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September, 2016

  • 19 September

    Cotton Statement on Death of Former Russellville Mayor Phil Carruth

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the death of former Russellville Mayor Phil Carruth: “Tonight I join all Arkansans in mourning the death of former Russellville Mayor and City Councilman Phil Carruth. Growing up just over the bridge from Russellville, it’s difficult to put into words the impact Phil had on our community and ...

  • 19 September

    Cotton Statement on the Attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota: “The attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota are a stark reminder of the threats we face and the need to remain vigilant at all times.  I visited the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force last month and ...

  • 15 September

    Cotton Statement on the Distributed Common Ground System-Army

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement in response to reports the Army is lying to Congress about the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A): “The recently released depositions of senior uniformed Army officers seem to indicate the Army sought to deliberately deceive Congress about DCGS-A and the viability of commercial alternatives. Now well into it’s second decade, ...

  • 7 September

    Cotton, McCain, Sasse, Flake, Johnson & Barrasso Introduce Bill to Protect Americans from Collapse of Obamacare

    Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Senator John McCain (R-Arizona), along with Senators Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska), Jeff Flake (R-Arizona), Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) today introduced the Protection from Obamacare Monopolies Act, legislation that would protect all individuals who live in a county with one or no health care insurers offering plans on the Obamacare exchanges ...

  • 7 September

    Cotton Statement on Obama Administration’s $1.7 billion Payment to Iran

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on reports the Obama Administration paid $1.7 billion to Iran prior to the release of four American hostages earlier this year: “If this report is confirmed, Americans will face the reality that they live in world where Iran’s terrorist proxies have access to $1.3 billion more in untraceable cash, on ...

August, 2016

  • 29 August

    Cotton Embarks on Arkansas Law Enforcement Appreciation Tour

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) spent the month of August meeting with various law enforcement agencies across Arkansas to learn more about their operations and to discuss ways Congress and the federal government can help law enforcement professionals. In the wake of recent violence against police, Senator Cotton wanted to show his appreciation for the men and women who ...

  • 19 August

    Cotton Statement on the State Department’s Confirmation that the $400 Million Payment to Iran was Contingent on the Release of Four Prisoners

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the State Department’s confirmation that the $400 million payment to Iran was contingent on the release of four prisoners: “The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ransom as ‘money that is paid in order to free someone who has been captured or kidnapped’. President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and the rest of the Obama administration ought to ...

  • 19 August

    Cotton Statement on Russia’s Designation of the International Republican Institute as an “Undesirable Organization”

    Cotton Statement on Russia’s Designation of the International Republican Institute as an “Undesirable Organization” Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement after the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation announced that the International Republican Institute (IRI) has been designated as an “undesirable organization”: “If the Russian government were the democracy it claims to be, it would not ...

  • 19 August

    Cotton Statement on Reports Confirming the U.S. held the $400 Million Payment to Iran Until Four Prisoners Were Released

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on new reports confirming the United States held the $400 million payment to Iran until four prisoners were released: “Reports today confirm what many of us have suspected all along: the $400 million payment to Iran was a ransom payment for four Americans unlawfully held by the ayatollahs. And we now know ...

  • 15 August

    Cotton Statement on the Growing Opposition to Obama’s Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament Agenda

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on reports that both key foreign partners and top Obama administration officials are pushing back against his plan to announce a unilateral “No First Use” policy, an unwise move that would undermine strategic stability and cause allies to question our extended nuclear deterrent: “I am pleased to hear members of ...