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U.S. Senator Tom Cotton

September, 2016

  • 21 September

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

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on Senate passage of the Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act, legislation that would expand the cemetery burial options offered by the VA to financially insolvent veterans: “I’m pleased the Senate unanimously passed this important bill. Charles Duncan and hundreds of veterans just like him bravely served our country ...

  • 21 September

    Cotton Recognizes Pea Ridge National Military Park as Part of National Park Initiative

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) recently recognized Pea Ridge National Military Park 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 ...

  • 21 September

    Cotton Statement on the FDA’s Accelerated Approval of the Muscular Dystrophy Drug Sarepta

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) accelerated approval of an important Muscular Dystrophy drug: “I’m pleased the FDA gave accelerated approval to an important drug used to treat a form of muscular dystrophy that affects boys. In Arkansas, there are at least 60 boys who suffer from muscular dystrophy ...

  • 21 September

    Cotton Statement on Report Indicating Citizenship Mistakenly Granted to 858-1,811 Individuals

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement today regarding a report released by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector Generalindicating that between 858 and 1,811 individuals—some of whom hailed from countries posing national security risks—may have been improperly granted U.S. citizenship despite being subject to deportation orders: “This shocking report doesn’t just reveal ...

  • 21 September

    Cotton, Wilson Introduce Bill to Deter the President from Bypassing Congress on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska), Jerry Moran (R-Kansas), Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi), James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) and Steve Daines (R-Montana) and Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Alabama) today introduced a bill to ...

  • 21 September

    Cotton Statement on Reports that President Obama May Consider Supporting UN Resolution that Will Undermine Israel

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on reports that President Obama may consider supporting a United Nations Security Council resolution that would circumvent direct negotiations between Israel and Palestinian leaders and set parameters for a final settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute: “As President Obama meets with heads of state at the United Nations this week, ...

  • 21 September

    Cotton Statement on the No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) yesterday sponsored the No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act, originally introduced by Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota). This bill seeks to address problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Crisis Line (VCL). Specifically it requires the VA to implement a documented process that will improve the responsiveness and performance ...

  • 19 September

    Boozman, Cotton Support Ending Medicare Part D Retroactive Fees

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) helped introduce the Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act, legislation that ends direct and indirect remuneration fees, or DIR fees, for Medicare Part D that are harming community pharmacists. “Community pharmacists are right to be concerned about the inefficient and unpredictable DIR fees that affect ...

  • 19 September

    Cotton Statement on the House Intelligence Committee’s Bipartisan Snowden Report

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the release of a new bipartisan report and letter from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, outlining Edward Snowden’s traitorous actions and urging President Obama not to pardon him: “Edward Snowden is a traitor who is currently under the care, custody, and control of Russian security services. ...

  • 19 September

    Cotton Statement on Reports that the United States May Shift Military and Intelligence Resources to Assist Russia

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement in response to reports that the United States may shift military and intelligence resources to assist Russia as part of the Syria ceasefire deal made with the Russian Federation. “It’s difficult to believe that after five years of civil war in Syria, five years of seemingly perpetual human suffering, and ...