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Tom Cotton currently represents Arkansas in the United States Senate. He is a 6th generation Arkansan who was born and raised on his family’s cattle farm in Yell County. Tom completed combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan, where he served with the 101st Airborne and a Provincial Reconstruction Team. Between his two combat tours he served as a platoon leader with the Old Guard at Arlington National Cemetery, the unit responsible for military honors funerals. Tom’s military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and Ranger Tab.

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Cotton, Donnelly Reintroduce the Hunter and Farmer Protection Act

March 9, 2017

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) reintroduced the Hunter and Farmer Protection Act, legislation that would protect farmers from federal penalties levied under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act if they are following best practices provided by their state Cooperative Extension Office. Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the government […]

Cotton Statement on President Trump’s New Executive Order on Visas and Travel

March 9, 2017

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on President Trump’s new executive order on visas and travel: “As I’ve said before, I think the idea that we should take a harder look at people coming into our country from war-torn nations with known terrorist networks is simply common sense. This […]

Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Resolution to Rescind Obama Administration Education Regulation

March 9, 2017

WASHINGTON – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and 10 of his colleagues introduced a resolution to rescind the Department of Education’s final regulation for implementing the accountability provisions of Every Student Succeeds Act.