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Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement after Wal-Mart announced it would be raising its starting wage, offering new employee benefits, and giving out bonuses as a result of tax reform:

"This is great news for the people of Arkansas and as clear a sign as ever that tax reform is working. Our tax code now rewards businesses for expanding opportunity, and Wal-Mart is rightly passing on those rewards to its hardworking employees. I'm glad to see one of our state's biggest employers putting money back into its workforce, and I'm especially glad to see hardworking Americans get their due."