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150th Anniversary of the U.S. Capitol Dome
Monday marked the 150th anniversary of the completion of the U.S. Capitol Dome. Click here to watch a great 60 Minutes segment about the Dome’s architecture, construction, and history. Also, if you are planning a visit to DC, please contact my office for a staff-led tour of the U.S. Capitol and tickets to visit the gallery.
Tuesday marked the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. On that day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. His speech lasted only a few minutes, but his words endure. Read more on my statement and President Lincoln’s address on the Cotton Blog.
- Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel: This week I had the opportunity to visit the McGeorge family at Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel. Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel is a great local business rich with Arkansas history. In fact, this year they are celebrating the anniversary of their 100th year in business! I want to congratulate them on this important milestone! I look forward to hearing about their continued success and the important contributions they make to the community.
- District Meetings: I had several great meetings across Arkansas this week.
- PATH Act: On Tuesday and Wednesday, I attended the Financial Services Committee Markup of H.R. 2767, legislation that would create a sustainable housing finance system for America. The Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners Act (the PATH Act) ends the largest bailout in history, the $200 billion taxpayer-funded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and phases out the troubled Government-Sponsored Enterprises within five years.
- Washington Has a Spending Problem: On Tuesday, 6 year-old Levi White visited my office and we talked about his share of the national debt. Read more about our chat here.
- Financial Services Committee Hearing: On Wednesday I attended the Financial Services Committee hearing examining how the Dodd-Frank Act could result in more taxpayer-funded bailouts.
- Financial Services Subcommittee Hearing: This week, the Financial Services Committee Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee held a hearing examining how the Dodd-Frank Act hampers home ownership. As you may know, I feel very strongly that Dodd-Frank should be fully repealed.