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Cuba Attitude Shift Holds Promise For Arkansas Rice and Poultry Farmers

by Rick Fahr 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Tangible progress under the Obama administration is opening the door for the United States and Cuba to normalize relations. If Congress votes to lift the trade ban, few industrial sectors stand to gain as much as agriculture in general and Arkansas rice and poultry farmers in particular.

Members of Arkansas Congressional Delegation Seek Rice Sales to Iraq

by Associated Press 1/23/2015 3:11 pm

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have joined colleagues from other states in urging Secretary of State John Kerry to encourage Iraq to purchase more American-produced rice.

Hill, Westerman Prevail in 2nd, 4th Congressional Districts

by Associated Press 11/4/2014 10:19 pm

Republican businessman French Hill has been elected to a U.S. House seat representing the Little Rock area and other parts of central Arkansas, and Republican state Rep. Bruce Westerman has won a U.S. House seat representing south Arkansas.

Three Candidates Debate for East Arkansas House Seat

by Associated Press 10/17/2014 3:44 pm

The Democrat challenging Republican Rep. Rick Crawford said Friday that the congressman should not have voted against a bill that would have directed billions of dollars to help improve veterans care and cut down on long wait times, saying the money addressed shortcomings at Veterans Administration hospitals.

Stalled Asian Trade Deal Could Impact Arkansas Crops

by Rick Fahr 8/25/2014 12:00 am

There is nothing simple about international trade agreements, and Arkansas farmers, ranchers and loggers have found themselves caught in the middle of tense talks as U.S. officials try to finalize a huge deal in Asia.

Mark Pryor: Not Ready to Call for Eric Shinseki Resignation

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/29/2014 3:25 pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor said Thursday he's outraged over treatment delays within the Veterans Affairs health care system, but said he's not ready yet to call for the VA secretary's resignation over the problems.

Arkansas Opens Filing Period for 2014 Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/24/2014 4:33 pm

Vowing to complete a takeover of the state's top offices after recent GOP gains, Republicans running for Arkansas governor and a U.S. Senate seat were among the dozens of candidates who made their bids official as the filing period opened Monday.

Heber Springs Mayor Jackie McPherson Enters Arkansas US House Race

by Associated Press 2/20/2014 10:50 am

Heber Springs Mayor Jackie McPherson said Thursday he will run against Rick Crawford for the 1st Congressional District seat in eastern Arkansas. McPherson is a Democrat.

Tom Cotton Stands Out In Arkansas, Votes No On Farm Bill

by Associated Press 1/29/2014 5:07 pm

Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton was the only member of Arkansas' House delegation to vote against a nearly $100 billion-a-year farm bill on Wednesday, prompting Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor to criticize his challenger as not representing the state's interests.

Arkansas Delegation Pans Obama's State of the Union Speech

by Associated Press 1/29/2014 6:55 am

Reaction to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address by members of Arkansas' congressional delegation, including Mark Pryor, John Boozman and Tim Griffin, who said it's time for the president "to step up and work with Congress to make things happen."

Lawmakers: Army Won't Eliminate Arkansas State University ROTC

by Associated Press 11/6/2013 5:21 pm

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation say the U.S. Army is withdrawing, for now, its proposal to eliminate Arkansas State University's ROTC program.

Mark Pryor Holding Nominee to Get Answers About ASU's ROTC Program

by Lance Turner 11/1/2013 11:30 am

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., says that he'll hold a U.S. Department of Defense nominee until "Arkansas State University receives the justification for the Army’s abrupt decision to shutter its Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Program.

Arkansas GOP Lawmakers Vent Concerns on Health Law

by Associated Press 10/28/2013 11:42 am

Arkansas' Republican U.S. House members and senator are venting concerns about the federal health care law's implementation in a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Arkansas Delegation Supports Bill to Reopen Government

by Associated Press 10/17/2013 7:08 am

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation supported legislation late Wednesday to reopen the federal government and avoid a threatened national default. After the House vote, Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said he reluctantly supported it.

Army: Arkansas State Will Lose ROTC Program

by Associated Press 10/3/2013 7:17 am

The U.S. Department of the Army officially informed Arkansas State University on Wednesday that its 77-year-old Army ROTC program will be ended.

Arkansas Congressmen Support Plan to Delay Health Care Act

by Associated Press 9/29/2013 3:43 pm

Arkansas' four members of the U.S. House of Representatives each voted for a resolution that would temporarily fund the federal government while delaying implementation of the federal health care act.

Jonesboro Receives Grant for Sewer Project

by Associated Press 9/13/2013 2:43 pm

U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and Rep. Rick Crawford have announced a federal grant to the city of Jonesboro for a sewer project.

Osceola Airport Receives $183K Federal Grant

by Associated Press 8/9/2013 1:30 pm

The Osceola Municipal Airport has received a nearly $183,000 federal grant to rehabilitate its taxiway and taxilanes.

Arkansas Congressmen Back Health Care Law Delay

by Associated Press 7/18/2013 7:23 am

Arkansas' four congressmen have voted for proposals to delay implementing two key parts of the federal health care law.Tom Cotton, Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin

Rick Crawford Reports Raising $99K for Re-Election Bid

by Associated Press 7/15/2013 10:15 am

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford has raised $99,185 for his re-election bid next year. The Republican congressman from Arkansas reported over the weekend that he has $168,932 in the bank for his re-election bid.