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U.S. Senator Dr. John Boozman

May, 2016

  • 27 May

    Boozman Named ‘Hero of Main Street’ by National Retail Federation

    WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation recognized U.S. Senator John Boozman as a 2016 recipient of its ‘Hero of Main Street’ award for his support of legislation critical to the retail industry. “I am honored to be recognized as a ‘Hero of Main Street.’ The retail industry is important to Arkansas’s economy. I am committed to promoting pro-growth and pro-business policies ...

  • 25 May

    Boozman Pushes for Stronger Inspection Standards for Imported Catfish

    Boozman Pushes for Stronger Inspection Standards for Imported Catfish WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is fighting to keep harmful contaminants out of the food supply by supporting food safety inspections by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on foreign and domestic catfish. “Catfish farming is an important industry to Arkansas. Arkansas producers are proud to supply a safe product for American consumers. The bottom ...

  • 23 May

    Boozman Recognizes WWII, Korean War & Vietnam War Veteran Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Kenneth Lucas

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman released his latest interview in his ‘Salute to Veterans,’ a series recognizing the service and sacrifice of Arkansas veterans. This spotlight highlights the military service of Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Kenneth Lucas who served in WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Lucas was born in Scranton, Arkansas on July 17, 1925. He grew up ...

  • 23 May

    Senate’s Return to Regular Order Benefits Arkansas

    Senate’s Return to Regular Order Benefits Arkansas Washington has a spending problem, and the Senate is reining it in as it returns to regular order by passing annual appropriations bills. Following the process and crafting each bill in committee allows all senators to play an active role. By offering amendments and engaging in debate on the Senate floor, good bills ...

  • 20 May

    Senate Passes Appropriations Bill with Boozman Provision Allowing Arkansas to Designate Portion of Highway 67 ‘Future I-57’

    Senate Passes Appropriations Bill with Boozman Provision Allowing Arkansas to Designate Portion of Highway 67 ‘Future I-57’ WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) applauded Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill that includes a provision he authored enabling Arkansas to designate a portion of Highway 67 from North Little Rock to Walnut Ridge ...

  • 17 May

    Boozman Leads Effort to Improve Health Care Access for Arkansans

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced legislation to ensure patients have timely and quality access to health care providers by enhancing the role of radiology assistants (RAs) and recognizing qualified RAs as non-physician providers. The Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act of 2016 authorizes Medicare coverage of procedures performed by RAs in states that have laws licensing and ...

  • 16 May

    Boozman Statement on Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Directive

    Boozman Statement on Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Directive WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s directive on transgender access to bathrooms in public schools: “This is a shameful overreach by President Obama to push his beliefs on Arkansans and all Americans. Threatening our schools with lawsuits or the loss of federal funding for ...

  • 16 May

    A Message to Graduates

    A Message to Graduates Commencement exercises are underway across Arkansas and all over the country. I had the honor of addressing the Class of 2016 at commencement ceremonies at Arkansas State University and my alma mater, the Southern College of Optometry. My message to graduates was simple: find a way to use your talents, and all that you have learned ...

  • 6 May

    Turning the Tide of Prescription Drug Abuse

    Turning the Tide of Prescription Drug Abuse More action is needed to fight the abuse of prescription drugs according to the Kaiser Health Foundation poll released in early May. The nationwide survey revealed that two-thirds of Americans believe the federal and state governments should do more to combat the national heroin and prescription drug epidemic. There is momentum in Arkansas ...

  • 4 May

    Honor Flight: A Tribute to our Veterans

    Honor Flight: A Tribute to our Veterans Airports are often the scene of teary sendoffs as loved ones say goodbye, but one recent morning at Ronald Reagan Washington-National Airport a plane full of Arkansas and Oklahoma veterans were moved by their welcome to Washington, D.C. “It was almost an overwhelming tribute,” Korean War veteran Larry Burris said. “It makes you ...