Tom Cotton (left) with President Donald Trump and Senator David Perdue (right) During Trump's presidency, Cotton was characterized as a Trump loyalist.   He frequently met with Trump's staff during the transition period, and according to Steve Bannon , suggested John F. Kelly as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security . 
Sen. Tom Cotton said the US, which has the highest incarceration rate in the world, has an 'under incarceration problem'
Cotton was talking about the crime spike occurring in some cities in the US, where more people are incarcerated per capita than anywhere else.
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Tom Cotton serves Arkansas in the United State Senate. Tom is a 6th generation Arkansan born and raised on his family's cattle farm in Yell County. After law school, Tom joined the infantry where he completed combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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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. He graduated from Dardanelle High School before going to Harvard and Harvard Law School.
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Cotton was born on May 13, 1977, in Dardanelle, Ark. He received a bachelor's degree from Harvard College where he served as a columnist for the Harvard Crimson. He graduated magna cum laude. On January 11, 2005, Cotton joined the United States Army and entered Officer Candidate School in March 2005. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army on June 30, 2005. Cotton later attended both the U.S. Army Airborne School and Ranger School. In June 2006, Cotton gained public attention after he wrote an open letter to The New York Times criticizing the paper's publication of an article detailing a Bush administration secret program monitoring terrorists' finances.In 2008, he volunteered to return to combat duty, was promoted to captain on August 1, 2008, and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on October 15, 2008. In Afghanistan, Cotton was assigned to Laghman Province, just north of Tora Bora in eastern Afghanistan. He was assigned duty as the...
Below is an abbreviated outline of Cotton's academic, professional, and political career: 1. 2015-Present: U.S. Senator from Arkansas 2. 2013-2015: U.S. Representative from Arkansas' 4th Congressional District 3. 2010-2011: Management consultant, McKinsey & Co 4. 2005-2009: United States Army Officer 5. 2002-2003: Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals 6. 2002: Graduated from Harvard University with J.D. 7. 1998: Graduated from Harvard University with B.A.
Ideology and leadership
1. 1.1. See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Cotton was a moderate Republican follower as of July 2014. In June 2013, Cotton was rated as a "rank-and-file Republican."
The website OpenCongresstracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.
Lifetime voting record
1. 1.1. See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives According to the website GovTrack,Cotton missed 2 of 269 roll call votes from January 2015 to September 2015. This amounts to 0.7 percent, which is better than the median of 1.6 percent among current senators as of September 2015.
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Jan 23, 2021 · Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton was criticized by a Democratic lawmaker who served as a U.S. Army Ranger, after Cotton was accused of lying about his military record during his first run for...
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