Arkansas Congressional Delegation en Cotton: $1.3M Raised In First 3 Months Of '14 <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton says he's raised more than $1.35 million in the first three months of the year in his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor this fall.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cotton's campaign on Monday said it'll report raising more than $4.8 million since announcing last year he would challenge Pryor. The campaign did not say how much money Cotton would report having on hand for his bid.</span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:27:14 +0000 Associated Press 21822 at Cotton Calls For Debates With Pryor In Senate Race <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton is calling for a series of five debates with Sen. Mark Pryor as Cotton challenges Pryor in the U.S. Senate race.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cotton - a Republican - said Sunday that he wants the debates in five different regions of the state and without moderators or panelists asking questions. Cotton called for opening and closing statements with he and Pryor - a Democrat - asking each other questions and giving rebuttals.</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:17:36 +0000 Associated Press 21771 at Cotton Calls For Debates With Pryor In Senate Race Arkansas US Rep. Tom Cotton Weds Over Weekend <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton has married his girlfriend during a small ceremony over the weekend.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cotton's Senate campaign said the freshman lawmaker married Anna </span>Peckham<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an attorney from Virginia, at a small wedding ceremony with family and close friends on Saturday. The two are currently on a honeymoon during the congressional recess, campaign spokesman David Ray said.</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:46:09 +0000 Associated Press 20470 at Arkansas US Rep. Tom Cotton Weds Over Weekend Arkansas Business, Farm & Faith Leaders Call For Immigration Reform <p>Leaders from Arkansas’s business, agriculture and faith communities are responding to <a href="" target="_blank">U.S. House Speaker John Boehner’s proposal</a> for an incremental approach to immigration reform with renewed calls to pass some meaningful legislation. Representatives from the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce and the Arkansas Farm Bureau spoke in a conference call with reporters</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:00:35 +0000 Chris Hickey 18434 at Arkansas Lawmakers Split On $1.1 Trillion Budget Bill <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Arkansas' four congressmen have split on a $1.1 trillion spending bill for operating the federal government until just before next fall's election.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Reps. Tim Griffin and Steve Womack voted for the measure that passed the U.S. House Wednesday and provides money for virtually every federal agency. Reps. Tom Cotton and Rick Crawford voted against the measure. All four are Republicans.</span></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:09:02 +0000 Associated Press 17558 at Legislature Will Meet To Discuss 2015 Budget <p>The finance department projects a 2% increase of about $95 million &nbsp;in general revenue, available for state agencies to spend in the upcoming fiscal year. The Legislative Council and Joint Budget Committee begin meetings Tuesday to discuss the current 2014 fiscal session and the 2015 budget which goes into affect July 1<sup>st</sup>.</p><p>Representative Duncan Baird, Joint Budget Committee Co-Chairman, says the Department of Human Services will join them Thursday to discuss Medicaid and the private option.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:00:54 +0000 Maggie Carroll 17413 at Delay In Pay For Arkansas National Guard Members <p>Members of the Arkansas National Guard aren’t getting paid due to multiple delays delegated by Congress. KUAR's&nbsp;Maggie Carroll spoke with Lieutenant Colonel Keith Moore of the National Guard.</p><p>They discussed how the delays are affecting the 10,000 Arkansan members of the National Guard and their families, as well as budgeting issues they are now facing. Click the audio clip above to hear their conversation.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:54:57 +0000 Maggie Carroll 17412 at Delay In Pay For Arkansas National Guard Members Boozman: Farm Bill Efforts Moving Forward <p>Senator John Boozman of Arkansas says efforts are underway to finalize provisions in the federal farm bill. A group of congressmen and senators are expected to meet Thursday to approve additional changes to the conference report.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“As you start putting ideas in the form of legal language, it takes time. Those ideas then have to be scored by the Office of Management and Budget. Hopefully we will get this thing wrapped up soon,” said </span>Boozman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:43:10 +0000 Malcolm Glover 17178 at Boozman: Farm Bill Efforts Moving Forward Arkansas GOP House Delegation Splits On Budget <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Arkansas' all-Republican House delegation split over a budget bill that eases across-the-board federal spending cuts and prevents future government shutdowns.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Reps. Tim Griffin and Steve Womack voted in favor of the bill, while U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford and Tom Cotton opposed the measure. The bill passed with bipartisan support Thursday on a 332-94 vote and heads to the Senate.</span></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:57:14 +0000 Associated Press 16016 at Arkansas GOP House Delegation Splits On Budget Boozman Will Not Support Bipartisan Budget Deal In Congress <p>Some conservative advocacy groups and Tea Party supporters in Arkansas and elsewhere are not pleased with measures outlined in a new bipartisan budget agreement.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They are concerned that the measure does not balance the budget, nor does it include major reforms to Medicare and Social Security.&nbsp;</span></p><p>U.S. Senator John Boozman of Arkansas says he understands the criticisms and will not be supporting the deal. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:12:50 +0000 Malcolm Glover 15956 at Boozman Will Not Support Bipartisan Budget Deal In Congress