Senator Boozman speaks in support of the funding bill for our military and veterans. He spoke about the need to return to regular order and urged Senate Democrats not to filibuster vital appropriations bills.

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee today shared the concerns he’s heard from Arkansas veterans who served in the Gulf War who say toxic exposure during their tour made them sick. Boozman questioned the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) about what is being done to help these veterans during the committee hearing examining the impacts of exposure to toxic chemicals and VA’s response.

The 39th Infantry Brigade from the Arkansas Army National Guard deployed to the Gulf War in 1990 and 1991. There are many Arkansas veterans who allege to have serious health issues resulting from these toxic sources. Boozman questioned witnesses from the VA about the status of the ongoing research to determine what medical conditions may be caused by toxic exposure during the Gulf War. VA insisted that the research was ongoing and that Secretary McDonald continues to examine the evidence.

It is Boozman’s hope that decisions will be made in short order.

U.S. Senator John Boozman spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to the Iran deal late yesterday and to urge his colleagues not to filibuster the debate.
U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to call up and pass S.1707, legislation to rename the Helena-West Helena Federal building in honor of Judge Jacob Trieber, the nation’s first Jewish Federal Judge, and a long-time resident and community leader of Phillips County. The Senate unanimously approved the bill.
U.S. Senator John Boozman introduced the Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP) Clarification and Reauthorization bill in February. The bill reauthorizes current programs and clarifies qualifications for existing housing assistance benefits. In this hearing, Boozman asks VA officials about eligibility criteria for programs designed to help end veteran homelessness that his bill addresses.
U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) delivered this speech in honor of the service and sacrifice of Russellville, Arkansas native, SSgt David Wyatt, a U.S. Marine killed by a gunman at a military facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
KNWA reporter Lauren Coleman spent a day with Senator Boozman on Capitol Hill. 

In a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee hearing considering the nominations of individuals for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) positions, Senator Boozman asked Thomas Burke who is nominated to be Assistant Administrator of the Office of Research and Development of the EPA about collaboration with the National Center for Toxicological Research. This facility is located in Jefferson, Arkansas near Pine Bluff.

Boozman also asked Burke if he would commit to work with members of Congress for commonsense reforms to strengthen the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). In February, Boozman and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act to improve confidence in the fairness and transparency of EPA regulations and rulemaking.

Jun 11 2015

Flag Education

My staff presents a program to Arkansas elementary students about the importance of the American and Arkansas flags and what the symbols on these patriotic symbols represent. During the 2014-2015 school year my staff was in more than 50 classrooms around the state. This is a presentation before third, fourth and fifth grade students at Stuttgart's St. John's Lutheran.
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