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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 8 items )  

Budget Buster: Unaffordable Housing 2.0
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Steve Womack, R-Arkansas, ranking Republican member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following budget buster: Several Democrat proposals have been introduced this Congress with the stated goal of making housing more affordable for Americans. One plan includes a new refundable tax credit for tenants, reforms to increase the housing supply, increased funding for homelessness programs, and "baby bonds," a new savings account for every American./1 Unfortunately,   more

Cotton Writes USDA in Support of Arkansas's Application for Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today sent a letter to USDA-NRCS State Conservationist Michael Sullivan in support of Arkansas's application for the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program. This pilot program would allow feral swine eradication activities from 2019 through 2023. There are four project areas in Arkansas that have been deemed eligible for potential funding. The letter reads in part: "  more

Cotton, Colleagues Pen Letter Pledging to Back Britain After Brexit
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and 44 of his Senate colleagues have sent a letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledging unwavering support for the United Kingdom as it exits the European Union in the coming months. The letter calls for a new bilateral trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom. It also reiterates the importance of U.S.-UK cooperation within the NATO security a  more

Rep. Hill Issues Statement on Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton Shootings
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following statement in the wake of the shootings in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio: "We are in a dark place in our civil society. The isolation of individuals and division in our communities and families has led us down a path where life isn't valued. People suffering with mental health diseases and addiction are killing themselves and others. Racists and hate-fueled domestic terrorists are murdering neighbors  more

Rep. Hill, Little Rock Mayor Scott Promote Arkansas Community Investment Through Opportunity Zones
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: On Monday, Congressman French Hill (AR-02), in coordination with Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr., hosted a roundtable discussion on Little Rock's Opportunity Zones with members from the White House Domestic Policy Council, elected officials, and local stakeholders. Opportunity Zones, created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, are designed to attract companies and businesses to invest in economically d  more

Sen. Boozman Issues Column: Secretary Esper is the Right Leader for the Pentagon
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, issued the following weekly column: Secretary of Defense Mark Esper recently settled into his new Pentagon office after the Senate overwhelmingly approved his nomination prior to the start of the August work period. He is taking the reins at the Department of Defense (DoD) at a time when the United States, our allies and our interests face a number of complex challenges and threats around the globe. In recent weeks, Iran shot down a U.S.   more

Sen. Cotton Issues Statement on Chinese Communist Party's Threats of Force Against Hong Kong Protesters
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following statement on the Chinese Communist Party's threats of force against protestors in Hong Kong: "Three decades after the Tiananmen Square Massacre, the Chinese Communist Party appears poised for a violent crack-down on civilian protestors in Hong Kong. "I hope this does not happen. But should Beijing impose martial law in Hong Kong or otherwise violate the 1984 Joint Declaration, the United States will be compelled to reasse  more

Sens. Cotton, Hawley, and Rubio Demand Answers on Google's Relationship With Huawei
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Today Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Josh Hawley (R-Missouri), and Marco Rubio (R-Florida) sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai demanding answers about the company's relationship with China's Huawei. The letter follows reporting that Google and Huawei collaborated on a Huawei-branded smart speaker. The Senators expressed concern that smart speakers double as listening devices, writing, "These devices  more