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LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on Tuesday called on his Republican election opponent to explain a 2013 vote against a bill that benefited Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Pryor spoke to reporters in a news conference outside the Little Rock hospital, where he was joined by the family of a North Little Rock boy who has received treatment at the facility. He accused U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, of favoring special interests over Arkansas and discussed his decision to bring his own medical history into the race.

A spokesman for Cotton said he has voted numerous times for funding for the hospital and blamed Pryor for sequestration cuts that affected the facility.

Pryor said Cotton has never adequately explained why he was the only member of the Arkansas delegation to vote against Senate Bill 1557, the Children's Hospital GME (Graduate Medical Education) Support Reauthorization Act. The bill, which became law, reauthorized up to $330 million a year for graduate medical education at children's hospitals, including Arkansas' only pediatric hospital.

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LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on Tuesday called on his Republican election opponent to explain a 2013 vote against a bill that benefited Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Pryor spoke to reporters in a news conference outside the Little Rock hospital, where he was joined by the family of a North Little Rock boy who has received treatment at the facility. He accused U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, of favoring special interests over Arkansas and discussed his decision to bring his own medical history into the race.

A spokesman for Cotton said he has voted numerous times for funding for the hospital and blamed Pryor for sequestration cuts that affected the facility.

Pryor said Cotton has never adequately explained why he was the only member of the Arkansas delegation to vote against Senate Bill 1557, the Children's Hospital GME (Graduate Medical Education) Support Reauthorization Act. The bill, which became law, reauthorized up to $330 million a year for graduate medical education at children's hospitals, including Arkansas' only pediatric hospital.

- See more at: http://arkansasnews.com/news/arkansas/pryor-cotton-spar-over-hospital-funding-vote#sthash.Kf7ACqPa.dpufLITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on Tuesday called on his Republican election opponent to explain a 2013 vote against a bill that benefited Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Pryor spoke to reporters in a news conference outside the Little Rock hospital, where he was joined by the family of a North Little Rock boy who has received treatment at the facility. He accused U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, of favoring special interests over Arkansas and discussed his decision to bring his own medical history into the race.

A spokesman for Cotton said he has voted numerous times for funding for the hospital and blamed Pryor for sequestration cuts that affected the facility.

Pryor said Cotton has never adequately explained why he was the only member of the Arkansas delegation to vote against Senate Bill 1557, the Children's Hospital GME (Graduate Medical Education) Support Reauthorization Act. The bill, which became law, reauthorized up to $330 million a year for graduate medical education at children's hospitals, including Arkansas' only pediatric hospital.

- See more at: http://arkansasnews.com/news/arkansas/pryor-cotton-spar-over-hospital-funding-vote#sthash.Kf7ACqPa.dpuf

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on Tuesday called on his Republican election opponent to explain a 2013 vote against a bill that benefited Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Pryor spoke to reporters in a news conference outside the Little Rock hospital, where he was joined by the family of a North Little Rock boy who has received treatment at the facility. He accused U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, of favoring special interests over Arkansas and discussed his decision to bring his own medical history into the race.

A spokesman for Cotton said he has voted numerous times for funding for the hospital and blamed Pryor for sequestration cuts that affected the facility.

Pryor said Cotton has never adequately explained why he was the only member of the Arkansas delegation to vote against Senate Bill 1557, the Children's Hospital GME (Graduate Medical Education) Support Reauthorization Act. The bill, which became law, reauthorized up to $330 million a year for graduate medical education at children's hospitals, including Arkansas' only pediatric hospital.

- See more at: http://arkansasnews.com/news/arkansas/pryor-cotton-spar-over-hospital-funding-vote#sthash.Kf7ACqPa.dpuf

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on Tuesday called on his Republican election opponent to explain a 2013 vote against a bill that benefited Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Pryor spoke to reporters in a news conference outside the Little Rock hospital, where he was joined by the family of a North Little Rock boy who has received treatment at the facility. He accused U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, of favoring special interests over Arkansas and discussed his decision to bring his own medical history into the race.

A spokesman for Cotton said he has voted numerous times for funding for the hospital and blamed Pryor for sequestration cuts that affected the facility.

Pryor said Cotton has never adequately explained why he was the only member of the Arkansas delegation to vote against Senate Bill 1557, the Children's Hospital GME (Graduate Medical Education) Support Reauthorization Act. The bill, which became law, reauthorized up to $330 million a year for graduate medical education at children's hospitals, including Arkansas' only pediatric hospital.

- See more at: http://arkansasnews.com/news/arkansas/pryor-cotton-spar-over-hospital-funding-vote#sthash.Kf7ACqPa.dpuf

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on Tuesday called on his Republican election opponent to explain a 2013 vote against a bill that benefited Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Pryor spoke to reporters in a news conference outside the Little Rock hospital, where he was joined by the family of a North Little Rock boy who has received treatment at the facility. He accused U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, of favoring special interests over Arkansas and discussed his decision to bring his own medical history into the race.

A spokesman for Cotton said he has voted numerous times for funding for the hospital and blamed Pryor for sequestration cuts that affected the facility.

Pryor said Cotton has never adequately explained why he was the only member of the Arkansas delegation to vote against Senate Bill 1557, the Children's Hospital GME (Graduate Medical Education) Support Reauthorization Act. The bill, which became law, reauthorized up to $330 million a year for graduate medical education at children's hospitals, including Arkansas' only pediatric hospital.

- See more at: http://arkansasnews.com/news/arkansas/pryor-cotton-spar-over-hospital-funding-vote#sthash.R1r3BchP.dpuf