January 19, 2011 | Posted in Legislature | By Jerry
Our day at the Capitol got off to an early start today. We ate breakfast in the Capitol’s cafeteria, and then went to a morning event sponsored by Senator Boozman, followed by committee meetings, and a whole slew of activities in between. As we’ve said before, you can tag along with us at the Capitol by following Family Council on Facebook and Twitter.
Below are some pictures of the day’s activities.
Here you can see the crowd of lawmakers and guests at a breakfast event organized by Senator John Boozman.
Secretary of State Mark Martin converses with Reps. Tim Summers (right) and Mary Lou Slinkard (center).
Above: State Senator Bruce Holland of Greenwood (center), U.S. Senator John Boozman (right), and myself.
After the meeting with Senator Boozman, we split up to attend committee meetings. Above is a picture of the Arkansas House of Representatives City, County, and Local Affairs meeting room.
Above: City, County, and Local Affairs Committee member, Rep. Jane English (center), discusses local issues with two lobbyists.
The Bureau of Legislative Research is in charge of drafting legislation at the request of lawmakers. A few legislative committees also meet in their building.
Above: The House Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Economic Development hearing testimony on a bill.
We also stopped by the Lt. Governor's office to visit with Mark Darr. Above: Skot and Amber, two of the Lt. Governor's employees.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.