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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday December 29, 2019 ( 4 items )  

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 -- Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, issued the following weekly column: There was little to celebrate at Christmas in 1944 for American soldiers pinned down by the German Army in the Ardennes Forest in Belgium and Luxembourg. Instead of a warm meal and time with family, they were facing record-low temperatures and a shortage of food. The men on the frontlines dug into the snow to defend against the enemy at the Battle of the Bulge and ended up dealing a critical blow to the Na  more

GAO Issues Report on Opportunities for VA to Better Identify, Address Racial, Ethnic Disparities
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on Veterans Affairs health care. The report (GAO-20-83) is titled "Opportunities Exist for VA to Better Identify and Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities". The report was sent to Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, chairman, Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, chair  more

Rep. Hill Issues Statement on Recipient of DOT Golden Fleece Award
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following statement: This week, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) named the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as the latest recipient of his Golden Fleece Award for failing to account for an estimated 34.3 percent of laptops purchased between 2013 and 2017. "DOT has earned my Golden Fleece this month not only for losing nearly $3 million in taxpayer-purchased equipment, but also for ignoring the standards to prevent this kind  more

Senators Cotton, Shaheen, Second Lady Applaud Law Reforming Occupational Licensing for Military Spouses
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Yesterday the president signed into law the Portable Certification of Spouses (PCS) Act, legislation U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) included in the 2020 defense bill and introduced at a press conference with Second Lady Karen Pence in May. Many military spouses struggle to recertify their occupational licenses as they move--on average every two to three years--from  more