Cotton heading to freshman orientation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep.-elect Tom Cotton will venture to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to join a freshman class of more than 75 Republicans and Democrats for orientation.

The program, which will stretch over the next three weeks, is designed to have the newly elected lawmakers ready to serve when they take office in January.

Cotton, R-Dardanelle, and the other freshmen will learn the nuts and bolts of setting up and running a congressional office.

"This is freshman orientation for new members of the House so they are prepared from day one to assume the responsibilities and challenges that come with serving," said Steve Dutton, an interim Republican spokesperson for the House Administration Committee.

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