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June, 2016

  • 8 June

    CORRECTED: Speaker’s Anti-Poverty Initiative “The Best Way to Solve Systemic Poverty”

    WASHINGTON – Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (WI-01) released the Republican Party’s first of six platforms in a vision for a confident America on Tuesday (June 8). The policy position, entitled “A Better Way to Fight Poverty,” (.pdf) tackles America’s poverty epidemic in a compassionate, policy-driven manner, according to Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04). “The best way to solve systemic poverty is by putting Americans back to ...

  • 8 June

    Boozman Applauds Final Passage of Bill to Reform Chemical Safety Standards

    Boozman Applauds Final Passage of Bill to Reform Chemical Safety Standards WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman issued the following statement on Senate passage of The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, legislation to modernize our nation’s outdated chemical safety law. “This legislation will improve public confidence in the safety of chemicals, create regulatory certainty for business and more uniform ...

  • 8 June

    Cotton, Lee Introduce Legislation to Strengthen and Save Social Security Disability Insurance

    Cotton, Lee Introduce Legislation to Strengthen and Save Social Security Disability Insurance Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) today introduced the Return to Work Act of 2016, legislation that will save Social Security Disability Insurance from bankruptcy. This bill would help Social Security Disability Insurance beneficiaries who can recover return to work, while also preserving the ...

  • 7 June

    Cotton Recognizes Fort Smith National Historic Site as Part of National Park Initiative

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) recently recognized the Fort Smith National Historic Site 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 ...

  • 6 June

    Combating Summer Hunger

    Combating Summer Hunger For many students in Arkansas, summertime represents the end of another exciting school year and signals the start of summer vacations and trips to the lake with family and friends. However, what is meant to be an exciting time for all children brings challenges to Arkansas youth who rely on meals provided at school. About 280,000 Arkansas ...

  • 3 June

    Cotton Column: Iran Nuclear Deal

    Cotton Column: Iran Nuclear Deal Note: In an effort to ensure you all are receiving our columns in a timely manner, please reply and let me know if you plan to run Sen. Cotton’s column in your paper. You will find a high-resolution photo attached or for download here. Last year, the Obama administration reached a deal with Iran over their nuclear program. ...

  • 3 June

    State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague

    State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague June 3, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – The state recently awarded Arkansas school districts about $44.5 million in funding for this year, to pay for new construction and renovation of existing facilities to make sure they are safe, warm and dry. Facilities funding is a vital part of state aid to local ...

  • 3 June

    Cotton Statement on Secretary Clinton’s Foreign Policy Leadership

    Cotton Statement on Secretary Clinton’s Foreign Policy Leadership  Washington, D.C.—  Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on Secretary Clinton’s foreign policy leadership:   “Putting Secretary Clinton in control of American foreign policy wouldn’t be rolling the dice, it would be dealing us a losing hand. After all, it was during her tenure as President Obama’s chief foreign policy ...

  • 3 June

    Senators Cotton, Perdue Call For Full Declassification Review of Guantanamo Detainees’ Terrorist Activity

    Senators Cotton, Perdue Call For Full Declassification Review of Guantanamo Detainees’ Terrorist Activity Washington, D.C.— U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and David Perdue (R-Georgia), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requiring the Director of National Intelligence to complete ...

  • 2 June

    Cotton Demands Accountability at State Department for Iran Video Edits

    Cotton Demands Accountability at State Department for Iran Video Edits   Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the State Department’s edits to a 2013 video of a press briefing on Iran: “The State Department has peddled three untruths to the American people: the false story that Iran deal talks were sparked by the election of ...