EPW Committee Work

The Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and the Need to Invest in the Nation's Ports

Jan 31 2013

The Environment and Public Works Committee's first hearing of the 113th Congress focused on our nation's ports. This is important as Congress moves to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act. This is Senator Boozman's opening statement at the hearing.
Senate Majority Leader Reid is proposing a rule change in the upper chamber that erases Senate precedence and the rights of the minority party. Senator Boozman discusses this power grab and his support for continuing current Senate rules.

Senator Boozman joined his colleagues for a joint hearing of the Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committees to hear the priorities of the American Legion on Wednesday, October 3.

Boozman is committed to working with the American Legion to achieve their goals for economic opportunity for veterans, improving veterans’ healthcare and ending veterans homelessness, addressing looming budget cuts that could impact veterans and military families, and improving care for mental health care and treating TBI for our returning veterans.

Correcting the Course

Sep 20 2012

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined his colleagues on the chamber floor discussing problems to our economy and the solutions offered by the GOP.
Arkansas Senator John Boozman spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to a tax package that passed the Senate on Wednesday, July 25 that failed to preserve current tax rates for all Americans.  Boozman believes we should not be raising taxes on anyone in this weak economic climate.  He said the Senate Majority's decision to raise taxes along with refusing to offer a budget or hold votes on appropriations bills is pushing us closer to the "fiscal cliff."  
Senator Boozman, a member of the Senate VA Committee delivered this opening statement during the committee hearing on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. He details several pieces of legislation of which he is a cosponsor that can help improve the quality of life for our veterans.

Farm Bill Debate

Jun 20 2012

Senator Boozman offered this amendment to the farm bill to encourage the Secretary of Agriculture to support agriculture and food law research through partnerships with colleges and universities that have an expertise in these areas. The amendment was approved by voice vote.