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LITTLE ROCK – Today I’d like to discuss my decision to allow a limited number of refugees to relocate legally in Arkansas after they have been vetted and cleared by agencies of the United States. The refugees are coming here after suffering violence and religious persecution. Others are allo…

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This week President Trump announced Phase 1 of a trade agreement with China. This is fantastic news for Arkansas! China has agreed to purchase $40-50 billion of American agricultural goods, including beef, poultry, soybeans, rice and wood products.

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The National Mall is dotted with memorials and monuments that honor our nation’s most influential leaders. It’s appropriate that the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is situated along this treasured area.

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As comedian Ricky Gervais said so pointedly during the Golden Globes, Hollywood is full of people with no experience in the real world who think they should tell the rest of us how to live.

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Ivanka Trump wasn’t in the Golden Globes audience when master of ceremonies Ricky Gervais delivered his scathing indictment of celebrities and Hollywood elite. Trump would have been well advised to heed Gervais’ message. Gervais urged the assembled actors to, if called on to accept an award,…

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We were on the way to ballet rehearsal. It’s my favorite 30 minutes of the day. It’s a chance to break away from work, and to touch base with my only child. She’s 14 now. And it won’t be long before she’s driving herself. I treasure these moments.

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Tuesday’s event was supposed to be the big one, the final showdown before actual voting begins. If, like me, you’ve watched every minute of every Democratic debate so far – and here’s wishing we’d all get a life – you know the unfortunate truths:

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I don’t know much about wine (although my late classmate Tracy Holder gave a hilarious rendition of Richard Pryor’s “Wino Directing Traffic on a Sunday Morning” routine during a long-ago high school program), but I do know catchy headlines when I see them.

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Every now and then, my wife encourages me – REALLY encourages me – to put on pants, get out of the house and go hang out with friends for some “boy” time. After all, I serve as the sole representative of semi-masculinity in a family that includes my wife, three teen daughters, and various fe…

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LITTLE ROCK — Thanks to legislation enacted in 1993, Arkansas continues to experience a competitive market for workers’ compensation insurance.

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With former housing secretary Julian Castro departed, the oversized Democratic presidential field reaches a critical point: More candidates have dropped out than remain in the race. But that still leaves 14 – a bulky ballot as the marathon moves closer to actual primaries and caucuses beginn…

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Eighty-five years ago this month, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, accused of kidnapping and murdering the infant son of Charles Lindbergh, stood trial in what the news media described as “The Trial of the Century.”

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A surprising development is occurring among staunch members of the left at the Washington Post and elsewhere. These woke scolds have come out strongly against sanctuary cities and counties. Before it was either silence or tacit approval for government sheltering a population that was “in the…

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Often, after I’m introduced at events, I’ll joke that I’d rather be identified as an optometrist than a senator.

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On Christmas day, Greta Gerwig’s updated version of the young adult classic Little Women opened in theaters to great acclaim, fantastic reviews and strong box office numbers.

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A recent “Wall Street Journal” article touted New Year’s as one of the optimal “clean slate” times to draft a financial plan. (“Ahem…unless that plan involves something foolhardy like cutting back on a newspaper that costs four dollars an issue. Just wing it. YOLO.”)

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A year-end Associated Press poll showed that the two top 2019 stories were the House of Representatives’ vote to impeach President Trump and the president’s immigration agenda. The media and the president’s critics refer to Trump’s immigration views as hardline, when in fact they reflect his…

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Year three of the man-child administration was much like his first two, only more so. But before you compel yourself, for the sake of your sanity, to forget so much of what you saw and heard, perhaps you can be tempted to test your smarts on this year’s most memorable rhetorical sewage. Give…

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following information regarding legislation, constituent services and more from 2019.

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LITTLE ROCK – The Legislative Council endorsed a plan for two southeast Arkansas counties to contract with a private company to build and operate a 600-bed prison.

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When I was running for governor in 2014, I promised to cut our income taxes by $100 million. With the support of the General Assembly, we not only kept that promise, but over the course of the past five years, we have reduced our income taxes by over $250 million each year.

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Late last year, Congress took a historic, critical step toward expanding access to higher education and supporting the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions (MSIs). In December, bipartisan legislation was approved and signed into law …

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I've gotten to spend this holiday season home in Hot Springs with my family, and I've enjoyed reflecting on 2019 and planning out the upcoming year. With an anticipated national election, geopolitical issues and much more on the horizon, I don't doubt that 2020 will be an interesting year.

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Oh swell. The Republican Senate’s so-called “moderates,” who combine big talk with little action and fuse noble rhetoric with hapless inertia, appear to be readying themselves for another year of deeming certain Trump desecrations as “unhelpful” or “unwise.”

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If you’re celebrating a recent federal appellate court ruling that overturned language in the Affordable Care Act requiring you to have health insurance or pay a penalty, you may want to put away the party favors.

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Donald Trump has angered progressives in so many ways recently – including mean tweets to Swedish teenagers, mean letters to the speaker of the House, and mean comments about women in the Squad – that it’s difficult to recall the earliest days of their animus. But a recent incident reminded …

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Helping Arkansans with problems they have with federal agencies is a top priority for me. When Natural State residents call for help navigating the federal bureaucracy, my staff and I are here to assist however we can.

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2019 was quite a year, and I can't believe it's almost over. Since being sworn in to my third term almost 12 months ago, I've traveled all over Arkansas and back and forth to D.C. to introduce legislation, meet with constituents, testify in committees, visit local businesses and much more.

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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas has improved its approach to the care of the state’s at-risk children, and today I’d like to talk about our success. The employees at the Department of Human Services and the Division of Youth Services have done excellent work in giving the youth in our care their best…

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LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas legislature had a very productive year in 2019. During the regular session lawmakers balanced the budget of state government while cutting taxes and reducing the number of state agencies.

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Maybe it’s campaign fatigue or the time of year, but TV ratings for the Democrats’ last two debates fell precipitously and the prospects for improvement in the Dec. 19 event are dim. Part of the problem is process. As Republicans learned in 2016, crowded debate stages and uneven moderating a…

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Last week, on her way out of her weekly news conference, Nancy Pelosi was asked by James Rosen of Sinclair Broadcast Group whether she hated Trump. Rosen was referencing comments by Representative Doug Collins of Georgia who’d earlier suggested that the Democrats were impeaching the presiden…