Sen. Boozman, a senior member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, joined Little Rock's FOX16 News to discuss bills he's introduced, in coordination with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to improve VA breast cancer screenings and care for women veterans given the higher instances of breast cancer they experience after exposure to burn pits and other chemicals.

Boozman: President’s Tax and Spend Proposal a ‘Gut Punch’ to Rural America

Calls for Ag Committee Hearings on Administration’s Radical Plan

Oct 28 2021

WASHINGTON––U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is warning Americans about the negative consequences of President Biden’s reckless tax and spending agenda. 

“The president’s plan would be an absolute gut punch to our family farmers and rural America as a whole, especially as inflation continues to skyrocket under this administration’s watch,” Boozman said in a speech on the senate floor.

Boozman has repeatedly pushed back on the president’s $3.5 trillion partisan plan. In August, the senator rejected the Biden-backed budget resolution and has since been highlighting its outrageous cost and left-wing, fundamentally flawed framework.  

As ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Boozman has called for public hearings, with witnesses, so agriculture producers and stakeholders in rural America have an opportunity to offer input on the proposal. 

“There is a feeling among many of the people who do not live in our nation’s cities that their political leaders do not value their expertise, or their opinions, and do not understand their lives,” Boozman said during an ag hearing on Wednesday. “When the Senate agriculture committee decides to forgo the expertise and opinion of those we are entrusted to represent, we are not living up to what should be our commitment to our farmers, ranchers, and rural communities.”

This is the second time this year Democratic leaders have bypassed the committee process as the Biden administration aims to advance radical policies despite an evenly divided Senate and Democrats’ slim majority in the House of Representatives.

Senator Boozman joined Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on Washington Watch to discuss the latest on the effort to raise the debt ceiling and the Biden administration's proposal to lower the IRS Reporting Requirement which would force financial institutions to notify the IRS when Americans withdraw or deposit more than $599 from or into their bank accounts –– a pay-for to finance Democrats' massive spending bill on so-called "human infrastructure."
Senator John Boozman – who serves as Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry – visited farms, ranches and other agriculture operations around Arkansas during his 2021 annual Ag Tour. A tireless advocate for the Natural State's ag industry, Senator Boozman travels across the state each year to solicit feedback from farmers, ranchers and producers in order to craft policies that benefit them and rural communities.