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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353January 26, 2021Cotton Statement Regarding the Senate Impeachment TrialWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding his vote to oppose conducting a Senate impeachment trial:“As I’ve said since the House passed an article of impeachment against President Trump, the Senate lacks constitutional authority to conduct impeachment proceedings against... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353January 26, 2021Cotton Statement on Antony Blinken Confirmation VoteWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on the confirmation vote for Antony Blinken to be the U.S. Secretary of State:“President Biden gave a gift to Vladimir Putin by unconditionally extending the New START treaty. He also crossed both of our North American neighbors in the span... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353January 25, 2021 Cotton Statement on Janet Yellen Confirmation VoteWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on the confirmation vote for Janet Yellen to be U.S. Secretary of the Treasury:“Joe Biden pledged unity, but his top priority for our economy is to rig the system so that people are treated differently on the basis of race. The woke... Read More
  • Washington, D.C.—Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade:“Today, we mourn the millions of lives lost over the 48 years since Roe v. Wade was decided and eliminated state pro-life protections. I’ll continue to pray for those unborn children who are the victims of abortion, just as I’ll continue my work to protect unborn children and the fundamental rights of every human being.” Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353January 21, 2021 Cotton Statement on Biden Plan to Extend U.S.–Russia Arms DealWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after President Biden proposed that the New START treaty be extended for five years:“President Biden is giving a gift to Vladimir Putin by unconditionally extending the New START treaty. Even worse, he announced his... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353January 19, 2021 Cotton Statement on Genocide of China’s Uighurs Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that China’s treatment of the Uighurs constitutes ‘genocide’:“The Chinese Communist Party is guilty of genocide against the Uighurs in Xinjiang, as Secretary Pompeo declared today. History... Read More
  • Economic Impact Payments  Background: On December 27, President Trump signed legislation providing emergency financial relief for Americans during the pandemic. In part, this legislation provides a direct payment to most Americans. If you’ve filed a tax return in recent years, are a disabled veteran, or a Social Security or disability beneficiary, you are likely eligible for a payment. The Treasury Department has already begun sending out direct deposits, checks, and debit cards to... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353January 14, 2021 Cotton, Colleagues: Stop Illegal PPP Loans to Planned Parenthood Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) sent a letter urging U.S. Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza to prevent Planned Parenthood affiliates from receiving illegal loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), as they did last year. The letter may be found here. Full... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353January 13, 2021 Cotton Statement on Senate Impeachment Proceedings Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on Senate impeachment proceedings:“’There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.’ Those words are as true today as when Abraham Lincoln spoke them. As I said last summer when mob violence gripped our... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353January 11, 2021 Cotton Statement on Death of Capitol Police Officer LiebengoodWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after the death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Howie Liebengood: “I’m deeply saddened by the tragic passing of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Howie Liebengood. My staff and I got to know him well because he often... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353January 8, 2021 Cotton Statement on Fallen Capitol Police Officer Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after the death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick:“Officer Sicknick diligently protected our Capitol and the lives of every American inside for 12 years. On Wednesday, Sicknick performed his duty for the last time as he... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353January 6, 2021 Cotton Statement on Violence at CapitolWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after violence broke out at the U.S. Capitol earlier today:“Last summer, as insurrection gripped the streets, I called to send in the troops if necessary to restore order. Today, insurrectionists occupied our Capitol. Fortunately, the Capitol Police... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353January 3, 2021 Cotton Statement on Joint Session of Congress  Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on the joint session of Congress later this week: “I share the concerns of many Arkansans about irregularities in the presidential election, especially in states that rushed through election-law changes to relax standards for... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430January 3, 2021  Senator Cotton Sworn in as Arkansas Senator for 117th Congress  Washington, D.C. — Today, Senator Tom Cotton was sworn in to a second term as senator for the state of Arkansas for the 117th Congress.  Senator John Boozman escorted Senator Cotton into the Senate chamber where Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office. Senator... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. — Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) tonight applauded the signing into law of the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act, bipartisan legislation that eliminates the five-month waiting period before ALS patients can receive the Social Security Disability Insurance benefits they earned by contributing to Social Security.  The legislation builds on previous steps by Congress and the Social Security Administration... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430December 22, 2020  Cotton Secures Key Priorities in Pandemic Relief Package  Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) announced that the following provisions were included in the latest Covid-19 relief package. “After months of Democratic stalling, Congress finally passed updated relief for Arkansans and Americans around the country. I’m pleased that... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430December 17, 2020   Cotton, Boozman Bill to Designate National Cold War Center in Blytheville Washington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and John Boozman (R-Arkansas) introduced a bill that would designate the museum at Eaker Air Force Base in Blytheville, AR as the National Cold War Center. Bill text may be found here. “Eaker Air Force Base played a key... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430December 16, 2020   Cotton, Smith, Suozzi Introduce Bill to Stop Chinese Forced Organ Harvesting  Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Congressmen Chris Smith (R-New Jersey) and Tom Suozzi (D-New York) today announced the Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act, which aims to prevent the Chinese Communist Party from harvesting organs from prisoners of... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430December 10, 2020   Cotton Introduces Bill to Increase Child Support Payments  Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) introduced the Child Support Works Act, a bill that would increase child-support payments to custodial parents and children. The Child Support Works Act would allow state child-support agencies to be reimbursed for operating mandatory work programs... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430December 10, 2020   Cotton Statement on Agreement Between Israel and Morocco Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on the normalization of diplomatic relations between Israel and Morocco:  “I commend our friend and partner, the Kingdom of Morocco, for establishing diplomatic relations with Israel. Morocco’s decision is... Read More