will improve 2,500 feet ...

  • 21 September

    Cotton Statement on Senate Passage of the Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on Senate passage of the Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act, legislation that would expand the cemetery burial options offered by the VA to financially insolvent veterans: “I’m pleased the Senate unanimously passed this important bill. Charles Duncan and hundreds of veterans just like him bravely served our country ...

  • 21 September

    Cotton Recognizes Pea Ridge National Military Park as Part of National Park Initiative

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) recently recognized Pea Ridge National Military Park in the Congressional Record as part of his initiative to highlight Arkansas’s National Parks and Historic Sites in celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.  You can find the full text of Senator Cotton’s recognition in the Congressional Record below, or here. In honor of the ...

  • 21 September

    Cotton Statement on the FDA’s Accelerated Approval of the Muscular Dystrophy Drug Sarepta

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) accelerated approval of an important Muscular Dystrophy drug: “I’m pleased the FDA gave accelerated approval to an important drug used to treat a form of muscular dystrophy that affects boys. In Arkansas, there are at least 60 boys who suffer from muscular dystrophy ...

  • 21 September

    Cotton Statement on Report Indicating Citizenship Mistakenly Granted to 858-1,811 Individuals

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement today regarding a report released by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector Generalindicating that between 858 and 1,811 individuals—some of whom hailed from countries posing national security risks—may have been improperly granted U.S. citizenship despite being subject to deportation orders: “This shocking report doesn’t just reveal ...