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July, 2016

  • 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 ...

  • 8 July

    Governor Asa Hutchinson Appoints Bobby Martin to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today appointed Bobby L. Martin of Rogers to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.   Governor Hutchinson released the following statement:   “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Bobby Martin to serve on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. As a seasoned executive with over four decades of experience, Bobby’s leadership skills and expertise will ...

  • 7 July

    Senate Approves Resolution Recognizing 70th Anniversary of Fulbright Program

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed a resolution on Wednesday introduced by Senator John Boozman (R-AR) recognizing the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program, the United States’ flagship educational exchange established by former Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright. “I’m pleased the Senate is commemorating this lasting legacy of Senator Fulbright that connects our world. This diplomatic tool is important to building cross-cultural relationships and ...

  • 7 July

    Cotton Statement on Senate’s Vote on Sanctuary Cities Legislation

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today issued the following statement on the Senate’s vote on sanctuary city legislation: “Last year, an innocent young woman named, Kate Steinle was murdered by an illegal immigrant in broad daylight in San Francisco while her father watched in horror. Kate and numerous other victims like her would still be with us today if the ...

  • 7 July

    Boozman Supports Measures to Strengthen Immigration System

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today released the following statement after voting to consider two bills that would protect families and communities from dangerous criminals who are in the country illegally: “Sanctuary policies of more than 300 communities across the country threaten the safety of our citizens and undermine enforcement of our immigration laws. We must hold these communities accountable ...

  • 5 July

    Cotton Statement on the International Trade Commission’s Steel Trade Rulings

    Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement in response to the United States International Trade Commission’s rulings regarding steel trade: “I commend the International Trade Commission for its ruling that recognizes that China has been subsidizing its steel industry at the expense of Americans. Arkansas and American steel workers are the best in the world, and there ...