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  • Below are his remarks as delivered: Madam President, I want speak today about the proposed disapproval of arms sales to our Gulf partners, Bahrain and Qatar. Last month, the Administration notified Congress of its intention to sell Apache helicopters to Qatar. Those helicopters will help with security and counterterrorism patrols, especially ahead of the 2022 World Cup, which will of course be a prime target for terrorists. We're also scheduled to sell air-defense missiles to Bahrain, where we... Read More
  • Below are his remarks as delivered: I want to thank the Committee and Chairman Isakson and Ranking Member Tester for inviting me to speak at this hearing. I also want to thank my colleague from Arkansas, Senator Boozman, as well as Senator Blumenthal for co-sponsoring Senate Bill 857, which would increase the special pension for Medal of Honor recipients. Medal of Honor citations often read like Hollywood scripts-only the heroism is so amazing most people wouldn't believe it really happened if... Read More
  • Below are his remarks as delivered: Five years ago, I, along with 46 of my fellow senators, released a letter to Iran's Ayatollah, letting him know that any nuclear deal he reached with President Obama wouldn't be worth the paper it was printed on unless it was ratified as a treaty by two-thirds of the United States Senate. We wrote, "The next president could revoke such an executive agreement with a stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time." Now... Read More
  • Below are his remarks as delivered: The Senate has unanimously rejected the so-called Green New Deal-and in a display of political courage for the ages, 43 Democrats voted present, including many of the bill's own sponsors. Now, many of those are running for president-and in fact it seems like all the Democratic senators are running for president-and perhaps they realize what a disaster the Green New Deal is for them. The Green New Deal would force a transition in just 10 years, one decade, to... Read More
  • Below are his remarks as delivered: The Senate will soon vote on the president's declaration of a national emergency. We have reached a moment of crisis. But it's not a constitutional crisis-it's a crisis on the border. A crisis of American sovereignty. When hundreds of thousands of foreigners arrive at the southern border and demand entry, that's not migration. That's an emergency and a threat to our sovereignty. And the stories speak for themselves. Last Thursday, an American citizen named... Read More
  • Contact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353 Earlier today, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) spoke to the Heritage Foundation on why U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty will advance U.S. interests in the Indo-Pacific region. Click here to watch his remarks in full. Below are his remarks as delivered: Thank you. Thank you, Jeff, for that kind introduction. It's good to be back at the Heritage Foundation to speak today about the Intermediate-Range Nuclear... Read More
  • Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Good evening. Thank you for the kind introduction and for that warm welcome. It's an honor to be with you tonight, and always a pleasure to be back in the company of soldiers. I want to acknowledge Colonel Jim Tuite, Sergeant Major Ed Brooks, Lieutenant Colonel Todd Burroughs, and Sergeant Major Lee Ward. Thank you for your service to our country and your leadership of these fine troops. And most of all, I want to acknowledge and thank the soldiers... Read More
  • Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. Good morning, and thank you to John Walters for that kind introduction. And thanks to the Hudson Institute for inviting me to speak about China's brutality in Xinjiang Province. It's good to be back with you. Hudson continues to host some of the most important discussions on topics of great concern to America and the world. This event is no exception. That's because there's perhaps no greater threat to freedom today than the communist regime in... Read More
  • Below are his remarks as delivered:Good morning, it's an honor to be with the National Narcotics Officers' Associations Coalition. Thank you to Bob Bushman for that kind introduction. I'm honored to receive your Member of the Senate award. In truth, though, I ought to be honoring all of you. Without your help, I would not be so well-equipped with the facts and knowledge I need to defend law enforcement in the Senate. Your authority and expertise were invaluable during the debate last year over... Read More
  • I'd like to take this opportunity to express my support for the 20,000 men and women of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They work hard every day to keep drugs off our streets, to stop human trafficking, to protect our communities from gang violence, and yes, to enforce our immigration laws. Theirs can be a thankless job, but they do it with courage, dedication, and professionalism. So I, for one, want to say, thank you. And, I'd like to point out the overwhelming support that House... Read More
  • I ask consent to have a colloquy with the senator from Maryland. Thank you, Mr. President. The Senator and I have done a lot of work together on an issue that is a genuine threat to our national security. And that's the threat of Chinese telecom companies stealing our technology, infiltrating our telecom networks, and hacking into the data not just of our government or our military but also private citizens. Earlier this year I asked the directors of all four major intelligence agencies-the CIA,... Read More
  • The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency is not as old an office as some others in the President's Cabinet, but it's no less important. The Director's job is to provide the critical information on which the President's national-security decisions are based. And for this reason, presidents of both parties have chosen seasoned statesmen to serve in this post, men like Allen Dulles, George H. W. Bush, Robert Gates, and Mike Pompeo. Often, they've kept in office directors who were appointed... Read More
  • Contact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353 The office of Secretary of State has always held a place of special prominence in the President's Cabinet. The conduct of foreign policy is the highest craft of statesmanship. In the Secretary's hands rest matters of the most sensitive, delicate, and consequential nature, affairs of war and-we always hope-peace. President Kennedy put it simply when he said, "Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us." That's why... Read More
  • Contact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353 An opioid epidemic is sweeping the country. More than sixty thousand Americans are dying from opioid overdoses each year-more than the number of Americans who died in all twenty years of the Vietnam War. What a staggering fact that is. But behind each number is a tragedy for a family who loses its loved one. Today, I want to tell the story of the Hacala family from Rogers, Arkansas. It's a story of love, persistence, courage. And, I hope, a... Read More
  • Contact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353   Thank you all very much for the warm welcome. To my old teacher and friend, Charles Kesler, thank you for that kind introduction. After that, even I am interested in what I'm going to say tonight. It's good to be back at the Claremont Institute. This dinner in honor of our hero Sir Winston Churchill is something of an annual reunion for all of us. We're here tonight to show our continued support for the Institute. I know you all hope... Read More
  • Contact: Caroline Tabler (202) 224-2353 Last Friday marked the 70th anniversary of the 3rd Infantry Regiment's reactivation, and as one of its veterans, I didn't want to let the moment pass without notice. The 3rd Infantry, more commonly known as The Old Guard, serves across the river at Arlington National Cemetery. Most of you here and most of you in the gallery have probably visited the cemetery and seen Old Guard soldiers guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns or conducting funerals. Arkansans who... Read More
  • Contact: Caroline Tabler (202) 224-2353 I want to speak today about the so-called Schumer amendment. Now that's not the name that some people give it, but I'll give it that name. Abraham Lincoln said if you call a dog's tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have, five? No, it has four. Because calling something doesn't make it that. In the same way you can call a bill bipartisan because there are some Republicans on that bill, and if the Republicans have simply acquiesced to the Democrats'... Read More
  • Contact: Caroline Tabler (202) 224-2353 I want to thank my colleague from Iowa, Chairman Grassley, for the excellent work that he has helped lead us all on this issue. We have a working group-the president herself belongs to the small working group. We've introduced legislation this week that transforms the president's four-pillar framework into an actual bill. And it's the one bill that can become a law. We have a plan, not to pass a bill but to pass a law. Because twice in the last 12 years,... Read More
  • Thank you, Chairman Grassley, for your leadership on this issue. Thank you for offering the SECURE Act, which I and so many other senators have supported. I want to continue this debate where Senator Tillis left off. We've heard a lot today about the so-called DACA program, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and the kind of negotiations in which we're currently engaged. Hopefully, those negotiations will reach a solution that will satisfy all the parties and give certainty and legal... Read More
  • Contact: Caroline Rabbitt Tabler (202) 224-2353 Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today spoke on the Senate floor about the life of ALS advocate Thomas Galyon of Rogers, Arkansas. You can watch the video in full here. In addition, a full transcript of his remarks is below. Last year, I stood on this floor and said a few words about a fellow Arkansan: Thomas Galyon of Rogers. We had just met to discuss his work with the Arkansas chapter of the National ALS Association. He'd been diagnosed with ALS... Read More