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June, 2016

  • 17 June

    Boozman Pushes for Expanding U.S. Agriculture Exports to Cuba

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman continued advocating to open up trade with Cuba during the Senate Appropriations Committee’s markup of the Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill. The committee adopted an amendment offered by Boozman and Sen. Jon Tester that would lift the ban on private banks and companies offering credit for the export of agricultural ...

  • 16 June

    Cotton Statement After Meeting with Deputy Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Cotton Statement After Meeting with Deputy Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today issued a statement after meeting with the Deputy Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Salman: “I appreciate the productive and open exchange of views today with Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, which reflects the close ...

  • 16 June

    Boozman Announces AmeriCorps Funding for Arkansas

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman announced that Arkansas will benefit from nearly $2.5 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. These investments will support more than 200 AmeriCorps members who will work on some of the most pressing issues in Arkansas including educating children in disadvantaged areas. “AmeriCorps is ...

  • 16 June

    Arkansas Delegation, Chairman Bishop Applaud Committee Passage of APPROVAL Act

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3), Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1), Congressman French Hill (AR-2), Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-4), and Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-1) released the following statements after the Assuring Private Property Rights Over Vast Access to Land (APPROVAL) Act (H.R. 3062) today passed out of the House Committee on Natural Resources by a vote of 19-11. “The success of the ...

  • 16 June

    Cotton Statement on the Navy’s Announcement that a Virginia-Class Attack Submarine will Bear the Name USS Arkansas

    Cotton Statement on the Navy’s Announcement that a Virginia-Class Attack Submarine will Bear the Name USS Arkansas Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Washington) today released the following statement on the Navy’s announcement that a Virginia-class attack submarine will bear the name USS Arkansas: “It’s great to hear the name the USS Arkansas will once again defend our nation at sea. Like ...

  • 16 June

    Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Statewide Initiative to Increase Access for Computer Science and STEM Careers: $400,000 set for Career Initiative in Every Middle School

      LITTLE ROCK – Today, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the Learning Blade initiative, supported through a $400,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Education to the Arkansas Public School Resource Center, to increase student awareness and interest in computer science and STEM careers. Learning Blade challenges students to take on game-based projects that expose them to different aspects of science, technology, engineering, and math education ...

  • 15 June

    Boozman Opening Statement for FY17 Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Markup

     WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, today delivered the following opening statement at the markup of the Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act. This is Chairman Boozman’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: Today the Financial Services and General Government subcommittee will markup its bill ...

  • 15 June

    Boozman to Announce New AmeriCorps Funding for Arkansas

    Boozman to Announce New AmeriCorps Funding for Arkansas WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman will hold a media conference call Wednesday, June 15 at 2:00 EST/ 1:00 CST to announce new grants for Arkansas that will support AmeriCorps members serving the community with local organizations. Boozman will be joined by Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal ...

  • 14 June

    Cotton Statement on Senate Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today issued a statement following the passage of the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the Senate: “The last seven years of President Obama’s failed leadership has deprived our military of the resources needed to keep America safe in a more dangerous world. Too few troops receive too little training on equipment ...

  • 14 June

    Boozman Calls Passage of Defense Authorization Bill Critical to Our National Security

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today called Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA) “critical to our national security.” “We are a nation at war. We must dedicate the necessary resources and ensure that proper steps are taken to defeat ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups who seek to destroy America. That’s why this bill is so critical to ...