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Womack Faces Easy Path in House Re-Election Bid

by Associated Press 10/24/2014 10:51 am

With no Democratic rival on the ballot and facing only a third-party candidate who's says he's running a "zero dollar" campaign, Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack has an easy path to a third term representing northwest Arkansas in Congress next year.

Groundbreaking Held for $50M US Marshals Museum

by Associated Press 9/24/2014 2:29 pm

Formal groundbreaking has been held in Fort Smith for a U.S. Marshals Museum on the banks of the Arkansas River overlooking Oklahoma.

Groundbreaking Today for $50M US Marshals Museum in Fort Smith

by Associated Press 9/24/2014 7:29 am

Federal, state, tribal and local officials are scheduled to attend the ground breaking ceremony for the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.

Grants Awarded for Upgrades at 8 Arkansas Airports

by Associated Press 9/17/2014 3:17 pm

U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and Rep. Steve Womack have announced a total of more than $4.1 million in federal grants to eight Arkansas airports.

Fort Smith, Rogers Airports Get Sizable FAA Grants

by Lee Hogan 8/12/2014 11:04 am

The Fort Smith Regional Airport and the Rogers Municipal-Carter Field Airport are the recipients of two grants, totaling more than $8 million, that will go toward upgrades at each facility.

Womack Backs GOP's Anti-Internet Sales Tax Stance

by Associated Press 7/23/2014 7:56 am

A Republican congressman from Arkansas who has advocated for legislation that would limit tax-free shopping online said Tuesday he agrees with a state GOP stance opposing any sales tax imposed by the federal government, saying he doesn't believe the two positions are in conflict.

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.

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."

Reuters Goes Inside Serco, the Obamacare Hub in Rogers That Employs 1,600

by Lance Turner 12/12/2013 10:32 am

You'd be forgiven for not having heard of Serco in Rogers. But the company, operating out of a nondescript three-story brick building, is a crucial part of making the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, work.

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.

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.

UA Transportation Researchers Get $1.4M Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2013 11:18 am

The University of Arkansas says transportation researchers there will receive a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to create the Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center.

University of Arkansas to Receive $1.4M for Research

by Associated Press 9/24/2013 3:24 pm

U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and Rep. Steve Womack say the University of Arkansas will receive $1.4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Bloomberg: Wal-Mart Connection Means Taxpayers Pay More for Rogers Airport Tower

by Lance Turner 8/14/2013 10:24 am

Thanks to legislation supported by Mark Pryor and Steve Womack, taxpayers are "increasingly picking up the tab for the control tower" at the Rogers airport, which is home to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s corporate fleet, according to a report by Bloomberg.

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

Steve Womack Raises $123K for Re-Election Campaign

by Associated Press 7/15/2013 11:10 am

U.S. Rep. Steve Womack has raised $123,426 over the past three months as he prepares to seek re-election next year.

Arkansas Congressmen Back Scaled-Down Farm Bill

by Associated Press 7/12/2013 7:30 am

Arkansas' four Republican congressmen have voted for a scaled-down farm bill that doesn't address funding for food stamps. U.S. Reps. Tom Cotton, Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack on Thursday voted for the legislation.

Left and Right Already Swinging at Mark Pryor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/17/2013 7:34 am

The conservative Club for Growth tags Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor as President Barack Obama's "closest ally" in the state. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun-control advocacy group says Pryor "let us down."