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June, 2016

  • 14 June

    Cotton Statement on Senate Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today issued a statement following the passage of the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the Senate: “The last seven years of President Obama’s failed leadership has deprived our military of the resources needed to keep America safe in a more dangerous world. Too few troops receive too little training on equipment ...

  • 10 June

    Cotton Applauds Senate Agricultural Committee’s Efforts to Address Problems Created by Vermont’s GMO Law

    Cotton Applauds Senate Agricultural Committee’s Efforts to Address Problems Created by Vermont’s GMO Law Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement applauding the Senate Agricultural Committee’s efforts to address the problems created by Vermont’s Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) law: “I’m encouraged that my colleagues on the Senate Agricultural Committee are coming together in a bipartisan fashion to ...

  • 9 June

    Cotton Statement on Reports that 12 Detainees Released from Guantanamo Bay have Launched Attacks Against the United States

    Cotton Statement on Reports that 12 Detainees Released from Guantanamo Bay have Launched Attacks Against the United States Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on reports that 12 detainees released from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have launched attacks against the United States or allied forces in Afghanistan: “The detainees at Guantanamo Bay are hardened terrorists ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

    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 ...

May, 2016

  • 27 May

    Armed Services Committee Members Press President for Timely Decision on U.S. Troop Levels in Afghanistan

    Armed Services Committee Members Press President for Timely Decision on U.S. Troop Levels in Afghanistan Washington, DC— Yesterday Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and nine members of the Senate Armed Services Committee sent a letter to President Obama regarding U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan. “A timely decision on U.S. force levels is necessary so that our allies and partners can generate forces ...