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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353August 15, 2021 Contact Information for Americans Stranded in AfghanistanWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement providing contact information for Americans stranded in Afghanistan: “If you’re an American stranded in Afghanistan, or know one who is, please contact my office immediately at (501) 223-9081... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353August 14, 2021 Cotton Statement on Situation in AfghanistanWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding the situation in Afghanistan:“The fiasco in Afghanistan wasn’t just predictable, it was predicted. Joe Biden’s ill-planned retreat has now humiliated America and put at risk thousands of Americans left in Kabul. At a minimum,... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353August 10, 2021 Cotton Introduces Amendment to Fight Critical Race Theory in SchoolsWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today introduced an amendment to the budget reconciliation package to prevent federal funds from being used to promote Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Pre-K programs and K-12 schools. A one pager about the amendment may be found here. Text... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353August 10, 2021 Cotton Statement on Infrastructure PackageWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding passage of the Infrastructure and Jobs Act:“Arkansans support real infrastructure projects like roads, bridges, waterways, rural broadband, and ongoing maintenance. They do not want President Biden’s ‘social infrastructure’ and... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353August 3, 2021 Cotton Introduces Amendment to Infrastructure Bill to Allow Fish Farmers to Protect Ponds from Predatory BirdsWashington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) introduced the Cormorant Relief Act as an amendment to the infrastructure package being considered on the Senate floor. This amendment would fully restore the ability of catfish farmers and other... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353July 29, 2021 Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Ban Anti-Semitic Country-of-Origin LabelsWashington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), John Boozman (R-Arkansas), Rick Scott (R-Florida), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Bill Hagerty (R-Tennessee), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) introduced the Anti-BDS Labeling Act to... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353July 28, 2021 Cotton, Colleagues, Call on President Biden to Deny Entry to Iranian President, Senior Iranian OfficialsWashington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), Rick Scott (R-Florida), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today sent a letter to President Biden calling on him to deny entry visas to... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353July 28, 2021 Cotton, Warner Introduce Bill to Prohibit Funding for Huawei, Chinese TechnologyWashington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) introduced the American Telecommunications Security Act to prohibit federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act from being used to purchase Chinese telecommunications equipment, including... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353July 28, 2021 Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Bill to End U.S. Dependence on Chinese-Manufactured PharmaceuticalsWashington, D.C.—Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) along with Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), Mike Braun (R-Indiana), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Rick Scott (R-Florida), will today introduce the Protecting our Pharmaceutical Supply Chain from China Act, which would end U.S.... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353July 21, 2021 Cotton Statement on Arkansas Youth Transgender LawWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding a court decision in Arkansas to place a hold on Arkansas’ law to ban transgender medical interventions for children:“Our legislature made the reasonable decision to protect minors from dangerous and life-altering drugs,... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353July 21, 2021 Cotton Introduces Fund the Police ActWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today introduced the Fund the Police Act to reallocate $50 billion in unspent funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to establish a Law Enforcement Support Trust Fund at the United States Department of Justice and to support two federal grant programs to hire, train, and equip... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353July 20, 2021 Cotton Statement on U.S.-German Deal on Russian Nord Stream 2 PipelineWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding the news that the United States and Germany have reached a deal allowing completion of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline:“This deal is a grave mistake. It gives Vladimir Putin enormous leverage over the... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353July 14, 2021 Cotton Introduces Bill to Defund Critical Race TheoryWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today introduced the Stop CRT Act, legislation to bar federal funds from being sent to K-12 schools that promote Critical Race Theory, as well as colleges and universities that compel students or faculty to affirm tenets of Critical Race Theory. The Stop CRT Act... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353July 13, 2021 Cotton Demands Answers Regarding Raytheon Diversity TrainingWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) wrote a letter to Gregory Hayes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon Company, demanding information about the company’s use of training materials that rely heavily on racial stereotypes and appear to violate federal non-discrimination law.... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353July 12, 2021 Cotton Statement on Delivery of A Report on the Fighting Culture of the Navy’s Surface Fleet Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding the delivery of A Report on the Fighting Culture of the United States Navy’s Surface Fleet. Cotton, along with Representatives Jim Banks (R-Indiana), Dan Crenshaw... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353July 1, 2021 Cotton Statement on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Arizona Voting ProvisionsWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding the decision by the United States Supreme Court to uphold two Arizona voting provisions:“Ballot harvesting—particularly when practiced by political activists—should be illegal. I was proud to join... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353June 25, 2021 Cotton Statement on Georgia LawsuitWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding the decision by the Department of Justice to sue the State of Georgia over its voting rights bill:“President Biden packed the Department of Justice with left-wing ideologues like Merrick Garland, Vanita Gupta, and Kristen Clarke. Now... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353June 24, 2021 Arkansas Delegation Asks EPA to Keep Navigable Waters Protection RuleWashington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and John Boozman (R-Arkansas), with Representatives Rick Crawford (R-Arkansas), French Hill (R-Arkansas), Steve Womack (R-Arkansas), and Bruce Westerman (R-Arkansas) sent a letter condemning the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353June 21, 2021 Cotton Bill to Equalize Minimum Penalties for Powder and Crack Cocaine TraffickingWashington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today introduced legislation that would strengthen the minimum penalties for powder cocaine trafficking to match penalties for crack cocaine trafficking. Bill text may be found here.“Crack and powder cocaine both kill thousands of... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: James Arnold or Mary Collins Atkinson (202) 224-2353June 19, 2021Cotton Statement on JuneteenthWashington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement in observance of Juneteenth:“Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of slaves in America and is a fitting addition to our national holidays. On Independence Day, we celebrate our Declaration of Independence and our country’s birth on the principle of the... Read More