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May, 2016

  • 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 ...

  • 13 May

    Westerman Votes For Comprehensive Opioid Reduction Act of 2016

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) joined his House colleagues Thursday (May 12) in voting for H.R. 5046, the Comprehensive Opioid Reduction Act of 2016. Before the vote, Westerman delivered the following statement on the House floor. (Statement as prepared.) “Thank you, Mr. Speaker. “I rise today in support of H.R. 5046. I thank the gentleman from Wisconsin for his work to combat the ...

  • 13 May

    Cotton Statement on the House v. Burwell Obamacare Decision

    Cotton Statement on the House v. Burwell Obamacare Decision  Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the Federal Court ruling that the Obama administration has been improperly funding an Obamacare subsidy program: “It’s little surprising that President Obama once again broke the law to force his will on the American people. Time and time again he’s circumvented Congress ...

  • 12 May

    Cotton and Warren Raise Bipartisan Concerns About Financial Adviser Misconduct, Ask FINRA to Protect Investors

    Cotton and Warren Raise Bipartisan Concerns About Financial Adviser Misconduct, Ask FINRA to Protect Investors Washington, D.C.— In a bipartisan letter sent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today, United States Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) asked about steps the independent regulator is taking to address misconduct among financial advisers and to protect investors. The letter comes ...

  • 11 May

    Cotton Votes to Block American Taxpayer Dollars from Going to Iran

    Cotton Votes to Block American Taxpayer Dollars from Going to Iran Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the Cloture vote for his amendment blocking the United States from making future purchases of Iran’s heavy water: “Today Senate Democrats once again put political gamesmanship over the safety and security of the American people by voting to ...