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October, 2013

  • 11 October

    Cotton Votes to Support the Families of America’s Fallen Heroes

    BY US REPRESENATIVE TOM COTTON – Washington, D.C. — Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement on the passage of the Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act: “Last week, Congress provided the President with authority to pay our troops and fund all Department of Defense operations during a government shutdown—including benefits for the families of our fallen heroes. Regrettably, ...

  • 5 October

    Cotton Votes to Fund the Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) made the following statement today on the House floorin support of legislation that funds the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program through the duration of the government shutdown: “I want to thank the gentleman from Alabama.  Yesterday, I introduced legislation that would ensure the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program remains funded during a ...

  • 3 October

    Cotton Introduces Legislation to Fund the Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement after introducing legislation that would fund the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program through the duration of the government shutdown: “Just as troops and their families shouldn’t be used as political pawns in the Senate Democrats’ government shutdown, neither should women and children who benefit from WIC. The WIC ...

September, 2013

  • 26 September

    Cotton Statement on the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement after today’s vote on the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013: “I’m pleased that the House passed a food-stamp reform bill today that protects both Arkansas taxpayers and the neediest Americans.  Under President Obama, food-stamp spending has exploded by nearly $300 billion dollars and enrollment has more ...

  • 10 September

    Cotton Introduces the No Special Deal for D.C. Insiders Act

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 3066 the No Special Deal for D.C. Insiders Act, legislation blocking the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) from providing unlawful healthcare subsidies for representatives, senators, and their staff: “When President Obama and the Democrats rammed Obamacare through Congress, they clearly didn’t understand its consequences.  Now, after politically connected D.C. ...

August, 2013

  • 30 August

    Cotton Mourns Death of Sergeant First Class Ricardo D. Young

    Dardanelle, Arkansas —Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement mourning the death of Sergeant First Class Ricardo D. Young, killed in action on Wednesday in Afghanistan: “John 15:13 says, ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.’ Sergeant First Class Young courageously fought for our country and laid down his life ...

  • 28 August

    Cotton Opposes Unlawful Obamacare Subsidies for Members of Congress and Staff

      Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) sent letters to both President Barack Obama and Office of Personnel Management Acting Director Elaine Kaplan to express his opposition to OPM’s decision to circumvent Obamacare’s requirements by unlawfully providing government health-care subsidies for Members of Congress and their staffs. The Affordable Care Act does not provide OPM with the authority to ...

  • 7 August

    Cotton Officially Announces Candidacy for U.S. Senate

    The following is the speech Congressman Tom Cotton delivered in Dardanelle Tuesday evening when he officially announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate: “Dardanelle is a special place, where life’s lessons are passed from one generation to the next. I learned a lot of those lessons working on our farm as a kid: the value of hard work, service and ...

July, 2013

  • 25 July

    Cotton Votes to Prevent Excessive Regulation of our Energy Producers

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement in response to today’s passage of H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act: “Today the House passed legislation to prevent excessive regulation of our energy producers.  As many Arkansans have experience firsthand, President Obama’s EPA has issued more rules than any previous Administration; blatantly disregarding the damage ...

June, 2013

  • 21 June

    Cotton Statement on the 2013 Farm Bill Vote

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement regarding today’s vote on the Farm Bill: “I grew up on my family’s small farm in Yell County and still work on it today. I had hoped this bill would be good for Arkansas farmers and taxpayers, but it turned out badly for both.  President Obama’s failed policies have ...