Congressman Tom Cotton is now an official member of the U.S. House of Representatives after being sworn in on Thursday. He replaces Mike Ross in Arkansas' 4th congressional district. During the election, he trailed in some polls by more than 35 points. On November 6, he won by more than 20%.
Cotton will be serving on two key committees including Financial Services and Foreign Affairs. He is 35 years old, a republican and is from Hot Springs. Cotton is a Harvard Law graduate, enlisted in the Army in 2004, served in Iraq and Afghanistan for five years and won a Bronze Star. Cotton recently thanked Mike Ross for his service and said that he is ready to serve Arkansans. One of the first things Cotton wants to help address is the debt crisis.
"I want to thank Mike Ross for his service to Arkansas and our country, as well as his support for a smooth transition. In both the state Senate and the Congress, Mike leaves a legacy of service and civility. I am personally grateful for the advice and support Mike and his team provided over the last two months. With their help, my team is ready to serve our fellow Arkansans. I encourage all Arkansans to join me in thanking Mike for his service and wishing Mike and Holly the very best as they begin a new chapter in life."