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May, 2016

  • 17 May

    Boozman Leads Effort to Improve Health Care Access for Arkansans

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced legislation to ensure patients have timely and quality access to health care providers by enhancing the role of radiology assistants (RAs) and recognizing qualified RAs as non-physician providers. The Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act of 2016 authorizes Medicare coverage of procedures performed by RAs in states that have laws licensing and ...

  • 16 May

    Cotton Statement on SCOTUS Obamacare Contraception Mandate Case

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s order in Zubik v. Burwell: “Today’s Supreme Court order instructs the Obama administration to do what it should have done in the first place: give due respect to the sincere beliefs of the Little Sisters of the Poor and other people of faith.  In the rush to impose Obamacare ...

  • 16 May

    Cotton Statement in Observance of National Peace Officers Memorial Day

    Cotton Statement in Observance of National Peace Officers Memorial Day Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton today released the following statement in observance of National Peace Officers Memorial Day: “Today we remember those law enforcement officers who laid down their lives protecting our communities. These men and women confronted danger head-on to protect others and gave the full measure of devotion to ...

  • 16 May

    Cotton Responds to More EPA Negligence in Flint EPA official in 2015: “LEAD!…Big Worries Here”

    Cotton Responds to More EPA Negligence in Flint EPA official in 2015: “LEAD!…Big Worries Here” Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on revelations that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials knew of problems in Flint, Michigan four months earlier than previously reported: “We’ve known that the Obama administration sat idly by for months while the disaster in Flint ...

  • 16 May

    Westerman Statement on Obama Administration Rules on Transgender Bathrooms

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement in response to the Obama administration’s directive ordering schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their gender choice: “Last night, the Obama administration made our children political pawns in a move that promotes perversion,” Westerman said. “Threatening our local schools over who uses which restrooms is an attempt to bully ...

  • 16 May

    Cotton Statement on the Confirmation of a Russian Olympic Doping Scheme

    Cotton Statement on the Confirmation of a Russian Olympic Doping Scheme Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton today released the following statement on confirmation from a former Russian conspirator of a Russian Olympic doping scheme: “Confirmation from Russia’s former top doping expert that Vladimir Putin put intelligence operatives to work on a massive Olympic doping scheme makes clear once again that Russia is a ...

  • 16 May

    Boozman Statement on Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Directive

    Boozman Statement on Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Directive WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s directive on transgender access to bathrooms in public schools: “This is a shameful overreach by President Obama to push his beliefs on Arkansans and all Americans. Threatening our schools with lawsuits or the loss of federal funding for ...

  • 16 May

    A Message to Graduates

    A Message to Graduates Commencement exercises are underway across Arkansas and all over the country. I had the honor of addressing the Class of 2016 at commencement ceremonies at Arkansas State University and my alma mater, the Southern College of Optometry. My message to graduates was simple: find a way to use your talents, and all that you have learned ...

  • 13 May

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson Responds to Obama Administration’s “Guidance” on Gender Identification in Schools

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today released the following statement in response to the “guidance” on gender identification in schools issued by President Obama, the U.S. Department of Education and the Justice Department: “The recent letter from the federal government providing guidance to Arkansas schools on gender identification is offensive, intrusive and totally lacking in common sense.  There is ...

  • 13 May

    State Capitol Week in Review from Senator Larry Teague

    State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague May 13, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – In a decision that has financial implications for schools across Arkansas, a Pulaski County judge has ruled in favor of the state and against a small, isolated district in the Ozark Mountains. The Deer/Mount Judea School District filed a lawsuit claiming that the state failed ...