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September, 2016

  • 21 September

    Boozman, Cardin Praise Senate Passage of Bill Creating a Wall of Remembrance for Korean War Memorial on National Mall

    WASHINGTON–The Senate has unanimously approved a measure championed by U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) that would authorize a Wall of Remembrance to be added to the Korean War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This addition to the current memorial, to be built without the use of public funds, would recognize individual members of the ...

  • 21 September

    Cotton, Wilson Introduce Bill to Deter the President from Bypassing Congress on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska), Jerry Moran (R-Kansas), Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi), James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) and Steve Daines (R-Montana) and Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Alabama) today introduced a bill to ...

  • 21 September

    Members of the Arkansas Delegation Announce $5.8 Million FAA Grant for Rogers Airport Improvement

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressman Steve Womack, today announced that Rogers Executive Airport will receive $5.8 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to strengthen the airport’s runway at Carter Field. The project includes a full-depth runway keel reconstruction, mill and overlay of the existing asphalt pavement, installation of pavement underdrains, crack repair, ...

  • 21 September

    Cotton Statement on Reports that President Obama May Consider Supporting UN Resolution that Will Undermine Israel

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on reports that President Obama may consider supporting a United Nations Security Council resolution that would circumvent direct negotiations between Israel and Palestinian leaders and set parameters for a final settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute: “As President Obama meets with heads of state at the United Nations this week, ...

  • 21 September

    Boozman Supports Legislation Protecting Veteran Programs from Expiring

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation that protects important veteran programs and includes provisions reauthorizing veteran housing programs. U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) introduced similar provisions in the Senate to protect federal homeless veteran programs. “Approving this legislation is essential to fulfilling our commitment to the men and women who served our nation in ...

  • 21 September

    Cotton Statement on the No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) yesterday sponsored the No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act, originally introduced by Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota). This bill seeks to address problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Crisis Line (VCL). Specifically it requires the VA to implement a documented process that will improve the responsiveness and performance ...

  • 19 September

    Boozman Praises Law Enforcement’s Quick Actions in Response to Weekend Terror Attacks

    Commends quick apprehension of suspect in NYC bombing, ending to stabbing attack at Minnesota mall WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today praised local and federal law enforcement who acted to quickly apprehend the primary suspect in this weekend’s bombing in New York City, as well as the actions of the off-duty police officer who put an end to ...

  • 19 September

    Boozman, Cotton Support Ending Medicare Part D Retroactive Fees

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) helped introduce the Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act, legislation that ends direct and indirect remuneration fees, or DIR fees, for Medicare Part D that are harming community pharmacists. “Community pharmacists are right to be concerned about the inefficient and unpredictable DIR fees that affect ...

  • 19 September

    Cotton Statement on the House Intelligence Committee’s Bipartisan Snowden Report

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the release of a new bipartisan report and letter from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, outlining Edward Snowden’s traitorous actions and urging President Obama not to pardon him: “Edward Snowden is a traitor who is currently under the care, custody, and control of Russian security services. ...

  • 19 September

    National Security Must Be Top Priority

    BY U.S. SENATOR DR. JOHN BOOZMAN –  As I travel around Arkansas, the top issue I hear about is national security. It remains at the forefront of the minds of Arkansans. Arkansans are concerned with how the Obama administration’s terrible Iran deal is allowing Tehran to continue its nuclear activities while rebuilding its arsenal and belligerently bullying the United States ...