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December, 2016

  • 2 December

    Westerman Votes for Military Pay Raises

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement upon passage of the Conference Report to accompany S. 2943, the National Defense Authorization Act: “I was proud to vote for the NDAA conference report,” Westerman said. “In addition to supporting the military installations in Arkansas, this bill also provides our troops with a long overdue pay increase they have ...

  • 2 December

    Arkansas has Vital Role in Export Business

    December 2, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – Businessmen and state economic development officials understand that Arkansas is part of a global market place, and that many of their customers and much of their competition is overseas. Last year Arkansas companies exported $5.9 billion worth of products and services. Since 2010 the value of Arkansas exports has risen 12.5 percent. Over a ...

  • 2 December

    Boozman Votes to Preserve Sanctions on Iran

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) voted today to ensure that Iran would remain subject to sanctions if it continues its belligerent actions, supports terrorism or violates terms of the nuclear agreement it made with the Obama administration. “President Obama acquiesced to each and every demand from Tehran during the nuclear agreement negotiations and Iran has repaid the administration ...

  • 2 December

    Cotton Statement on the Iran Sanctions Extension Act

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today [December 1, 2016] released the following statement on the Iran Sanctions Extension Act: “Today the Senate took action to extend authorities to sanction Iran, if and when Iran violates the terms of the nuclear agreement. These sanctions are critical to holding Iran accountable and it would be deeply irresponsible and dangerous if President ...

  • 2 December

    21st Century Cures Act “An Important Bill for the People of Arkansas,” Westerman says

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) released the following statement upon passage Wednesday (November 30) of the 21st Century Cures Act: “The 21st Century Cures Act passed by the House Wednesday is an important bill for the people of Arkansas,” Westerman said. “We are familiar with diseases targeted by this bill – including cancer and Alzheimer’s disease – but tick-borne ...

November, 2016

  • 18 November

    Senate Members Choose Assignments

    From Senator Larry Teague November 18, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – The 35 members of the state Senate chose their committee assignments for the 2017 regular session. The chairmen of the Senate’s standing committees will be: Senator Cecile Bledsoe of Rogers – Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee; Senator Jake Files of Fort Smith – Revenue and Taxation Committee; Senator Jane ...

  • 17 November

    Westerman Issues Statement on Iran Bills

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statementThursday (November 17) upon passage of H.R. 5711 and H.R. 6297, bills that would place sanctions on Iran and limit its ability to fully reintegrate with the world financial and economic systems. “Iran is one of the world’s foremost state sponsors of terrorism,” Westerman said. “The nation’s actions have been hostile ...

  • 17 November

    Cotton to Offer $26 Billion Emergency-Spending Defense Supplemental for FY 2017

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today [Wednesday, November 16, 2016] spoke on Senate floor about his intention to offer a  $26 billion emergency- spending defense supplemental for FY 2017. Click here to watch the video in full. Additionally, the full text of his remarks is available below. The world may be more unstable than ever. The security architecture that ...

  • 17 November

    Cotton, Rubio Introduce Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), a Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) Commissioner, and Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Co-Chair of the CECC, today introduced the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, legislation that would renew the United States’ historical commitment to freedom and democracy in Hong Kong at a time when its autonomy is increasingly under assault. The ...

  • 15 November

    Boozman, Donnelly Urge Senate to Approve Location of National Desert Storm War Memorial

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) continue their commitment to ensure veterans of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm are honored with a national memorial in Washington, D.C. by introducing a joint resolution to approve the location of the National Desert Storm War Memorial on a prominent area near the National Mall and other war ...