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August 11, 2015 Blog Post
The shooting that took place on July 16, 2015, outside of a U.S. military recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tennessee claimed the lives of five of our brave servicemen. Every day, military personnel are asked to stand in harm’s way to protect our freedoms. Our service members sacrifice their lives in defense of this country, and for that we are truly grateful. As your Congressman, it is my duty to make sure that our military is prepared both at home and abroad.
August 10, 2015 Blog Post
An increasing number of Arkansas counties have enacted burn bans as recent flooding rains have given way to dry conditions.
July 28, 2015 Blog Post

I will be hosting a telephone town hall tonight (July 28) at 6:55 p.m.

During the town hall event, I will address issues that matter to citizens of the Fourth District and answer constituent questions.

July 27, 2015 Blog Post
On Tuesday, July 28, I will be hosting a telephone town hall event for residents of the Fourth District of Arkansas. The event will begin at 6:55 p.m. Central Time.
July 20, 2015 Blog Post
The FEMA disaster recovery centers in Howard and Jefferson Counties will change operating hours beginning today.
July 16, 2015 Blog Post
FEMA disaster recovery centers have opened across the Fourth District of Arkansas, ready to assist residents impacted by May and June's severe weather. The centers will be open until further notice.
July 14, 2015 Blog Post
Passage last week of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act of 2015, was a win for local communities who for years have been fighting government overreach in education. This bill overturns years of overreach by the United States Department of Education and returns local control to school districts across the Fourth District of Arkansas.
June 26, 2015 Blog Post
The Resilient Federal Forests Act has made it out of two different committees and is set for a vote on the floor of the House of Representative within weeks. Since introducing the bill, I have continued to receive correspondence from constituents and groups around the country supporting this common sense legislation to make our national forests healthy again. Among the supporters is Max Braswell, executive vice president of the Arkansas Forestry Association (AFA).
June 23, 2015 Blog Post

Last week, H.R. 2647 – the Resilient Federal Forests Act – made its way out of the House Committee on Agriculture. The next stop is the floor of the House of Representatives.

May 15, 2015 Blog Post
"In my home state of Arkansas, the Highway and Transportation Department canceled several projects due to the depletion of the trust fund. It is vital that we find a solution to this crisis that finances the Trust Fund for the long term and keeps our roads and highways safe for travel and commerce."