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U.S. Senator Mark Pryor

June, 2014

  • 2 June

    Pryor Takes Action to Uncover Extent of VA Failure

    LITTLE ROCK — After promising action to uncover the full extent of the scandal stemming from disturbing reports about the treatment of veterans at the VA in Phoenix, AZ, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor met yesterday with Michael Winn, the director of the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock, to determine whether any of the same abuses occurred here ...

May, 2014

  • 20 May

    Pryor: VA Claims Process Needs a Complete Overhaul

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Mark Pryor today continued his push back on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) over its disability claims backlog, which has forced thousands of Arkansas veterans to wait years to receive their earned benefits.  Pryor has cosponsored the 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act, bipartisan legislation to reform the claims process and reduce veterans’ wait ...

  • 13 May

    Arkansas Delegation United in Support of Beebe’s Request for Additional Disaster Assistance for State

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Tom Cotton (AR-4) today expressed their support for Arkansas Governor Beebe’s request that Clay, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp, Faulkner, and White Counties be added to the state’s major disaster declaration. The full text ...

  • 5 May

    Pryor Announces Disaster Relief Funding for Polk County

    LITTLE ROCK, AR – U.S. Senator Mark Pryor today announced that Polk County will receive $1,126,309 in FEMA funds to help recover from last year’s severe winter storm. Pryor, along with the majority of the Arkansas delegation, voted in support of the bipartisan omnibus appropriations bill, which secured this funding for Polk County. “Over the past few years, our state ...

February, 2014

  • 25 February

    Boozman, Pryor, Hoeven & Franken Lead Effort to Help Those Affected by Propane Shortage

    WASHINGTON –A bipartisan coalition of senators is pushing the Obama administration to provide relief for families, farmers, and businesses who are suffering from a significant spike in propane prices this winter. U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR), Mark Pryor (D-AR), John Hoeven (R-ND), Al Franken (D-MN) and several of their colleagues are urging the President to provide continued regulatory relief for and assistance to those ...

January, 2014

  • 7 January

    Pryor: USDA Agrees to Permanently Modify National School Lunch Program Requirements

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has agreed to enact permanent changes to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program requirements in response to their demands. In December 2012, USDA made temporary changes to the School Lunch Program in response to a letter led by Hoeven and ...

November, 2013

  • 7 November

    Pryor, Boozman, Crawford Bill Will Strengthen Trucking Industry, Improve Highway Safety

    Bipartisan Legislation Will Give Trucking Companies Flexibility to Invest and Expand WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the safety of Arkansas’s roads and highways by eliminating a hurdle in the commercial trucking industry’s pre-employment drug screening process. Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) introduced a complementary bill, H.R. 3403, in the House of ...

September, 2013

  • 19 September

    Pryor Announces $10.5 Million to Expand Job Training at Arkansas Community Colleges

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Mark Pryor today announced that eight community colleges in Arkansas will receive a total of $10.5 million to expand education and career training programs for high-skill fields, such as advanced manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and ...

August, 2013

  • 3 August

    Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill Protecting 50,000 Military Technicians from Furloughs

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Pryor (D-AR), Susan Collins (R-ME), and John Boozman (R-AR) today introduced legislation to ensure National Guard Military Technicians receive the same furlough protection as members of our nation’s active duty components. “Military technicians play an integral role in maintaining our National Guard’s readiness,” Pryor said. “There’s no question that they should be given the ...