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Arkansas April 5th is Deadline to Register for Disaster Assistance for December-January Storms
Residents of 11 Arkansas counties who suffered damage from the severe storms of December – January have only until Tuesday, April 5, 2016 to register for federal disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration
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.
“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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The Apache Stronghold is a community association dedicated to ending the theft of native lands, specifically the theft of the sacred Oak Flat lands in Arizona. The Stronghold has been occupying the Oak Flat campground since February 2015. To hear more about their struggle and efforts please join us on November 21st and 22nd for the For the Community Festival!
10 Arkansas Families to Have Homes of Their Own with Help from $70K Grant
Habitat for Humanity of Pulaski County recently received a $70,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and Bank of the Ozarks, an FHLB Dallas member institution. The funds will be used to reduce the mortgage principal for 10 low-income, first-time homebuyers, thus lowering their monthly payments.
Womack Supports Homebuyers Assistance Act
Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after supporting House passage of H.R. 3192, the Homebuyers Assistance Act, which provides temporary regulatory relief from the Truth in Lending Act (TILA)-Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule by establishing a hold-harmless period lasting until February 1, 2016
FIOCCHI: STORM HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO INVEST IN SHORE PROTECTION
Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi today renewed calls to increase funding for the Shore Protection Fund as a persistent nor’easter continued to bite away at dunes up and down the coastline. Fiocchi sponsors legislation to double the annual contribution to the fund.
10 Low-Income Homebuyers in Northwest Arkansas Helped by Affordable Housing Grant
A $69,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and member institution Simmons First National Bank will help 10 very low-income families afford new homes through the Universal Development Housing Corporation (UHDC). The AHP funds will be used for down-payment and closing-cost assistance for participants in the Mutual Self-Help program
House Panel Approves NAHB-Supported Energy Bill
The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved NAHB-supported energy legislation that will reform the role of the Department of Energy (DOE) in the development of energy codes and encourage meaningful savings for residential construction that are achievable and cost-effective.