Washington, D.C. -Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) will introduce the Washington-Grant Historic Preservation Act, which would amend the Veterans' Memorial Preservation Act to provide for a one-year mandatory minimum for those who injure or destroy monuments dedicated to our most gallant American heroes.

"Vandals are defacing and tearing down of statues of our esteemed forefathers such as George Washington and Ulysses S. Grant with reckless abandon. At a minimum they should face one year in prison for this crime," said Cotton.