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Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement after meeting with the nominee for Director of National Intelligence, Senator Dan Coats:

"In all the time I've known Dan Coats, I've found him to be a wise and sober statesman. Given his long service in the Senate, I think he'll have an excellent relationship with Congress. In our meeting today, we discussed the wide range of threats facing our country, especially the troubling growth in cyberattacks. He made clear his intention to recruit and retain talent in the intelligence community. He also explained how he thought his office could take a more aggressive stance against our adversaries. I look forward to supporting his nomination."