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December, 2016

  • 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 ...

  • 14 November

    Protecting Consumers & Growing Our Economy

    BY U.S. SENATOR DR. JOHN BOOZMAN –  Recently, the second-most powerful court in the country ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) had been structured in an unconstitutional manner. This ruling is an important step toward protecting consumers and community banks that are such an integral part of our economy. The CFPB was created by the Dodd-Frank legislation passed ...

  • 14 November

    Cotton Speaks at the Society of the Honor Guard’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Banquet

    “What they see in you at the Tomb is why the military remains the most respected institution in our society today.  It’s not what you do, it’s who you are.  It’s not our victories on the battlefield, impressive as those are, it’s the character you display.  It’s the character that has withstood physical hardship and the elements and the stresses ...

  • 10 November

    Boozman Accepting Applications for Spring Internships

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is accepting applications from Arkansas college students interested in interning in his Washington, D.C. or Arkansas offices this spring. “Interning in my Washington or state offices is an excellent opportunity for college students interested in public service to get a firsthand look at the inner workings of Congress while helping make the lives of their ...