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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353June 10, 2021 Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Li Wenliang Global Public Health Accountability ActWashington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Rick Scott (R-Florida), Steve Daines (R-Montana), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), and James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) reintroduced the Li Wenliang Global Public Health Accountability Act, legislation to... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353June 9, 2021 Cotton Statement on EPA Decision to Abandon Navigable Water Protection RuleWashington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the statement below following the Biden administration’s announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency would abandon the Navigable Water Protection rule and seek additional regulations.“The Navigable Water Protection rule... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353June 4, 2021 Cotton Statement on the Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square MassacreWashington, D.C – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre:“32 years ago today, the world saw the true face of the Chinese Communist Party. Communism has only ever been maintained through murder, terror, and brutality—all... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353June 3, 2021 Cotton, Hutchinson, Boozman, Womack Applaud Selection of Fort Smith for F-35 Fighter Planes, Singapore Air Force SquadronWashington, D.C. — Governor Asa Hutchinson (R-Arkansas), Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and John Boozman (R-Arkansas), and Congressman Steve Womack (R-Arkansas) applauded the U.S. Air Force announcement that Ebbing Air National Guard Base in... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353June 3, 2021 Cotton, Crawford Urge Passage of AIM Act Following Russian CyberattackWashington, D.C – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Representative Rick Crawford (R-Arkansas) released the following statement urging passage of their Agriculture Intelligence Measures (AIM) Act after JBS, the world’s largest meat processing company, suffered a cyberattack from a Russian gang:“Without... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353June 2, 2021 Cotton Demands Answers Regarding Lockheed Martin Diversity Training Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) wrote a letter to James Taiclet, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation, demanding information regarding a three-day diversity training reportedly held for white male executives in June 2020.In part, Cotton wrote, “Facilitators... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353June 2, 2021 Cotton Statement on Chinese Communist Party’s Three-Child PolicyWashington, D.C – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding news that the Chinese Communist Party will now allow married families to have up to three children:“The Chinese Communist Party can rebrand and modify the One-Child Policy all it wants. The cruel reality is that it... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353June 1, 2021 Cotton, Colleagues Call on Department of Defense to Release Delayed List of Chinese Military CompaniesWashington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Gary Peters (D-Michigan), Mark Kelly (D-Arizona), and Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin), Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona), and Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) sent a bipartisan letter to... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353May 31, 2021 Cotton Statement on Memorial DayWashington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on Memorial Day: “On this sacred day of remembrance, we pay tribute to the fallen warriors who gave their dying breath in service to this exceptional nation. In the soil of a thousand battlefields and hometown cemeteries lie the greatest heroes of our... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353May 28, 2021 Cotton, Collins, Gillibrand, Shaheen Introduce Bill to Improve Officers’ Access to Care at Walter ReedWashington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) today introduced legislation to ensure wounded officers and their families have immediate access to specialized... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353May 24, 2021 Cotton Statement on Airplane Hijacking in BelarusWashington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding the recent Ryanair plane grounding in Belarus:“Belarus’s aerial piracy and possible Russian involvement demand a swift and strong response from NATO and the EU. That response should start with ending the Nord Stream 2 pipeline... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353May 22, 2021 New C-130J Super Hercules Coming to Little Rock Airforce BaseLittle Rock, AR – Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and John Boozman (R-Arkansas), along with Representatives French Hill (R-Arkansas) and Steve Womack (R-Arkansas), announced that the 189th Airlift Wing of the Arkansas Air National Guard at Little Rock Airforce Base has been selected as the new home of... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353May 21, 2021 Cotton, McConnell Announce Bill to Combat Anti-Semitic Hate CrimesWashington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) today announced they are introducing the Preventing Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Act, legislation to combat the dramatic rise of anti-Semitic hate crimes in the United States.“Anti-Semitism has no place in... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353May 21, 2021 Cotton, Gallagher Introduce Bill to Close Lobbying Loopholes for Chinese CompaniesWashington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Representative Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin) introduced the Chinese Communist Party Influence Transparency Act, legislation to close loopholes that allow lobbyists for Chinese companies to avoid registering under the Foreign Agents... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353May 20, 2021 Cotton, Tillis, Colleagues Urge Biden Admin to Reverse Course on Giving Away Medical Technology to ChinaWashington, D.C. – Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai asking them to reverse the Biden administration’s decision to give U.S. COVID... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353May 19, 2021 Cotton Introduces Bill to Codify Successes of Operation Warp Speed, Prepare for Future PandemicsWashington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) introduced the Operation Warp Speed Act, legislation to codify the successes of Operation Warp Speed for use in the event of another pandemic. The bill addresses shortages in the Strategic National Stockpile, increases the... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353May 13, 2021 Cotton, Boozman Introduce Bill to Reduce Estate Tax Washington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), John Boozman (R-Arkansas), and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) today introduced the Estate Tax Reduction Act, legislation to reduce the estate tax to 20 percent—half of the current top rate of 40 percent.This bipartisan, bicameral legislation was also introduced by... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353May 13, 2021 Cotton, Hinson File Amicus Brief to Protect Babies With Down SyndromeWashington, D.C. – Today, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Representative Ashley Hinson (R-IA) filed an amicus brief in Little Rock Planning Services v. Rutledge urging the court to uphold Arkansas’s law to protect unborn babies with Down syndrome. For text of the brief,... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353May 12, 2021 Cotton, Colleagues Reintroduce the Restoring Armed Career Criminal ActWashington, D.C. – Today, Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Mississippi) introduced the Restoring the Armed Career Criminal Act, legislation that will protect Americans from violent crime. The legislation reinstates an... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353May 12, 2021 Cotton Leads Letter Warning International Business Community About Resuming Business with IranWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today led a group of 15 Republican senators in a letter to the international business community warning them about resuming business with Iran if U.S. sanctions are lifted.In part, the senators wrote, “Your member... Read More