Congressman Tom Cotton

Representing the 4th District of Arkansas
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Veterans Issues

I am a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, my father is a Vietnam veteran, and my grandfather was a World War II veteran. Between my combat tours, I served at Arlington National Cemetery, where I performed funerals for our fallen veterans; I also took my soldiers to visit their wounded comrades at Walter Reed. I understand personally the sacrifices of our veterans and I will always ensure that we honor their service and patriotism.

I will work in Congress to uphold Abraham Lincoln’s injunction to “care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.” I will fight to preserve and protect veterans’ benefits, which are truly a form of deferred compensation for those who performed the highest service to our country. I will also work to ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs modernizes its processes and has the resources needed to timely and accurately process benefits claims. I will promote veterans’ employment, both for reservists who are returning to civilian life and veterans leaving active duty. Finally, I will support measures to improve military quality of life for our veterans who are still serving and for their families, who sacrifice in their own right.

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Apr 17, 2014
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Fountain Lake High School Visit 
Monday, I visited 9th grade students at Fountain Lake High School in Hot Springs to talk about the Financial Literacy Month and the importance of developing responsible financial habits. We had a great discussion about both personal finance and the finances of our government, specifically Washington’s out-of-control spending and our record-high national debt. Click here to read more about my visit. 

Apr 4, 2014
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House Financial Services Committee 

Mar 14, 2014
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House Financial Services Committee 

Mar 7, 2014
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House Foreign Affairs Committee 
Wednesday, I attended a House Foreign Affairs Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee Hearing on threats to Israel. Specifically, it focused on terrorist funding and trade boycotts against Israel. Click here to watch the archived webcast of the hearing.

Feb 14, 2014
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Restoring Cuts to Military Pensions
Feb 11, 2014
Press Release

ContactCaroline Rabbitt: 202-225-3772

Cotton Statement on House Vote to Restore Cuts to Military Pensions

Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement after the House voted to restore cuts to military pensions made in the December budget legislation:

Jan 10, 2014
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Second Session
This week, the House reconvened and officially began the second session of the 113th Congress. 
No Bailouts for Insurance Companies Act
Nov 11, 2013
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Today, we celebrate Veterans Day, the Federal holiday on which we honor and thank all military veterans. For those of you who don’t know, the history of Veterans Day can be traced back to the early part of the twentieth century. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th to be Armistice Day, in recognition of the ceasefire between allied forces and Germany in World War I that occurred one year earlier. 
Nov 11, 2013
Press Release

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 225-3772

Oct 28, 2013
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Today I spoke on the House Floor in support of H.R. 1742, the Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2013.  H.R. 1742 passed the House by voice vote. A video and full transcript of his remarks can be found below.