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July, 2016

  • 12 July

    Cotton Statement on South China Sea Arbitration Award

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s decision in the case of the Philippines v. China concerning the South China Sea: “This decision confirms what has been obvious for years: international law offers no cover for China’s brazen attempt to seize control of the South China Sea. If China expects to ...

  • 11 July

    Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Ann Clemmer as Interim Director of ADHE

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today named Ann Clemmer interim Director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) effective upon the departure of Dr. Brett Powell, the current Director of ADHE. Dr. Powell will resign his post effective July 29 to accept the position as Vice President for Finance and Administration at Henderson State University. The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board is ...

  • 11 July

    Westerman Votes for Fiscal 2017 Financial Services-General Government Appropriations Bill

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement upon passage Thursday (July 7) of H.R. 5485, the Fiscal 2017 Financial Services-General Government Appropriations Bill: “The expenditure of tax dollars must be done with wisdom,” Westerman said. “The federal government for too long has been spending more money than it takes in and has allowed agencies of the executive branch to overreach ...

  • 11 July

    It’s Time to End Sanctuary Cities

    Last summer, Kate Steinle was walking with her father on a San Francisco pier when she was fatally shot by an illegal immigrant. Her murderer was a convicted felon and should have been behind bars.   San Francisco is one of more than 300 communities across the country that offers a safe-haven for illegal immigrants. These are known as sanctuary cities. ...

  • 8 July

    Governor Hutchinson Responds to Dallas Police Shootings

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today released the following statement in response to the attack overnight in Dallas, Texas that left five police officers dead and seven more wounded: “My heart is with the City of Dallas, its people and the law enforcement community today. This was a senseless act of hatred – the deadliest attack on law enforcement since 9/11 ...

  • 8 July

    State Capitol Week in Review from Senator Larry Teague

    State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague July 8, 2016 LITTLE ROCK –Arkansas state government ended its fiscal year with a surplus of $177 million. When he announced the surplus, the governor said that he intended to propose further income tax reductions when the legislature convenes in regular session next January. Last year the legislature enacted about $100 ...

  • 8 July

    Boozman Votes to Prevent An Increase in Grocery Costs for Arkansas Families

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) – a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry – voted on Thursday to support bipartisan legislation that provides consumers with information about their food and prevents costs from increasing at the grocery store.   “Arkansas families shouldn’t face an increase in grocery bills as a result of a law that was crafted by the ...

  • 8 July

    Boozman Statement on Dallas Police Shootings

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today released the following statement after five police officers were killed and another seven were wounded by a gunman in Dallas last night:   “The horrific news out of Dallas overnight is heartbreaking. There is absolutely no justification for the cowardly ambush on law enforcement that took place. We, as a nation, must come together in support ...

  • 8 July

    Cotton Statement on Senate Passage of GMO Labeling Legislation

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the Senate passage of GMO labeling legislation: “Today the Senate rightly passed common-sense legislation that gives consumers necessary information on their food products, but also prevents the regulatory tidal wave that would have raised the price of food dramatically—an increase that working families and Arkansans on fixed incomes simply ...

  • 8 July

    Senators Push to Immediately Suspend Security Clearances Of Hillary Clinton & Top Aides

    Washington, D.C.— U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), David Perdue (R-Georgia), John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia), James Risch (R-Idaho), Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), and James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) today requested that the U.S. Department of State immediately suspend the security clearances of Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan, and other former State ...