Dr. Boozman's Check-up
Apr 25 2016
Here’s rundown of the bills I have signed on to support in the past week:
Detainee Transfer Transparency Act (S. 2788) & Protections Against Terrorist Transfer Act (S. 2780): I joined with Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) and 12 other colleagues to co-sponsor a bill that would require the Secretary of Defense to make publicly available any intended transfer or release of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay at least 21 days in advance. I also co-sponsored legislation that would provide Congressional oversight of the transfer or release of Guantanamo Bay detainees and would require the Secretary of Defense to certify to Congress that any detainee proposed for transfer no longer poses a security threat to the United States. These are the latest steps in our efforts to prohibit the closure of GITMO and ban the transfer of detainees to U.S. soil.
Congressional Disapproval of the Fiduciary Rule (S.J. Res. 33): I’m supporting a joint resolution introduced by Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) which would stop the Obama administration from implementing a new regulation that will have harmful effects on retirement planning services and the families dependent upon them. The Department of Labor’s rewrite of the fiduciary rule will make retirement investment advice unaffordable to many Americans because of concerns over legal liability.
Support for World Malaria Day (S. Res. 436): I signed on as a co-sponsor a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of World Malaria Day. As a member of the Malaria Caucus, I am committed to supporting the global efforts to fight this preventable and treatable disease, which kills over 400,000 people a year worldwide.
Recognizing the Benefits of 4-H (S. Res. 431): I supported a bipartisan resolution in support of 4-H and its recently launched “Grow True Leaders” campaign. My three daughters benefitted immensely from their participation in 4-H. This organization plays such a vital role in many rural communities across America and its new campaign will help expand the organization’s values and principles into every corner of Arkansas.
Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act (S. 1002): I’ve lent my support to Sen. Ben Cardin’s (D-MD) bill to allow tax-exempt charitable or educational organizations to make collegiate housing and infrastructure improvement grants to certain tax-exempt social clubs like college fraternities and sororities.