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Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017
Meeting the Needs of Every Veteran
Posted Tuesday, March 28, at 1:55 PM
Our female veteran population continues to grow each day as more and more women answer the call to serve our nation in uniform. Today, there are more than two million women veterans in the United States. There are over 20,000 women veterans in Arkansas alone. We are so proud of these patriots and their many contributions to our nation. Our country owes a great debt of gratitude to these brave women and their families. Our military is stronger today for their service...

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Free File 2016 Taxes
Posted Tuesday, March 21, at 8:22 AM

Senator Boozman today joined Governor Hutchinson at event in Arkansas promoting Free File, a program that provides free online income tax prep and e-filing to taxpayers who earned less than $64,000 last year. He wrote this column to encourage Arkansans to use this free tax service...

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Homeland security directive: Rhetoric vs. Reality
Posted Tuesday, March 14, at 11:03 AM

When President Trump began his campaign for the White House, he made national security--and in particular, homeland security--a cornerstone of his platform. His calls to secure the border, keep terrorists off of U.S. soil and protect our communities struck a chord with a large majority of Americans who for years felt that Washington ignored their very real concerns about our porous borders and broken immigration system...

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Arkansans Bring Recommendations for VA Improvements to Washington
Posted Tuesday, March 7, at 2:37 PM

Our Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) are leading on the frontlines to ensure that our nation follows through with its promise to take care of those who have served us. They offer a unique perspective on how Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) policies affect our veterans and what changes need to be made to improve services. ...

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Creating opportunities for rural America
Posted Tuesday, February 28, at 9:31 AM

The diversity of Arkansas's landscape makes the Natural State a truly unique environment. We can be proud of the resources that exist in our state that support a wide range of industries, interests and jobs. An important aspect of our state's makeup is its rural identity. In the 2010 census, 44 percent of Arkansas's population identified as rural compared to 19 percent of the entire nation. We must keep our rural communities in mind as we create policies to improve the lives of all Americans...

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Rolling back regulations
Posted Monday, February 20, at 3:22 PM

President Ronald Reagan, well known for his oratorical skills, delivered one of the best lines on how an effective government should operate during his first inaugural address. Standing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, he told the American people the way to fix Washington was to make government "work with us, not over us; to stand by our side, not ride our back."...

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A voice for Arkansas agriculture
Posted Tuesday, February 14, at 9:44 AM

For many Arkansans, agriculture isn't just a rich part of our state's heritage, it's their livelihood. Our state is home to more than 45,000 farms with an annual economic impact of $20 billion, and one out of every six Arkansans have jobs connected to agriculture. I'm proud to be a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee where I can be a voice for Arkansans involved in agriculture...

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Advice and Consent
Posted Tuesday, February 7, at 9:37 AM

At the beginning of his administration, President George Washington established a cabinet of advisors to offer him guidance in governing the new nation. His Cabinet included four members: Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of War and Attorney General. ...

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Completing Appropriations Bills Essential to a Strong Defense
Posted Tuesday, January 31, at 10:10 AM

The New Year brought a new assignment for hundreds of members of the Arkansas National Guard. Instead of celebrating the arrival of 2017, soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment of the 39th Infantry Brigade shared a few final moments with their loved ones before beginning a nine-month deployment...

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Inauguration Demonstrates America's Unique Political Legacy
Posted Tuesday, January 17, at 10:32 AM

Dating back to its founding, the United States has a rich and historic tradition of witnessing the peaceful transfer of power between political figures and parties. This is something to take pride in and to be mindful of on the heels of one of the most contentious presidential elections in recent history...

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President Obama Walks Away From Israel
Posted Tuesday, January 10, at 8:46 AM

The United States and Israel have a long-standing strategic alliance that, while tested throughout the years, has always been strong whether a Republican or Democrat is in the White House. Over the last eight years, that relationship has been strained to say the least...

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Year in Review
Posted Tuesday, December 27, at 9:09 AM

As the 114th Congress comes to an end and we turn the page on 2016 it's time to reflect on the achievements that will make a difference in the lives of Arkansans and all Americans. Earlier this year, the Washington Examiner reported that the Republican-led Senate is "passing bills at a rate that has not been seen in decades." This Congress, the Senate passed nearly 300 bills and nearly 200 of those became law...

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Cures Now
Posted Tuesday, December 20, at 9:45 AM

Cures Now. That's the rallying cry activists used while visiting Capitol Hill, penning opinion pieces and advocating over social media in support of landmark legislation to fight costly diseases and opioid abuse. This bill, the 21st Century Cures Act, is now law...

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Ensuring military readiness
Posted Tuesday, December 13, at 9:30 AM

Arkansas has a proud history of supporting our military. From the brave men and women who serve to the companies in our state that contribute to our nation's defense, as well as the military installations that are part of our communities, Arkansas will continue to play a vital role in our national security...

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Foundation for the Future- Computer Science
Posted Tuesday, December 6, at 12:59 PM

Preparing students for 21st century careers starts with providing them with the tools and resources to learn skills needed in the modern workforce. In this interconnected digital age, computer science plays an important role. Computer science is experiencing record growth. Students rank computer science among their favorite classes and advanced placement (AP) computer science is the fastest growing course in schools...

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Restoring Common Sense to the Regulatory Process
Posted Tuesday, November 29, at 10:28 AM

The binding of the Federal Register has been bursting at the seams for the past eight years. As we enter the final month of the year, the official journal of federal agency rules, proposed rules and public notices is well over 81,000 pages -- a record. For perspective, the 80,000-page mark has only been eclipsed three other times--2010, 2011 and 2015--all years President Obama was in office...

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Support small businesses
Posted Tuesday, November 22, at 9:05 AM

Sen. John Boozman is a champion for small business and is encouraging Arkansans to support local businesses on "Small Business Saturday" on Saturday, November 26th. Small businesses and local retailers play an important role in our economy and employ thousands of Arkansans. ...

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Protecting Consumers & Growing Our Economy
Posted Tuesday, November 15, at 9:49 AM

Recently, the second-most powerful court in the country ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) had been structured in an unconstitutional manner. This ruling is an important step toward protecting consumers and community banks that are such an integral part of our economy...

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A Meaningful Way to Thank our Veterans
Posted Tuesday, November 8, at 9:04 AM

Hebert 'Lucky' Page earned his nickname during a WWII battle in the Pacific after he was thought to have been killed in action and placed with the remains of deceased Marines. "I woke up and I was on the ship. I thought I was blind. I couldn't see," Page said. ...

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Obamacare's Looming Premium Hikes
Posted Tuesday, November 1, at 9:04 AM

When I ask Arkansans what frustrates them about the direction of our country, the most common response I hear is that "Washington does not listen to us." Obamacare is a perfect example of how Congressional Democrats and officials in the White House, who claim they know what's best for hardworking Americans, refuse to listen to the concerns of the people...

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John Boozman, a successful businessman and life-long resident of Arkansas, was sworn in as U.S. Senator on Jan. 5, 2011. For five terms, John served the people of the Third District of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives, establishing a reputation as an advocate for Arkansans and the needs of veterans and the state's economy.