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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430November 25, 2020 Cotton Statement on ThanksgivingWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on Thanksgiving:  “This Thanksgiving, we owe a special debt of gratitude to our Pilgrim Fathers, who  endured great hardships to come to America 400 years ago in order to freely practice their faith. May we give thanks for the abundant... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430November 22, 2020 Cotton Statement on Passing of Joe MorganWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the statement below after Joe Morgan, a prominent member of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, died on Saturday.  “Joe Morgan was a fierce advocate for his friends and Arkansas’s outdoor heritage. We will miss him, and I hope that God will bring comfort to... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430November 19, 2020 Cotton Praises Change Allowing Labeling of Israeli Goods Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the statement below after the administration announced that “all producers  within  areas where Israel exercises the relevant authorities – most notably? Area C ?under the Oslo Accords ?–? will be required to ?mark ?goods as... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - On Monday, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), along with Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Kelly Loeffler (R-Georgia), and Marco Rubio (R-Florida), sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging the administration to change U.S. customs policy and guidelines to allow Israeli goods produced in Judea and Samaria to be labeled "Made in Israel.""Your administration should continue its string of pro-Israel policy changes by undoing these misguided Clinton-era guidelines, thereby... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430November 13, 2020 Cotton Statement on Shooting of Helena Officer  Washington, D.C. — Following the arrest of two suspects in the murder of Helena-West Helena Police Officer Travis Wallace, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement: “Officer Travis Wallace tragically lost his life protecting his fellow citizens from dangerous criminals. Although he... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430 November 11, 2020   Cotton Praises Passage of Bill Allowing Medal of Honor for SFC Cashe  Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after unanimous Senate passage of his bill that allows the awarding of the Medal of Honor to Sergeant First Class (SFC) Alwyn Cashe. The bill passed the House of Representatives earlier this year.   “Alwyn Cashe’s incredible bravery on the... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement in observance of Veterans Day: "Veterans Day is a fitting time for Americans to celebrate the brave few who have accepted great hardship and danger to defend our nation, from the beaches of Europe and jungles of Asia to the deserts of the Middle East. Today, let us praise and remember all our heroes and the family members who faithfully supported them during their trials. May we never forget the great cause for... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after the United States announced that Americans born in Jerusalem can now choose Israel as the country of birth on their passports: "Jerusalem is the spiritual center of the Jewish people and the rightful capital of Israel. It took many years for the United States to acknowledge these truths, and many more for them to shape our diplomacy. But President Trump and Secretary Pompeo have made support for Israel... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430 October 26, 2020 Cotton Statement on Judge Barrett’s Confirmation Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the statement below after Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court:   “Judge Barrett has earned the confidence of the United States Senate and the trust of the American people. Her confirmation is a triumph for the... Read More
  • Detective Kevin Collins of Pine Bluff knew since he was three that he wanted to be a police officer.   His step-father worked for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. His mother was a teacher. So from an early age, the role models in Kevin’s life inspired him to serve others. And serve he did, above and beyond the call of duty.   For a time, he worked as an emergency-services dispatcher. Then he worked for the Arkansas Department of Corrections. And five years ago, he... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on the normalization of ties between Sudan and Israel: "I commend the transitional government of Sudan for establishing diplomatic relations with Israel, a decision that holds great promise for the Sudanese and Israeli people and the region. This achievement was made possible thanks to more deft diplomacy by the president and his team. They deserve due credit for advancing the stability and peace of the Middle... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) along with Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), Doug Jones (D-Alabama), Jacky Rosen (D-Nevada), Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Chris Coons (D-Delaware), Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Todd Young (R-Indiana) introduced a resolution that would designate today as a national day of remembrance for members of the... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430 October 22, 2020   Cotton & Gallagher Introduce Bill to Close Lobbying Loopholes for Chinese Companies Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Representative Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin) today announced they will introduce the Chinese Communist Party Influence Transparency Act, which would close loopholes that allow lobbyists for Chinese companies to avoid... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430 October 22, 2020   Cotton & Loeffler to AG Barr: Investigate Racial Segregation in Schools Washington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Kelly Loeffler (R-Georgia) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr urging the Department of Justice to investigate apparent racial segregation in schools, particularly on college campuses. The letter may be... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nevada) today sent a letter to the Bulgarian Ambassador to the United States Tihomir Stoytchev expressing appreciation for Bulgaria's recent sentencing in absentia of Hezbollah operatives responsible for the 2012 bombing of a bus of Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria and encouraging Bulgaria to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist entity in its entirety. The time is right for concrete actions from our European allies... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353 October 21, 2020  Cotton, Boozman Express Concern Over Tricare Prescription Fulfillment   Washington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and John Boozman (R-Arkansas) today sent a letter to the Defense Health Agency expressing concern over current policy that requires Tricare beneficiaries to fill certain prescriptions through Express Scripts with no option to use local... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430 October 20, 2020   Cotton Statement on DOJ Antitrust Suit Against Google Washington, D.C. — Following reports that the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google earlier today, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement:“Google’s growth has gone unchecked for too long. Its anticompetitive conduct is harming the public and... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430 October 12, 2020   Cotton Statement on Columbus Day Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement in recognition of Columbus Day:“More than 500 years ago, Christopher Columbus and his little crew discovered a vast New World full of promise and opportunity for mankind. These men left their homes knowing they may not return. They accepted the many hazards and... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Caroline Tabler or  James Arnold (202) 734-0430 October 5, 2020   Cotton Statement on Passing of Pine Bluff Police Officer Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after it was reported that one of the two Pine Bluff police officers shot earlier today had succumbed to his wounds:   “Officers Kevin Collins and Ralph Isaac dedicated themselves to defending the rule of... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430 October 1, 2020   Cotton Statement After Meeting With Judge Barrett Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement today after meeting with President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett:   "My meeting with Judge Barrett confirmed she is a brilliant legal mind and highly qualified nominee for the Supreme... Read More