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. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 August to you. I hope you’re having a good summer break from Washington, D.C. Continue reading →
Reacting to the news that the United States sent Iran a $400 million payment on the same day the Middle Eastern country released American hostages, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton called it a “ransom” payment and said the way the money transfer was handled was “deeply unwise.” Continue reading →
Sen. Tom Cotton suggested Sunday that he’ll accept President Obama’s explanation that the roughly $400 million in cash to Iran amid the country holding several Americans captive was part of a decades-old settlement, but said the move sends a “dangerous” message to terrorists and others around the world. Continue reading →