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WASHINGTON – The National Association of State Veterans Homes (NASVH) honored U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) with its 2024 Legislator of the Year Award for his unwavering support and advocacy of State Veterans Homes at a ceremony on Capitol Hill last week.

“I’m proud to champion policies that help meet the needs of veterans and their families. I appreciate the dedication of members of the National Association of State Veterans Homes for promoting measures to strengthen long-term care for those who have served our country and look forward to further working with them to ensure we fulfill the promises made to these special men and women,” Boozman said

“Senator Boozman has been a champion for aging and disabled veterans throughout his distinguished congressional career and was an obvious and unanimous selection to receive NASVH’s 2024 Legislator of Year Award. As a leading member of the Senate Appropriations and Veterans’ Affairs committees, Senator Boozman has been a steadfast and influential supporter of aging and disabled veterans who reside in State Veterans Homes, particularly the two Arkansas State Homes located in Fayetteville and North Little Rock. Senator Boozman has shown time and again that he has no higher priority than to ensure that America’s veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors receive all the benefits and care they have earned,”said NASVH President Tracy Schaner.  

As the lead Republican on the Senate Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Subcommittee, Boozman has championed funding to enhance quality of life and long-term care for veterans.

The senator is also a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and has been consistently recognized for his efforts to improve services and benefits that former servicemembers have earned including increasing survivor benefits, supporting a comprehensive approach to address the veteran suicide crisis and strengthening oversight and quality of care at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers.

NASVH President Tracy Schaner presents Sen. Boozman with the 2024 Legislator of the Year Award.