LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- U.S. Senator Mark Pryor dropped by the THV studios, giving us an opportunity to talk policy, politics and emergency services.
He told us that his office is working closely with the Governor's office in preparing the state for emergency relief. His primary concern was the trees, weakened by the drought and susceptible to intense winds and rain.
The Senator is on the committee that oversees FEMA, and he told us they have earned passing grades so far with the arrival of Isaac.
The other big story is the GOP convention in Tampa. He has not watched and does admit that several of the policies that have been touted in the convention will be endorsed by Arkansas voters in the fall. He told us he has a problem with the rhetoric that has been used so far and views it as destructive.
In our website portion of the interview he told us the farm bill is still in the House committee and that Republicans are fighting with Republicans on how much of a subsidy the government can afford on crop insurance.
In response to one of our Facebook questions he told us that unemployment benefits cannot be extended any further. And, he sees the 188th Fighter Wing our of Fort Smith, active for one more year.