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October, 2016

  • 27 October

    Cotton Statement on U.S. Abstention from UN Vote Condemning Cuba Embargo

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today [Thursday, October 27, 2016] released the following statement after the United States abstained from a United Nations vote condemning the trade embargo on Cuba: “Instead of enabling a vote against the U.S. embargo on Cuba, why didn’t the Obama Administration offer its own UN resolution condemning the brutal kleptocracy of the Castro regime ...

  • 26 October

    Cotton Statement on Obamacare Premium Increase

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement after the Obama administration announced that premiums for Obamacare will increase by twenty-five percent next year: “Yesterday [October 24,2016], the administration confirmed another Obamacare broken promise. Despite the President’s claims that Obamacare would lower the cost of premiums, Americans will pay on average 25 percent more than last year. ...

  • 19 October

    Cotton Statement on Reports that Russia is Advancing its Missile Program in Violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on reports by the New York Times that Russia was advancing its missile program in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: “The INF Treaty has been fundamental to peace and stability in Europe for the past three decades. Allowing it to die a slow death due to ...

  • 19 October

    Cotton Presents Lost Medals to World War II Veteran Julious Elmore in Magnolia

    Magnolia, Arkansas— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) yesterday presented lost medals to World War II Veteran Julious Elmore in Magnolia for his honorable service during World War II with the 3169th Signal Service Battalion. The medals were recently recovered by Senator Cotton’s office. The presentation was done at the home of Mr. Elmore’s daughter, Mary Lewis, in front of family and ...

  • 17 October

    Cotton and Johnson Demand DHS Provide Full Number of People Improperly Granted Citizenship & Other Immigration Benefits

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, today [October 13, 2016] sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson requesting that he inform Congress of the full number of people subject to deportation who were improperly granted citizenship and other immigration ...

  • 10 October

    Cotton Demands Answers on Obama Administration’s Decision to Lift Sanctions on Iranian Bank in Apparent Ransom Deal with Iran

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today [October 6, 2016] sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew requesting the Obama administration provide to the Senate all assessments it performed of Iran’s Bank Sepah and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Bank Sepah International Plc in the run-up to the administration’s lifting of sanctions on those entities. ...

September, 2016

  • 28 September

    Senators Introduce Legislation to Cut Off Funding For Palestinian Terror Attacks

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) joined Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Dan Coats (R-Indiana) and Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) in introducing The Taylor Force Act which would require the Secretary of State to certify the Palestinian Authority has ended its policy of paying monetary rewards to terrorists and their surviving family members. Senators Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Mark Kirk (R-Illinois), and ...

  • 26 September

    Cotton Statement on U.N. Security Council Resolution on Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty

    Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement today after the United Nations Security Council voted to approve a resolution related to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT): “Let there be no doubt: had my colleagues and I not vowed to defund the U.N. agency tasked with compromising our ability to maintain our nuclear weapons arsenal, ...

  • 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 ...