Asa Hutchinson on Government Reform
Former Administrator of D.E.A.; former Republican Representative (AR-3)
Cut outdated regulations and cut government employees
We have cut the size and inefficiency of government. We have worked to cut the red tape. We repealed over 800 outdated and unnecessary regulations, which makes state government less burdensome to taxpayers and businesses.
We have reduced the size of the executive branch of state government by more than 1,400 employees. That is a reduction of over 5 percent. This is through improved management practices and attrition, but we can do more.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to the Arkansas legislature
, Jan 15, 2019
Photo ID for voting
Question topic: People should be able to vote without photo identification.
Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2013 Arkansas Governor campaign
, Sep 28, 2014
1999: Brought articles of impeachment against Bill Clinton
In the 2014 campaign, former Rep. Ross is expected to go head-to-head with Republican Asa Hutchinson, a former congressman from
Northwest Arkansas, in a race with some political ghosts.
Ross is a protege of former President Bill Clinton; and, Hutchinson is the former congressman who brought the articles of impeachment against Clinton from the U.S. House of Representatives to trial in the U.S. Senate in 1999.
Clinton was subsequently acquitted, ostensibly on the basis of an emotional floor speech by then-Senator Dale Bumpers, of Arkansas.
Source: Hope Star on 2014 Arkansas gubernatorial race
, Jan 2, 2014
Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties.
Support a ban on soft money donations to national political parties but allow up to $10,000 in soft-money donations to state and local parties for voter registration and get-out-the vote activity.
Bill HR 2356
; vote number 2001-228
on Jul 12, 2001
Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads.
Campaign Finance Reform Act to ban "soft money" and impose restrictions on issue advocacy campaigning.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Shays, R-CT;
Bill HR 417
; vote number 1999-422
on Sep 14, 1999
Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties.
Hutchinson co-sponsored restricting campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd party
To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to increase the penalties imposed for making or accepting contributions in the name of another and to prohibit foreign nationals from making any campaign-related disbursements.
Source: Conduit Contribution Prevention Act (H.R.1747) 1999-H1747 on May 11, 1999
- Increase civil & criminal penalties for knowing and willful violations of the prohibition against making or accepting contributions in the name of another.
- Sets both civil and criminal fines at not less than 300% of the amount involved in the violation and not more than the greater of $50,000 or 1,000% of such amount.
Mandates a criminal fine or two years' imprisonment, or both.
- Limits criminal penalties to violations involving an amount aggregating $1,000 or more during a calendar year.
- Changes from discretionary to mandatory the authority of the Federal Election Commission to refer to the Attorney General any instance of probable cause that a violation of such prohibition has occurred.
- Revises the current ban on contributions by foreign nationals to encompass all disbursements by foreign nationals, including any disbursement to a political committee of a political party and any disbursement for an independent expenditure.
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