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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 19, 2021 Cotton Statement on Rioting Before Chauvin VerdictWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding the pending verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin:“No matter the verdict, there is no justification for mob violence. Any mob violence should be put down immediately.”###  Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 16, 2021 Cotton, Cruz, Young, and Scott Introduce Bill Sanctioning Foreign Government Officials Who Hold Americans HostageWashington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Todd Young (R-Indiana), and Rick Scott (R-Florida) re-introduced The Global Hostage Act, a bill that would require the president to impose sanctions on foreign government officials... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 15, 2021 Cotton, McCaul Ask Administration to Restrict Sale of Chip-Making Software to ChinaWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Representative Michael McCaul (R-Texas) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo urging tighter restrictions on the sale of chip-making tools to China.The members argue that electronic design automation (EDA)... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 14, 2021 Cotton, Colleagues Call on President to Shun “Green” Tech Produced by Slave LaborWashington, D.C. – Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Rick Scott (R-Florida), Bill Hagerty (R-Tennessee), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), John Kennedy (R-Louisiana), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), and John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) released the following statement on “green” products purchased as a part... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 13, 2021 Cotton, Grassley Call for Hearing on Hate Crimes Against Asian AmericansWashington, D.C. – Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today called for the committee to convene a hearing on hate crimes against Asian Americans.“We are concerned to see that such an important issue has not already received Committee or Subcommittee attention. Instead, S.... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 13, 2021 Cotton, Hagerty Lead Senators Asking FBI to Investigate Whether Colin Kahl Improperly Disclosed Classified Information Request Schumer not advance nominee until FBI completes investigationWashington, D.C. – Led by Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Bill Hagerty (R-Tennessee), 18 senators have written to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seeking an... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 12, 2021 Cotton, Colleagues Ask President Biden to Support Funding for Increased U.S. Semiconductor ProductionWashington, D.C. – Today Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) joined a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden requesting that he support funding for initiatives to restore semiconductor manufacturing to American soil. Senator Cotton... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 12, 2021 Cotton Introduces Bill to Make States That Send Cash to Illegal Aliens Ineligible for Federal FundsWashington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today introduced the No Bailouts for Illegal Aliens Act, legislation that amends the American Rescue Plan Act to make states and localities ineligible for federal funds until they certify they aren’t offering... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 1, 2021 Cotton Introduces Bill to Solve the Border CrisisWashington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today introduced the End the Border Crisis Now Act, legislation to reverse President Biden’s harmful immigration policies and strengthen asylum protocols to help combat the crisis at our southern border.“President Biden’s reversal of President Trump’s immigration... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353March 28, 2021 Cotton Statement on Chinese Sanctions Against U.S. Religious Freedom Group Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement in response to the Chinese Communist Party’s announcement that it will impose sanctions on the Chair and Vice Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF):“The Chinese Communist Party is... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353March 26, 2021 Cotton, Boozman, Hyde-Smith, Tuberville Introduce Bill to Allow Fish Farmers to Protect Ponds from Predatory BirdsWashington, D.C. – Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), John Boozman (R-Arkansas), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Mississippi), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) introduced the Cormorant Relief Act, legislation that would fully restore the ability of catfish farmers and... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353March 25, 2021 Cotton, McConnell, Ernst, Grassley Send Letter to Businesses Regarding Democrats’ Theft of Iowa House Seat Washington, D.C. – Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today sent a letter to trade associations, firms, and businesses who spoke out about Republicans objecting to the electoral college.... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353March 25, 2021 Cotton Introduces Bill to Combat Racist Training in the Military? Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today introduced the Combatting Racist Training in the Military Act, a bill to prohibit the United States Armed Forces from promoting racist theories, most notably Critical Race Theory.“Our military’s strength depends on the unity of our troops and the... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353March 25, 2021 Cotton, Boozman, Murkowski Announce Resolution Urging European Union to Protect Children from Online Sexual Exploitation Washington, D.C. – Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), John Boozman (R-Arkansas), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) today announced they will reintroduce a resolution urging the European Union to amend its ePrivacy Directive to assure tech companies may... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353March 23, 2021 Senate Judiciary Republicans Call for Second Gupta Hearing Citing Misleading StatementsWashington, D.C. — All eleven Senate Judiciary Republicans sent a letter to Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) urging a second hearing with Biden nominee Vanita Gupta, citing her misleading statements and incomplete answers to written questions. The letter may be found here.In part, the... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353March 22, 2021 Cotton Statement on Supreme Court’s Announcement to Hear Boston Bomber Case Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding the news that the Supreme Court will hear the Boston Bomber’s death sentence appeal:“The Supreme Court announced today it will hear the Boston Bomber’s death sentence appeal. The Biden administration... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353March 19, 2021 Cotton, Colleagues Demand Information about Extent of Crisis and Government Response“Secretary Mayorkas and the Biden Administration view the flood of illegal immigration resulting from their policies as a process to be managed rather than stopped” Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and seven Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353March 18, 2021 Cotton Statement on Becerra ConfirmationWashington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on the confirmation vote for Xavier Becerra to be U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services:“Becerra is an unrepentant advocate of California-style lockdowns, socialized medicine, and abortion on demand. His confirmation will damage the country.”### Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353March 18, 2021 Cotton, Inhofe, Scott Introduce Bill to End China’s Permanent Normal Trade StatusWashington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), and Rick Scott (R-Florida)introduced the China Trade Relations Act to strip China of its Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status and return to the pre-2001 system. If passed, the legislation would... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353March 10, 2021 Bipartisan legislation to combat forced organ harvesting introduced in Senate and House Washington, D.C. – Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Chris Coons (D-Delaware) and Representatives Chris Smith (R-New Jersey), Tom Suozzi (D-New York), and Vicky Hartzler (R-Missouri) have introduced bicameral, bipartisan legislation—the Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act—to... Read More