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December, 2016

  • 9 December

    Cotton Applauds Senate Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

    December 8, 2016 Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement applauding Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2017: “Today the Senate passed a critical defense funding bill that will ensure the United States military remains the best fighting force in the world.  And it will provide our troops with the best training, equipment in ...

  • 7 December

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

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement after the House unanimously passed the Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act. “Tonight the Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act is on it’s way to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Soon hundreds of veterans who honorably served our country will have access to expanded burial options ...

  • 7 December

    Cotton Introduces Legislation to Protect Arkansas Catfish Farmers

    Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) yesterday [December 5, 2016] introduced the Safeguard Aquaculture Farmers Act, legislation that would restore the ability of Arkansas catfish farmers, as well as other aquaculture producers, to kill double-crested cormorants that attack their catfish crops during the winter months. “There are few crops more closely associated with Arkansas than catfish. Arkansas catfish farmers ...

  • 7 December

    Arkansas Cheese Dip Wins in Blind Taste-Test with Texas Queso

    Washington, D.C. –  Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and John Boozman (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after Arkansas cheese dip won out over Texas queso during a blind “Taste Test” among Republican Senators this afternoon [Wednesday, December 7, 2016]: “We’re happy our colleagues validated what we’ve known all along: Arkansas cheese dip is the best in the United States, and the world. Thank you to Heights ...

  • 5 December

    Cotton, Colleagues Request President Obama Stop Issuing New Regulations

    December 5, 2016 Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) joined Senator Cory Gardner and 21 of his Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama requesting his Administration stop issuing non-emergency rules and regulations in the final weeks of his term. Gardner and his colleagues stressed to the President that the American people made it clear on November ...

  • 2 December

    Cotton Statement on the Iran Sanctions Extension Act

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today [December 1, 2016] released the following statement on the Iran Sanctions Extension Act: “Today the Senate took action to extend authorities to sanction Iran, if and when Iran violates the terms of the nuclear agreement. These sanctions are critical to holding Iran accountable and it would be deeply irresponsible and dangerous if President ...

November, 2016

  • 17 November

    Cotton to Offer $26 Billion Emergency-Spending Defense Supplemental for FY 2017

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today [Wednesday, November 16, 2016] spoke on Senate floor about his intention to offer a  $26 billion emergency- spending defense supplemental for FY 2017. Click here to watch the video in full. Additionally, the full text of his remarks is available below. The world may be more unstable than ever. The security architecture that ...

  • 17 November

    Cotton, Rubio Introduce Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), a Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) Commissioner, and Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Co-Chair of the CECC, today introduced the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, legislation that would renew the United States’ historical commitment to freedom and democracy in Hong Kong at a time when its autonomy is increasingly under assault. The ...

  • 14 November

    Cotton Speaks at the Society of the Honor Guard’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Banquet

    “What they see in you at the Tomb is why the military remains the most respected institution in our society today.  It’s not what you do, it’s who you are.  It’s not our victories on the battlefield, impressive as those are, it’s the character you display.  It’s the character that has withstood physical hardship and the elements and the stresses ...

October, 2016

  • 27 October

    Obamacare Reality Check: Obamacare’s Premiums and Deductibles Are Unaffordable

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the skyrocketing costs of health insurance under Obamacare: “This week, the Obama administration confirmed that monthly health insurance premiums will increase on average by a staggering twenty-five percent.  And in some states, premiums will increase by more than 100 percent. For Arkansans, these increases are unaffordable, especially when ...