Tom Cotton

Representative, 4th District Arkansas

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Name: Tom Cotton

Office Title: Representative, 4th District Arkansas

First Elected: 11/06/2012

Last Elected:

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Gender: Male

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Date of Birth: 05/13/1977

Place of Birth: Dardanelle, AR

Home City: Dardanelle, AR

Religion: Christian


National Key Votes
Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 29, 2014 HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Conference Report Adopted - House (251 - 166) Nay
Jan. 28, 2014 HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act Bill Passed - House (227 - 188) Yea
Jan. 16, 2014 HR 3362 Exchange Information Disclosure Act Bill Passed - House (259 - 154) Yea
Jan. 13, 2014 HR 3811 Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (291 - 122) Yea
Jan. 9, 2014 HR 2279 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (225 - 188) Yea
Jan. 7, 2014 HR 3811 Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
Dec. 12, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (332 - 94) Nay
Dec. 11, 2013 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (295 - 103) Yea
Dec. 5, 2013 H Amdt 521 Authorizes Judicial Discretion in Awarding Legal Fees in Patent Lawsuits Amendment Rejected - House (199 - 213) Yea
Dec. 5, 2013 H Amdt 524 Limits Covered Customers to Businesses With Less Than $25 Million in Revenue Amendment Rejected - House (144 - 266) Nay
Dec. 5, 2013 HR 3309 Innovation Act Bill Passed - House (325 - 91) Yea
Dec. 4, 2013 HR 1105 Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act Bill Passed - House (254 - 159) Yea
Nov. 21, 2013 H Amdt 512 Requires Natural Gas Pipeline Applications to Include Certain Information Amendment Rejected - House (183 - 233) Nay
Nov. 21, 2013 H Amdt 513 Removes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Permit Issuance Requirement Amendment Rejected - House (184 - 233) Nay
Nov. 21, 2013 H Amdt 515 Prohibits the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act from Taking Effect During the Sequester Amendment Rejected - House (175 - 243) Nay
Nov. 21, 2013 HR 1900 Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act Bill Passed - House (252 - 165) Yea
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 498 Specifies That Certain Fees Do Not Limit the Right to Petition Amendment Rejected - House (199 - 222) Nay
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 499 Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to Require Certain Findings for Categorical Exclusions Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 228) Nay
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 503 Requires a Report on the Effect of Flooding on Oil and Gas Facilities Amendment Rejected - House (202 - 221) Nay
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 504 Appropriates $10 Million to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Amendment Rejected - House (195 - 226) Nay
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 507 Specifies the Authority of the Secretary of Interior on the Regulation of Methane Emissions Amendment Rejected - House (190 - 230) Nay
Nov. 20, 2013 HR 1965 Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act Bill Passed - House (228 - 192) Yea
Nov. 20, 2013 HR 2728 Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act Bill Passed - House (235 - 187) Yea
Nov. 15, 2013 HR 3350 Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (261 - 157) Yea
Nov. 14, 2013 HR 2655 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (228 - 195) Yea
Nov. 13, 2013 HR 982 Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (221 - 199) Yea
Oct. 30, 2013 H J Res 99 Disapproval of the President's Exercise of Authority to Suspend the Debt Limit Joint Resolution Passed - House (222 - 191) Yea
Oct. 30, 2013 HR 992 Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act Bill Passed - House (292 - 122) Yea
Oct. 29, 2013 HR 2374 Retail Investor Protection Act Bill Passed - House (254 - 166) Yea
Oct. 28, 2013 HR 3350 Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
Oct. 16, 2013 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (285 - 144) Yea
Oct. 11, 2013 H J Res 76 National Nuclear Security Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Bill Passed - House (248 - 176) Yea
Oct. 10, 2013 H J Res 79 Border Security and Enforcement Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House (249 - 175) Yea
Oct. 9, 2013 H J Res 90 Federal Aviation Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House (252 - 172) Yea
Oct. 8, 2013 H J Res 84 Head Start Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House (248 - 168) Yea
Oct. 7, 2013 H J Res 77 Food and Drug Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House (235 - 162) Yea
Oct. 4, 2013 H J Res 75 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House (244 - 164) Yea
Oct. 4, 2013 H J Res 85 Federal Emergency Management Agency Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House (247 - 164) Yea
Oct. 3, 2013 HR 3230 Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act Bill Passed - House (265 - 160) Yea
Oct. 1, 2013 H J Res 70 National Park Service Operations, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Failed - House (252 - 176) Yea
Oct. 1, 2013 H J Res 71 District of Columbia Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Failed - House (265 - 163) Yea
Oct. 1, 2013 H J Res 72 Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Failed - House (264 - 164) Yea
Sept. 30, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (228 - 201) Yea
Sept. 29, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (248 - 174) Yea
Sept. 20, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House (230 - 189) Yea
Sept. 20, 2013 HR 1526 Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act Bill Passed - House (244 - 173) Yea
Sept. 18, 2013 H Amdt 463 Amends the Definition of "Strategic and Critical Minerals" Amendment Rejected - House (187 - 241) Nay
Sept. 18, 2013 H Amdt 466 Requires Mine Operators to Include the Cost of Cleanup in Financial Insurance Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 235) Nay
Sept. 18, 2013 HR 761 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (246 - 178) Yea
Sept. 12, 2013 HR 2775 No Subsidies Without Verification Act Bill Passed - House (235 - 191) Yea
Aug. 2, 2013 H Amdt 448 Requires Congressional Approval Prior to Establishing a Tax on Carbon Emissions Amendment Adopted - House (237 - 176) Yea
Aug. 2, 2013 H Amdt 450 Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Amendment Adopted - House (227 - 185) Yea
Aug. 2, 2013 HR 2009 Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (232 - 185) Yea
Aug. 2, 2013 HR 367 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (232 - 183) Yea
Aug. 1, 2013 HR 1582 Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (232 - 181) Yea
Aug. 1, 2013 HR 2879 Stop Government Abuse Act Bill Passed - House (239 - 176) Yea
July 25, 2013 HR 2218 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (265 - 155) Yea
July 24, 2013 H Amdt 413 Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the PATRIOT Act Amendment Rejected - House (205 - 217) Nay
July 24, 2013 HR 2397 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014 Bill Passed - House (315 - 109) Yea
July 23, 2013 H Amdt 375 Prohibits the Use of Funds to Appoint Chaplains Without an Endorsing Agency Amendment Adopted - House (253 - 173) Nay
July 17, 2013 HR 2667 Authority for Mandate Delay Act Bill Passed - House (264 - 161) Yea
July 17, 2013 HR 2668 Fairness for American Families Act Bill Passed - House (251 - 174) Yea
July 11, 2013 HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (216 - 208) Yea
June 28, 2013 HR 2231 Offshore Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House (235 - 186) Yea
June 20, 2013 H Amdt 227 Amends the Federal Sugar Program Amendment Rejected - House (206 - 221) Yea
June 20, 2013 H Amdt 231 Authorizes States to Require Federal Welfare Work Requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Amendment Adopted - House (227 - 198) Yea
June 20, 2013 HR 1947 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Bill Failed - House (195 - 234) Nay
June 19, 2013 H Amdt 176 Restores $20.5 Billion in Appropriations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Amendment Rejected - House (188 - 234) Nay
June 18, 2013 HR 1797 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Bill Passed - House (228 - 196) Yea
June 14, 2013 H Amdt 167 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to Yemen Amendment Adopted - House (236 - 188) Yea
June 14, 2013 H Amdt 168 Establishes Framework for the Closing of the Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 1, 2014 Amendment Rejected - House (174 - 249) Nay
June 14, 2013 HR 1960 Authorizes Military Sexual Assault Victims to Decide who Determines Their Case Bill Passed - House (315 - 108) Yea
June 14, 2013 HR 1960 Authorizes Military Sexual Assault Victims to Decide who Determines Their Case Motion Rejected - House (194 - 225) Nay
June 6, 2013 H Amdt 136 Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order Amendment Adopted - House (224 - 201) Yea
June 6, 2013 HR 2217 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (245 - 182) Yea
June 5, 2013 H Amdt 121 Delays National Flood Insurance Premiums Increases Amendment Adopted - House (281 - 146) Nay
June 4, 2013 H Amdt 84 Authorizes Funds for the Construction of United States Prison for Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Amendment Rejected - House (170 - 254) Nay
June 3, 2013 HR 2218 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
May 23, 2013 HR 1911 Smarter Solutions for Students Act Bill Passed - House (221 - 198) Nay
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 67 Requires a Finding be Added Concerning Oil Sand Crudes Amendment Rejected - House (146 - 269) Nay
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 69 Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack Amendment Rejected - House (176 - 239) Nay
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 71 Repeals Requirement that Secretary of the Army Approve All Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Applications Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 234) Nay
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 72 Increases Time to File a Claim Under the Northern Route Approval Act from 60 Days to 1 Year Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 234) Nay
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 75 Requires All Oil and Refined Fuels Transported Through the Keystone XL Pipeline to be Used Only in The United States Amendment Rejected - House (162 - 255) Nay
May 22, 2013 HR 3 Northern Route Approval Act Bill Passed - House (241 - 175) Yea
May 17, 2013 HR 1062 SEC Regulatory Accountability Act Bill Passed - House (235 - 161) Yea
May 16, 2013 HR 2009 Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
May 16, 2013 HR 45 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 Bill Passed - House (229 - 195) Yea
May 14, 2013 HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act House Co-sponsor
May 9, 2013 HR 1900 Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act House Co-sponsor
May 9, 2013 HR 807 Full Faith and Credit Act Bill Passed - House (221 - 207) Yea
May 8, 2013 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (223 - 204) Yea
April 26, 2013 HR 1797 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act House Co-sponsor
April 18, 2013 HR 624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Bill Passed - House (288 - 127) Yea
April 15, 2013 HR 249 Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2013 Bill Failed - House (250 - 159) Yea
April 12, 2013 HR 1120 Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act Bill Passed - House (219 - 209) Yea
April 12, 2013 HR 1526 Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act House Co-sponsor
April 9, 2013 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
March 21, 2013 H Con Res 25 Establishing the Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014 and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2015 Through 2023 Joint Resolution Passed - House (221 - 207) Yea
March 21, 2013 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (318 - 109) Yea
March 15, 2013 HR 803 Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (SKILLS Act) Bill Passed - House (215 - 202) Yea
March 13, 2013 HR 890 Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (246 - 181) Yea
March 12, 2013 HR 1062 SEC Regulatory Accountability Act House Co-sponsor
March 6, 2013 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - House (267 - 151) Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 H Amdt 23 Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act Amendment Rejected - House (166 - 257) Nay
Feb. 28, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (286 - 138) Nay
Feb. 25, 2013 HR 807 Full Faith and Credit Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2013 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees Bill Passed - House (261 - 154) Yea
Jan. 23, 2013 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (285 - 144) Yea
Jan. 23, 2013 HR 367 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 15, 2013 H Amdt 4 Offsets Cost of Disaster Relief Appropriations Through Discretionary Budget Cuts Amendment Rejected - House (162 - 258) Yea
Jan. 15, 2013 HR 152 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - House (241 - 180) Nay
Jan. 15, 2013 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees House Co-sponsor
Jan. 3, 2013 HR 45 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 House Co-sponsor

Profession: Politician

Education:
JD, Harvard Law School, 1999-2002 Attended, Claremont Graduate University, California, 1998-1999 AB, Harvard University, 1995-1999

Political Experience:
Representative, United States House of Representatives, 2012-present

Professional Experience:
Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company, 2010-2011 Operations Officer, United States Army, Afghanistan, 2008 Judge Advocate General, 101st Airborne, United States Army, Baghdad, Iraq, 2006 Attorney, Cooper & Kirk, 2004 Attorney, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, 2003-2004 Judicial Clerk, United States Court of Appeals, 2002-2003 Army Ranger, United States Army Reserve Farmer

Non Legislative Committees:

Current Legislative Committees:
Financial Services, Member Foreign Affairs, Member Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, Member Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa, Member Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, Member Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, Member

Organization:

Awards and Publications:
Bronze Star Ranger Tab Combat Infantryman Badge

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