updated: 03/26/2015 4:15 a.m.
With no objections, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a budget amendment sponsored by U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., that would allow Congress to cut off funding to the United Nations if the international governing body forces a resolution between Israel and Palestinians on the West Bank.
posted: 03/25/2015 3:24 a.m.
Confusion about which waters are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency under a proposed rule would have "devastating" effects on farmers in eastern and southern Arkansas, state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Tuesday.
updated: 03/23/2015 11:56 p.m.
WASHINGTON -- Eight activists dressed in Colonial-era outfits confronted U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton on Monday over a letter he authored regarding negotiations about Iran's nuclear program.
updated: 03/21/2015 11:40 p.m.
WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, most of the Arkansas congressional delegation sponsored legislation aimed to improve road and highway safety by changing what is allowed in the pre-employment drug screening process for the commercial trucking industry.
updated: 03/19/2015 3:45 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., filed legislation Wednesday that would cut off federal funds to countries that take responsibility for detainees now housed in Guantanamo Bay if a detainee engages in terrorism again.
posted: 03/18/2015 3:46 a.m.
After a nine-day tour of several conflict-ridden countries including Ukraine, U.S. Rep. Steve Womack said Tuesday that the United States can't financially turn its back on its allies.
updated: 03/16/2015 10:17 p.m.
WASHINGTON -- In his first official speech on the Senate floor Monday, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton called for dramatic increases in defense spending, saying budget cuts over the past few years have left the United States military unprepared.
updated: 03/15/2015 8:08 p.m.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said Sunday that he has "no regrets at all" about writing a letter to Iran's leaders last week that drew criticism that the signing senators had overstepped their role and intruded on foreign policy negotiations.
updated: 03/15/2015 3 a.m.
A letter to Iranian leaders written by U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton and signed by 46 other Republican senators not only drew swift, sharp criticism from President Barack Obama and Democrats last week, but it also cast a national spotlight on Arkansas' freshman senator.
updated: 03/14/2015 9:57 p.m.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton is scheduled to appear on CBS' Face the Nation today to talk about the letter he penned to Iranian leaders regarding negotiations with the United States over nuclear power.
posted: 03/13/2015 2:39 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton is leading a group of Republican freshmen senators on a tour of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba today.
posted: 03/11/2015 3:27 a.m.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday laid out a plan designed to protect Americans from defaulting on federal student loans.
posted: 03/11/2015 3:13 a.m.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday appointed Delia Haak of Gentry to be chairman of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission.
updated: 03/09/2015 11:07 p.m.
WASHINGTON -- In a letter drafted by Arkansas' U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, Republican senators warned Iran on Monday that President Barack Obama can't negotiate a binding nuclear deal without congressional approval.
posted: 03/10/2015 3:17 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- Arkansas has been allowed to intervene in a lawsuit challenging a proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule limiting carbon emissions nationwide, state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Monday.