Tom Cotton, U.S. Senator from Arkansas

Tom Cotton

U.S. Senator from Arkansas

Thomas Bryant Cotton was born in May 1977 in Dardanelle, Arkansas. He earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard College. He entered a master’s program at Claremont Graduate University but left to enroll at Harvard Law School from which he received a Juris Doctor. He clerked at the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, then entered private practice in Washington, D.C.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he was commissioned as an infantry officer. He rose to the rank of captain before his discharge. He completed the U.S. Army Ranger Course, earning the Ranger tab, and Airborne School to earn the Parachutist Badge. He served tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia. After his time in the Army, Cotton worked for a management consulting firm.

Cotton was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he served one term before being elected to the United States Senate. He assumed office in January 2015.

He is married to Anna Peckman and they have two children. He is a Methodist.

In the News…

Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas has written to President Joe Biden’s administration to get to the bottom of the delay in sending weapons and ammunition shipments to Israel.

“I write regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s public statement this week that your administration has been withholding weapons and ammunition from Israel and hampering its war effort against Hamas—a serious accusation from a trusted U.S. ally,” Senator Cotton wrote. “Your administration responded by claiming that aid is flowing normally, with one official asserting, ‘We genuinely do not know what he’s talking about.’”

“As you are aware, the Arms Export Control Act requires the administration to notify Congress before sending weapons to a foreign country. Your administration has manipulated this requirement by withholding this formal notification to Congress of approved weapons sales, including F-15s, tactical vehicles, 120-mm mortars, 120- mm tank rounds, joint direct attack munitions, and small diameter bombs.”

He added, “Our ally is under sustained threat, and we must use all available resources to expedite military aid.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Cotton today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas
326 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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