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June 28, 2015 In The News
This week in the nation’s capital, lawmakers took up issues involving trade and security, while two Supreme Court cases late in the week drew the ire of the state’s congressional delegation.
June 28, 2015 In The News
After a trip to Ukraine and Slovakia, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said last week that the United States needs to provide assistance to help Ukrainian fighters fend off Russia-backed troops.
June 21, 2015 In The News
The U.S. Senate last week overwhelmingly approved a $612 billion defense authorization bill over objections from the Obama administration that it evades congressionally mandated spending caps through an accounting loophole.
June 21, 2015 In The News
Two University of Arkansas at Fayetteville employees joined representatives from more than 70 colleges and universities around the world Wednesday in Washington to talk about ending hunger on college campuses.
June 21, 2015 In The News
Legislation to allow the U.S. Forest Service to speed up thinning of federal forests to control wildfires is headed to the U.S. House of Representatives floor after passing two committees.
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June 19, 2015 In The News
Biomass Power Association thanks Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., and Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Airzona, for their leadership in sending a bipartisan letter of support for biomass power to the U.S. EPA. The letter, sent June 17 and signed by a total of 21 members, outlines the environmental and economic benefits of electricity from “low-value” wood and other agricultural residues. The signers request that the EPA “take action to remove regulatory ambiguities in the treatment of utility-scale biomass power as a renewable resource.”
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June 15, 2015 In The News
The House last week crippled President Obama’s trade agenda, splitting on key votes he needed to finalize a major deal with Asian nations.
June 14, 2015 In The News
The schedule in the nation’s capital this week was hectic as lawmakers dealt with national security, defense, trade and government waste among other issues. The following is a recap of activity.
June 14, 2015 In The News
For the companies lining up to build as many as 50,000 new vehicles to replace the Army’s Humvee — the ubiquitous symbol of America’s recent ground wars — the stakes are high.
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June 14, 2015 In The News
Under the threat of billions of dollars in trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, Arkansas' senators and agricultural producers are pushing the U.S. Senate to remove a law requiring that meat be labeled with the country where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered.

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