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December, 2016

  • 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, ...

  • 5 December

    Cotton, Colleagues Request President Obama Stop Issuing New Regulations

    December 5, 2016 Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) joined Senator Cory Gardner and 21 of his Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama requesting his Administration stop issuing non-emergency rules and regulations in the final weeks of his term. Gardner and his colleagues stressed to the President that the American people made it clear on November ...

  • 2 December

    Foundation for the Future – Computer Science

    Preparing students for 21st century careers starts with providing them with the tools and resources to learn skills needed in the modern workforce. In this interconnected digital age, computer science plays an important role. Computer science is experiencing record growth. Students rank computer science among their favorite classes and advanced placement (AP) computer science is the fastest growing course in ...

  • 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 ...