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July, 2016

  • 1 July

    Telephone Town Hall Sheds Light On Concerns of Arkansans

    As your U.S. Senator, I make it a priority to travel around the state and listen to the concerns of Arkansans. Thankfully, technology allows me to stay in touch even when I can’t be home. One way is through telephone town halls. I find these calls are a great way to engage with you and others about the most important ...

  • 1 July

    Cotton Column: Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act

    Last week I introduced the Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act, a bill that would expand the cemetery burial options offered by the VA to financially insolvent veterans. First, I want to share the story of the bill’s namesake, Mr. Charles Duncan, a Navy veteran from Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Duncan died last year at the age of 66. When ...

  • 1 July

    Cotton, Lee Introduce United Kingdom Trade Continuity Act

    Washington, D.C. – Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the “United Kingdom Trade Continuity Act” Wednesday, a bill designed to promote economic stability and growth as the United Kingdom transitions out of the European Union.   “Our nation’s special relationship with the United Kingdom has promoted economic prosperity and security in both countries for over a hundred years,” Senator Lee ...

June, 2016

  • 30 June

    Senator Tom Cotton Seeking Fall Internship Applications

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) announced today he is seeking fall interns in his Washington, D.C. office and his state offices in Little Rock and Springdale. Interns will have the opportunity to experience the daily operations of Senator Cotton’s office and witness the legislative process firsthand. Depending on their university’s requirements, students may be able to receive academic credit for ...

  • 30 June

    State Capitol Week in Review from Senator Larry Teague

      July 1, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – Even after a state Supreme Court ruling, the protocol for carrying out the death penalty in Arkansas remains uncertain. In a split decision, the court ruled against eight inmates on death row who argued that a secrecy provision in Arkansas’ execution procedures was unconstitutional. By a vote of 4-to-3 the court overturned a ...

  • 30 June

    Cotton Co-Sponsors Legislation to Make Disability Separation Payments for Combat-Injured Veterans Tax-Exempt

    Cotton Co-Sponsors Legislation to Make Disability Separation Payments for Combat-Injured Veterans Tax-Exempt Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement after co-sponsoring the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016, legislation originally introduced by Senator John Boozman (R-Arkansas) that would make disability separation payments for combat-injured veterans exempt from taxation: “When a soldier, sailor, airman or Marine is ...

  • 29 June

    Cotton Recognizes Hot Springs National Park as Part of National Park Initiative

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) recently recognized Hot Springs National 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 National Park ...

  • 28 June

    Cotton Statement on the House Select Committee on Benghazi Final Report

    Cotton Statement on the House Select Committee on Benghazi Final Report Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the release of the Benghazi report by the final House Select Committee on Benghazi: “Today’s report confirmed what we’ve suspected all along: Secretary Clinton and the Obama administration put four Americans, including our own Ambassador, in harm’s way ...

  • 27 June

    “Disappointed But Not Surprised” By Supreme Court Ruling on Abortion, Westerman says

    HOT SPRINGS – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt: “Today, I was disappointed but not surprised to learn that five activist judges on the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the health of women and children,” Westerman said. “By striking down a Texas law designed to provide protections for the health and ...

  • 27 June

    Westerman, Bishop Praise Senator Roberts’ Wildfire Legislation

    WASHINGTON – On June 23, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, introduced S. 3085, the Emergency Wildfire and Forest Management Act of 2016. The legislation pares a responsible solution to “fire-borrowing” with much needed reforms to improve forest heath on federal lands. This bill is similar to H.R. 2647(Rep. Bruce Westerman, AR-04), the Resilient Federal Forests Act ...