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 has the authority to regulate hunting seasons for some protected species and prohibit certain actions in the interest of preserving those species. Continue reading
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 is just a short pause in accepting immigrants from these countries to strengthen our national security. With this new executive order in place, I’m confident this policy will help keep America safe.”
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. Continue reading
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 for the job. He has deep, longstanding personal ties with Israel and its leaders, as well as a longtime friendship with President Trump, making him well-equipped to be our next Ambassador to Israel. I look forward to supporting his nomination.”
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 the law, and yet for all his learning, he’s an extraordinarily humble man. In our conversation, we discussed in depth judicial craft and reasoning. He walked me through how he would conduct himself on the bench and how he sees the Supreme Court’s role in our constitutional democracy. He stressed that a judge should interpret the law as it’s written, not impose his beliefs on the people. And he showed a profound respect for the Constitution. I also think the Court would benefit from his clear and incisive thinking. With great confidence in his judgment, I look forward to supporting his nomination.” Continue reading
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 relationship with Congress. In our meeting today, we discussed the wide range of threats facing our country, especially the troubling growth in cyberattacks. He made clear his intention to recruit and retain talent in the intelligence community. He also explained how he thought his office could take a more aggressive stance against our adversaries. I look forward to supporting his nomination.”
Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Senator David Perdue (R-Georgia) today unveiled the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, legislation that will help raise American workers’ wages by restoring legal immigration levels to their historical norms and rebalancing the system toward employment-based visas and immediate-family household members. The RAISE Act would lower overall immigration to 637,960 in its first year and to 539,958 by its tenth year-a 50 percent reduction from the 1,051,031 immigrants who arrived in 2015.
Ainsley: Good morning to you Senator.
Tom: Good morning Ainsley, great to be on with you.
Ainsley: Great to see you. You know, the economy is the issue–why everyone is going to the polls. At least, that’s what the polls are telling us. This is a big issue for families because many people can’t afford these high premiums. Continue reading
Tom Cotton spent the day campaigning with Todd Young. Todd is a Marine who served his country with honor.
The Clinton Foundation’s decision to stop accepting foreign donations should Hillary Clinton win the election amounts to a “fire sale” for foreign governments seeking influence in the United States, Sen. Tom Cotton said in an interview on Tuesday morning. Continue reading