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April, 2016

  • 25 April

    Cotton, Boozman File Amendment to Block Funding for Clean Line Energy’s Transmission Project

    Cotton, Boozman File Amendment to Block Funding for Clean Line Energy’s Transmission Project    Washington, D.C.— Senators Tom Cotton and John Boozman (R-Arkansas) yesterday filed an amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill to block funding for Clean Line Energy’s transmission project. “The Department of Energy’s decision to move forward with the Clean Line transmission project despite the objections of ...

  • 22 April

    Cotton Announces “Arkansan of the Week” Initiative

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today announced the “Arkansan of the Week” initiative to honor Arkansans who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to their communities, and to the state. “Arkansans are compassionate, hard-working people who care deeply about making Arkansas a special place to live. By highlighting those groups and individuals who commit themselves to helping others, I hope to express my gratitude for ...

  • 18 April

    Cotton Statement on President Obama’s Decision to Transfer Nine Terrorists from Guantanamo Bay to Saudi Arabia

     Cotton Statement on President Obama’s Decision to Transfer Nine Terrorists from Guantanamo Bay to Saudi Arabia Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on President Obama’s decision to transfer nine terrorists from Guantanamo Bay to Saudi Arabia: “Today, President Obama transferred nine hardened terrorists from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ...

  • 13 April

    Cotton, Inhofe Introduce the Detainee Transfer Transparency Act

    Cotton, Inhofe Introduce the Detainee Transfer Transparency Act Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) along with Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) and 11other Senators today introduced the Detainee Transfer Transparency Act, legislation that would require the Secretary of Defense to make available to the public the intended transfer or release of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba at least 21 days in advance: “The prisoners ...

  • 11 April

    Cotton Writes Secretary of Defense With Concerns About Reports of Technology Transfers to China by U.S. Companies

    Cotton Writes Secretary of Defense With Concerns About Reports of Technology Transfers to China by U.S. Companies  Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) Friday sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter expressing concern over reports of technology transfers to China by U.S. Companies. “I am concerned this type of technology transfer endangers the national and economic security of the United States; jeopardizes the cybersecurity of individuals, enterprises, ...

  • 11 April

    Cotton Statement on United Healthcare’s Decision to Pull Out of Arkansas’s Individual Exchange Market

    Cotton Statement on United Healthcare’s Decision to Pull Out of Arkansas’s Individual Exchange Market Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on United Healthcare’s decision to pull out of Arkansas’s individual exchange market: “United Healthcare’s decision to pull out of Arkansas’s individual exchange market next year confirms what we’ve known all along: Obamacare’s promises of more options, lower prices, and ...

  • 11 April

    Cotton Column on the National Park Service’s 100th Birthday

    Cotton Column on the National Park Service’s 100th Birthday Senator Cotton’s column for this week is below. Please find a high-resolution photo attached or for download here. On August 26, 2016 the National Parks Service (NPS) will celebrate its 100th birthday.  In celebration of this important milestone, the NPS is leading a year-long initiative to highlight parks across the country. Arkansas is home to seven beautiful ...

  • 7 April

    Cotton Statement on the Indictment of “Mr. Social Security”

    Cotton Statement on the Indictment of “Mr. Social Security”  Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the indictment of Kentucky attorney Eric C. Conn for his alleged role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $600 million in federal disability payments: “The indictment of Eric C. Conn – a Kentucky attorney who called himself “Mr. Social Security” ...

  • 6 April

    Cotton Statement on WhatsApp and Facebook’s Decision to Fully Expand End-to-End Encryption on WhatsApp’s Services

    Cotton Statement on WhatsApp and Facebook’s Decision to Fully Expand End-to-End Encryption on WhatsApp’s Services Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on WhatsApp and Facebook’s decision to add end-to-end encryption on all of WhatsApp’s services: “The WhatsApp and Facebook decision to add end-to-end encryption to all of WhatsApp’s services with no secure method to comply with valid search warrants continues a dangerous trend ...

  • 5 April

    Cotton to Highlight Arkansas’s National Parks in Honor of the National Parks Service’s 100th Anniversary

    Cotton to Highlight Arkansas’s National Parks in Honor of the National Parks Service’s 100th Anniversary Washington, D.C.—Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today unveiled a new initiative to recognize each of Arkansas’s national parks in celebration of the National Parks Service 100th anniversary this year. Over the next year, Senator Cotton will release several graphics featuring each of Arkansas’s national parks or historic sites. Senator ...