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Sarah D. Wire

Washington, D.C. Bureau

Recent Stories by Sarah D. Wire

LR teen named 1 of 5 National Student Poets

posted: 10/09/2015 2:57 a.m. Comment 1

David Xiang, 17, of Little Rock read his poetry in public for the first time Thursday, debuting at the White House ceremony naming him a 2015 National Student Poet.

House OKs Hill's bill to delay bank rebuke

posted: 10/08/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

In a 303-121 vote, the U.S. House approved legislation Wednesday that would keep the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from penalizing banks and title companies for several months as they adjust to new disclosure forms for people buying or refinancing homes.

Crawford floats Cuba trade bill

posted: 10/08/2015 3:47 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., filed legislation Wednesday aimed at making it easier to export American agricultural goods to Cuba.

2 senators join call to audit U.S.-backed fetal tissue work

updated: 10/07/2015 3:45 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton on Tuesday called for a full audit of all fetal tissue research supported by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Defense cuts come back to haunt, Cotton says

updated: 10/07/2015 3:38 a.m. Comments 5

America's allies closely watch U.S. military spending, and cuts in funding put the United States at a disadvantage, Arkansas' U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said Tuesday.

5 Arkansas firefighters added to D.C. memorial

posted: 10/05/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Seeing her husband recognized at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial on Sunday was overwhelming, Veronica Villalobos-Pogue said.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: 8 schools receive health applause or kudos for health

updated: 10/04/2015 4:12 a.m. Discuss

Eight Arkansas schools were among hundreds honored over the weekend by the Clinton Foundation's Alliance for a Healthier Generation at a meeting in Washington.

Cotton condemns Russian airstrikes

posted: 10/02/2015 5:55 a.m. Comments 10

Russian intervention in Syria this week is "a near catastrophe for U.S. foreign policy in the region, and really, around the world," U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said Thursday.

State regulator tells U.S. Senate about pension-advance scheme

posted: 10/01/2015 3:26 a.m. Discuss

A lending scheme gives retirees and former military members lump sum payments in exchange for future pension payments and then charges outrageous fees on the money they've advanced, Arkansas Securities Department staff attorney Kaycee Wolf told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday.

Hill urges grace period for loan rules

posted: 09/30/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Rep. French Hill wants Congress to assure banks and title companies that the government will be lenient as they work under new rules starting Saturday that will affect people purchasing or refinancing homes.



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