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U.S. Senator Dr. John Boozman

September, 2015

  • 16 September

    Arkansas Congressional Delegation Asks Energy Secretary to Address Oversight Concerns

    BY U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN – WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—are asking Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz to address their detailed concerns about the federal government’s possible unprecedented partnership with a third party to construct an electrical transmission project through Arkansas. The Department of Energy (DOE) is ...

August, 2015

  • 24 August

    Pushing Back on the EPA’s War on Coal

    BY U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN – Arkansans depend on our reliable and affordable energy and electricity. Low-cost energy helps new businesses get started in Arkansas, keeps our farmers competitive, and ensures Arkansans can heat, cool and power their homes at a reasonable cost. That is all set to change if the Obama Administration has its way.  The EPA’s so-called “Clean ...

  • 17 August

    Why We Need a Long-Term Highway Bill

    BY U.S. SENATOR DR. JOHN BOOZMAN – I recently used this space to highlight how the Senate has been moving more legislation than I’ve seen in the previous years that I’ve served in this body. Eights months into this year, we’ve passed over seventy bills—thirty of which have been signed into law. One bill we passed just before adjourning for ...

  • 5 August

    Drug Courts: Saving Lives and Saving Money

    BY U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN – Nevada County resident Tony found himself on the wrong side of the law. After 19 years of drug use, he didn’t have the will to quit. He was faced with the decision of time behind bars, or time to change his lifestyle. With the help of drug court, he kicked his habit. Now 18 ...

  • 5 August

    Senate Approves Boozman Resolution Commemorating 125th Anniversary of Second Morrill Act

    BY U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN – WASHINGTON – A resolution introduced by U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Second Morrill Act, legislation that established educational opportunities for African-Americans with the creation of 19 land-grant universities passed the Senate by unanimous consent. The 1890 Land-Grant Universities are a network of historically black colleges and universities that ...

  • 5 August

    Boozman Signs on as Original Cosponsor of Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

    BY  U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN – WASHINGTON – Following the release of videos documenting the Planned Parenthood’s role in the harvesting of organs from unborn babies, U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and twenty-two of his colleagues last night to introduce legislation to defund the organization. The bill, S.1881, will prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood. ...

July, 2015

  • 20 July

    Fighting Tax Refund Fraud

    BY U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN – After filing his 2014 tax return, Russellville resident John expected to receive a refund from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Instead of getting his money, he got a letter notifying him that someone filed a tax return under his name using his Social Security number. As a victim of identity theft (IDT), he’s forced ...

  • 20 July

    Senate Passes ESEA Reauthorization with Boozman Amendment

    BY U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN – Amendment aims at integrating career & technical education with academic curricula & teacher professional development WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate agreed today to add an amendment authored by U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) that focuses on career and technical education to the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The reauthorization bill, ...

  • 20 July

    Boozman Statement on Final Iran Nuclear Agreement

    BY U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN – WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement today [Thursday, July 14, 2015] after the announcement of the final agreement with Iran over the country’s nuclear program.  “When these discussions began, President Obama claimed we would be able to diplomatically dismantle Iran’s nuclear program. Initial reports on the details of the final ...

  • 20 July

    Boozman to Celebrate Christening of USS Little Rock

    BY U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN – WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) will attend the christening of the U.S.S. Little Rock, the nation’s ninth littoral combat ship (LCS 9) in Marinette, Wisconsin on Saturday.  The U.S.S. Little Rock is designed to defeat growing threats in and near shallow waters and provide access and dominance in the coastal water.  This ...