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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 8 items )  

Budget Digest: Improper Payments
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Steve Womack, R-Arkansas, ranking Republican member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following budget digest: Unfortunately, the federal government continues to waste significant amounts of taxpayer funds through mismanagement. Improper payments are defined by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) as any reported payment that should not have been made or was made in an incorrect amount, including both overpayments and underpayments.1/ Examples include p  more

House Budget Committee Republicans to Chairman Yarmuth: Focus on Partisan Impeachment Resulted in Failure to Deliver on Committee Responsibilities
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Rep. Steve Womack, R-Arkansas, ranking Republican member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following news release: House Budget Committee Republicans today sent a letter to Chairman John Yarmuth (D-KY) expressing disappointment with the Democrat majority's focus on a partisan impeachment process that has resulted in failure to make progress on fiscal issues and other Budget Committee responsibilities. The Members say in the letter: "This year has been a tremendou  more

Rep. Hill Delivers Speech at University of Arkansas's Fulbright College: 'America and Her Place in a Post-Berlin Wall World'
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: On Monday, November 25th, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) visited the University of Arkansas, touring the Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering and the Center for Advanced Spatial Technology (CAST), while also spending time with students from the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences culminating in a speech entitled, "America and her place in a post-Berlin Wall world". The Congressman's full   more

Rep. Hill in Arkansas Catholic: Advocating for the Unborn
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: This month, the Arkansas Catholic Newspaper published a letter to the editor by Congressman French Hill (AR-02) highlighting the importance of passing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that requires health care practitioners who are present at a live birth to exercise skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child. Congressman Hill's letter argues that, "t  more

Rep. Hill Talks Fed Policy, USMCA, Cryptocurrency Regulation With Yahoo Finance
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Congressman French Hill (AR-02) joined Yahoo Finance's The Final Round to discuss the Fed's decision to cut interest rates in 2019, getting the USMCA trade deal to the House floor for a vote, and the possibility of a U.S.-backed cryptocurrency. Click here to watch the full interview with Congressman Hill on Yahoo Finance (https://finance.yahoo.com/video/rep-french-hill-talks-fed-021723240.html). Key excerpt  more

Rep. Westerman Issues Statement at 2019 Congressional App Challenge
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Arkansas, issued the following statement: On Monday night, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted a reception announcing the top five winners of the Congressional App Challenge. "The Fourth District is home to students and entrepreneurs with incredible ideas, and I look forward to the App Challenge every year as an opportunity to showcase that innovation. "I'm so proud of every student who took time to create and design their own original app -  more

Sen. Boozman Highlights World Trade Center Arkansas Report in Push for USMCA
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) highlighted data from a new report produced by the World Trade Center Arkansas to make the case that ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) needs to happen now. During a speech on the Senate floor, Boozman argued that the U.S. House of Representatives, which must act first on ratification, is unnecessarily delaying the process and stifling economic growth a  more

Sen. Cotton Issues Statement on USDA Rule on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following statement after the Agriculture Department announced a rule that would strengthen work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: "Arkansans want to help their fellow man in need, but their assistance should be taken in good faith. "That means if you're receiving food stamps and you can get a job, you should. "Secretary Perdue's decision to strengthen work requ  more