Sen. Tom Cotton

Senator from Arkansas, Republican

Cotton, a Republican, has been the junior senator from Arkansas since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2020).

He was previously the representative for Arkansas's 4th congressional district (2013-2014).

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2015 Report Card

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Committee Membership

Tom Cotton sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cotton sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (33%) International Affairs (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (22%) Water Resources Development (22%)

Recent Bills

Some of Cotton’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2015 to Apr 2016, Cotton missed 5 of 404 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is on par with the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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