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Arkansas Delegation Reacts to US Budget Vote

by Associated Press 9/20/2013 12:36 pm

Republican members of the Arkansas congressional delegation are praising a U.S. House vote to keep government operations funded while crippling President Barack Obama's health care law.

Tim Griffin: Opposed to Military Action in Syria

by Associated Press 9/10/2013 10:46 am

Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin says he's opposed to military action in Syria.

Report Shows Problems with Arkansas Exxon Pipeline

by Associated Press 8/2/2013 8:55 am

A technical report on the ExxonMobil pipeline that failed in Faulkner County and spilled crude oil in a neighborhood shows that problems were identified with its construction method as early as 1989, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Democrat Dianne Curry Drops Out of Lieutenant Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2013 7:26 am

The president of the Little Rock School Board announced Tuesday she was dropping her 2014 bid for lieutenant governor and is considering a run for a central Arkansas congressional seat.

Bill Halter Quits Race for Governor to Avoid 'Divisive Primary'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/29/2013 10:05 am

Former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter dropped out of the race for Arkansas governor Monday, saying he wanted to avoid a divisive primary with former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross for the Democratic nomination in 2014. Halter, who entered the race in January, told supporters about his decision in an email.

Mark Pryor, John Boozman Also Propose Tax Relief After Oil Spill in Mayflower

by Associated Press 7/24/2013 2:19 pm

U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman have introduced legislation to exempt Arkansans who receive compensation from ExxonMobil for the Mayflower pipeline spill are not taxed by the federal government.

Tim Griffin Proposes Tax Relief After Mayflower Oil Spill

by Associated Press 7/22/2013 1:15 pm

Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin says people affected the oil spill deserve to be compensated, and he says they shouldn't have to pay more taxes because of that compensation.

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

Tim Griffin Raises $275K for Re-Election Bid

by Associated Press 7/15/2013 9:44 am

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin's campaign says he has raised more than $275,000 over the past three months for his re-election bid.

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.

Update: Hewlett-Packard to Lay Off 500 in Conway

by Luke Jones and Lance Turner 7/8/2013 3:33 pm

Hewlett-Packard, the computer and information technology services company that has struggled as PC sales have declined, said Monday that it is laying off 500 people at its services center in Conway.

Tim Griffin Asks ExxonMobil to Move Pegasus Oil Pipeline

by Associated Press 4/16/2013 11:00 am

Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin is asking ExxonMobil to relocate part of its Pegasus pipeline that ruptured last month in Mayflower, spilling about 5,000 barrels of oil.

Congress Extends Wind Energy Tax Credit in Fiscal Cliff Deal

by Lance Turner 1/2/2013 2:49 pm

Congress has included an extension of wind energy tax credits in the bill to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff."

Arkansas House Delegation Splits on Cliff Vote

by Associated Press 1/2/2013 10:00 am

Both of Arkansas' U.S. senators voted in favor of legislation to avert sharp increases in federal taxes and steep cuts in government spending but the state's House delegation was split. But the Arkansas House delegation split.

Tim Griffin Selected to House Ways and Means, Says He Won't Run for Governor

by Mark Carter 11/30/2012 10:25 am

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., has been selected to serve on the powerful U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and says the appointment means he won't run for governor or challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor in 2014.

Steve Womack Joins Call for Online Sales Tax

by Associated Press 11/30/2012 7:57 am

Republican Arkansas Congressman Rep. Steve Womack is to join in the call for passage of a law allowing states to levy sales taxes on online and catalog purchases.

Arkansas Congressional Delegation Petitions Air Force About 188th

by Lance Turner 11/27/2012 3:08 pm

Arkansas' Congressional delegation petitions U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh III about the Air Force's proposal to eliminate the A-10 mission in Fort Smith.

Arkansas Candidates Already Preparing for 2014 Races

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/21/2012 1:54 pm

The 2014 campaign for Arkansas' top offices had already begun before voters cast their ballots in this year's election. Now it's about to go into full swing.

Mark Pryor, John Boozman Decry EPA Ethanol Ruling

by Associated Press 11/16/2012 5:19 pm

Arkansas Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman are critical of the federal government's denial of a waiver on ethanol production.

Notes on Election Night in Arkansas (Analysis)

by Lance Turner 11/7/2012 10:13 am

Arkansans on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, filled each of its U.S. House seats with Republicans and gave the GOP its first majority in the state Legislature since Reconstruction.