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March, 2016

  • 11 March

    Boozman Praises Senate Passage of Bill to Fight Opioid Abuse

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) issued the following statement on Senate passage of theComprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: “Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the country and unfortunately Arkansas is not immune to this problem. Arkansas has implemented measures to combat this problem by decreasing the availability of prescription drugs and properly disposing of expired ...

  • 11 March

    Boozman to Attend I-555 Unveiling Friday

    WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) will join Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, U.S. Representative Rick Crawford and other state and local leaders tomorrow to celebrate the designation of Highway 63 as Interstate 555. The corridor connects Jonesboro to I-55 near Marion and includes the counties of Craighead, Poinsett and Crittenden. Senator Boozman and Congressman Crawford included language in the 2015 Highway Bill, ...

  • 11 March

    Boozman Leads Efforts to Fix Veterans Choice Program

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) this week helped introduce legislation to fix problems Arkansas veterans have with the Veterans Choice Program. The Veterans Choice Improvement Act of 2016 (S. 2646) makes it easier for health care providers to work with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that veterans have access to the quality health care they earned. “I have heard from ...

  • 11 March

    Boozman, Cotton: Detain ISIL Fighters in Gitmo

    WASHINGTON—Arkansas’s U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton today helped introduce a resolution calling for fighters involved with Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to be detained at Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) if they are captured by the United States. Boozman and Cotton are among 14 original cosponsors of the resolution, authored by U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), which ...

  • 9 March

    Boozman & EPW Committee Members Hear Testimony from ADEQ Director

    WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) and members of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee heard testimony from state regulators, including Arkansas Department of Environment Quality (ADEQ) Director Becky Keogh, on cooperative federalism between states and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and whether the system is working. In her testimony, Keogh said Arkansas’s cooperation with EPA has become “a ...

  • 9 March

    ICYMI: Senator Cotton Speaks on the Senate Floor About the Supreme Court Vacancy

    “In 2014, the voters overwhelmingly chose to send Republicans to the Senate, making clear their dissatisfaction with this president’s cavalier attitude toward the Constitution and his duty to execute the laws as written.  If the 2014 election meant anything, it meant that Americans do not want this president to determine alone the course of American law for a generation in ...

  • 7 March

    Service Academy Information Nights

    HOT SPRINGS –Service Academy Information Nights will be hosted at high schools across the Fourth District of Arkansas, Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) announced Tuesday (Feb. 16). The events provide students and parents information on the application, nomination, selection, and appointment processes at the United States’ five service academies. In addition to information on nominations, representatives from each of the ...

  • 7 March

    Army Arsenal Revitalization Act

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) co-sponsored the bipartisan Army Arsenal Revitalization Act (AARA) on Thursday (March 3), a bill which aims to increase the amount of business directed to Army arsenals, such as the Pine Bluff Arsenal. Westerman joined lead co-sponsor Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and CongressmanPaul Tonko (NY-20), both of whom represent districts with manufacturing arsenals. Representatives Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) also signed on as original co-sponsors. In ...

  • 3 March

    Keep Gitmo Open

    The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress prohibits the President from closing the detention center at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Gitmo) and bans the transfer of its detainees. President Barack Obama signed this bill into law. In recent days he submitted a vague and dangerous plan to Congress to close Gitmo and move detainees to U.S. ...

  • 3 March

    Westerman Votes for BRICK Act

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) voted Thursday (March 3) for H.R. 4557, the BRICK Act (Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns). Prior to passage, Westerman delivered the following speech on the House floor: “I rise today in support of H.R. 4557, the BRICK Act,” Westerman said. “This legislation delays an unnecessary rule that imposes overly-strict emissions standards on BRICK kilns. Manufacturers shouldn’t have to deal with the hassles ...