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TEXARKANA, Ark. — Sen. John Boozman spotlighted trade policy and a highway bill in brief remarks to the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.

Boozman, R-Arkansas, spoke to Chamber members over breakfast at First United Methodist Church on East Sixth Street. The stop was part of a statewide tour during a Senate recess. From Texarkana, he planned to visit the Domtar Paper mill in Ashdown and Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia later in the day.

Partisan dysfunction in Congress does not normally affect "the underpinnings of the country" such as funding for infrastructure or recent criminal justice reforms, Boozman said. He expressed confidence that the federal Highway Trust Fund, which provides about 40% of states' transportation funding, will be reauthorized.

Other infrastructure improvements such as providing broadband internet service to rural parts of the country would benefit the economy, as well, he said.

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