Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Obama Bear Hugs Pryor for Loyally Supporting his Agenda

Little Rock, Arkansas — President Obama nationalized the Arkansas senate race himself two weeks ago when he said his policies are on the ballot, and yesterday the President single handedly took apart Senator Pryor’s campaign’s spin. When speaking about 2014 Senate Democrats, President Obama bear hugged them all, saying “these are all folks who vote with me” and “have supported my agenda.

"Well, look, here's the bottom line," said Obama, "We've got a tough map. A lot of the states that are contested this time are states that I didn't win. And so some of the candidates there, you know, it is difficult for them to have me in the state because the Republicans will use that to try to fan Republican turn-out. The bottom line is, though, these are all folks who vote with me. They have supported my agenda in Congress.Senator Pryor has been desperately trying to convince Arkansans he is anything other than a rubber-stamp for President Obama. The only problem is he votes with the President 93 percent of the time. President Obama agrees.

“Senator Pryor will say and do anything to distract from his record of supporting President Obama 93 percent of the time. But despite his best efforts to hide from it, Pryor’s record speaks for itself and President Obama clearly agrees.” – RPA Communications Director Holly Wilson.

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Arkansas Republican Congressmen: New FSA Loan Extensions in Turner Case Provide Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Tom Cotton (AR-4) applauded a decision Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend the repayment date of its Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) an additional 90 days to agricultural producers affected by the Turner Grain Merchandising collapse in Brinkley, Ark.

The Arkansas House delegation sent a joint letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on August 28 requesting a 180-day extension, but Vilsack only granted an extension of 60 days on top of the 30-day extension already provided. FSA’s new extensions come as its current marketing authorization extensions would begin expiring on October 30, meeting the 180 days requested in the letter. The agency’s decision now pushes those expirations to January 2015. In addition, FSA further clarified it would waive interest accrual for the entire 180-day period. The delegation said the extension and the waiver give Arkansas producers much needed breathing room and more flexibility in the repayment of their loans.

“These additional 90 days provide relief to producers facing a deadline on their federal loans while also dealing with the collapse of their grain buyer,” the group said in a joint statement Tuesday. “Agriculture accounts for approximately one in six jobs in the state of Arkansas, and we thank Secretary Vilsack for recognizing the need to give the farmers involved in this situation ample time to recover. Furthermore, after 180 days, our growers would have faced sticker-shock with the interest accrued on their MALs. FSA did the right thing by not punishing our producers for an event they could not control. We look forward to working with all parties involved to fully resolve this loan issue and to protect our growers should a similar situation arise in the future.”

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Talk Business/Hendrix College Poll Shows Cotton With Growing Momentum As Election Nears

Cotton leads in 15 of the last 17 public polls, including by 8 -point margin in latest Talk Business poll
Little Rock, Arkansas — U.S. Senate candidate Tom Cotton leads two-term liberal incumbent Senator Mark Pryor by more than eight points according to a Talk Business / Hendrix College poll released yesterday. According to the poll conducted October 15-16, Cotton holds a 49% to 40.5% lead over Pryor. 
A strong showing among several key demographics, including a 59%-28% lead among Independents, has propelled Cotton's lead. Cotton holds an 18-point lead among male voters and leads among female voters as well. Cotton maintains a 9-point lead among seniors, 51%-42%.
The new polling included a sample of 2,075 likely Arkansas voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.2% and includes live cell phone calls (16%) and automated landline respondents. The poll was actually weighted to include more young voters and fewer white voters.
"Arkansans are making it clear that they want a Senator who won't be a rubber stamp for President Obama 93% of the time," said Cotton spokesman David Ray. "Voters are ready for a Senator like Tom Cotton, who will fight to stop Obamacare, balance our budget, and keep America safe and strong."
Cotton led Pryor by two points (44%-42%) in the last Talk Business/Hendrix College poll, which was conducted in July.

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Mark Pryor Defers to Obama on Ebola

Pryor Embraced Obama's Partisan,
DC Lobbyist as Ebola Czar 

by NRSC: The Obama Administration’s response to the Ebola virus has been roundly criticized as inept and incompetent. In fact, a former top advisor to Harry Reid told the Washington Post that the Administration's handling of Ebola feeds the "narrative that Democrats don't know how to govern and government is too large."

President Obama's response to the Ebola epidemic is to appoint partisan lobbyist Ron Klain as the Administration’s point man. As National Review explains "Ron Klain is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as 'Ebola czar' may not be the president’s best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And that’s not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obama’s vow that his administration would shun lobbyists."
Unfortunately, Mark Pryor (D-AR) not only refuses to hold the Obama Administration accountable for the slow response to Ebola entering our borders, but it appears that he has taken his marching orders from the White House on a serious matter of public health. Instead, Pryor's Washington allies have resorted to spreading false and debunked claims, blaming others for the Administration's failures. President Obama's choice of Ron Klain as Ebola Czar is indefensible, yet Mark Pryor once again refuses to hold the White House accountable.
"It is absurd that President Obama believes that a partisan lobbyist with zero medical experience should lead the national response to the Ebola epidemic, and Mark Pryor actually embraces it," said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "Mark Pryor apparently believes that a partisan Washington lobbyist like Ron Klain is an appropriate choice for this position, which speaks to his lack of judgment and his refusal to stand up to President Obama’s poor decisions - even on matters of public health and safety."
Mark Pryor Embraces President Obama's Decision To Appoint Partisan Lobbyist Ron Klain. "Obama on Friday appointed former White House adviser Ron Klain to oversee the U.S. response to the Ebola virus. Pryor said that if Klain is the right person for the job, he should be given the highest level of authority. 'He doesn’t need to be in briefings and then say, ‘Well, let me go check with the White House about this,' he said." (Arkansas News Bureau, 10/17/2014)
A Top Official At The National Institutes of Health Debunked Democrats False Claims That Budget Cuts Were To Blame For Lack Of Ebola Vaccine. "A top official at the National Institutes of Health disagreed on Sunday with the notion that an Ebola vaccine likely would have been discovered by now had it not been for federal budget cuts." (NIH Official: Budget Cuts Can't Be Blamed For Lack Of Ebola Vaccine, The Huffington Post, 10/20/2014)
The Washington Post’s Fact Checker Called Attacks Blaming Republicans For Cutting Ebola Research Funding “Absurd” And Gave It Four Pinocchios. “On many levels, this line of attack is absurd. Obama’s Republican predecessor oversaw big increases in public-health sector spending, and both Democrats and Republicans in recent years have broadly supported efforts to rein in federal spending. Sequestration resulted from a bipartisan agreement. In some years, Congress has allocated more money for NIH and CDC than the Obama administration requested. Meanwhile, contrary to the suggestion of the DCCC ad, there never was a specific vote on funding to prevent Ebola.” (Glenn Kessler, “The Absurd Claim That Only Republicans Are To Blame For Cuts To Ebola Research,” The Washington Post, 10/15/14)

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Monday, October 20, 2014

French Hill Launches Contrast Ad “Choice,” Internal Poll: Hill With 5 Point Lead

Little Rock, Ark.— Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives (AR-02), French Hill, released a final contrast TV ad today. “Choice” will air district-wide on broadcast and cable television beginning Monday, October 20.  This comes on the heels of an internal poll from last week showing Hill leading Patrick Henry Hays by five percent.  On Wednesday, Hill posted a record-setting $575,379 fundraising quarter.  Hill finished the quarter with a $152,000 cash-on-hand advantage over his opponent. Early voting begins today.

“While my opponent is a career politician who will side with President Obama in Congress, I am a job creator who will get our economy growing again. With two weeks to go until Election Day, we have the message and momentum to win,” said Hill.  “If elected, I will stand up to President Obama and shift power back to state and local governments.”

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Hays Knowingly Remains in Violation of FEC Law

Little Rock, Arkansas — The Republican Party of Arkansas filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Democrat candidate for Congress Patrick Henry Hays on Monday, October 6, 2014 for failing to have a proper disclaimer on his campaign yard signs.  Hays’ Campaign Manager, David Furr, responded to the allegation and claimed that their campaign would remedy the signs that were in violation of the law. As of Monday, October 20, 2014 the non-compliant signs have not been corrected.

“For 2 weeks now, Patrick Hays has continued to knowingly violate FEC law; arrogantly disregarding his campaign’s promise to remedy their non-compliant signs after official complaints were submitted,” said RPA Communications Director Holly Wilson. “Whether lying to voters with false TV attacks or violating basic federal election law, Hays will stop at nothing to win this election. “

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American Crossroads: "Haze" AR-02

by American Crossroads:
If Pat Hays can't see ObamaCare for what it is, we can't send him to Congress.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Desperate Dems & Push Polls

by Debbie Pelley, Letter to Editor: Eight area state representative candidates spoke in Jonesboro at the Political Animals Club September 26. All eight candidates (four Democrats and four Republicans) said they were pro-life. Everyone knows elected national and state Democrats have a history of voting and fighting for abortion.

In 2012 the ultra liberal Arkansas Times reported that a Democrat Chair "quietly shepherded the defeat of 10 radical anti-abortion bills during the general session." There was a majority of Democrats so this Chair had enough votes to kill all anti-abortion bills. In 2013 Republicans, being the majority, were able to get two anti-abortion bills passed by overriding Governor Beebe's veto.

Two Democrat incumbents, Homer Lenderman and Harold Copenhaver, have taken some heat for refusing to support those anti-abortion bills in 2013 when the Governor (D) vetoed them (HB1037 & SB134). The US is one of only seven countries in the world that permits elective abortion past 20 weeks.

Democrats must know that pro-abortion, as well as their other stands, are unpopular with Arkansans. Every Democrat, including Lenderman & Copenhaver, also voted for Obamacare Medicaid Expansion (HB1143), the Obamacare Exchange (HB1508); all but one refused to support Voter ID (SB2) when the Democrat Governor vetoed it, and no Democrat voted for the bill to stop funding to organizations that fund elective abortions (SB818).

Every Democrat also voted for the deceptive so-called ethics ballot issue #3 which in reality extends the terms of House legislators from six to sixteen years and Senators from eight to sixteen. In contrast, Republicans passed a resolution opposing this Ballot Issue #3 at their state convention.

Yet Democrat Harold Copenhaver actually said in this debate that he is fighting against extremism - referring to his Republican opponent! He also said "Voting against the Private Option is a vote FOR Obamacare." How foolish! There would be no Private Option if Obamacare (ironically named Affordable Care Act) had not passed.

In the race Copenhaver won in 2012, there were large vicious ads published daily and on the day of the election saying Copenhaver's opponent had been "accused of stealing and mismanaging tax dollars" and "Did not vote to keep sexual predators away from our children." In this race, citizens have received push poll calls about Republican candidates with false information, even ridiculously accusing one of domestic violence.

Be aware citizens, some Democrats are desperate. Look at voting records and refuse to believe these last minute character assassinations - an effort to hide their own voting records.
Debbie Pelley lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas and also sent this letter to the Jonesboro Sun.

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Sen. Mark Pryor Is Out of Touch With Reality

Working under Democrat Senate Leader
Harry Reid (D-NV), Mark Pryor has lost
touch with us back home in Arkansas.
I'm sure you've noticed by now, Mark Pryor has voted 90% of the time with President Obama and his liberal agenda. Are you better off? Or maybe (and more likely) Mark Pryor's just out of touch with Arkansans.

Now you might ask yourself, "How can I make a difference?" You can vote out Mark Pryor on November 4. But we need your help.  Please help educate your friends and neighbors on why they should join you in retiring him. 

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Mike Ross Flip-Flops on Guns

Mike Ross' Viewpoint: Hunting okay
BUT NOT the 2nd Amendment!
LITTLE ROCK – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross claims to be pro-gun, citing an A rating from the NRA. However, on his way out of Congress (post A rating), he called for a ban on certain firearms:

“I think past notions that any change at all in gun laws is a foot in the door – I think it is time we get beyond that,” he said. “America has changed. Unfortunately, it is a different place than when we were children. And we need some commonsense reforms.”

“This is not the same America that I grew up in, and I think it is time to address whether there really is a legitimate need for high-capacity weapons that can shoot you know a lot of rounds of ammunition,” said Ross, co-chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus.
 (“Pro-Gun Rep. Mike Ross Supports Ban on High Capacity Assault Weapons,” Times Record, 12/19/12)

Full Article Below:

Pro-Gun Rep. Mike Ross Supports Ban On High-Capacity Assault Weapons
By Peter Urban, Stephens Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON — Rep. Mike Ross, a leading pro-gun advocate on Capitol Hill, on Wednesday threw his support behind efforts to ban high-capacity assault weapons in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school massacre.

“This is not the same America that I grew up in, and I think it is time to address whether there really is a legitimate need for high-capacity weapons that can shoot you know a lot of rounds of ammunition,” said Ross, co-chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus.

Ross, an Arkansas Democrat, said during an interview at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning that he has given a lot of thought to this change of heart.
“I think past notions that any change at all in gun laws is a foot in the door — I think it is time we get beyond that,” he said. “America has changed. Unfortunately, it is a different place than when we were children. And, we need some common-sense reforms.”

As an outgoing member of Congress, Ross won’t be around in the 113th session to vote on gun legislation that is drafted in response to the Connecticut shooting that left 20 children and six educators dead. His turnabout, however, does demonstrate how this tragedy has substantially shifted the balance toward substantive gun law reforms.
Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., a former co-chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, has also said that gun control should be part of a comprehensive response to the shootings. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., who has enjoyed strong support from the National Rifle Association, has also joined the chorus.

Along with gun reforms, they say Congress should consider reforms of the mental health system and look at regulating graphic violence in video games.

Rep.-Elect Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, said Wednesday that Congress should focus on the mental health system in response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He is opposed to any new gun regulations, saying that there are “enough already on the books.”

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he plans to submit broad new gun control proposals to Congress by the end of January.

Ross is a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association and in the past has been a key champion of Second Amendment rights.

“No one is more pro-gun than I am. No one enjoys hunting more than I do,” he said.
In 2010, Ross led a group of 65 pro-gun Democrats in denouncing comments made by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder that the Obama administration intended to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004.

Ross introduced legislation last year to repeal the D.C. semiautomatic gun ban and make it easier for residents of the nation’s capital to purchase and keep guns in the city.

The Newtown shooting appears to have been the last straw for Ross when it comes to civilian ownership of weapons designed for combat.

“These weapons that have been used in these horrendous slayings aren’t the type of guns I hunt with or anybody else hunts with. I mean when you duck hunt you can only have three shells in your gun by law. And, you know, I shoot a Browning 270 deer rifle. I think it might hold four rounds — that’s it. And, I’m your typical hunter out there,” Ross said.

The Newtown shooter used a .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle, a modified civilian version of the military’s M-16.

Since 1982, there have been at least 62 mass murders carried out with firearms in 20 states from Massachusetts to Hawaii. Most of the 142 guns used in the shootings were obtain legally, including dozens of assault weapons and semiautomatic handguns, according to a Mother Jones report.

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Mike Ross Flip-Flops on Abortion

Ross Flip-Flops (Twice) on Abortion
 “…it should be safe, legal and rare.”

LITTLE ROCK – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross has flip-flopped time and time again in his stance on abortion.

As a state senator, Mr. Ross voted multiple times against pro-life legislation:

  • In 1995: Mr. Ross Also Opposed Legislation To Make Abortion Coverage An Extra-Cost Option In Health Insurance Policies. (“Abortion Coverage Bill Fails In Committee,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 2/18/95)
  • In 1995: Mr. Ross Voted Against A Bill Requiring Doctors To Provide Women With Certain Information At Least One Day Before Performing An Abortion. (“Bill For Information On Abortion Rejected,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 3/9/95)
  • In 1997: Mr. Ross Did Not Support A Bill That Would Have Banned Partial-Birth Abortions; One Provision In The Bill Would Have Enabled Felony Charges Against Doctors. (“Panel Vote Goes Against Abortion Bill,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 2/8/97) 
  • In 1999: Mr. Ross Opposed A Bill Requiring Women Seeking An Abortion To Receive An Ultrasound 24 Hours Before The Procedure. (“Committee Rejects Pre-Abortion Testing,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 4/3/99)
FLIP: This changed when Ross was elected to Congress. As a congressman, Mr. Ross supported pro-life measures – even receiving a 100% rating from the National Right to Life for awhile.. (Federal NRLC Scorecard - 112th Congress, Combined Sessions)

FLOP: When Ross moved back to Arkansas to run for governor, he switched once again. 
I think from a public policy standpoint it should be safe, legal and rare.” (“Mike Ross Flip Flops on Abortion,” Arkansas News, 4/24/13)

FLIP: Mr. Ross even flipped again in a recent article from Talk Business.
“I am a conservative Democrat who is pro-life and pro-gun.” (“Governor Candidates Trade Barbs On Ross Visit To Jonesboro,” Talk Business & Politics, 9/3/14)


  • Andrew Demillo, AP:  “Now that he's running for governor, Ross is portraying himself as a defender of abortion rights and criticizing state legislators who passed an abortion ban nearly identical to one he supported in Washington - and reminding voters ahead of a heated primary that he's in the race as a Democrat.” (“Mike Ross Shifts on Abortion As Campaign Begins for Arkansas Governor,” Associated Press, 4/26/13)
  • John Brummett, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: “Ross is getting pummeled for positioning himself as a moderate defender of a woman’s right to choose when, in fact, he voted precisely the opposite in Congress.” (“Runners on Your Marks,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 5/5/13)
  • Roby Brock, Talk Business Arkansas: “You voted for it in one instance, you’re going to veto it in another instance – that seems inconsistent to me.” (“Ross Says Session Partisan, Defends Abortion Position,” Talk Business Arkansas, 4/21/13)
  • Max Brantley, Arkansas Times: “Principle does matter. Whether it’s on abortion or gay rights or taxes or Obamacare, Mike Ross has been wrong time after time. And Bill Halter has said some pretty courageous things. I can’t help but look back to 2006 when the gay adoption ban was on the ballot and Bill Halter stood up at a campaign rally and urged people to vote against it. Mike Ross voted for it. Mike Ross is just an opportunistic sleaze bag.” (Max Brantley, Week in Review Podcast, Arkansas Times, 3/22/13) 

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

In Case You Forgot: Mike Ross Voted For Failed Stimulus Programs Which Wasted $1 Trillion

Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Mike Ross, voted for and defended President Obama’s failed Stimulus Package as a member of Congress. (HR 1, Vote 46, 1-28-09; HR 1, Vote 70, 2/13/09.

Where some of that WASTED money went:
  • $535 Million investment in Solyndra, whose biggest investor, George Kaiser, was a bundler for the Obama campaign, filed for bankruptcy two years later. At least four other companies received stimulus money only to later file for bankruptcy, including Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Co., which received $10 million to increase employment, and Evergreen Solar Inc., which received $5.3 million to install 11,000 photovoltaic panels.
  • $762,372 for the University of North Carolina to develop an interactive dance software
  • $554,763 for the U.S. Forest Service to replace the windows in a visitor center that was closed in 2007
  • $62 Million for a rail extension in Pittsburgh to get to professional sports stadiums and a casino
  • $1.2 Million for an abandoned train station to be converted into a Museum in New Jersey
  • $1.9 Million to analyze exotic ants in San Francisco
  • $199,862 to help Siberians lobby Russian policymakers
  • $298,543 to study weather predictions for other planets
  • $529,648 to study the effect of local populations on the environment...in the Himalayas
  • $25.8 Million for a public relations firm in New York City
  • $1.2 Million for research into marketing video games to the elderly
  • $341,000 to plant palm trees in Fresno
  • $1 Million for bus station art in Los Angeles

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In Case You Forgot: Mike Ross Voted for Wall Street Bailouts

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross voted For the Wall Street, Auto and Housing Bailouts as a member of Congress:
  • Wall Street Bailout (HR 1424, Vote 681, 10/3/08)
  • Auto Bailout (HR 7321, Vote 690, 12/10/08
  • Housing Bailout (HR 3221, Vote 519, 7/23/08)

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Friday, October 17, 2014

U.S Sen. Boozman Statement on Appointment of Ebola Czar

Calls for temporary travel restrictions for people entering U.S. who have been to West African countries experiencing Ebola outbreaks
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s appointment of Ron Klain to coordinate the federal government’s response to the Ebola crisis.

"In light of the federal government’s slow response, missteps and conflicting messages, the American people lack faith in the administration’s ability to respond to a public health emergency of this magnitude.

"Therefore, I am pleased that President Obama recognizes the need for a point person in charge of the entire operation, but I do have concerns about his selection. Ron Klain has neither a logistics background nor an understanding of infectious diseases, two key components of ensuring a successful response to this crisis. Considering the enormous challenges ahead, in terms of preventing more Ebola cases from springing up in the United States, as well as winning back the public’s confidence that Washington is prepared to respond, I sincerely hope he proves to be the right person for the job.

"I believe the President needs a clear cut strategy to prevent the spread of Ebola. We need to be proactive and establish temporary travel restrictions for people entering the United States who have been to West African countries experiencing Ebola outbreaks. While the President has been resistant to this idea, the fact remains that more needs to be done to ensure public safety, and travel restrictions would be a commonsense place to start."

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Griffin Reiterates Call for Travel Ban from Ebola-Ravaged Countries

LITTLE ROCK – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) today reiterated his call to implement a temporary ban on travel from three African countries that have been severely afflicted by the Ebola virus – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea:

“The President must implement a temporary ban on travel from these Ebola-ravaged countries to ensure the safety of Arkansans and all Americans. It is essential that we take every necessary precaution to assure the American people that we are doing all we can to prevent the spread of this deadly virus, not only abroad, but also at home. While we must ensure exceptions for health workers and maintain humanitarian aid to these countries, banning travel to the U.S. from these three countries is a step in the right direction to combat the spread of this disease.”

Currently numerous countries have imposed restrictions or bans on travel to and from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea and numerous airlines have restricted flights to these affected countries.

In an October 3, 2014 letter from the Arkansas House Delegation, Rep. Griffin urged the President to “implement travel restrictions, up to and including a ban on flights from the affected countries.”

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