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Smith Report 1.2.2013

Goals for 2014 As 2013 comes to a close, now is the time to look toward 2014 and the challenges ahead. Some people make resolutions at the start of the New Year, some set goals. For my part, I see ...

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Smith Report 12.26.2013

Budget Deal is the Wrong Deal Last week the House of Representatives voted on a budget compromise that set spending levels for the next two years. While I believe Congress must pass a budget, I ultimately could not support this ...

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Dugger Report 12.26.2013

So often, amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it is easy to forget the reason for season.  Just as soon as we finish our Thanksgiving meals the madness of “Black Friday” is upon us. The next few ...

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Smith Report 12.19.2013

Senate Should Act on House Legislation Since being sworn into office as your voice in the halls of Congress this past June, I have experienced many frustrations working in Washington. Most upsetting is the unwillingness of Senate leaders to consider ...

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Turf Wars

By Phill Brooks State government experienced an unusual turf war this past week that blew up a planned meeting between legislators and the governor on fundamental changes to Medicaid. The governor wanted the meeting to be on his turf, the ...

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Smith Report 11.21.2013

Protecting Access to Our Rivers and Lands Our Eighth Congressional District is home to some of the most naturally beautiful areas in the country. We are fortunate to have the Jacks Fork and Current Rivers that provide families with a ...

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Cunningham Report 11.14.2013

How Can You Enroll in the ACA? One of the most talked-about issues in our nation is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the slow running website, www.healthcare.gov, intended to help enroll people across the country into the new health ...

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