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U.S. Senator Dr. John Boozman

September, 2016

  • 21 September

    Boozman, Cardin Praise Senate Passage of Bill Creating a Wall of Remembrance for Korean War Memorial on National Mall

    WASHINGTON–The Senate has unanimously approved a measure championed by U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) that would authorize a Wall of Remembrance to be added to the Korean War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This addition to the current memorial, to be built without the use of public funds, would recognize individual members of the ...

  • 21 September

    Members of the Arkansas Delegation Announce $5.8 Million FAA Grant for Rogers Airport Improvement

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressman Steve Womack, today announced that Rogers Executive Airport will receive $5.8 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to strengthen the airport’s runway at Carter Field. The project includes a full-depth runway keel reconstruction, mill and overlay of the existing asphalt pavement, installation of pavement underdrains, crack repair, ...

  • 21 September

    Boozman Supports Legislation Protecting Veteran Programs from Expiring

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation that protects important veteran programs and includes provisions reauthorizing veteran housing programs. U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) introduced similar provisions in the Senate to protect federal homeless veteran programs. “Approving this legislation is essential to fulfilling our commitment to the men and women who served our nation in ...

  • 19 September

    Boozman Praises Law Enforcement’s Quick Actions in Response to Weekend Terror Attacks

    Commends quick apprehension of suspect in NYC bombing, ending to stabbing attack at Minnesota mall WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today praised local and federal law enforcement who acted to quickly apprehend the primary suspect in this weekend’s bombing in New York City, as well as the actions of the off-duty police officer who put an end to ...

  • 19 September

    Boozman, Cotton Support Ending Medicare Part D Retroactive Fees

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) helped introduce the Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act, legislation that ends direct and indirect remuneration fees, or DIR fees, for Medicare Part D that are harming community pharmacists. “Community pharmacists are right to be concerned about the inefficient and unpredictable DIR fees that affect ...

  • 19 September

    National Security Must Be Top Priority

    BY U.S. SENATOR DR. JOHN BOOZMAN –  As I travel around Arkansas, the top issue I hear about is national security. It remains at the forefront of the minds of Arkansans. Arkansans are concerned with how the Obama administration’s terrible Iran deal is allowing Tehran to continue its nuclear activities while rebuilding its arsenal and belligerently bullying the United States ...

  • 15 September

    Senate Approves Water Resources Development Act with Boozman-Authored Provisions

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan, Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, an important water infrastructure bill that includes a number of provisions authored by U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) that will benefit Arkansas. “Arkansas is blessed with more than 1,000 miles of navigable waterways that contribute to more than $1 trillion worth of goods that move ...

  • 14 September

    Boozman Receives Commitment from CFTC to Reduce Regulatory Uncertainty

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG), has been assured by U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Timothy Massad that he will recommend the commission abandon its proposal to allow rights of action against Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs) which could have ...

  • 9 September

    Arkansas Leading Innovations to Help Veterans

    SUBMITTED BY U.S. SENATOR DR. JOHN BOOZMAN –  The Emmy award-winning TV show “Shark Tank” provides entrepreneurs an avenue to pitch their inventions to investors who decide if they want to help finance the product. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has taken this idea and launched its own twist on the hit program, called the Diffusion of Excellence, to ...

  • 7 September

    Boozman Joins Klobuchar to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Access to Voluntary Farm Conservation Programs

    WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today announced that he joined Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to introduce bipartisan legislation to improve access to voluntary farm conservation programs administered through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The NRCS is an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides technical and financial assistance to farmers to improve conservation ...