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U.S. Senator Tom Cotton

August, 2016

  • 15 August

    Cotton Congratulates Arkansan Jeff Henderson on Winning Olympic Gold

    Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement congratulating Arkansan Jeff Henderson on winning the Gold Medal in the Long Jump on Saturday at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:   “Congratulations to Arkansas’s Jeff Henderson on his Olympic victory last night. Jeff’s years of dedication, hard-work, and sacrifice represent the very best of Arkansas. We ...

  • 10 August

    Cotton Statement on the Obama Administration’s Stonewalling on $400 Million Payment to Iran

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the State Department’s refusal to provide details on whether the Iranians required the plane carrying $400 million in cash to land in Iran before they would release U.S. hostages: “The Obama administration’s stonewalling when it comes to Iran knows no bounds.  In this case, silence is damning.  When the ...

  • 5 August

    Cotton Statement on Reports that President Obama Will Circumvent Constitutional Process on Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on reports that President Obama will circumvent the Senate and go to the United Nations on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT): “Recent reports are little surprising considering President Obama has repeatedly tried to circumvent Congress to force his will on the American people. Going to the United Nations on ...

  • 5 August

    Cotton Statement on President Obama’s Remarks at the Pentagon

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on President Obama’s remarks at the Pentagon: “As President Obama’s time in office comes to a close its clear he’s getting further and further from reality. Despite what he’d like Americans to believe, ISIS is not on the run nor have they been ‘beaten back’. ISIS’s new approach means they ...

  • 5 August

    MEDIA ADVISORY: Cotton to Attend the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce Breakfast and Tour the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine

    MEDIA ADVISORY: Cotton to Attend the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce Breakfast and Tour the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine  Today, August 5, 2016, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) will attend the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce First Friday Breakfast, where he will share brief remarks and meet with attendees. Following the breakfast, Senator Cotton will tour the Arkansas College of Osteopathic ...

  • 5 August

    ICYMI: “Finally, a Proposal to Help Disability Beneficiaries Return to Work”

    Finally, a Proposal to Help Disability Beneficiaries Return to Work The Daily Signal  By: Romina Boccia A plan to ensure disability insurance isn’t abused has been introduced in Congress. The program could save taxpayers a substantial amount of money and maintain the proper level of funding for the truly needy.   The Social Security Disability Insurance program is intended to ...

  • 4 August

    Cotton Statement on Aetna’s Announcement Cancelling their Planned Expansions into the Obamacare Exchanges

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on Aetna’s announcement that they are cancelling their planned expansions into the Obamacare exchanges: “Aetna’s announcement is further confirmation that Obamacare is coming apart at its seams. Aetna is following other insurance companies that have already recognized that Obamacare is a failure, and more are likely to follow suit. Fewer ...

  • 4 August

    Cotton Demands Answers from Obama Administration on $400 Million Payment to Iran

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today sent at letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew demanding answers about the Obama Administration’s $400 million payment to Iran. The letter comes in response to a Wall Street Journal articledetailing that this payment was made directly to Iran in cash. Since January, Senator Cotton has repeatedly asked the Administration how and ...

  • 4 August

    MEDIA ADVISORY: Cotton to visit the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

    Today, August 4, 2016, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) will visit the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where he will meet with the administration and take a tour of the campus. Media interested in covering the event should R.S.V.P. using the contact information provided below.   WHO: Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas)   WHERE: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 1200 University Drive Pine ...

  • 4 August

    ICYMI: Senator Cotton Discusses the Obama Administration’s $400 Million Payment to Iran with Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren

    ICYMI: Senator Cotton Discusses the Obama Administration’s $400 Million Payment to Iran with Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren “This is just one more chapter in the very sad, long history of Barack Obama’s feckless dealings with the ayatollahs in Iran.” In case you missed it— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) appeared on Fox News Channel’s On the Record with Greta Van ...