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October, 2014

  • 4 October

    Cotton Receives the National Association of Manufacturers Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence

    BY U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TOM COTTON – Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) was recognized by the National Association of Manufactures (NAM) as a recipient of their Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence for the 113th Congress.  This award is given each Congress to those Senators and Representatives whose voting record reflects consistent support of policies important to the manufacturing community. “Manufacturing ...

September, 2014

  • 12 September

    Arkansas Congressmen Demand DoD Complete Report to Review Eligibility of Purple Heart for Texas and Arkansas Victims

    BY U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TOM COTTON – WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Tom Cotton (AR-4) today sent a joint letter to U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Chuck Hagel demanding that DoD complete the report required by law to review DoD eligibility for the Purple Heart to victims of the 2009 ...

  • 2 September

    Cotton Requests USDA Extend Loan Repayment Date for Turner Grain Farmers

    BY U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TOM COTTON – Washington, D.C.— Congressman Tom Cotton today joined his fellow members of the Arkansas House delegation in sending a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding Turner Grain Merchandising Inc., in Brinkley Arkansas. The letter calls on Secretary Vilsack to protect Arkansas farmers awaiting repayment from Turner by extending their loan repayment dates.
 
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August, 2014

  • 7 August

    Cotton Statement on the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

    BY U.S REPRESENTATIVE TOM COTTON – Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement on passage of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014: “The problems at the VA are unconscionable. For years, politicians like President Obama have made the VA a political talking point, but taken little action to change it. Today, that begins to ...

July, 2014

  • 15 July

    Cotton Urges Senate to Protect Deployed Troops From Losing Their Jobs

    BY U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TOM COTTON – Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement in response to recent reports that soldiers deployed to Afghanistan received letters informing them their service would no longer be needed when their deployments end: “The men and women deployed overseas have left their homes and families to fight for our country. It’s deplorable ...

June, 2014

  • 20 June

    Cotton Statement on Passage of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement on today’s passage of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which included his amendment prohibiting the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees for one year: “Today, the House rightly voted to fund the nation’s military and defense priorities for the next year. I was pleased the final bill included my amendment prohibiting ...

  • 18 June

    Cotton Introduces Legislation to Grant Meriam Ibrahim Permanent Legal Status in the United States

    BY U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TOM COTTON – Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) yesterday introduced legislation to grant Meriam Ibrahim permanent legal status in the United States. Meriam Ibrahim is the Sudanese woman who, along with her two small children, has spent the last 5 months imprisoned in Khartoum on charges of adultery and apostasy for her marriage to a non-Muslim and ...

May, 2014

  • 28 May

    Cotton Statement on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement on the passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA): “Today the House passed legislation that ensures Arkansas waterways remain open for business, while saving taxpayers money and increasing efficiency. This legislation streamlines required environmental studies and caps the time in which they must be ...

  • 15 May

    Cotton Receives “Hero of Main Street” Award

    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the National Retail Federation announced that Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) received their “Hero of Main Street” award. “The Hero of Main Street” award is given annually as part of National Small Business Week. This year, it was given to a bipartisan group of 258 members of Congress for their support of small business and the U.S. ...

  • 8 May

    Cotton Votes to Hold the IRS Accountable

    Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement after voting to hold former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress and to ask Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special counsel to investigate the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups: “The IRS’s targeting of certain disfavored individuals and groups for harassment and intimidation because of ...