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January, 2019

  • 23 January

    Cotton, Boozman, and Blunt Introduce the Estate Tax Rate Reduction Act

    Washington, D.C.—Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) along with Senators John Boozman (R-Arkansas), and Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) today introduced the Estate Tax Rate Reduction Act, which would reduce the estate tax to 20 percent, the same as the current capital gains tax rate. “Families shouldn’t have to sell major portions of their businesses or farms after the death of a parent just to afford the 40% estate ...

June, 2016

  • 27 June

    Cotton Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

    Cotton Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt to invalidate a Texas law aimed at protecting women from unsafe abortion providers: “By caving to the demands of abortion extremists who seek to normalize the ending of an innocent human ...

  • 27 June

    Cotton Statement on the Financial Action Task Force’s Announcement on Iranian Restrictions

    Cotton Statement on the Financial Action Task Force’s Announcement on Iranian Restrictions Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the Obama administration’s efforts to encourage trade and investment in Iran and the Financial Action Task Force’s announcement that it would suspend some of its restrictions against Iran: “While President Obama is pulling out all the stops to revive ...

  • 27 June

    Cotton Statement on the Results of the United Kingdom’s European Union Referendum

    Cotton Statement on the Results of the United Kingdom’s European Union Referendum Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the results of the United Kingdom’s referendum on its membership in the European Union: “The British people exercised their sovereign right of self-government, decisively choosing to leave the European Union.  We respect their decision and celebrate their ...

  • 24 June

    Cotton Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision on President Obama’s Executive Actions on Amnesty

    Cotton Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision on President Obama’s Executive Actions on Amnesty Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Washington) today released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision on President Obama’s executive actions on amnesty: “This decision is a win for the Constitution and for a common-sense immigration policy. It guarantees that President Obama will not be able to ...

  • 21 June

    Cotton Statement on the Senate’s Votes on Gun Control Legislation

    Cotton Statement on the Senate’s Votes on Gun Control Legislation Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the Senate’s votes on gun control legislation: “Last week, a radical Islamic terrorist took the lives of 49 innocent people in the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since September 11th, yet Senate Democrats seem more interested in political games ...

  • 20 June

    Cotton Introduces Legislation to Expand VA Cemetery Burial Options

    Cotton Introduces Legislation to Expand VA Cemetery Burial Options Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today introduced the Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act, legislation that would expand the cemetery burial options offered by the VA to financially insolvent veterans. Specifically, this bill would allow veterans who could not otherwise afford services to be buried in the cemetery closest to their ...

  • 20 June

    Cotton Statement on the Detection of Uranium at Iran’s Parchin Military Complex

    Cotton Statement on the Detection of Uranium at Iran’s Parchin Military Complex Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the detection of uranium at Iran’s Parchin military complex: “Despite Iran literally replacing layers of soil at the Parchin military complex, traces of uranium were still found at the secret nuclear research facility.  Yet the Iranian ayatollahs still ...

  • 16 June

    Cotton Statement After Meeting with Deputy Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Cotton Statement After Meeting with Deputy Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today issued a statement after meeting with the Deputy Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Salman: “I appreciate the productive and open exchange of views today with Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, which reflects the close ...

  • 16 June

    Cotton Statement on the Navy’s Announcement that a Virginia-Class Attack Submarine will Bear the Name USS Arkansas

    Cotton Statement on the Navy’s Announcement that a Virginia-Class Attack Submarine will Bear the Name USS Arkansas Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Washington) today released the following statement on the Navy’s announcement that a Virginia-class attack submarine will bear the name USS Arkansas: “It’s great to hear the name the USS Arkansas will once again defend our nation at sea. Like ...