Tagged: bruce westerman

Preserve Historic Tax Credit (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/11/2017 12:00 am

One of the tax credits in the crosshairs of Congress is the historic tax credit, which developers and historic preservationists across Arkansas have made excellent use of not only to preserve important historic structures but to stimulate development.

Tax Reform Poses Threat to Historic Preservation Program

by Jan Cottingham 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Tax reform proposals wending their way through Congress threaten federal historic tax credits, financial incentives that Arkansas developers, government officials and historic preservationists say have been crucial to economic development efforts in the state.

Teacher Running for US House Seat in South Arkansas

by Associated Press 10/31/2017 9:32 am

A high school teacher and chairwoman of the Garland County Democratic Party is running for a U.S. House seat in south Arkansas next year.

GOP Leaders: House Will Vote Next Week on Wildfire Bill

by Associated Press 10/26/2017 1:15 pm

Republican leaders say the House will vote next week on a GOP bill to make it easier to cut down trees on national forests to reduce the risk of wildfire.

Putting Rural America First in Aviation (Rep. Bruce Westerman Commentary)

by Bruce Westerman 7/14/2017 9:00 am

he 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act would benefit small and rural communities through improved airport infrastructure, advanced remote tower technology, and a strengthened contract tower program.

Arkansas Congressmen Vote for Republican Health Care Bill

by Associated Press 5/5/2017 7:57 am

Arkansas' four U.S. House members have voted for Republican legislation to repeal and replace major parts of the federal health care law.

US House Panel Approves Troubled GOP Health Care Bill

by Associated Press 3/16/2017 10:12 am

The House Budget Committee has voted to advance the troubled Republican health care bill.

Bill Targets Clean Line, Contrasting With Trump's Zeal for Infrastructure

by Kyle Massey 3/7/2017 9:30 am

Arkansas' congressional delegation backs a bill that would halt the $2 billion Clean Line project.

Only 1 of Arkansas' US House Races Draws Democratic Opponent

by Associated Press 10/31/2016 7:02 am

A former member of the Little Rock School Board is challenging GOP U.S. Rep. French Hill in his run for a second term in the House representing central Arkansas, while the three other members of Arkansas' all-Republican House delegation face no Democratic opponents this year.

Clean Line Meets Resistance from Arkansas Lawmakers

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Despite the promise of jobs and clean wind energy for Arkansas, the Clean Line has met resistance in court and from the state’s entire congressional delegation.

Seedlings to Sawmills: Forestry Is Key to Arkansas Economy (Commentary)

by U.S. Sen. John Boozman and U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman 8/23/2016 10:29 am

Arkansas forestry has a total economic impact of $3.2 billion annually, with wages averaging $49,000 per year. Of the forests covering more than 19 million acres of Arkansas, only 13 percent is owned by private industry.

Bruce Westerman: Trump Comments Vague, Not Appropriate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/11/2016 6:55 am

Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman says he doesn't think Donald Trump's declaration that gun rights supporters might still find a way to stop Hillary Clinton was appropriate since it was unclear what the candidate was trying to say.

Magellan Marks Open of 210-Mile Pipeline Extension

by Kyle Massey 8/10/2016 11:58 am

Magellan Midstream Partners LP has officially opened 210-mile extension of a petroleum products pipeline from Fort Smith to North Little Rock.

Construction Could Start in 2017 on Wind Transmission Line

by Associated Press 12/21/2015 7:02 am

Officials with Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners say construction could begin in 2017 on a planned 700-mile transmission line to carry wind-generated electricity across Oklahoma and Arkansas into Tennessee.

In Arkansas, Candidates Prepare for End of Filing Period

by Associated Press 11/9/2015 11:47 am

Candidates for state and federal office are running out of time to make their candidacies official in Arkansas.

9 Arkansas Colleges to Share $2M for Student Support

by Associated Press 7/22/2015 11:20 am

The Arkansas congressional delegation has announced that 9 colleges in the state will share $2 million for student support services programs.

Video: Tom Cotton Calls Iran Nuclear Deal 'Dangerous Mistake'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/14/2015 11:12 am

Arkansas' all-Republican congressional delegation roundly criticized a nuclear deal announced Tuesday between Iran and world powers, with freshman U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton calling it a "grievous, dangerous mistake."

12 Arkansas Airports Get $3M in Federal Money for Upgrades

by Associated Press 7/12/2015 1:30 pm

Twelve Arkansas airports have been awarded more than $3 million from the Department of Transportation to support facility upgrades and expansions.

5 Arkansas Airports to Share $1.8M Federal Grant

by Associated Press 6/24/2015 2:30 pm

Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation say five airports in the state will share $1.8 million in federal grants for airport upgrades and improvements.

New Ads Urge Arkansas, Tennessee Reps to Oppose Export-Import Bank

by Associated Press 6/12/2015 11:36 am

The anti-tax Club for Growth says it is spending $150,000 in television ads in Arkansas and Tennessee to urge two Republican congressmen to oppose the renewal of the charter of the Export-Import Bank.