Rep. Cotton gave his persepctive on the farm bill, commodity reform and excessive government regulation and its impact on the business industry.
Born and raised on his family’s cattle farm in Yell County, Tom is a sixth generation Arkansan and a native of the congressional district he now represents. He graduated from Dardanelle High School, Harvard, and Harvard Law School.
The 9/11 attacks occurred during Tom’s final year in law school, causing him to leave law after a clerkship with the U.S. Court of Appeals and a brief period in private practice to join the armed forces. Tom declined a commission as a JAG attorney and instead joined the United States Army as an Infantry Officer.
Attendees at the meet and greet included representatives from the Food Marketing Institute, the National Confectioners Association, Citizens Against Government Waste and others.
The next ABA Meet and Greet will be held July 10 with Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV-2).