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December, 2016

  • 8 December

    Senate Air Force Caucus Members Discuss Priorities with Senior Members of Air Force

    December 8, 2016 WASHINGTON – Members of the Senate Air Force Caucus met with U.S. Air Force leaders at the caucus’ biannual breakfast in Washington to discuss upcoming priorities and challenges of the Air Force. Chief of Staff of the Air Force General David Goldfein; Vice Chief General Steven Wilson and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody were ...

  • 8 December

    Congressman Bruce Westerman Receives Bernard L. Orell Award

    Co-Founder of Working Forests Caucus Honored at NASF Partners Reception in Washington WASHINGTON (December 7, 2016)—The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) today presented Congressman Bruce Westerman of Arkansas with the 2016 Bernard L. Orell Award at the NASF Partners Reception in Washington, DC. Rep. Westerman is a Yale School of Forestry-educated forester and is the only professional forester in ...

  • 8 December

    Gov. Hutchinson Honors Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on the 75th Anniversary of the Attack

    December 7, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today honors Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on the 75thAnniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He delivered a speech at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in remembrance of those who served in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and the veterans who served throughout World War II. View his speech here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNPOoy2418A ...

  • 7 December

    Cotton Statement on House Passage of the Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement after the House unanimously passed the Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act. “Tonight the Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act is on it’s way to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Soon hundreds of veterans who honorably served our country will have access to expanded burial options ...

  • 7 December

    Gov. Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education Announce the Results of the First Annual Governor’s All-Region Coding Competition

    16 Teams Will Be Invited to Participate in the All-State Competition Taking Place Next Spring LITTLE ROCK – Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education today announced the two winning teams from each of the eight Governor’s All-Region Coding Competition Events that took place Nov. 7 at eight regional locations around the state.    The 16 selected teams ...

  • 7 December

    Cotton Introduces Legislation to Protect Arkansas Catfish Farmers

    Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) yesterday [December 5, 2016] introduced the Safeguard Aquaculture Farmers Act, legislation that would restore the ability of Arkansas catfish farmers, as well as other aquaculture producers, to kill double-crested cormorants that attack their catfish crops during the winter months. “There are few crops more closely associated with Arkansas than catfish. Arkansas catfish farmers ...

  • 7 December

    Air Force Honors Boozman with Distinguished Public Service Award

    WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James presented U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) with the Secretary of the Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award, the Air Force’s highest public service award bestowed to private citizens. “I am honored to receive this award,” Boozman said. “My dad was a Master Sergeant in the Air Force, so this branch ...

  • 7 December

    Boozman Commends House Passage of Bill to End Taxation of Combat-Injured Veterans’ Severance Payments; Continues Push for Senate Passage

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation that mirrors a bill introduced by U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Mark Warner (D-VA) to ensure that veterans who suffer service-ending combat-related injuries are not taxed on the severance payment they receive from the Department of Defense (DOD). The House bill, the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016 introduced by ...

  • 7 December

    Arkansas Cheese Dip Wins in Blind Taste-Test with Texas Queso

    Washington, D.C. –  Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and John Boozman (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after Arkansas cheese dip won out over Texas queso during a blind “Taste Test” among Republican Senators this afternoon [Wednesday, December 7, 2016]: “We’re happy our colleagues validated what we’ve known all along: Arkansas cheese dip is the best in the United States, and the world. Thank you to Heights ...

  • 7 December

    Gov. Hutchinson Joins House and Senate Leadership to Announce Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission Appointments

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today [Wednesday, December 7, 2016], joined with Senator Jonathan Dismang, President Pro Tempore, and Representative Jeremy Gillam, Speaker of the House, announced five appointments to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission. They are as follows:   Dr. Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., Little Rock, to the Medical Marijuana Commission. (Hutchinson Appointment) Dr. Stephen J. Carroll, PharmD, Benton, ...