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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday September 08, 2019 ( 7 items )  

Rep. Hill Celebrates Unveiling of New Flatside Wilderness Sign at Bethune Woods
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Congressman French Hill (AR-02) hosted a ceremony celebrating the introduction of a new sign designating the Bethune Woods-Flatside Wilderness in Arkansas's Ouachita National Forest. The ceremony is the culmination of Congressman Hill's legislation, the Flatside Wilderness Enhancement Act, signed into law this past January. This legislation added 640 acres to the existing 9,541-acre site located in Perry Cou  more

Rep. Hill Issues Statement on Credit Access and Inclusion Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following statement after the introduction of the Credit Access and Inclusion Act (H.R. 4231): "New technology and advances in innovation continue to change every aspect of how Americans live their lives. Yet the current system for how credit scores are calculated hasn't kept up with the times. "Too many people living in Arkansas are unfairly denied opportunities for affordable credit because they don't have a traditional payment   more

Rep. Hill Issues Statement on Trump Administration's Proposed Housing Finance Reform Plan
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following statement after the release of the Trump administration's proposed housing finance reform plan: "On this day 11 years ago, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed into conservatorship. This historic move was never meant to be a permanent solution in response to the financial crisis. "However, complacency and a lack of Congressional action have resulted in the government's footprint in our housing finance industry continu  more

Rep. Hill's Golden Fleece Spurs Action by Fannie-Freddie Regulator to Close Loophole on GSE Executive Pay
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued a new directive (https://hill.house.gov/components/redirect/r.aspx?ID=4085-944500) that closed a loophole previously allowing executives of the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to earn more than the congressionally mandated pay cap of $600,000. In May of this year, Congressman Hill featured this abuse by the GSEs as his month  more

Rep. Westerman Issues Statement After Hosting Forest Service Chief in Arkansas
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Arkansas, issued the following statement: This week, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted United States Forest Service (USFS) Chief Vicki Christiansen in the Fourth District. Westerman and Christiansen toured several sites, including Albert Pike recreational area and Avant Mining. "Chief Christiansen has done such important work promoting scientific forest management, and I really enjoyed showing her around the Natural State. "Arkansas land   more

Rep. Westerman Issues Statement on Shared Stewardship Agreement Signing
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Arkansas, issued the statement: Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue as they signed a Shared Stewardship agreement. U.S. Reps. French Hill (R-Ark.) and Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) were also in attendance. "The federal government cannot possibly oversee every aspect of American agriculture effectively, which is why the Forest Service's Shared Stewardship Strategy is so   more

Rep. Womack Issues Statement on Retirement of Rep. Flores
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- Rep. Steve Womack, R-Arkansas, ranking Republican member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement after Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, announced that he will retire at the completion of his term in Congress: "Congressman Bill Flores has served his country and the people of Texas' 17th District with the utmost dignity and professionalism for the last 9 years. "As a dedicated public servant, he has used his voice to fight for the American people and advoca  more