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Thursday, May 27, 2021
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Sunday, May 09, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The legislature brought the 2021 regular session to a close with a dramatic midnight meeting to approve a Sovereignty Act, which declares new federal laws invalid if they infringe on the right to bear arms.

Sunday, May 02, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Thursday, April 08, 2021
Thursday, April 01, 2021

The 11th week of the session was an abbreviated one as the General Assembly took a recess for Spring Break. Before members left the Capitol, the House Public Health, Welfare, and Labor Committee advanced a new version of the Medicaid expansion program.

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Sunday, March 21, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The Senate passed a new version of the Medicaid expansion program, which is one of the most important bills of this year’s session because of the number of people it benefits and the amount of money that it generates in Arkansas.

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Sunday, March 07, 2021
Thursday, March 04, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Businesses would not be penalized by state regulators for violating Covid-19 restrictions because of the behavior of their customers, under legislation passed by the Arkansas Senate.

There are 25 proposed constitutional amendments filed in the House and 18 in the Senate. The deadline to file proposed amendments was February 10. Proposals range from creating a citizens commission on minimum wage to tort reform.

Friday, February 12, 2021

The 93rd General Assembly now prepares to enter the 5th week of the 2021 Regular Session. The House passed a resolution to extend this session, if necessary, to May 3. The resolution provides for a recess on April 9. 

Sunday, February 07, 2021
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021

As of January 20 at noon, the executive branch of the United States government is now headed by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. As with any new administration, we congratulate and pray for them as they embark on this journey of leadership during a very difficult time fo…

LITTLE ROCK – The inauguration of President Joe Biden was like no other in our history. I have had the privilege of attending five inaugurations before President Biden’s this week, and the atmosphere this year was understandably more somber than the others. With all that our nation has been …

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The 93rd General Assembly convened with a traditional day of swearing in ceremonies for new members, followed by the governor’s speech in a joint session of the legislature. Then lawmakers immediately got down to business.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Public participation is an essential part of our democracy. In preparation for the upcoming session, House and Senate leadership have agreed to a few rules so Arkansans can participate in an environment that is as safe and healthy as possible. 

Friday, January 08, 2021

While we prepare to enter a new year and begin the 2021 Regular Session, we want to take a moment to review what has been taking place at the State Capitol in 2020. Some of the work accomplished in 2020 lays the foundation for future legislation.

Sunday, January 03, 2021

Arkansas’ legislature is considered a part-time citizen legislature. Most House members have a full-time career in addition to their legislative obligations. Members typically come from a wide range of professional backgrounds and the 93rd General Assembly is no exception.

Happy New Year from the ladies at the De Queen Library. We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and safe travels into the New Year. Thank you to Walmart and Pruett’s food for your donations for our Christmas for the Children this year.