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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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Politico: Cotton: Clinton Foundation ban on foreign money if Clinton wins 2016 a ‘fire sale’

August 23, 2016

The Arkansas Republican said that the only measure that will be effective would be to immediately ban overseas money to the charitable fund rather than a half-measure that Cotton argued is actually more harmful to the United States. He said that the “Clinton machine will be able to identify” who donated in the run-up to the election and then grant access next year.

Tom Cotton Joined Hugh Hewitt to Call for the Clinton Foundation to Stop Accepting Donations

August 23, 2016

Today, Tom Cotton appeared on the Hugh Hewitt Show to discuss the Clinton Foundation and his call for it to stop accepting donations. You can watch the video here. The transcript is below. Hugh Hewitt: Right now, I’m joined by United States Senator Tom Cotton from the great state of Arkansas. Senator Cotton, a good […]

Sen. Tom Cotton calls $400M Iran payment “deeply unwise”

August 10, 2016

“It’s clear I think to every reasonable observer that the $400 million that day and the remainder of the $1.7 billion was in fact ransom,” Cotton said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “It doesn’t really matter what Barack Obama says, it matters what the ayatollahs think and what every dictator and terrorist and gangster around the world think.”