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Piggybacking online-sales-tax bill gains traction

posted: 08/31/2014 5:53 a.m. Comments 4

Some members of the Arkansas delegation said last week that attaching a bill allowing states to collect sales taxes on online purchases to a more popular measure may be enough to get it approved this year after a decade of trying.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Capitol Hill Arkansans take on the ice buckets

posted: 08/31/2014 5:24 a.m. Discuss

Most members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have willingly had ice water poured over themselves to raise money to fight Lou Gehrig's disease.

12,000 veterans shorted by glitch

posted: 08/30/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- More than 12,000 veterans nationwide didn't receive their full disability benefit check heading into the holiday weekend because of a computer glitch, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin said Friday.

Arkansan nominated for U.S. energy post

posted: 08/29/2014 2:32 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama nominated Arkansas Public Service Commission Chairman Colette Honorable to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday.

Washington News in Brief: State 2 to serve as Senate pages

posted: 08/24/2014 3:36 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Two Arkansas high school students were selected to serve as U.S. Senate pages beginning in September.

Capitol sweets, 2-party treats

posted: 08/24/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- There's supposedly no such thing as a free lunch. But on Capitol Hill, there's an assortment of free snacks and drinks and, occasionally, dog food.

Candidates buy ad time before campaign season

posted: 08/18/2014 4:09 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON -- Political candidates and interest groups have spent at least $13.56 million reserving time for nearly 25,886 television ads in the past three months of the campaign season, according to an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette review of thousands of advertising contracts filed with the Federal Communications Commission.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Malvern college aim: Readiness

posted: 08/17/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

College of the Ouachitas is one of 14 community colleges that has committed to strengthen college readiness since January, the White House announced last week.

Washington News in Brief: Griffin pushes for help at border after tour

posted: 08/10/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials need help to address the number of children coming into the country illegally, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin said Thursday during a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday.

Pryor ads hit first in on-air battling

posted: 08/06/2014 5:38 a.m. Comments 5

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee began a $3.6 million ad campaign Tuesday aimed at boosting the re-election chances of two-term U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.

Washington News in Brief: White House salutes helpful Arkansas rancher

posted: 08/03/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The White House recognized an Arkansas cattleman Tuesday as a "Champion of Change."

Boozman tours Texas alien-holding units

posted: 08/02/2014 4:04 a.m. Comments 8

WASHINGTON -- As Congress debated how to address the number of children flowing across the country's southern border, U.S. Sen. John Boozman and six other senators Friday visited one of the main processing centers for those entering illegally.

State's delegates split on funds to ease border influx

posted: 08/01/2014 2:59 a.m. Discuss

The six members of Arkansas' delegation were split Thursday on congressional bills to provide extra funding to help with the thousands of children crossing into the United States from Central America.

Senator builds ties with African fellows

posted: 07/29/2014 3:11 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- At a meeting of young African leaders Monday, U.S. Sen. John Boozman said the United States and Arkansas need to build a stronger relationship with countries in Africa.

Pryor, Boozman say politics aside, they are good friends

posted: 07/27/2014 5:23 a.m. Comments 3

On an oddly cool summer evening recently, U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman stood on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and laughed as their staffs taunted each other over who was to blame for hitting a tourist with a softball.

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