Senate: New Legislation Introduced by Tom Cotton – “A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, relating to sentencing of armed career criminals.”

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Sen. Tom Cotton (R)

New bill introduced: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, relating to sentencing of armed career criminals.

Republican Senator Tom Cotton from the state of AR, along with four cosponsors, introduced bill S.1547 on May 20, 2019.

There are currently no amendments. The bill’s cosponsors are all Republicans. So far none of the bill’s cosponsors has withdrawn their support.

Tom Cotton Short bio

Tom Cotton was born on a 1977 in Dardanelle.

Tom Cotton has held a number of positions, including United States representative, law clerk and United States senator.

History in Congress

  • Served as Senator, 2nd Class for AR from Jan 2019 to Jan 2021 in the Senate 116th congress. He voted along party lines 94.02 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, the Joint Economic Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on Armed Services. During this period Tom Cotton missed 0% of the votes, sponsored 20 bills, cosponsored 78 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 2nd Class for AR from Jan 2017 to Jan 2019 in the Senate 115th congress. He voted along party lines 96.48 percent of the time. He served on the Joint Economic Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the Committee on the Budget. During this period Tom Cotton missed 0.33% of the votes, sponsored 29 bills, cosponsored 228 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 2nd Class for AR from Jan 2015 to Jan 2017 in the Senate 114th congress. He voted along party lines 90.98 percent of the time. He served on the Joint Economic Committee, the Special Committee on Aging, the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, the Committee on Armed Services and the Select Committee on Intelligence. During this period Tom Cotton missed 2.79% of the votes, sponsored 20 bills, cosponsored 166 bills.
  • Served as Representative for AR (district 4) from Jan 2013 to Jan 2015 in the House 113th congress. He voted along party lines 93.46 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Financial Services and the Committee on Foreign Affairs. During this period Tom Cotton missed 1.01% of the votes, sponsored 10 bills, cosponsored 318 bills.
Picture of Sen. Tom Cotton (R)
Sen. Tom Cotton (R)

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