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Cotton Statement on the Navy’s Announcement that a Virginia-Class Attack Submarine will Bear the Name USS Arkansas

June 15, 2016

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Washington) today released the following statement on the Navy's announcement that a Virginia-class attack submarine will bear the name USS Arkansas:

"It's great to hear the name the USS Arkansas will once again defend our nation at sea. Like the four storied ships that came before it that bore the USS Arkansas name, I am confident this submarine will play a critical role in our national security. And I know the sailors who will call it home will make us proud. I look forward to this submarine's completion in the coming years."