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October, 2016

  • 3 October

    Celebrating A Milestone for African-Americans

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) had been under construction for a number of years, but is now complete and ready to welcome the public in order to tell the story of the African-American experience in our country, both the struggles and triumphs that characterize their journey. I was honored to attend the museum’s moving and ...

  • 3 October

    Boozman-Championed Provisions to Ensure Veterans Housing Programs Continue Become Law

    Seven programs reauthorized to help homeless veterans were set to expire today WASHINGTON—Legislation that includes language similar to a bill introduced by U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) was signed into law ensuring that important veterans housing programs that were set to expire today continue. President Obama’s signature on the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act ...

  • 3 October

    Arkansas Senators Push Back Against Death Tax Regulations

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), along with 39 other senators, are pushing back against proposed regulations that would increase the estate tax, or “death tax,” on family farms and businesses. The senators sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew expressing their concern that the new rules would “discourage families from continuing to operate ...

September, 2016

  • 30 September

    Tourism Industry Increases Revenue in 2015

    LITTLE ROCK – Tourism is one of the cornerstones of the Arkansas economy, and the state Department of Parks and Tourism consistently modernizes promotional campaigns to make sure that travelers continue visiting the state. Last year $7.2 billion was spent on travel and tourism in Arkansas, an 8.7 percent increase over the previous year. Promoting Arkansas as a tourist destination ...

  • 28 September

    Senators Introduce Legislation to Cut Off Funding For Palestinian Terror Attacks

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) joined Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Dan Coats (R-Indiana) and Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) in introducing The Taylor Force Act which would require the Secretary of State to certify the Palestinian Authority has ended its policy of paying monetary rewards to terrorists and their surviving family members. Senators Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Mark Kirk (R-Illinois), and ...

  • 26 September

    Cotton Statement on U.N. Security Council Resolution on Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty

    Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement today after the United Nations Security Council voted to approve a resolution related to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT): “Let there be no doubt: had my colleagues and I not vowed to defund the U.N. agency tasked with compromising our ability to maintain our nuclear weapons arsenal, ...

  • 23 September

    Gov. Hutchinson Brings 56th Annual Meeting of Southern States Energy Board to NWA; Will Deliver Keynote Monday

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson, as chairman of the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB), will deliver the keynote address at the SSEB’s 56th Annual Meeting on Monday morning in Rogers, Arkansas. Attendees will include representatives from sixteen southern states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the first time Northwest Arkansas has hosted the conference. The theme of ...

  • 23 September

    Boozman, Cotton Join Colleagues to Urge President Obama to Refrain From ‘No First Use’ Nuclear Policy

    WASHINGTON–Arkansas’s U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton joined Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and 27 of their Senate colleagues in urging President Obama to refrain from implementing the dangerous and irresponsible ‘no first use’ nuclear weapons policy. In a letter to President Barack Obama, the senators underscore the strategic importance of the nuclear arsenal to domestic safety and geopolitical strength. “The ...

  • 23 September

    Overtime Rule Fails American Workers

    Susan North wanted to be her own boss, so she built a successful business that now employs nearly 500 Arkansans. While she has opportunities to make her own decisions, what has surprised her the most as a small business owner is the extent to which her hands are tied when it come to regulations with which she must comply. Now ...

  • 23 September

    Developmentally Disabled to Receive More Funding; Universities Report Record Enrollment

    LITTLE ROCK –From 500 to 900 people with developmental disabilities would move off the current waiting list and receive home-based or community-based services under a plan announced by the governor. He proposed allocating about $8.5 million from the state’s tobacco settlement revenue to provide the services and shorten the waiting list, which now has about 3,000 people on it. Under ...