As near record-high inflation and surging gas prices squeeze companies and families’ budgets nationwide, U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is embarking on a regional tour to hear directly from community leaders, business owners, industry representatives and local Arkansans about the challenges they’re experiencing in the current economic climate.
The senator, who has opposed policies that are exacerbating the inflation crisis such as the president’s tax-and-spending spree in addition to advocating for a return to increased domestic oil and gas production as well as an all-the-above energy strategy, will make stops around Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley beginning Tuesday.
“Arkansans are constantly sharing how skyrocketing prices at the gas pump, grocery store and elsewhere are hitting their pocketbooks and forcing them to choose between buying necessities, filling up vehicles with gas and paying bills,” Boozman said. “It’s taking a tremendous toll and we’ve got to provide some relief quickly instead of pouring more fuel on the fire by pushing out more massive federal spending and refusing to unleash American energy. I will be championing that message and taking the feedback I receive about what hardworking people are facing back to Washington.”
Earlier this year, Boozman held a series of meetings with Chamber of Commerce officials in several Natural State communities to discuss the effects of inflation, supply chain breakdowns and labor shortages on local economies.
The senator’s agenda on this tour includes stops in Harrison, Alma, Van Buren, Fort Smith, Greenwood, Bethel Heights, Springdale, Bentonville and Rogers.
To follow along as Arkansans tell Senator Boozman about how the Biden administration’s policies are harming them, search the hashtag #BustingMyBudget on social media.