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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 13 items )  

Boozman Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Celebrating World Food Day
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR)--a senior member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee and Co-Chair of the Senate Hunger Caucus--joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues to introduce a resolution designating October 16 as "World Food Day." "World Food Day serves as both a call to action and an opportunity to recognize the many who have stepped up and been a champion on this issue   more

Boozman Recognizes Conservation Efforts of Arkansas Hunters
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights Innovation of State Game and Fish Commission to Test for Chronic Wasting Disease * * * U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), recognized the environmental stewardship of Arkansas sportsmen and women in a hearing examining the impacts of disease on wildlife conservation and management. According to a recent study by th  more

Budget Digest: Automatic Stabilizers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Steve Womack, R-Arkansas, ranking Republican member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following budget digest: What are automatic stabilizers? Automatic stabilizers are "features built into the economy's tax and transfer system that lower taxes and increase spending as the economy weakens."/1 Examples include the federal income tax, unemployment compensation, and means-tested income support programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  more

Rep. Hill Issues Remarks Voicing Solidarity With Hong Kong
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following floor remarks voicing his solidarity with the people of Hong Kong: "I thank my friend from New Jersey [Congressman Chris Smith] very much to come and speak on the subject of Hong Kong today. I rise in support of all these bills before us today, particularly from my friend from New Jersey, the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. I stand in solidarity with all freedom-loving people in Hong Kong. For more than four mon  more

Rep. Hill Issues Statement on Delaying of Current Expected Credit Losses Accounting Regulation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, ranking member of the House Financial Services subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy, issued the following statement in support of the Financial Accounting Standards Board's decision to delay implementation of its Current Expected Credit Losses accounting standard until 2023 for most financial institutions: CECL replaces the existing incurred-loss methodology for certain financial assets. The new acc  more

Rep. Hill Issues Statement on Resolution Condemning House Intelligence Chairman Schiff
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following statement after signing on as an original cosponsor of legislation (H.Res.630) sponsored by Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, to condemn and censure Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, for his retelling of the conversation between President Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky: "From the day of President Trump's inauguration, a group of House Democrats have aggressively pursued every avenue poss  more

Rep. Hill Named Ranking Member of Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, Monetary Policy
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Today, the House Financial Services Committee selected Congressmen French Hill (AR-02), to serve as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy. In this capacity, Congressman Hill will serve as the lead Republican on the subcommittee. "Since first arriving into office five years ago, I've worked to advance the idea that Arkansans are better off  more

Rep. Hill Speaks Out From House Floor Against Turkey's Military Invasion Into Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) delivered a speech from the House floor in support of H.J.Res77, legislation opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria. H.J.Res77 passed the House by a vote of 354-60. Click on the video below to watch Congressman Hill's speech from the House floor: https://youtu.be  more

Rep. Tipton Applauds EPA Grant Awards for Colorado Water Improvements
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colorado, issued the following news release: Today, the EPA awarded the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment $1.17 million for water quality improvement projects in the Lower Arkansas and Lower Gunnison River basins. The money, funded through a Nonpoint Source Program Clean Water Act (Section 319) grant, will be used to improve the quality of ground and surface waters by removing pollutants such as selenium, metals and other nutrients.  more

Rep. Westerman Issues Statement on Farm Tour in Arkansas 4th District
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Arkansas, issued the following statement: This week, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted his annual farm tour in Arkansas's Fourth District, meeting with both local farmers and corporations involved in the state's agricultural economy. Westerman released the following statement: "Farmers are the backbone of the American economy. Everything from the cereal you eat in the morning, the shirt you wear to work and the table you eat dinner on can   more

Rep. Womack Calls for Examination of VA Physician Reinstatement Process
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Steve Womack, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: * * * - Womack submits testimony to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs as they review the VA's processes for ensuring the competency and quality of health professionals at VA Medical Centers * * * Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today submitted public testimony to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs as they held an oversight hearing to address medical credentialing, privileging, and reporting   more

Sen. Boozman Issues Column: Improving Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange During Service in Thailand
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, issued the following weekly column: The convenience of email has changed the manner in which Americans communicate with their elected officials. These days, there are fewer and fewer letters delivered to the Capitol by the U.S. Postal Service. So, when a stack of orange envelopes arrived in my Washington, D.C. office in mid-September it caught my attention. That was the idea behind a campaign initiated by Mena, Arkansas veteran Bill Rhodes an  more

Sen. Boozman Issues Column: Responding to the Opioid Crisis on Multiple Fronts
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 -- Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, issued the following weekly column: Dak Kees, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, recently brought federal charges against a Texarkana doctor after an investigation uncovered that he prescribed over 1.2 million dosages of opioids to over 15,000 patients over a two-year period. These are shocking numbers. But then again, every number related to the opioid epidemic is alarming. According to the latest data from the Centers   more