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Frank E. Lockwood

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U.S. budget process called a flop

updated: 04/18/2018 3:59 a.m. Discuss

WThe time has come to overhaul the way the federal government spends money, members of the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform, said Tuesday.

U.S. Rep. French Hill, Democrat Clarke Tucker rake in cash in Arkansas House race

updated: 04/17/2018 11:28 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON -- Clarke Tucker, one of four Democrats seeking to unseat Republican Rep. French Hill, raised more money than the two-term incumbent during the first quarter of the year, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Washington news in brief

updated: 04/15/2018 4:02 a.m. Discuss

El Dorado teenager speaks to ag panel

D.C. Democrats say Arkansas lawmaker Tucker has best odds of unseating GOP congressman

posted: 04/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 18

WASHINGTON -- State Rep. Clarke Tucker is the Democrat with the best chance of unseating Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill, the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee told reporters Friday.

Hill's bill for banks advances

posted: 04/14/2018 2:01 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed the Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act, reducing the number of government agencies that will oversee one of the provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

1945 Arkansas flier touted in poem honored as hero

posted: 04/13/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

In his poem, "World War II," New York author Edward Field described a "boy from Alabama" who sacrificed his own life while saving Field's in 1945.

Balanced-budget bid comes up short

posted: 04/13/2018 2:47 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday rejected calls for a balanced-budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Arkansas' lawmakers in D.C. tout Ryan as effective leader

posted: 04/12/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation portrayed U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday as an effective leader who accomplished a lot during his time in office.

Reports put NRA funds to Arkansas congressman at $3,000 or $1M

updated: 04/09/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 34

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. French Hill is currently the top "recipient of National Rifle Association funding" in the entire U.S. House of Representatives, according to The New York Times, but he barely registers on The Washington Post's list of NRA beneficiaries.

Giving less bipartisan as parties shift on guns

updated: 04/08/2018 3:31 a.m. Discuss

The National Rifle Association has been a powerful force in Arkansas politics for decades; members of both parties have sought its support over the years.

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