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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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Susan Rice Is the Typhoid Mary of the Obama Administration

April 4, 2017

Susan Rice is the Typhoid Mary of the Obama administration foreign policy

Cotton Speaks on the Senate Floor in Support of Judge Neil Gorsuch

April 3, 2017

When his nomination comes to the floor next week, I will vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. This is my first time voting on a Supreme Court nominee, and I don’t take the decision lightly. It’s a lifetime appointment after all, and the Court’s rulings have shaped our country’s history-for good and […]

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 […]