Washington, D.C.— Today, Senator Tom Cotton was sworn in as the 35th Senator from the state of Arkansas. He welcomed his family and many friends and supporters from across Arkansas to Washington, D.C. to help him celebrate this occasion.
Senator John Boozman escorted Senator Cotton into the Senate chamber where Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office using the Cotton family Bible. The Bible belonged to Senator Cotton’s grandfather, Thomas Cotton, and has been in the family since 1926. Senator Cotton’s family, including his wife Anna, his parents, Len and Avis, his sister Sarah along with husband Jay and their three children, and his in-laws, Mark and Susan Peckham, watched the ceremony from the Senate gallery. Later, they joined him for a ceremonial reenactment with Vice-President Biden in the Old Senate Chamber.
“It is a great honor to be a member of the United States Senate. I’m humbled by the support of my fellow Arkansans and am grateful they’ve given me the privilege to represent our great state. Now, we turn to governing and putting Arkansas and America on a path of growth, opportunity, and security. I look forward to the important work that lies ahead.”