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June, 2016

  • 16 June

    Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Statewide Initiative to Increase Access for Computer Science and STEM Careers: $400,000 set for Career Initiative in Every Middle School

      LITTLE ROCK – Today, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the Learning Blade initiative, supported through a $400,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Education to the Arkansas Public School Resource Center, to increase student awareness and interest in computer science and STEM careers. Learning Blade challenges students to take on game-based projects that expose them to different aspects of science, technology, engineering, and math education ...

  • 15 June

    Boozman Opening Statement for FY17 Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Markup

     WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, today delivered the following opening statement at the markup of the Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act. This is Chairman Boozman’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: Today the Financial Services and General Government subcommittee will markup its bill ...

  • 15 June

    Boozman to Announce New AmeriCorps Funding for Arkansas

    Boozman to Announce New AmeriCorps Funding for Arkansas WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman will hold a media conference call Wednesday, June 15 at 2:00 EST/ 1:00 CST to announce new grants for Arkansas that will support AmeriCorps members serving the community with local organizations. Boozman will be joined by Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal ...

  • 14 June

    Cotton Statement on Senate Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today issued a statement following the passage of the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the Senate: “The last seven years of President Obama’s failed leadership has deprived our military of the resources needed to keep America safe in a more dangerous world. Too few troops receive too little training on equipment ...

  • 14 June

    Boozman Calls Passage of Defense Authorization Bill Critical to Our National Security

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today called Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA) “critical to our national security.” “We are a nation at war. We must dedicate the necessary resources and ensure that proper steps are taken to defeat ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups who seek to destroy America. That’s why this bill is so critical to ...

  • 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 ...