Sponsored Legislation

The following is a list of bills, amendments and resolutions introduced by Senator Boozman during the 116th Congress, including bills for which he is the lead Republican sponsor.

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Bills

S.348—Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act
Summary: Seeks to gradually lift the caps on Medicare-supported doctor training slots by 3,000 per year over five years creating 15,000 new residency training slots across the country.
Tags: Health care
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S.514—The Deborah Sampson Act
Summary: Seeks to eliminate barriers to care and services that many women veterans face and would help ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can address the needs of women veterans who are more likely to face homelessness, unemployment and go without needed health care.
Tags: Veterans
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S.606—Reach Every Veterans in Crisis Act
Summary: Seeks to correct failures in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) suicide prevention outreach activities identified by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Tags: Veterans
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S.805—Veteran Debt Fairness Act of 2019
Summary: Seeks to prevent the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from charging veterans for its own accounting mistakes.
Tags: Veterans
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S.815—Access Technology Affordability Act of 2017
Summary: Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a refundable tax credit equal to the amounts paid for qualified access technology for use by a blind individual who is the taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse or any dependent of the taxpayer.
Tags: Jobs and the economy
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S.902—VA Hiring Enhancement Act
Summary: Seeks to overcome the competitive disadvantage the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) faces in recruiting medical students by aligning the department’s hiring processes with private sector providers. The hiring process begins much earlier for the private sector than it does for the VA.
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S.986—A bill to release to the State of Arkansas a reversionary interest in Camp Joseph T. Robinson.
Summary: Grants authority to transfer nearly 140 acres of land at Camp Robinson to the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) to facilitate an expansion of the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.
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S.1152—A bill to provide for the transfer of administrative jurisdiction over certain parcels of federal land in Arlington, Virginia.
Summary: Grants authority to transfer parcels of federal land for the expansion of Arlington National Cemetery.
Tags: Veterans
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S.1381—A bill to modify the presumption of service connection for veterans who were exposed to herbicide agents while serving in the Armed Forces in Thailand during the Vietnam era, and for other purposes.
Summary: Allows veterans who served in Thailand during the Vietnam War-era the opportunity to prove toxic exposure in order to qualify for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits.
Tags: Veterans
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S.1447—Agricultural Export Expansion Act of 2019
Summary: Seeks to allow for private financing of agricultural exports and level the playing field for American farmers competing in the global market.
Tags: Agriculture/Trade/Jobs & economy
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S.1536—The Age-Friendly Communities Act
Summary: Directs federal agencies to set national standards for healthy aging and creating age-friendly communities.
Tags: Health care/Medicare
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S.1544—Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act of 2019
Summary: Enables radiologists to submit claims to Medicare for non-diagnostic services performed by RAs they directly supervise in both the hospital and office setting.
Tags: Health care/Medicare
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S.1736—The Job Corps Protection Act
Summary: Blocks the use of federal government funds in 2019 or 2020 to close any Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers in the United States.
Tags: Jobs & economy/Education
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S.1802— The Jobs and Childcare for Military Families Act of 2019
Summary: Seeks changes to the tax code that will incentivize businesses to hire military spouses and make it easier for military families to afford childcare.
Tags: National security
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S.1906—The IMPROVE (Incorporating Measurements and Providing Resources for Outreach to Veterans Everywhere) Wellbeing for Veterans Act
Summary: 
Aims to improve coordination of veteran mental health and suicide prevention services and to better measure the effectiveness of these programs in order to reduce the alarming number of veteran suicides.
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S.1918—The Hunger-Free Summer for Kids Act of 2019 
Summary: Seeks to make federal child nutrition programs more efficient, flexible and better equipped to reach Arkansas children in need during the summer months.
Tags: Hunger relief/Education/Agriculture
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S.2003—The Suicide Prevention by Eliminating Excessive Digits Act of 2019 (SPEED) Act
Summary: Requires the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to designate a three-digit dialing code, like 911, for the current Veterans Crisis Line number.
Tags: Veterans
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S.2164—Water Resources Research Amendments (WRRA) Act
Summary: Reauthorizes federal grant funding for water resources research institutes in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Tags: Infrastructure
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S.2324—Servicewomen’s Health Transition Training Act of 2019
Summary: Directs the Department of Defense to encourage female service members separating or retiring from the Armed Forces to participate in the Women’s Health Transition Training Program which informs women about the services offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and offers guidance through the process.
Tags: Veterans
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Resolutions

S.Res.112—A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States condemns all forms of violence against children globally and recognizes the harmful impacts of violence against children.
Tags: Foreign policy
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S.Res.121—A resolution congratulating Israel and Egypt on the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.
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S.Res.135—A resolution expressing the gratitude and appreciation of the Senate for the acts of heroism and valor by the members of the United States Armed Forces who participated in the June 6, 1944, amphibious landing at Normandy, France, and commending those individuals for leadership and bravery in an operation that helped bring an end to World War II.
Tags: Foreign policy/Veterans
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S.Res.211— A resolution recognizing the Aviation Cadet Museum in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, as "America's National Aviation Cadet Museum"
Tags: Veterans
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S.Con.Res.3—A concurrent resolution recognizing the rich history, heritage and strategic importance of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Marshallese population residing in the United States.
Tags: Foreign policy
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