Dr. Boozman's Check-up
Apr 11 2014
Week in Review: April 7-11
Secretary Sebelius announces resignation, two Arkansas Chambers of Commerce visit DC, a 70th Anniversary of D-Day Resolution is introduced and more in this “Week in Review.”
- Sebelius Resigns: Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced her resignation this week. That’s not likely to make the frustration felt by millions change. Until we get rid of Obamacare, and replace it with common-sense, market-based reforms, costs will continue to rise and the American people will continue to suffer as a result.
- Chambers Visit DC: Both the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce and the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce were in DC to discuss economic development issues.
- 70th Anniversary of D-Day Resolution: I joined my U.S. Senate French Caucus co-chair Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to introduce a resolution this week to mark the upcoming 70th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion and honor the U.S. Armed Forces who helped bring an end to World War II.
- Merchant Marine Academy Bill Moves Forward: The Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved my bill to enhance the oversight board that supervises the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), a federal service academy that serves the entire nation by producing trained merchant mariners/military officers to meet critical national sealift needs.
- Save the Children award: West Helena sisters Ariel and Dominique House presented me with Save the Children's Congressional Champion for Children award for our efforts on issues affecting children. I will continue to promote anti-hunger initiatives and investments in our children in Congress because every child deserves the opportunity to succeed.
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