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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 7 items )  

Rep. Hill Awards Golden Fleece to FEMA for Poor Management of Hurricane Recovery Funds
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Congressman French Hill (AR-02) named the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as this month's recipient of his Golden Fleece Award for reimbursement mismanagement of the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Program (STEP or the program) in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). "Government agencies, like FEMA, need to be able to readily support those affected by natural disasters," said Congressman Hill. "How  more

Rep. Hill Talks Brexit, U.S.-British Trade Negotiations on Sky News
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: On Tuesday, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) joined Adam Boulton on Sky News' All Out Politics to discuss the latest updates on Brexit and how Britain's departure from the European Union would impact a future trade deal with the United States. Congressman Hill highlighted the longstanding partnership between the United States and Britain and supported trade negotiations that will open up more markets for agri  more

Rep. Womack Issues Statement on Indictment of Ex-VA Medical Center Pathologist
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- Rep. Steve Womack, R-Arkansas, issued the following statement after the U.S. Attorney's Office announced indictment charges against the ex-Veterans Affairs Medical Center pathologist who was found to be impaired and misdiagnosed patients: "Those who risk their lives for our country deserve the highest caliber of care possible. "Unfortunately, we witnessed an egregious example of abuse at the VA Medical Center that jeopardized the health and well-being of our veterans. "  more

Sen. Boozman Issues Column: Serving Arkansas Veterans
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 -- Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, issued the following weekly column: The Congressional calendar designates August as an opportunity for members of Congress to spend an extended period of time back home. As such, I strive to use this time to travel around to different parts of our state and meet with constituents in a variety of settings because it provides numerous occasions to listen and learn. As part of my 2019 August in-state work period, I set out on a week-long tour   more

Sen. Cotton Issues Statement on Selection of Head of State Department's Office of Policy Planning
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following statement on the announcement that Peter Berkowitz has been chosen to lead the State Department's Office of Policy Planning: "Peter Berkowitz is an outstanding choice to be the Director of Policy Planning. I've known Peter for decades as a teacher, advisor, and friend. "He will bring rich international experience, deep historical knowledge, and strategic wisdom to the job. "I applaud President Trump and Secretary Pompeo  more

Sen. Cotton Submits Op-Ed on President Trump's Intention of Buying Greenland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following op-ed on President Trump's intention of buying Greenland, which was provided to the New York Times: Trump isn't the only one to recognize the country's strategic importance. Beijing does, too. After news leaked last week that President Trump had expressed interest in acquiring Greenland from Denmark, his critics predictably derided him as crazy. But once again, the president is crazy like a fox. The acquisition of Greenla  more

Sens. Cotton, Inhofe Issue Statement on Iran's Responsibility for Houthi Destabilization of Yemen
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma, issued the following joint statement on Iran's responsibility for the Houthis' destabilization of Yemen: "Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court in D.C. reaffirmed what many nations of the world have long recognized: that Iran bears responsibility for Houthi brutality against civilians in Yemen and their efforts to destabilize the region. "The Houthis' torture and murder of an American civilian in their cu  more