Communities Urged to Apply for Aid to Rebuild Disaster-Resistant Infrastructure

Federal assistance is being offered to help Arkansas communities rebuild infrastructure to higher, more disaster-resistant standards and state officials are encouraging local governments to take advantage of that funding

Federal Disaster Aid to Local Governments Helping Rebuild Arkansas Communities

Federal officials today estimated more than $11.7 million in disaster assistance will help fund local governments’ recovery from this winter’s severe storms and flooding.

Federal Assistance Tops $1 Million for Arkansas Recovery

Aid is still available to residents of Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Faulkner, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Little River, Perry, Sebastian and Sevier counties who suffered disaster-related damage. They are encouraged to register for assistance with FEMA before the April 5, 2016 deadline.

Disaster Recovery Center Open in Jackson County

A joint federal/state disaster recovery center is open in Jackson County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding Dec. 26, 2015 – Jan. 22, 2016.

Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Jackson, Little River Counties

Joint federal/state disaster recovery centers will open Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Jackson and Little River counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding Dec. 26, 2015 – Jan. 22, 2016

Hill Introduces Bill To Preserve Financing Options for Commercial Real Estate

Congressman French Hill (AR-02) introduced H.R. 4620, the Preserving Access to CRE Capital Act of 2016. H.R. 4620 modifies Dodd-Frank’s risk retention requirements for prudently underwritten, low-risk commercial real estate loans, the current Dodd-Frank rules are set to take effect in December 2016.

Hours at Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in Sevier, Lee Counties to Change

Effective today, hours are changing at two mobile disaster recovery centers serving those whose homes or businesses were affected by the late December – January storms.

“Supreme Court Has Sided With the American People,” Westerman says of Gas Emissions Ruling

Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (Feb. 11) in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily block the Obama Administration’s greenhouse gas emissions rules on power plant

Hill Statement on SCOTUS EPA Ruling

Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay, stopping the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) implementation of the Clean Power Plan

Obama’s Budget Would “Mortgage America’s Future,” Westerman says

Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04), a member of the House Committee on the Budget, issued the following statement Tuesday (Feb. 9) after the release of President Barack Obama’s proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

Rutledge Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Stay the EPA’s Clean Power...

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement after the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the Environmental Protection Agency’s so-called Clean Power Plan.

Rutledge Reaches $470 Million Joint State-Federal Settlement with HSBC

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge along with 49 other states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reached a $470 million joint state-federal settlement today with mortgage lender and servicer HSBC to address mortgage origination, servicing and foreclosure abuses.

Westerman Responds to Obama Administration’s Halting of Coal Leases on Federally-Owned Property

Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Friday (Jan. 15) in response to the Obama Administration’s plan to halt new coal leaseson federally-owned property

HILL VOTES FOR DISAPPROVAL OF THE “WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES” RULE

Today, after the House passed S.J.Res. 22, A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of "waters of the United States" under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement:

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RUTLEDGE ANNOUNCES IZARD COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR PROPERTY THEFT

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the conviction of an Izard County man for property theft by deception. Clifton Davis pleaded guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court and was sentenced to five years probation and to pay $5,232 in restitution to the Arkansas Medicaid Program, $500 in fines and court costs