Lincoln: Enemy Combatants Should Not Be Tried In Civilian Courts

 Washington – In response to today’s reports that the White House has asked the Justice Department to consider alternate locations for the planned Manhattan trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged terrorists, U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln released the following statement: “I have … [Read more...]

Lincoln Leads Effort to Expand Trade Opportunities

Washington – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today was joined by 17 other Senators in a letter to the President, supporting his pledge to double American exports and pass pending trade agreements. The President announced … [Read more...]

USDA Grant to Create Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center in Arkansas

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is awarding $900,000 to the Wallace Center at Winrock International, Little Rock, Ark., to run the Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development (HUFED) Center. … [Read more...]

Delegation Announces Grants to Benefit Arkansas Firefighters

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor along with U.S. Representatives Marion Berry (AR-01), Vic Snyder (AR-02), today announced federal grants to Arkansas fire departments through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. All … [Read more...]

Lincoln: Top Priority Must Be Strengthening Economy, Job Creation

Washington – Following tonight’s State of the Union address, U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln said that Congress must redouble efforts to strengthen the economy here at home. “I am pleased that tonight the President expressed he shares my top priority: getting our economy back on track so businesses … [Read more...]

Lincoln: I Will Fight Reconciliation as Tool to Achieve Health Insurance Reform

Washington – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln today responded to speculation that various health insurance reform issues might be resolved through a parliamentary maneuver known as “budget reconciliation,” which would allow the Senate to pass a package of changes with 51 votes. “I voted for the … [Read more...]

Senator Blanche Lincoln’s Statement on Congressman Marion Berry

Washington – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln today made the following statement regarding Congressman Marion Berry's decision to retire at the end of this term:  “I have worked closely with Congressman Berry since the days when I represented the First District, and he was serving in the White House … [Read more...]

The Historic Preservation Alliance recognizes Senator Lincoln

Little Rock – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln has been recognized for her efforts to encourage private sector investment in areas where many of Arkansas’s historic and older buildings are located. Lincoln received a special citation from the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas in Little Rock … [Read more...]

U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln talks about Senator Scott Brown & Healthcare Reform

U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln on KFFB’s Open mic, hosted by KFFB’S General Manager and Owner Bob Connell discussing, the Massachusetts' newly minted Republican senator-elect, Scott Brown and Healthcare Reform. … [Read more...]

Lincoln Signs on to Resolution Blocking Heavy-Handed EPA Regulation

Washington – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, issued the following statement today announcing her support for legislation to block efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gases … [Read more...]