Town Hall with Tom Cotton Venue Still Pending

Update: 

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA) - The venue for this week's Town Hall with Senator Tom Cotton is still pending.

The meeting was first scheduled to take place at The Jones Center in Springdale on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Due to the high number of people expected to attend, the venue was changed to the Arend Arts Center at Bentonville High School.

On Monday, Bentonville Public Schools said the "tentatively" scheduled Town Hall with Cotton will not be at the Arend Arts Center due to "insufficient time to make arrangements for the visit."

The statement from the school is below:

"It is the responsibility of Bentonville Public Schools to ensure the safety of students, staff, families, and visitors when in District facilities. After consulting with law enforcement, we determined that we would not be able to safely accommodate the number of people expected at this event and informed Senator Cotton’s office today. Bentonville Public Schools has no additional information on where the meeting may be held."

There is no word on where the Town Hall will be moved.

Original report:

SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- According to staff of Senator Tom Cotton, an upcoming town hall meeting will move to a larger venue to accommodate expected crowds.SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- According to staff of Senator Tom Cotton, an upcoming town hall meeting will move to a larger venue to accommodate expected crowds.

Cotton had scheduled an event at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Jones Center in Springdale. It has since been moved to the Arend Arts Center at 1901 SE J St. in Bentonville. That's according to the senator's twitter account.

Ozark Indivisible has been pushing Cotton to meet with the public on health care and other issues.

Over the last few weeks, we've seen heated meetings with GOP representatives across the country due to proposed changes in health coverage and policy announcements from the new president.


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