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Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017
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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We Must Combat Human Trafficking
Posted Tuesday, October 25, at 11:59 AM

Human trafficking, the multi-billion dollar criminal enterprise of smuggling people for forced labor and sex slavery, continues to be a growing problem. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center data shows that in the first six months of 2016, 26 human trafficking cases were reported in Arkansas...

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How Arkansans Influence National Debates
Posted Tuesday, October 11, at 8:54 AM

If you've ever wondered who inspires the legislation I sponsor and support, the answer is you. Well, maybe not you personally, but Arkansans just like you. Being a voice for Arkansans during the creation of policies on issues important to our state is a big part of my commitment as your representative. I'm a firm believer that solutions should come from the people who understand the problem the best...

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Celebrating A Milestone for African-Americans
Posted Tuesday, October 4, at 8:08 AM

Sen. John Boozman attended the Opening & Dedication Ceremony of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture last Saturday, September 24th. As a member of the Smithsonian Board of Regents and someone who supported the legislation to establish the NMAAHC while he was serving in the U.S. ...

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Overtime Rule Fails American Workers
Posted Tuesday, September 27, at 9:23 AM

Susan North wanted to be her own boss, so she built a successful business that now employs nearly 500 Arkansans. While she has opportunities to make her own decisions, what has surprised her the most as a small business owner is the extent to which her hands are tied when it come to regulations with which she must comply. Now a new Department of Labor (DOL) rule is threatening to take away more flexibility for her business and employees...

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National Security Must Be Top Priority
Posted Tuesday, September 20, at 8:46 AM

As I travel around Arkansas, the top issue I hear about is national security. It remains at the forefront of the minds of Arkansans. Arkansans are concerned with how the Obama administration's terrible Iran deal is allowing Tehran to continue its nuclear activities while rebuilding its arsenal and belligerently bullying the United States and our allies. ...

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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.