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Arkansas Senator introduces legislation expanding veteran burial benefit

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR), Gary Peters (D-MI), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) introduced Gerald’s Law Act, bipartisan legislation that would expand Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) burial benefits eligibility to terminally ill veterans who pass away at a non-VA facility while receiving hospice care. Under current law, the VA will cover nearly $800 toward…

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U.S. Senators introduce legislation to create commission on long-term care services

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, introduced the Supporting Our Seniors Act to create a National Advisory Commission on long-term care services for seniors and individuals in need of care and long-term support. In 2013, the Commission on Long Term Care made a key recommendation…

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Senators introduce resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force 

U.S. Senate Air Force Caucus Co-chairs Senators John Boozman (R-AR), Jon Tester (D-MT), John Hoeven (R-ND) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a resolution commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Air Force as an independent military branch. “As an air, space and cyberspace leader, the Air Force continues to innovate, accelerate and thrive in order to meet the challenges…

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Boozman, CFTC Commissioners get firsthand look at Blockchain Center of Excellence

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioners Christy Goldsmith Romero and Summer Mersinger got a firsthand look at the Blockchain Center of Excellence at the University of Arkansas today while discussing a path forward to bring more consumer…

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Improving infrastructure inspections with drones

Arkansas businesses are realizing the benefits of using drones and implementing this advanced technology in their operations. It’s improving efficiency and safety for us all and I’m championing efforts to build on this momentum. The agricultural industry is also expanding its use of this innovative technology. I’ve seen firsthand how students at Arkansas State University…

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Boozman launches tour spotlighting impact of inflation, high energy prices on Arkansans

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…

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