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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353May 5, 2021 Cotton, Tillis Statement on President Biden’s Decision to Support the TRIPS WaiverWashington, D.C. — Today, Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) issued the following joint statement after the Biden administration announced its support for the TRIPS waiver, which will authorize the sharing of United States COVID-19 intellectual property... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 29, 2021 Cotton, Colleagues Condemn Amazon for Removing Justice Clarence Thomas Documentary Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), along with Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), today led a group of 19 senators in a letter to Jeffrey Bezos questioning why Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words, a documentary about the life of U.S.... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 29, 2021 Cotton, Boozman Introduce Legislation to Permanently Expand Access to TelehealthWashington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and John Boozman (R-Arkansas) today introduced the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technology (CONNECT) for Health Act, legislation to improve and expand access to telehealth services.“Eliminating certain... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 28, 2021 Cotton Statement on President Biden’s Joint Session Address Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress: “Tonight, President Biden promised the nation higher taxes, crushing debt, and open borders. His radical agenda is dead on arrival.”### Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 22, 2021 Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Restrict Chinese Stem Graduate Student VisasWashington, D.C. – Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) introduced the SECURE CAMPUS Act, legislation that would secure American research from Chinese Communist Party espionage and influence. Bill text may be... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 21, 2021 Cotton Statement on Russian Threats to UkraineWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding Vladimir Putin’s recent comments warning the West not to “cross a red line” with Russia:“As Russia encircles Ukraine on land and at sea, Vladimir Putin must understand that military aggression will be met with severe... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 21, 2021 Cotton Statement Opposing EarmarksWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding the potential repeal of the ban on earmarks:“The Senate Republican Conference may consider today a proposal to repeal the current ban on earmarks. If so, I will vote against the proposal and to retain the ban.”### Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 21, 2021 Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Report Illegal Alien Attempts to Purchase FirearmsWashington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), and Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) introduced the Illegal Alien NICS Alert Act. The bill would require the National Instant Criminal Background Check... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 21, 2021 Cotton, Ernst Introduce Bill to Protect American Agriculture from Chinese Espionage Washington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) introduced the Agriculture Intelligence Measures (AIM) Act, legislation to establish an Office of Intelligence within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This office would leverage the assets of the... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353April 20, 2021 Cotton, Boozman Support Legislation to Protect Arkansas Hospitals Participating in Drug Discount Program Washington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and John Boozman (R-Arkansas) are supporting legislation to help Arkansas hospitals participate in the 340B drug discount program.The 340B drug pricing program gives more than 40... Read More
  • 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