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August, 2016

  • 19 August

    Why Gitmo Must Remain an Option to Hold Terrorists

    Almost nine months ago, President Obama signed into law legislation that required his Administration to produce a report to Congress concerning the identities and backgrounds of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) detention facility in Cuba. This declassified report has finally been released and it offers details on over 100 detainees who are currently being held in, or have been ...

  • 15 August

    Celebrating 100 Years of the National Park Service

    For decades, the National Park Service has made it possible for Arkansans and tourists to enjoy the rich thermal pools of Hot Springs, the steady, winding current of the Buffalo River, the vistas of Pea Ridge National Military Park and the frontier forts and overlook to the Trail of Tears at the Fort Smith National Historic Site. These locations have ...

  • 15 August

    Boozman Kick-offs Annual Ag Tour Monday

    WASHINGTON – For the sixth straight year, U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) will be hitting the road on his annual agriculture tour in an effort to highlight the importance of the industry to Arkansas. “The agriculture industry is an economic driver for our state. As Congress prepares the next farm bill, it’s important for me to hear the ideas of our farmers, ...

  • 11 August

    Boozman Statement on Fallen Sebastian County Deputy

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman released the following statement after Sebastian County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Cooper passed away from injuries he sustained while in the line of duty:   “Deputy Cooper was a dedicated member of the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office who put his life on the line every day to defend our community. He was a brave hero who ...

  • 8 August

    2016 Proves the Senate is Back on Track

    After years of dysfunction and gridlock under Democratic leadership, the Senate is functioning again and back on track to regular order. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently noted that Republicans are leading the Senate into a “new normal” which includes opening up the legislative process so all members have the opportunity to offer amendments to improve legislation and working through the ...

July, 2016

  • 29 July

    Connecting Arkansas

    When Dr. Juston Evenson moved his family from Missouri to Arkansas in 2013, he and his wife bought a house on a quiet cul-de-sac in Van Buren. The Evensons were intent on homeschooling their young children, but they ran into a hurdle: access to reliable internet. While the family can get satellite internet service, it’s inefficient for online coursework, forcing the ...

  • 22 July

    A Turning Point in the Fight Against Prescription Drug Addiction

    I recently received a letter from an Arkansas mother who described the heartache she is experiencing because addiction is tearing apart her family. With two sons struggling with addiction, she has little resources to get them the help they need to fight their dependence.   Drug addiction impacts our country on multiple levels, with the most obvious demonstrated in the ...

  • 21 July

    Boozman Introduces Legislation to Protect Veterans Housing Programs

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) to introduce legislation that authorizes federal homeless veteran programs.   The Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act would ensure seven Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Labor programs would continue to operate in the next fiscal year. Without action, authorization for critical programs that provide outreach and services ...

  • 20 July

    Boozman, Murphy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Recognize “Century Farms”

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced legislation, called the Century Farms Act, to recognize farms that have been in continuous operation for 100 or more years.   To date, over 30 states–including Arkansas and Connecticut–have established Century or Centennial Farms designations and awards. However, no federal recognition for 100-year-old farms currently exists. The Century Farms Act will ...

  • 19 July

    Boozman Highlights McGehee WWII Veteran in ‘Salute to Veterans’

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman recognized the service and sacrifice of WWII veteran William (Billie) Seamans in his latest edition of ‘Salute to Veterans,’ a series recognizing military service of Arkansans.   Seamans was born in McGehee on May 22, 1921. After graduating from high school he worked at the local hardware store.   Seamans enlisted in military service and ...