Blog Posts

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."
May 14, 2015 Blog Post
It is National Infrastructure Week and with focus on infrastructure funding, I would like to let you at home know that I am working hard to find ways to keep the Federal Highway Trust Fund financed for the long-term and Arkansas roads paved.
May 13, 2015 Blog Post
For those of you who have been watching the news, you are likely aware that the state of Arkansas has delayed construction projects due to uncertainty regarding the Federal Highway Trust Fund.
May 6, 2015 Blog Post
Last night my office hosted the Fourth District's Congressional Art Competition at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Winners came from across the district
April 30, 2015 Blog Post
A Thursday (April 30) POLITICO article on workforce requirements for able-bodied, working age Medicaid expansion recipients highlights my first bill introduced in the 114th Congress, H.R. 886. The State Flexibility and Workforce Requirement Act of 2015 gives states the option to create workforce requirements for individual Medicaid expansion recipients who are able-bodied, working age adults.
February 25, 2015 Blog Post

In recent weeks, there have been many questions regarding H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, which some have called the most conservative education bill since the Reagan administration. In some cases, misinformation has made its way onto the Internet and into the inboxes and Facebook feeds of Fourth District residents.