by Max Brantley
I’m pleased to see that the conference committee has reached a bipartisan agreement. I hope my colleagues in the House will turn off the politics and help us get this bill over the finish line. Our agriculture sector—which contributes $17 billion to Arkansas’s economy alone—needs certainty to stay strong and thriveAlso looming for Different Drummer Tom Cotton: The New York Times reports growing support in the Republican Party for immigration legislation that would provide legal status for millions of people already in the U.S. without proper documentation. But conservative opposition is building, too. That would likely include extremist Cotton, the Latino workers in his current congressional district notwithstanding. Cotton is as unfriendly to immigrants as he is to hungry, poor, working citizens.