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August, 2013

  • 24 August

    UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON – Senator Dr. John Boozman

      Agriculture Tour During the August work period, I spend one week focusing on agriculture. I travel across the state meeting with family farmers, facility managers, agriculture researchers and others who make their living growing, processing, and securing our supply of food and fiber. Agribusiness is critical to Arkansas, as it contributes significantly to our state’s economy. One out of ...

  • 14 August

    Update from Washington

      Backyard Beauty Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro made national headlines in early August after a 12-year-old found a diamond the size of a jellybean that is estimated to be worth as much as $15,000. While the discovery of a rock this large is not common, it’s one of more than 325 diamonds found at the park this year. ...

  • 2 August

    Inspectors General – Preventing Waste, Fraud and Abuse at Federal Agencies

    BY JOHN BOOZMAN –   Hardworking Arkansans are stretching their dollars, cutting back and reigning in their budgets. Washington needs to do the same thing. I’ve worked to roll back spending, and I’m continuing to find additional avenues to save taxpayer dollars. That’s why I introduced legislation to make sure that federal Inspectors General (IGs) are on the job – identifying ...

  • 1 August

    Pryor, Boozman Urge Senate to Honor Little Rock Soldiers

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman today introduced the Honoring Ezeagwula and Long (HEAL) Act. Their bill would allow Private William Long and Private Quinton Ezeagwula, Arkansas service members attacked outside of a Little Rock Army recruiting center, to be eligible for the Purple Heart. “Privates Long and Ezeagwula signed up to serve our country, and became targets of terrorism as a ...

July, 2013

  • 31 July

    Boozman Proposes Elimination of the Federal Estate and Gift Taxes

    WASHINGTON – Committed to job growth and building our economy, U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is urging Congress to eliminate the estate tax, commonly referred to as the death tax, which acts as a hurdle that prevents America’s agriculture producers and small business owners from realizing their full potential. Boozman introduced legislation that would permanently eliminate the federal estate and ...

  • 30 July

    Boozman Criticizes Wasteful Obamacare Advertising Blitz in Arkansas

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator John Boozman criticized federal marketing, publicizing and advertising spending on the President’s health care law in Arkansas. The Associated Press revealed more than $24 million would be spent in the state making it the second highest level of spending per capita in the nation. “Given our $17 trillion debt, we shouldn’t borrow money from our ...

  • 30 July

    Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fill Inspectors General Vacancies

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced legislation to reduce lengthy vacancies in federal offices of inspectors general. The Verifying Agency Conduct and Needs Through Inspectors General Act (VACANT Inspectors General Act) would require the nomination of a person to each Inspector General (IG) position within 210 days of a vacancy, or ...