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Arkansas congressman coaxed on refugees

Canopy Northwest Arkansas members have helped 55 refugees resettle in the Natural State since December 2016. They're asking federal officials to remove barriers that prevent other persecuted people from making the move.

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Ex-budget chief: Congress AWOL; Womack-led panel warned of rising debt, procedure errors

Former White House Budget Director Alice Rivlin on Wednesday denounced Congress' "derelictions of fiscal responsibility," telling lawmakers her conscience compelled her to do so.

Farming agency hails visit to D.C.

WASHINGTON -- Ask and ye shall receive?

Stodola calls for focus on U.S. infrastructure

LR mayor in D.C. with group he leads

WASHINGTON -- The nation's infrastructure is decaying, and the politicians on Capitol Hill aren't doing much to fix the problem, National League of Cities President Mark Stodola said during a news conference Monday.

State delegation favors rollback of banking rules

Senate debates it this week

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate this week will debate whether to roll back portions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which placed tighter controls on banks after the 2008-09 financial crisis.

Tariffs to be felt in Arkansas; steel firms glad, but others say jobs at stake

WASHINGTON -- Steel producers in northeast Arkansas have welcomed tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum imports, but the new trade barriers are causing alarm elsewhere in the state.

CBO takes some lumps in review's 4th hearing

3 legislators testify in Womack-led session

The House Budget Committee launched a "comprehensive review" of the Congressional Budget Office earlier this year, a series of five hearings examining the nonpartisan number crunchers.

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Arkansas congressman floats land-fund overhaul

Bill would shift money to maintenance

More of the money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund should be spent on maintenance, less on property acquisition, a congressman from Arkansas says.

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Dolly Parton's program gets books to kids in Arkansas, around U.S.

Star honored for literacy commitment

Steel made Andrew Carnegie rich and famous; philanthropy made him a legend. Nearly a century after his death, the industrialist is still remembered and revered for building public libraries across the country.