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Frank Lockwood

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On break, D.C. 6 fish, hunt, take in football

posted: 11/27/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Like millions of other Americans, congressmen rushed home as Thanksgiving neared, eager to relax and feast with their families.

In House, the gavel goes to ...

updated: 11/27/2015 3:47 a.m. Discuss

While his colleagues rushed for the exits, racing to make flights home for Thanksgiving, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman strolled forward, ready to assume his starring roll in one of the nation's longest-running reality shows -- live coverage of the U.S. House of Representatives.

A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST: Sweet potatoes family's fare

posted: 11/26/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Many Americans have a once-a-year encounter with sweet potatoes, sampling them every year at Thanksgiving, after the turkey is carved, but before partaking of the pumpkin pie.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Westerman hears Day, Nelson in a musical week

updated: 11/22/2015 3:39 a.m. Discuss

Fourth District U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman spent time last week enjoying the music of two famous singers. On Monday evening, he heard Andra Day, the 30-year-old Warner Brothers artist known for her recording of "Rise Up" and her rendition of "Mama Knows Best."

Arkansas' 4 back refugee limits

updated: 11/20/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

All four members of Arkansas' House delegation backed legislation Thursday making it harder for aliens from Iraq or Syria to be admitted into the United States as refugees.

Cotton: Halt law on phone warrants

posted: 11/19/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 17

With Paris still reeling from Friday's terrorist attacks and with Islamic State militants threatening similar strikes in the United States, a law that will require the government to get a search warrant before accessing telephone records should be put on hold, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said Wednesday.

3 back Fiorina in a state less Huckabee's

posted: 11/17/2015 5:36 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina picked up endorsements from three Northwest Arkansas legislators Monday, and the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive's campaign said she intends to battle for Arkansans' support.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Womack aboard sub as rocket flies

updated: 11/15/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Third District U.S. Rep. Steve Womack took to the seas recently to witness one of the fastest rockets ever made. The Rogers Republican was aboard a submarine -- the USS Kentucky -- observing the Nov. 7 launch of an unarmed Trident II (D5) missile in a test range off the coast of Southern California.

Trade pact push draws state views

posted: 11/13/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

The White House stated its case Thursday for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying the trade agreement would increase U.S. exports, lower foreign tariffs and open 11 overseas countries to more American goods and products.

War-injured 3 on Hill's staff ready to help vets

posted: 11/12/2015 3:53 a.m. Discuss

When veterans are having problems and they seek help from U.S. Rep. French Hill's office, they're assisted by three men who fought and suffered for their country in Iraq.

Vets' issues often land on a congressman's desk

posted: 11/12/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

When Arkansas veterans have problems with the federal government, they frequently turn to the state's congressional delegation for help.

State's delegation celebrates veterans

posted: 11/11/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation are paying tribute to veterans this week in the nation's cathedral and in their home state.

Cotton calls for improved disability payment oversight

updated: 11/10/2015 5:32 a.m. Comments 11

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton on Monday called for changes to the federal program providing disability insurance to millions of Americans, promising to introduce legislation aimed at shoring up the system.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: 3 from D.C. to file in LR

updated: 11/08/2015 3:39 a.m. Discuss

Three of the six members of Arkansas' congressional delegation plan to file for re-election Monday in Little Rock, the Republican Party of Arkansas has announced. U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Rogers, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman of Hot Springs and U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford of Jonesboro are to appear at the state Capitol that morning.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: 2 from state get on the gridiron

updated: 11/01/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

Two of Arkansas' U.S. Republican lawmakers suited up Wednesday for the Congressional Football Game. Reps. Rick Crawford of Jonesboro and Bruce Westerman of Hot Springs were members of the Mean Machine, which lost to The Guards (also known as the U.S. Capitol Police) 14-6 on a rainy night in Washington, D.C.



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