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Arkansas’ members split 2-2 on budget bill

Posted: December 13, 2013 at 5:57 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Arkansas’ U.S. House delegation was split on a two-year federal budget bill approved Thursday night, after conservative groups said congressmen would be held accountable if they voted yes.

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