Boozman Presses Senate to Advance His Toxic Exposure Bill

Legislation Supports Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange During Service in Thailand

Mar 17 2021

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) called on the Senate to advance his bipartisan legislation to ensure veterans who served in Thailand during the Vietnam War-era get the benefits they’ve earned to help address health care needs developed as a result of Agent Orange exposure.

Boozman recognized the efforts of Mena, Arkansas veteran Bill Rhodes who developed illnesses linked to herbicide exposure and has served as the inspiration for this legislation. Rhodes served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in Thailand in 1973. His benefits claim was denied by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

COVID-19 has exposed a number of issues that policymakers are recognizing can no longer wait to be addressed—combating hunger is chief among them. We’ve seen how schools had to quickly adapt to continue providing meals while students were learning virtually. U.S. Senator John Boozman, a senior member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee recently spent some time with school administrators and the dedicated individuals who make healthy school lunches across Arkansas to thank them for their efforts in the fight against hunger. We are grateful for their commitment to ensure that no child goes hungry during these challenging times.

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, is continuing to ensure veterans have access to quality community care programs. During this hearing, committee members focused on the implementation of Title I of the VA MISSION Act, a landmark law that improves the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare delivery system and helps provide veterans with more choices and fewer barriers to care. President Trump signed the VA MISSION Act into law in 2018.
U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) participated in the committee's “Infrastructure: The Road to Recovery" hearing. He highlighted the importance of infrastructure investment.

Memorial Day Honors

May 25 2020

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) recorded this message in honor of the men and women who died while wearing our nation's uniform

Sen. Boozman joined FOX16 News' Good Day Arkansas from Washington to discuss the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus and how the federal response is unfolding. Congress has passed over $8 billion in assistance for our public health agencies and also just approved a package that includes free testing, paid sick and family leave, unemployment insurance enhancements and more, while also working on legislation to provide more direct relief to America's families and businesses.