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May 21, 2015 In The News
A measure filed Thursday by Arkansas's Fourth District Representative would direct expanded Medicaid funds to the ailing Federal Highway Trust Fund. Republican Bruce Westerman's bill would direct expanded medicaid funds to the Fund. The bill would lower the amount the federal government contributes to state Medicaid programs, expanded under the Affordable Care Act, by returning the federal matching rates to pre-expansion levels.
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May 21, 2015 In The News
Are Republicans willing to increase taxes or cut infrastructure spending to keep federal taxpayers on the hook for Obamacare expansion?
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May 20, 2015 In The News
Representative Bruce Westerman, an Arkansas Republican, spoke for many Americans this week when he conceded during a House hearing that he had never laid eyes on a sage grouse. Had he seen one, he surmised, he would have thought “a bobwhite quail got friendly with a Dominecker hen.”
May 20, 2015 In The News
The House passed legislation on Wednesday to reauthorize $33 billion for federal scientific research programs.
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May 19, 2015 In The News
Faced with the expiration of the federal highway funding law and the impending insolvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund, the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday passed the stopgap Highway Transportation Funding Act to continue highway funding authority through July.
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May 19, 2015 In The News
As you might have heard by now, the United States Highway Trust Fund is scheduled to run out of money in less than two weeks.
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May 17, 2015 In The News
The twin issues of foreign policy and national security were on the agenda this past week as Arkansas’ Congressional lawmakers were in the middle of the debate on several issues.
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May 17, 2015 In The News
Artwork by Bentonville High School students is on display at the U.S. Department of Education until June 30.
May 17, 2015 In The News
The House last week voted to end the National Security Agency’s mass collection of telephone records, a piece of the Patriot Act decried as a privacy invasion but which the Obama administration says is crucial to detect potential terrorist attacks.
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May 16, 2015 In The News
The U.S. Air Force must explain why it decided to leave 10 C-130J aircraft in Mississippi instead of moving them to Little Rock Air Force Base, under an amendment added to the National Defense Authorization Act before it passed Friday.

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