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  • DRA announces $2 million investment to strengthen Arkansas’s transportation infrastructure
    Posted in In the News on July 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Infrastructure

    DRA announces $2 million investment to strengthen Arkansas’s transportation infrastructure KARK 07/06/2020 CLARKSDALE, Miss. (News Release) – Today, the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced a $2 million investment to support transportation infrastructure improvements at the Port of Little Rock. The Port of Little Rock is the largest industrial hub in central Arkansas with over 40 businesses employing over 4,000 people, and it serves as a logistical hub for the area having immediate access to... Read more

  • Case count weighs on GOP gathering; Arkansans unsure they’ll make trip
    Posted in In the News on July 6, 2020 | Preview rr

    Case count weighs on GOP gathering; Arkansans unsure they’ll make trip Arkansas Democrat Gazette 07/06/2020 WASHINGTON -- As the number of covid-19 cases soars, Arkansas Republican leaders are still deciding whether to attend next month's presidential nominating convention. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who was supposed to lead the Arkansas delegation, indicated Sunday the trip is not his top priority. "Attendance in Charlotte depends upon the situation with the COVID-19 virus in Arkansas. My duties as G... Read more

  • Experts fear spike in Arkansas evictions looming
    Posted in In the News on July 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services

    Experts fear spike in Arkansas evictions looming 06/04/2020 Arkansas Democrat Gazette The number of evictions filed in Arkansas courts jumped by more than 100 in June, warning of a likely spike at this month's end when a provision setting federal protections for renters expires. More evictions for nonpayment of rent also seem to be related to the covid-19 pandemic, experts and advocates said. In May, at least 177 evictions were filed under Arkansas' unlawful detainer statute, according to online... Read more

  • Economy healing, House told by Mnuchin, Powell
    Posted in In the News on July 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services, Jobs and Economic Growth

    Economy healing, House told by Mnuchin, Powell 07/01/2020 Arkansas Democrat Gazette WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy is regaining strength after this year's sharp, coronavirus-related downturn, but significant challenges remain, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers Tuesday. Appearing before the House Financial Services Committee, they highlighted efforts to limit job losses and to bolster American businesses. Mnuchin listed a number of en... Read more

  • U.S. Reps Call for Reimbursements for Treatment in Place
    Posted in In the News on July 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services

    U.S. Reps Call for Reimbursements for Treatment in Place 07/01/2020 EMS World Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), Rep. French Hill (AR-02), and Rep. John Larson (CT-01) led a bipartisan letter seeking fair reimbursements for firefighters, emergency medical services (EMS), and other medical first responders. Firefighters and EMS have been called upon with increasing frequency during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis to help keep American communities healthy and safe. Currently, firefighters and medic... Read more

  • PPP application deadline should be extended and fixes made to program to keep recovery going
    Posted in In the News on June 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    PPP application deadline should be extended and fixes made to program to keep recovery going BY REP. FRENCH HILL (R-ARK.) AND DARRIN WILLIAMS The Hill 06/29/2020 The CARES Act created the extremely successful Paycheck Protection Program which has helped small businesses maintain payroll during these challenging times. The U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury), the Small Business Administration (SBA) and over 5,000 lenders took quick action to launch this program and have provided an unprecedent... Read more

  • WASHINGTON NOTEBOOK: Cotton put on list as ’24 contender | Hill recognizes mentor Hebert | Boozman calls for flexibility in WIC
    Posted in In the News on June 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Opportunity

    WASHINGTON NOTEBOOK: Cotton put on list as ’24 contender | Hill recognizes mentor Hebert | Boozman calls for flexibility in WIC 06/28/2020 Arkansas Democrat Gazette WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., is one of the leading contenders for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, The Washington Post prognosticators said Friday. The lawmaker from Dardanelle tied for second with former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, one spot behind U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri. The Post Pundit 2020 Pow... Read more

  • What Recent Developments in the Fintech Space Mean for Our Future
    Posted in In the News on June 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services

    What Recent Developments in the Fintech Space Mean for Our Future 06/28/2020 Coin Telegraph There have been several significant movements forward for digital assets, and there are more to come. Here’s what to keep an eye on. The fintech industry has been changing rapidly. Digital assets, distributed ledger technology and central bank digital currencies are gaining momentum. Multi-trillion-dollar United States Federal Reserve System money creation has increased demand for digital assets, particul... Read more

  • As Coronavirus Cases Spike, Many GOP Lawmakers Back Masks and Tests
    Posted in In the News on June 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    As Coronavirus Cases Spike, Many GOP Lawmakers Back Masks and Tests 06/27/2020 Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—Many congressional Republicans are throwing their support behind the use of masks and robust testing as coronavirus cases spike in some GOP-led states, taking a more urgent stance on the matter than President Trump. The shift comes as new coronavirus cases hit a daily record of nearly 40,000 on Thursday, and Republican governors took new measures to stop its spread. On Friday, Texas Gov.... Read more

  • MIL-OSI USA: Hill Awards Golden Fleece to State Department for Suspending the Processing of All Passport Applications
    Posted in In the News on June 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    MIL-OSI USA: Hill Awards Golden Fleece to State Department for Suspending the Processing of All Passport Applications 06/27/2020 MIL WASHINGTON D.C. — Rep. French Hill (AR-02) named the State Department as the latest recipient of the Golden Fleece Award for needlessly delaying more than 1.6 million passport applications. “While the State Department was quick to respond to the coronavirus’ outbreak at the beginning of the year, it made the wrong decision to suspend the processing of passport appl... Read more

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