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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 Meets with Nominee for Ambassador to Israel David Friedman

February 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after meeting with the nominee for Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman: “The U.S.-Israel alliance has been strained by the past eight years. President Trump has committed to repairing this damage and making the alliance stronger than ever, and David Friedman is the right man […]

Cotton Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

February 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after meeting with the nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch: “I was very impressed by my meeting with Judge Neil Gorsuch today, as I’ve been impressed with his judicial record as I’ve reviewed it over the last week. He’s exceptionally well-versed in […]

Cotton Meets with Director of National Intelligence Nominee Senator Dan Coats

February 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after meeting with the nominee for Director of National Intelligence, Senator Dan Coats: “In all the time I’ve known Dan Coats, I’ve found him to be a wise and sober statesman. Given his long service in the Senate, I think he’ll have an excellent […]