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June, 2016

  • 24 June

    Westerman: “Supreme Court made the right call”

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling 4-4 ruling in the case of United States v. Texas: “The Supreme Court made the right call today by upholding the lower court’s decision on President Obama’s executive action on immigration,” Westerman said. “His administration’s attempt to give legal status to those who broke ...

  • 24 June

    Boozman Presses Senate to Vote on Veterans First Act

    Boozman Presses Senate to Vote on Veterans First Act   WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and other members of the committee on Wednesday to press their colleagues to allow a vote on the Veterans First Act, bipartisan legislation that will strengthen accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Last week, VA announced that it ...

  • 24 June

    Boozman Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Block Executive Amnesty

    Boozman Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Block Executive Amnesty WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman issued the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling blocking President Obama’s executive amnesty: “This ruling by the Supreme Court affirms that President Obama’s executive actions on immigration were a gross overreach of power. This abuse of authority by the President was rightfully reigned in ...

  • 24 June

    Cotton Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision on President Obama’s Executive Actions on Amnesty

    Cotton Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision on President Obama’s Executive Actions on Amnesty Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Washington) today released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision on President Obama’s executive actions on amnesty: “This decision is a win for the Constitution and for a common-sense immigration policy. It guarantees that President Obama will not be able to ...

  • 23 June

    Boozman Files Amendment to Senate Appropriations Bill to Help Arkansas Law Enforcement Fight Violent Crime

    Boozman Files Amendment to Senate Appropriations Bill to Help Arkansas Law Enforcement Fight Violent Crime WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations (CJS) bill to ensure that Arkansas law enforcement agencies are compensated through equitable sharing funds for their help in investigations resulting in federal forfeitures. “Equitable sharing funds are ...

  • 22 June

    Boozman Submits Veterans History Project Interviews to Library of Congress

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman presented a collection of Arkansas veterans’ oral histories to the Library of Congress for preservation in its Veterans History Project (VHP). “The Veterans History Project is a unique collection of the memories of our veterans. These firsthand accounts add valuable information and insights to the permanent record from which future generations will learn,” Boozman said. ...

  • 21 June

    Boozman Statement on Votes Seeking to Prevent Terrorists From Obtaining Firearms

    Boozman Statement on Votes Seeking to Prevent Terrorists From Obtaining Firearms WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement after the Senate considered a series of amendments that seek to prevent terrorists from obtaining firearms: “No one wants a situation where known terrorists have guns. However, we must prevent this while protecting the freedoms of law-abiding citizens who are ...

  • 21 June

    Cotton Statement on the Senate’s Votes on Gun Control Legislation

    Cotton Statement on the Senate’s Votes on Gun Control Legislation Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the Senate’s votes on gun control legislation: “Last week, a radical Islamic terrorist took the lives of 49 innocent people in the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since September 11th, yet Senate Democrats seem more interested in political games ...

  • 20 June

    Cotton Introduces Legislation to Expand VA Cemetery Burial Options

    Cotton Introduces Legislation to Expand VA Cemetery Burial Options Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today introduced the Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act, legislation that would expand the cemetery burial options offered by the VA to financially insolvent veterans. Specifically, this bill would allow veterans who could not otherwise afford services to be buried in the cemetery closest to their ...

  • 20 June

    Paving the Way for a Cure for Alzheimer’s

    Paving the Way for a Cure for Alzheimer’s By the time you finish reading this column, one person will have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Every 66 seconds a patient is told they have this incurable disease. In 2050, that number is expected to increase to one patient every 33 seconds. Alzheimer’s impacts five million people nationwide, including more than 275,000 ...