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June, 2016

  • 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 ...

  • 20 June

    Cotton Statement on the Detection of Uranium at Iran’s Parchin Military Complex

    Cotton Statement on the Detection of Uranium at Iran’s Parchin Military Complex Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the detection of uranium at Iran’s Parchin military complex: “Despite Iran literally replacing layers of soil at the Parchin military complex, traces of uranium were still found at the secret nuclear research facility.  Yet the Iranian ayatollahs still ...

  • 17 June

    State Capitol Week in Review from Senator Larry Teague

    State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague June 17, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas is one of numerous states experiencing an alarming spike in deaths attributable to prescription pain killers. A physician with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, in a presentation to a legislative committee, said that changes in state law are needed in response to ...

  • 17 June

    Westerman Votes for FY17 Defense Appropriations Bill

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (June 16) upon passage of H.R. 5293, the FY17 Defense Appropriations Bill: “Passage of the defense appropriations bill ensures our military is ready for any threats to the United States and our allies,” Westerman said. “This bill provides more than $200 billion for key readiness programs for our troops, providing ...

  • 17 June

    Boozman Pushes for Expanding U.S. Agriculture Exports to Cuba

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman continued advocating to open up trade with Cuba during the Senate Appropriations Committee’s markup of the Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill. The committee adopted an amendment offered by Boozman and Sen. Jon Tester that would lift the ban on private banks and companies offering credit for the export of agricultural ...