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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353October 14, 2021 Cotton, Hagerty Demand that Estevez Confirm Chinese Communist Party ThreatWashington, D.C. – Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Bill Hagerty (R-Tennessee) today wrote to Alan Estevez, nominee to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security, demanding answers about his commitment to address the threat the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) poses to the United... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353October 6, 2021 Cotton Demands Answers from Biden DOJ About Investigations of Anti-CRT Parents as Domestic TerroristsWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today wrote to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers about a memo he drafted addressing protests against local school board officials. This memo came after the National School Boards Association... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353October 6, 2021 Cotton Calls on U.S. Trade Representative to Stop China’s Admission to 11-Nation Trading PactWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today wrote to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai calling on her to use tools available under the USMCA to stop China’s admission to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), an... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353October 4, 2021 Cotton Demands Answers About Afghan Evacuee ‘Independent Departures’Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding answers about how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to respond to reports of “independent departures” by Afghan evacuees from military bases in... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353September 30, 2021 Cotton Demands Answers About Blinken’s Whereabouts During Afghanistan Withdrawal DrillWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken questioning his whereabouts during an Afghanistan withdrawal rehearsal upon learning that Blinken was absent from the exercise.In part, Cotton wrote, “It has come to... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353September 30, 2021 Cotton, Gallagher Call for Chinese Biotechnology Companies to be BlacklistedWashington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Representative Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin) wrote to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin calling for Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) and other Chinese biotechnology... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353September 24, 2021 Cotton Statement on Huawei Extradition Deal Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after reports that the Justice Department reached an agreement to allow Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, to return to China:“Meng Wanzhou violated U.S. sanctions, but the Biden administration chose to appease the... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353September 23, 2021 Cotton Calls for Investigation of Chinese Stock Trading AppWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today wrote to Avril Haines, the Director of National Intelligence, to raise concerns about the national security risks posed by Webull, a Chinese stock trading app, and to call for an investigation into the company. In part, Cotton wrote, “As... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353September 23, 2021 Cotton Accepting Service Academy ApplicationsWashington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) announced that he is accepting applications for Service Academy nominations. In order to be considered for a nomination, materials must be submitted by Monday, November 1, 2021."Students who attend U.S. service academies and go on to serve their country in uniform are... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353September 22, 2021 Cotton Demands Answers About Biden Strategy to Counter HuaweiWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Representative Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin) today wrote to Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the continued proliferation of Huawei’s cloud services and to demand information regarding the Biden administration’s strategy to counter Huawei... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353September 21, 2021 Cotton Statement on Democrats’ Plan to Block Iron Dome FundingWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after Democrats announced a plan to remove funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system from a government funding package:“On the same day that President Biden pledged to stand with our allies at the United Nations, members of his own party... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353September 21, 2021 Cotton, Sasse Introduce Bill to Block Taliban Access to Chabahar PortWashington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) today introduced the No Harbor for Terror Act to revoke the Afghanistan exception to the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012, which currently provides Afghanistan with access to the Chabahar Port for... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353September 17, 2021 Cotton Demands Answers About FAA Flight Restriction Over Southern BorderWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) demanding answers about the FAA’s temporary flight restriction over the southern border in Del Rio, Texas.In part, Senator Cotton wrote, “Last night, the FAA implemented a... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353September 11, 2021 Cotton Statement on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks:“On this 20th anniversary of 9/11 we remember the nearly 3,000 Americans who were taken from us on that terrible day. We also honor the thousands of veterans who... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353September 9, 2021 Cotton Statement on Chipman Nomination WithdrawalWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s decision to withdraw David Chipman’s nomination to serve as the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF):“David Chipman is an erratic, anti-gun radical who planned to outlaw... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353September 8, 2021 Cotton Statement on Afghan Green Cards, BenefitsWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on the Biden administration’s proposed short-term funding resolution that would grant green cards and other benefits to Afghans without regard for the normal screening and approval process.“Joe Biden left behind thousands in Afghanistan... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353September 2, 2021 Cotton, Colleagues Demand Answers About Afghanistan WithdrawalWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and 25 of his senate colleagues today sent a letter to President Joe Biden demanding information regarding the humanitarian crisis created by his withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan. Specifically, the letter requests information on... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353August 26, 2021 Cotton Statement on Kabul Airport BombingWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after the bombing outside the Kabul airport:“U.S. troops sacrificed their lives today to rescue their fellow Americans fleeing Afghanistan. We mourn their deaths and grieve with their families. To honor their lives, we should finish their... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353August 24, 2021 Cotton Statement on August 31st Deadline for Afghanistan WithdrawalWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after news of President Biden’s decision to keep August 31st as the deadline to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan:“President Biden should commit to staying in Afghanistan until we have rescued every American... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353August 19, 2021 Cotton Calls for Military Rescue of Trapped AmericansWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s response to the ongoing crisis in Kabul, Afghanistan:“President Biden’s ill-planned, chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan has stranded thousands of American citizens behind enemy lines, turning them in... Read More