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August, 2015

  • 24 August

    Cotton Statement on the Revelation that Iran will be Permitted to Inspect its Own Nuclear Facilities

    BY U.S. SENATOR TOM COTTON – Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the revelation that Iran will be permitted to inspect its own nuclear facilities: “Allowing Iran to inspect its own nuclear facilities is reckless and illustrates yet again that this deal is little more than a dangerous list of concessions made by the United States. ...

  • 24 August

    Pushing Back on the EPA’s War on Coal

    BY U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN – Arkansans depend on our reliable and affordable energy and electricity. Low-cost energy helps new businesses get started in Arkansas, keeps our farmers competitive, and ensures Arkansans can heat, cool and power their homes at a reasonable cost. That is all set to change if the Obama Administration has its way.  The EPA’s so-called “Clean ...

  • 17 August

    Computer Science to be Emphasized in Arkansas Schools Beginning this Fall

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – As Arkansas schools begin a new school year, at least 1,300 high school students are starting classes in how to program and code computers, the governor announced. In October, educators will have a more complete picture of how many students have enrolled in computer coding classes. They expect the number to exceed ...

  • 17 August

    America The Absurd

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – These days there’s a great deal of talk about what’s wrong with America, but little is actually being done. It’s business as usual on so many fronts, as the country slides away, and we become the laughing stock of the world. While hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants flood the borders of this nation – to ...

  • 17 August

    Senator Cotton Announces New Books Program for Arkansas Schools

    BY U.S. SENATOR TOM COTTON – Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) announces a new partnership with the Library of Congress to donate surplus books to Arkansas public schools and libraries. The Library of Congress receives 25,000 new books every day. Duplicates are made available to members of Congress free of cost and can then be given to public schools, libraries and non-profit organizations ...

  • 17 August

    Why We Need a Long-Term Highway Bill

    BY U.S. SENATOR DR. JOHN BOOZMAN – I recently used this space to highlight how the Senate has been moving more legislation than I’ve seen in the previous years that I’ve served in this body. Eights months into this year, we’ve passed over seventy bills—thirty of which have been signed into law. One bill we passed just before adjourning for ...

  • 13 August

    Cotton Statement on the EPA’s Release of Toxic Wastewater into Colorado’s Animas River

    BY U.S SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – Washington, D.C.—  Washington, D.C.—Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s accidental release of toxic wastewater into Colorado’s Animas River on August 5th: “I am deeply troubled by the EPA’s release of toxic wastewater into the Animas River and even more by their failure to appropriately respond to the ...

  • 12 August

    Politics and Debates

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Well, once again the Republicans have managed to prove that ego “trumps” intelligence. In the recent Republican Debates, the American public was presented with far more candidates than needed in order to make an intelligent decision for this nation. As always in politics, there was too much ego and not enough message, (largely because when you ...

  • 5 August

    Resilient Federal Forestry Act

    BY U.S. REPRESENTATIVE BRUCE WESTERMAN – As many of you know, protecting a healthy economy and our state’s pristine landscape are two of my top priorities. That is why I introduced H.R. 2647, the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015. On July 9, 2015, my bill passed the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 262 to 167. The ...

  • 5 August

    State Eyes New Water Plans

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – For three years the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission has been working on a new water plan. At public hearings and during meetings with local business and civic leaders, the commission has gathered ideas on how to revise the current water plan, which was completed in 1990. The goal is to secure ...