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Cotton Statement on Department of Justice Payout Policy Change

June 7, 2017

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions's decision to reverse an Obama era settlement payout policy:

"Using the power of government to force companies to pay special-interest groups with no special claim to compensation does severe harm to the rule of law. It's a shakedown by another name. I'm glad to see Attorney General Sessions end this deeply misguided practice."