Dr. Boozman's Check-up
Jul 18 2014
Week in Review: July 14-18
Religious liberties under attack, improving VA healthcare, securing Arkansas’s role in our national defense and more this week from Washington.
- Defending Religious Liberty: In an effort to reverse the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision, Senate Majority Leader Reid put forth a piece of legislation condemn the court’s decision. I voted to uphold the court’s decision and support religious liberty.
- Reforming VA Healthcare: As a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I heard testimony from Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson about the state of VA healthcare. We need to work to change the culture at VA and work to better protect whistleblowers who are doing their part to bring integrity back into the system and I’m pleased to see the Acting Secretary working to address these challenges, but there’s more to do.
- Protecting Arkansas Servicemembers: The Senate Appropriations Committee passed an important bill to fund our troops and maintain military readiness. As members of the committee, Senator Pryor and I worked to include provisions that continue to provide Arkansas with a role in our nation’s defenses.