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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 12 items )  

Cotton, Colleagues Call for NBA to Stand Against CCP Censorship and Bullying
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska), along with Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin), yesterday sent a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver about the league's shameful response to Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. The letter warns that capitulating to China's demands is a betrayal of the league's players, employe  more

Cotton, Colleagues Send Letter to Microsoft President Detailing Huawei's Threat to National Security
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Rick Scott (R-Florida), Mike Braun (R-Indiana), and Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) today sent a letter to Microsoft President Brad Smith in response to his recent comments that the U.S. government should provide more evidence of wrongdoing by Huawei so that business leaders can decide whether to continue doing business with the Chinese tele  more

Delta Regional Authority Announces $2.2 Million Investment Into Arkansas Communities
CLARKSDALE, Mississippi, Oct. 7 -- Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: * * * - DRA's investment will improve public infrastructure, healthcare access, and job training to support economic development in communities across Arkansas * * * Today, the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) made a $2,228,104 investment that will strengthen public infrastructure and train the next generation of workforce to grow the region's economy and create jobs, DRA Federal Co-Chairman C  more

Rep. Hill Cosponsors House Bill to Sanction Turkey Over Their Invasion of Northern Syria and Attacks on Kurds
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Congressman French Hill (AR-02) joined House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (WY-AL) and more than 20 Republicans in the House to introduce legislation imposing sanctions against Turkey in response to Ankara's military offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northeast Syria. This move follows similar efforts led by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). "Turkey's military  more

Rep. Hill Issues Statement on Turkey's Military Assault Into Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following statement after Turkey began a military assault into northeast Syria: "My worst fears are being realized by the standing down of the small group of United States military forces in northeast Syria. Our efforts, along with those of our allies, the local Kurds, have provided increased stability in this critical post-ISIS environment. "People were returning to their villages and trying start their lives over. Now those hop  more

Rep. Hill Issues Statement on Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Northern Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following statement after the announcement that the U.S. would be withdrawing troops from Northern Syria: "Withdrawing our strategically placed forces along the former ISIS controlled Syrian border with Turkey will open eastern Syria to more bloodshed and conflict, including the possible return of ISIS elements. "While the Turks can play a constructive role along this border region, such a role should be under United Nations or ot  more

Rep. Womack: Democrats Claim a Recession is Imminent, But the Facts Don't Agree
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Rep. Steve Womack, R-Arkansas, ranking Republican member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following news release: Next week the House Budget Committee will hold a hearing to examine what tools the federal government has in its toolbox to combat the negative effects of a recession. Democrats will continue to claim that a recession, or economic downturn, is imminent. However, they are mistaken. Thanks to pro-growth policies such as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, our ec  more

Sen. Cotton Demands Answers From Intelligence Community Inspector General
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today sent a letter to Michael Atkinson, Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, after his evasive testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during a closed hearing on September 26. Inspector General Atkinson repeatedly refused to answer questions about the political bias of the "whistleblower", despite being in a closed session and despite this infor  more

Sen. Cotton Issues Statement on Decision to Blacklist Chinese Technology Companies
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following statement on the Trump administration's decision to blacklist Chinese technology companies: "I applaud the administration's decision to blacklist 28 additional Chinese entities, ensuring that sensitive American technology will no longer be used to build the Communist Party's dystopian surveillance state. "Beijing must face economic consequences for its crimes against millions of Chinese ethnic and religious minorities.   more

Sen. Cotton Issues Statement on Russia's Open Skies Treaty Violations
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following statement on Russia's violations of the Open Skies Treaty: "Vladimir Putin has violated the Open Skies Treaty for years while continuing to benefit from surveillance flights over the United States. "The president should withdraw from the treaty and redeploy the hundreds of millions of dollars the Pentagon wastes on Open Skies flights and equipment to increase U.S. combat power."  more

Sen. Cotton Submits Op-Ed on Contraband Cell Phones in Prisons
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following op-ed: Earlier this year, we learned that Martin Shkreli, a conman and convicted felon, was secretly running an investment company from prison using a contraband cell phone. Shkreli, also known as the "Pharma Bro," achieved infamy in 2015 for jacking up the price of a medicine needed by a small group of very sick patients to enrich himself and his investors. He was convicted of fraud in 2017 and sent to prison. Prison is s  more

Wyden, Pallone Reveal Study Showing Trump Admin Not Protecting Taxpayer Dollars From Wasteful Medicaid Experiments
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following news: * * * - GAO Study Shows Minimal Oversight by CMS as Trump Administration Approves Medicaid Waivers that Hurt Vulnerable Americans, Create Needless Bureaucracy - Non-Partisan Report Comes As Appellate Court Prepares to Hear Oral Arguments on Legality of Kentucky and Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirements Case * * * Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyd  more