In 1994 Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which has provided much needed support for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, and other forms of violence against women. VAWA is widely credited with helping to reduce these serious crimes.
Last year Congress set about renewing and improving VAWA. Tom Cotton voted against it. Not once, but twice.
Not only did Tom Cotton vote against the Democratic version of VAWA, but he also voted against the Republican version of this legislation. Tom Cotton was the only member of the Arkansas delegation—Republican or Democrat—to vote against both versions of this important legislation providing much needed support to women.
But it doesn’t end there.
Tom Cotton also opposed legislation making it easier for women in the armed forces to report sexual assault and to ensure that these cases are brought to trial.
Check out Cotton’s record here.