WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, spoke on the Senate floor in support of an amendment before the Senate to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating beyond the intent of the Clean Air Act (CAA). 

The amendment, offered by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), clarifies the law which the EPA is misinterpreting by regulating greenhouse gas emissions. 

“This amendment enables the EPA to focus on the important purposes of the Clean Air Act, which I strongly support. The Clean Air Act must be used to protect the public from harmful pollution. The Clean Air Act was not intended to address climate change concerns,” Boozman said on the Senate Floor. “We must make sure the EPA avoids politically-driven initiatives and becomes focused on its core mission, protecting air and water quality and preventing exposure to toxic contamination.” 

The amendment is based on the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, legislation proposed by Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and cosponsored by Boozman that would prevent EPA bureaucrats from imposing unjustified and burdensome regulations on American job creators.

The amendment failed in a vote on the Senate Floor Wednesday evening.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, welcomed Mike Malone, Northwest Arkansas Council President and CEO during a committee hearing on transportation priorities for the next surface transportation authorization. 

“Mike offers a unique perspective on transportation and infrastructure needs and the ability to successfully complete these projects. He truly understands the challenges of private transportation needs and working together in the best interest of the people, communities and businesses to facilitate improvements and developments in our infrastructure system,” Boozman said. 

Malone testified about the transportation needs of Northwest Arkansas and the need for an infrastructure investment strategy at the federal level. During his testimony, Malone urged Congress to enact a multiyear surface transportation reauthorization to help address looming infrastructure challenges. 

Malone also encouraged the Senate to:
- establish a program through which High Priority Corridors, like I-49 and U.S. 412, can finally be completed.
-support programs that invest in regional solutions to our nation’s transportation needs.
-ensure that fast-growing small- and mid-sized metropolitan areas will be eligible to participate in Federal transportation programs 

Maiden Speech

Mar 28 2011

U.S. Senator John Boozman delivered his maiden speech on the Senate floor. In his speech, Boozman called for the implementation of policies that force Washington to rein in spending.

"The only way will we get a handle on this situation is to reform the manner in which we budget and allocate federal dollars. It's time we put mechanisms in place to stop the government from spending beyond its means," Boozman said in his address.

Boozman also highlighted the unemployment in Arkansas and policies Washington needs to adopt to encourage private sector innovation and growth in order to create jobs for hardworking Americans. Emphasizing an environment that encourages job growth, Boozman pointed to efforts that helped bring the Mitsubishi Power Systems wind turbine plant to Fort Smith.

Lawmakers reach out to the media to respond to the President's State of the Union Address in Statuary Hall. Between interviews with Arkansas media, Senator Boozman talked with C-SPAN about his early days in the Senate and his thoughts on the President's speech.
John Boozman was elected to represent the people of Arkansas in the U.S. Senate in November of 2010. He took the oath of office on January 5, 2010. Here you can see some events of the day.