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Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Arms Trade Treaty:

"The Arms Trade Treaty undermines Americans' constitutional right to keep and bear arms. It also impairs the United States' ability to defend our allies and partners around the globe, while doing nothing to constrain the military exports of our greatest competitors, Russia and China. I applaud the president's decision to defend American sovereignty by withdrawing from this treaty."