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June, 2016

  • 14 June

    Growing American Economy Means Promoting “A Competitive Business Climate,” Westerman Says

    WASHINGTON – Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (WI-01) released the Republican Party’s latest platform in a vision for a confident America on Tuesday (June 14). The policy position, “A Better Way to Grow Our Economy,” addresses America’s stagnant economic growth and provides a bold vision for the future, according to Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04).  “America has long been a land ...

  • 13 June

    Jon Gilmore, Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Asa Hutchinson, Announces Resignation; Will Pursue Private Sector Opportunity

    LITTLE ROCK – Jon Gilmore, Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Asa Hutchinson, officially announced his resignation today. Gilmore will be leaving at the end of the month to pursue private sector opportunities and to open a consulting firm. Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement: “Jon has been a key part of my leadership team for the past three years.  He managed ...

  • 13 June

    Boozman Highlights WWII Arkansas Veteran Celebrating his 99th Birthday in ‘Salute to Veterans’

    WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Boozman is celebrating the 99th birthday of WWII veteran Jesse Robertson with his latest interview highlighting the service and sacrifice of Arkansans who served our nation in uniform as part of the ‘Salute to Veterans’ series. Robertson, born on June 14, 1917 in Mulberry, spent most of his childhood on his parent’s farm. After graduating from Pleasant View High School in 1936, ...

  • 13 June

    Boozman Statement on Orlando Terrorist Attack

    Boozman Statement on Orlando Terrorist Attack WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator John Boozman released the following statement on the Orlando terrorist attack: “I join every American in mourning for the victims of this horrific act of terror. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the victims. ISIS and radical Islamic terrorists have repeatedly called on supporters to attack ...

  • 13 June

    Correction: Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments (Corrections from the previous draft are in red.): Dr. Deborah Mack, Bentonville, to the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy. Appointment expires June 30, 2021. Replaces Dr. Cheryl Bryant. Dr. Shane Ford, Conway, to the State Board of Optometry. Appointment expires April 26, 2021. Replaces Dr. Dale Morris. Judge Kirk Johnson, Texarkana, to the State Crime ...

  • 13 June

    Correcting the Obama Administration’s National Security Failures

    The federal government’s number one responsibility is to protect the American people. As the Obama Administration approaches its final months, the American people still do not feel, with any degree of confidence, that Washington is taking the proper steps to carry out that responsibility. The Islamic State (ISIS)—a terrorist organization that President Obama once dubbed the “jayvee team”—has become a ...

  • 10 June

    State Capitol Week in Review from Senator Larry Teague

    State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague June 10, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – The new director of the state Human Services Department presented to legislators the details of a restructuring plan that is designed to make business operations more efficient. The expectation is that the changes will save money and allow caseworkers more time to perform their duties ...

  • 10 June

    PROMESA “A Compromise Bill Designed to Save Puerto Rico from Economic Calamity,” Westerman says

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) voted Thursday (June 9) for H.R. 5278, a bill to establish an oversight board to assist the government of Puerto Rico, including instrumentalities, in managing its public finances, and for other purposes. Prior to Thursday’s vote, Westerman spoke in favor of the bill. The following are his remarks (as delivered) on the House floor: “Mr. Speaker, I rise today ...

  • 10 June

    Cotton Applauds Senate Agricultural Committee’s Efforts to Address Problems Created by Vermont’s GMO Law

    Cotton Applauds Senate Agricultural Committee’s Efforts to Address Problems Created by Vermont’s GMO Law Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement applauding the Senate Agricultural Committee’s efforts to address the problems created by Vermont’s Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) law: “I’m encouraged that my colleagues on the Senate Agricultural Committee are coming together in a bipartisan fashion to ...

  • 9 June

    Cotton Statement on Reports that 12 Detainees Released from Guantanamo Bay have Launched Attacks Against the United States

    Cotton Statement on Reports that 12 Detainees Released from Guantanamo Bay have Launched Attacks Against the United States Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on reports that 12 detainees released from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have launched attacks against the United States or allied forces in Afghanistan: “The detainees at Guantanamo Bay are hardened terrorists ...