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October, 2015

  • 28 October

    Boozman, Cotton Join Senate Effort to Nullify EPA’s Misguided Carbon Mandate

    BY U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN – WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton joined Congressional efforts to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from moving forward with its misguided carbon mandate. Boozman and Cotton joined with 47 of their Senate colleagues to file two joint resolutions of disapproval to stop the regulatory overreach of President Obama’s so-called Clean Power Plan ...

  • 21 October

    Being a Survivor

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – I like to consider myself someone not easily surprised. In this world there are generally two kinds of people – those who are ahead of the curve and those who are behind it. Folks who are behind the curve are always complaining about life biting them in the rear – they just can’t understand how they ...

  • 21 October

    Grants Awarded for Job Training Programs

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – Job training in Arkansas is aligning more closely with the needs of companies seeking to hire workers equipped with skills for the global economy. Two developments in state government last week were clear indicators of the trend. First, the Department of Workforce Services announced that 12 community colleges would receive about ...

  • 13 October

    Food, Drugs, and Greed

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – LITTLE ROCK – The value of produces exported by Arkansas companies went down by 4.1 percent last year, but the long-term trend for exports remains positive. In 2014 Arkansas sent $6.9 billion worth of goods to overseas markets. That is a drop from the previous year, when Arkansas exports totaled $7.2 billion. However, it was 30.2 ...

  • 13 October

    Arkansas Ranks 38th in State Exports

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – The value of produces exported by Arkansas companies went down by 4.1 percent last year, but the long-term trend for exports remains positive. In 2014 Arkansas sent $6.9 billion worth of goods to overseas markets. That is a drop from the previous year, when Arkansas exports totaled $7.2 billion. However, it ...

  • 13 October

    Boozman Recognizes 60th Anniversary of Little Rock Air Force Base

    BY U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN – WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator John Boozman recognized the 60th anniversary of Little Rock Air Force Base in the Congressional Record, the official proceedings of Congress. Boozman’s office will present a copy of the Congressional Record statement at tonight’s anniversary celebration. The following remarks are printed in the Congressional Record: Mr. President, I rise today to honor the ...

September, 2015

  • 30 September

    Boozman Backs New DOJ Designations for West Memphis & Little Rock

    BY U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN – WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today said newly-announced federal efforts to aid local law enforcement in Little Rock and West Memphis will help the communities address their “unique needs” and “will prove to be a vitally important component in the efforts to enhance public safety” in the two Arkansas cities.   The U.S. ...

  • 30 September

    Boozman Congratulates Five Arkansas Schools for Receiving Blue Ribbon Award

    BY U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN – WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today congratulated five Arkansas schools that were named 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Mount Pleasant Elementary School in Mount Pleasant, Park Magnet School in Hot Springs, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School in Rogers, Valley View Junior High School in Jonesboro and Vandergriff Elementary School in Fayetteville were among the ...

  • 29 September

    Ego and Politics

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Real personal change cannot actually occur without the painful process of self-criticism, and that requires trimming the hedges of ego and self-aggrandizement. You have to actually hold what’s good for others above your own needs. That’s tough… The current presidential race is a grand example of the mountains and the wastelands of ego – the good, ...

  • 22 September

    ICYMI: Cotton Speaks on the Senate floor in Support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

    In Case You Missed It— Earlier today [September 21, 2015], Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) spoke on the Senate floor in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The full text of his remarks are below and can also be watched here. Over the last year, I’ve learned a lot about the magic of human life—from conception to growth in the ...