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May, 2016

  • 12 May

    Cotton and Warren Raise Bipartisan Concerns About Financial Adviser Misconduct, Ask FINRA to Protect Investors

    Cotton and Warren Raise Bipartisan Concerns About Financial Adviser Misconduct, Ask FINRA to Protect Investors Washington, D.C.— In a bipartisan letter sent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today, United States Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) asked about steps the independent regulator is taking to address misconduct among financial advisers and to protect investors. The letter comes ...

  • 11 May

    Cotton Votes to Block American Taxpayer Dollars from Going to Iran

    Cotton Votes to Block American Taxpayer Dollars from Going to Iran Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the Cloture vote for his amendment blocking the United States from making future purchases of Iran’s heavy water: “Today Senate Democrats once again put political gamesmanship over the safety and security of the American people by voting to ...

  • 10 May

    Cotton Statement on the Scheduled Cloture Vote on his Amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

    Cotton Statement on the Scheduled Cloture Vote on his Amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the scheduled Cloture vote on his amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill: “I’m pleased the Senate will finally have an opportunity to vote on whether American taxpayers should subsidize Iran’s nuclear program and provide more dollars to the world’s leading state ...

  • 6 May

    Cotton Statement on the National Day of Prayer

    Cotton Statement on the National Day of Prayer Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement in recognition of the National Day of Prayer:   “In the Army ‘there are no atheists in foxholes’ is a common saying among soldiers as they reflect on their faith. While that common proverb surely contains some truth for us all, today is ...

  • 5 May

    Cotton Introduces Legislation to Hold EPA Accountable for its Negligence in Flint, Michigan

    Cotton Introduces Legislation to Hold EPA Accountable for its Negligence in Flint, Michigan   Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) last week introduced the EPA Accountability in Flint Act, legislation that would hold the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accountable for its negligence in Flint, Michigan.  Specifically, the bill would remove an exemption that could allow the EPA to avoid liability from private lawsuits. Senator Cotton’s bill ...

  • 4 May

    Cotton Statement on the Revised Version of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the revised version of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act: “Instead of responding to the honest concerns of law-abiding Americans and law enforcement officers, this revised bill only raises more serious questions.  Why does the bill still allow violent criminals out of prison early?  Why does it introduce new leniency ...

  • 4 May

    Cotton Statement Democrats’ Continued Obstruction of the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

    Cotton Statement Democrats’ Continued Obstruction of the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked Cloture on the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill: “It’s disappointing that Senate Democrats once again blocked the Energy and Water Appropriations bill from moving forward. I support this bill; it’s critical to our water and energy ...

  • 4 May

    Cotton Recognizes the Buffalo National River as Part of National Park Initiative

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) recently recognized the Buffalo National River in the Congressional Record as part of his initiative to highlight Arkansas’s National Parks 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 Parks Service’s 100th birthday year, I want to recognize the Buffalo National ...

April, 2016

  • 28 April

    Cotton Statement on the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill Cloture Vote

    Cotton Statement on the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill Cloture Vote  Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked Cloture on the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill: “It’s regrettable that Senate Democrats blocked the Energy and Water Appropriations bill from moving forward today. I support the appropriations process and want to pass this bill. That’s ...

  • 26 April

    Cotton Files Amendment Prohibiting Purchase of Heavy Water from Iran with Taxpayer Dollars

    Cotton Files Amendment Prohibiting Purchase of Heavy Water from Iran with Taxpayer Dollars   Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) yesterday filed an amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill prohibiting taxpayer dollars from being used to purchase heavy water from Iran: “The Obama Administration stated that this purchase is a one-time deal and the United States will not become a repeat customer of ...