Jessi Turnure, WREG News Channel 3

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WREG News Channel 3

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Past articles by Jessi:

Cohen introduces ‘billionaire’s minimum income tax’ bill

WASHINGTON — House Democrats unveiled a new bill they say would force the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share of taxes. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Memphis) introduced the new bill Thursday to enact President Biden’s proposal for a billionaires’ minimum income tax. He says the current tax code favors the wealthy. “Billionaires are using that […] → Read More

House Democrats, Senate Republicans work to advance competing infrastructure plans

President Joe Biden walked away from infrastructure talks with Senate Republicans and boarded a flight to Europe Wednesday. But in Washington, both parties remained grounded deep in debate. → Read More

Health officials: No plans to lift mask mandate, ease restrictions anytime soon

Health officials say they have no plans to lift the restrictions anytime soon. → Read More

Bill expands VA vaccine eligibility to veteran spouses, caregivers

As the push continues to expand eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine, Congress is working to make sure every veteran is part of the equation. → Read More

FBI director: Antifa, ‘fake Trump protesters’ are not among suspects in deadly Capitol attack

FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before Congress Tuesday for the first time since the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. → Read More

Senators hear arguments on constitutionality of Trump impeachment trial

The historic second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is underway in the Senate. → Read More

Competing Child Tax Credit proposals aim to send monthly payments to parents

There’s bipartisan support around the idea to change the Child Tax Credit by boosting the amount and making it a monthly payment, but lawmakers still have different approaches. → Read More

Biden signs ‘Buy American’ executive order for government purchases

The directive's goal is to boost government purchases from U.S. manufacturers. → Read More

COVID-19 in Arkansas: Governor announces increase of more than 2,300 cases, 34 deaths

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday the state saw an additional 2.327 cases and 34 deaths. Of the cases announced Wednesday, 1,757 are confirmed cases and 570 are considered probable cases. Of the deaths announced Wednesday, 31 are from confirmed cases and 3 are from probable cases. This brings the state’s totals to […] → Read More

More than 3 million Americans fly the weekend before Thanksgiving despite COVID-19 warnings

Despite travel warnings from the nation's top health officials, more than three million Americans flew this weekend ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, and airlines expect those numbers to increase even more by Wednesday. → Read More

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid patients to receive free COVID-19 vaccines

The Trump administration announced Wednesday a plan allowing millions of Americans on Medicare or Medicaid to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine once one is available. → Read More

Supreme Court hears arguments over PBM payments to pharmacies

"It has left many communities without a pharmacist,” said Arkansas Solicitor General Nicholas Bronni. → Read More

U.S. coronavirus experts reiterate science, not politics will govern vaccine

The Senate Health Committee hearing focused on the timeline to get a safe and effective vaccine to the American people. → Read More

Powell, Mnuchin urge House committee to approve more pandemic relief

"The path ahead continues to be highly uncertain," Powell said. → Read More

House lawmakers unveil ‘I Am Vanessa Guillen’ bill to reform military’s sexual misconduct policies

"She is now an American hero that will save lots of lives," said her older sister, Mayra Guillen. "Military members, both men and women, deserve to have equal rights if not more than us because they sign their lives to protect us." → Read More

Federal agencies push back on White House’s diversity training ban

"It is in a company's best interest to hire and develop a diverse workforce and create an inclusive work environment,” said Ranking Member Ann Wagner, R-MO. → Read More

Congressman urges FDA to authorize first at-home coronavirus test

Last week, the FDA approved the first rapid coronavirus test that doesn’t need lab equipment, but it’s still a nasal swab and can’t be done at home. → Read More

Trump defends tweet about NASCAR’s Confederate flag ban, Bubba Wallace

President Trump defended a tweet Monday that criticized NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate flag and accused African American race car driver Bubba Wallace of participating in what he called a hox. → Read More

House Republicans sue Speaker Pelosi to block new proxy voting rule

According to the House clerk, Speier has joined more than 70 of her Democratic colleagues to indicate they may use proxies to vote from home. → Read More

Governor Hutchinson meeting with President Trump to discuss COVID-19 in Arkansas

WASHINGTON — Governor Asa Hutchinson meeting with President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in Washington today to discuss how the state is dealing with the coronavirus. Arkansas’ Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson told President Trump his state is having an easier time restarting its economy because he was one of the few governors that didn’t […] → Read More