Welcome to this edition of "Arkies in the Beltway!" I'm Alex Thomas, Washington correspondent for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, with your news from the nation's capital for the week of Jan. 28, 2024.
It was a rather low-key week at the U.S. Capitol as the Senate considered nominations and members of the House of Representatives conducted business away from Capitol Hill.
Arkansas' senators, however, remained busy.
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., helped introduce legislation — the Farm and Food Cybersecurity Act — to require studies of cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities to the nation's agriculture and food production systems.
Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Senate colleagues celebrated the work of school choice advocates with a reception at the U.S. Capitol.
Arkansas' congressional delegation joined Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders' call supporting Texas as that state continues its border security challenge to the Biden administration. The rift follows a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against Texas' immigration policies at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Thank you for checking out this week's "Arkies in the Beltway!" Stay up to date with all news involving Arkansas at arkansasonline.com. You can get in touch with me on social media; my handle on all platforms is @AlexHouseThomas.