Dr. Boozman's Check-up
Apr 18 2016
Here’s rundown of the bills I have signed on to support in the past week:
Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act (S. 386): I signed on as a cosponsor to legislation would simplify and standardize state income tax collection for employees who travel outside of their home state for temporary work assignments. The bill is supported by over 250 organizations and business groups.
Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act (S. 1503): I added my support to this bill which seeks to increase public awareness and strengthen efforts to combat tick-borne diseases. Lyme disease is a serious public health threat and we need a comprehensive strategy to prevent its spread.
The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (S. 2217): This legislation seeks to provide flexibility to businesses in the food service industry. It would allow them options on how to present nutritional values and caloric information on their menus instead of a the current one-size-fits-all policy that were ushered in as a part of Obamacare.
Fallen Heroes Flag Act of 2016 (S. 2755): This bill which would provide Capitol-flown flags to the immediate family of firefighters, law enforcement officers, members of rescue squads or ambulance crews, and public safety offices who are killed in the line of duty. This is a fitting honor to show our eternal gratitude for the sacrifice our first responders make.
Small Public Housing Agency Opportunity Act (S. 2292): I signed on as a co-sponsor to legislation that seeks to cut burdensome red tape for small public housing agencies across the country. This bill would eliminate excessive paperwork for smaller public housing agencies, which work to assist many low-income families with housing needs.