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June, 2016

  • 20 June

    Cotton Introduces Legislation to Expand VA Cemetery Burial Options

    Cotton Introduces Legislation to Expand VA Cemetery Burial Options Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today introduced the Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act, legislation that would expand the cemetery burial options offered by the VA to financially insolvent veterans. Specifically, this bill would allow veterans who could not otherwise afford services to be buried in the cemetery closest to their ...

  • 20 June

    Paving the Way for a Cure for Alzheimer’s

    Paving the Way for a Cure for Alzheimer’s By the time you finish reading this column, one person will have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Every 66 seconds a patient is told they have this incurable disease. In 2050, that number is expected to increase to one patient every 33 seconds. Alzheimer’s impacts five million people nationwide, including more than 275,000 ...

  • 20 June

    Cotton Statement on the Detection of Uranium at Iran’s Parchin Military Complex

    Cotton Statement on the Detection of Uranium at Iran’s Parchin Military Complex Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the detection of uranium at Iran’s Parchin military complex: “Despite Iran literally replacing layers of soil at the Parchin military complex, traces of uranium were still found at the secret nuclear research facility.  Yet the Iranian ayatollahs still ...

  • 17 June

    State Capitol Week in Review from Senator Larry Teague

    State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague June 17, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas is one of numerous states experiencing an alarming spike in deaths attributable to prescription pain killers. A physician with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, in a presentation to a legislative committee, said that changes in state law are needed in response to ...

  • 17 June

    Westerman Votes for FY17 Defense Appropriations Bill

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (June 16) upon passage of H.R. 5293, the FY17 Defense Appropriations Bill: “Passage of the defense appropriations bill ensures our military is ready for any threats to the United States and our allies,” Westerman said. “This bill provides more than $200 billion for key readiness programs for our troops, providing ...

  • 17 June

    Boozman Pushes for Expanding U.S. Agriculture Exports to Cuba

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman continued advocating to open up trade with Cuba during the Senate Appropriations Committee’s markup of the Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill. The committee adopted an amendment offered by Boozman and Sen. Jon Tester that would lift the ban on private banks and companies offering credit for the export of agricultural ...

  • 16 June

    Cotton Statement After Meeting with Deputy Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Cotton Statement After Meeting with Deputy Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today issued a statement after meeting with the Deputy Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Salman: “I appreciate the productive and open exchange of views today with Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, which reflects the close ...

  • 16 June

    Boozman Announces AmeriCorps Funding for Arkansas

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman announced that Arkansas will benefit from nearly $2.5 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. These investments will support more than 200 AmeriCorps members who will work on some of the most pressing issues in Arkansas including educating children in disadvantaged areas. “AmeriCorps is ...

  • 16 June

    Arkansas Delegation, Chairman Bishop Applaud Committee Passage of APPROVAL Act

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3), Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1), Congressman French Hill (AR-2), Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-4), and Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-1) released the following statements after the Assuring Private Property Rights Over Vast Access to Land (APPROVAL) Act (H.R. 3062) today passed out of the House Committee on Natural Resources by a vote of 19-11. “The success of the ...

  • 16 June

    Cotton Statement on the Navy’s Announcement that a Virginia-Class Attack Submarine will Bear the Name USS Arkansas

    Cotton Statement on the Navy’s Announcement that a Virginia-Class Attack Submarine will Bear the Name USS Arkansas Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Washington) today released the following statement on the Navy’s announcement that a Virginia-class attack submarine will bear the name USS Arkansas: “It’s great to hear the name the USS Arkansas will once again defend our nation at sea. Like ...