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October, 2014

  • 3 October

    Pryor, Boozman Announce UAPB Grant to Help Producers Expand Operations

    LITTLE ROCK –U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman today announced that the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will receive a $169,066 grant to help Arkansas agricultural producers develop business opportunities. The funding, awarded under USDA’s Small Socially Disadvantaged Producer Grant program, will support UAPB’s efforts to help producers and two vegetable cooperatives develop business plans, conservation plans and ...

September, 2014

  • 2 September

    Statement by Senator Mark Pryor On Colette Honorable’s Nomination to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

    BY U.S. SENATOR MARK PRYOR – U.S. Senator Mark Pryor released the following statement regarding the nomination of Colette Honorable, Chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. There is no one more qualified for this position than Colette Honorable, and I strongly support her nomination. Colette is a long-time advocate for clean energy and ...

August, 2014

  • 22 August

    Pryor, Boozman Announce $200,000 Grant for Galla Rock Rural Volunteer Fire Department

    BY U.S. SENATOR MARK PRYOR – WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman today announced that the Galla Rock Rural Volunteer Fire Department will receive a $237,500 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program to purchase a new pumper/engine for its fire truck. “Local firefighters are on the front lines in the ...

  • 12 August

    Pryor, Boozman, Womack Announce Nearly $5 Million for Fort Smith Regional Airport

    BY U.S. SENATOR MARK PRYOR – WASHINGTON D.C.–U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman today joined Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) to announce that the Fort Smith Regional Airport will receive a $4.9 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The funding will be used to shift a taxiway and complete the final stage of airport construction. “Today’s grant announcement ...

  • 5 August

    Pryor Bill Creates Cost-Saving Options for Vital C-130 Avionics Update to Keep Little Rock Air Force Base Flying

    BY U.S SENATOR MARK PRYOR – WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Mark Pryor introduced bipartisan legislation, alongside Senator Jon Tester, this week to expedite vital upgrades to the C-130 fleet necessary for Little Rock Air Force Base to continue its global mission. The legislation gives the Air Force more flexibility in selecting avionics and communication equipment for a mandatory upgrade ...

July, 2014

  • 31 July

    Pryor Unveils “American-Made Strong” Jobs Legislation

    BY U.S. SENATOR MARK PRYOR – LITTLE ROCK, AR- U.S. Senator Mark Pryor today unveiled his “American-Made Strong” jobs legislation to help create good-paying jobs and a path to economic growth and opportunity for Arkansas families. “Arkansas is a manufacturing powerhouse. Yet, we’re seeing too many jobs shipped overseas. It’s time to bring jobs back home,” Pryor said. “My ‘American-Made ...

  • 25 July

    Pryor Hosts Manufacturing Summit in Little Rock

    BY U.S. SENATOR MARK PRYOR – LITTLE ROCK – U.S. Senator Mark Pryor today hosted a “State of Manufacturing” Summit in Little Rock to hear from companies throughout Arkansas about the challenges they face in today’s global marketplace. He will use their input as he develops a package of practical solutions to bring more good-paying, middle-class jobs to Arkansas families. ...

  • 17 July

    Lawmakers Want Safety Caps on Liquid Nicotine for E-cigarettes

    BY U.S. SENATOR MARK PRYOR – Legislation proposed after spike in poisoning reports WASHINGTON, D.C. – The stuff is called Cotton Candy, Fruity Loops and even Gummi Bear. But this particular stuff is not a pack of bubble gum or bag of fruit chews you might see as you check out at your local convenience store. It is, in fact, ...

June, 2014

  • 20 June

    Pryor Brings Agriculture Bill to Senate Floor

    Bipartisan Legislation Strengthens Arkansas’s $17 Billion Ag Economy WASHINGTON D.C. –Chairman Mark Pryor today spoke on the Senate floor in support of the Agriculture Appropriations Bill, bipartisan legislation he crafted to help grow our agricultural industry, support our rural communities, and improve the quality of life for families. Pryor is the Chairman of the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee. The bill passed ...

  • 19 June

    Legislation is Result of Pryor-American Legion Meeting in Arkansas

    BY U.S. SENATOR MARK PRYOR – June 12, 2014 WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Mark Pryor today unveiled legislation to prevent Arkansas veterans from being dropped from the VA healthcare system following long periods between doctor’s appointments. Pryor introduced the legislation in response to concerns raised by the American Legion during a meeting in Little Rock. “Forcing a veteran to ...