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Strengthening the Health Care Workforce

Arkansans rely on access to physicians and health care professionals to provide life-saving and preventative care close to home. Rural states like ours face an acute need for medical providers. More than 500,000 Natural State residents live in an area defined by the federal government as lacking the adequate number of health professionals to serve the population. While…

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Sanders, Boozman, Cotton, Womack applaud selection of Fort Smith for F-35 fighter planes

Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton and Congressman Steve Womack applauded the U.S. Air Force’s selection of Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Fort Smith as the home of the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) mission that will bring F-35 fighter planes and a Republic of Singapore F-16 squadron to the installation.    “Today’s Record of…

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Stepping up bipartisan opposition to bad policies

The 118th Congress has already provided multiple opportunities to roll back proposed or recently enacted rules, regulations and legislation that is bad for Arkansas and our country. Republicans in Congress have been leading Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolutions of disapproval to challenge several ill-advised and potentially damaging orders from taking effect. These initiatives provide…

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Senators form bipartisan effort to safeguard veterans filing benefit claims

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), senior members of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, were joined by Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in introducing legislation to hold unaccredited entities that target men and women who served in uniform accountable for their predatory practices. The Governing Unaccredited Representatives Defrauding…

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Boozman, Cotton, Crawford introduce bill to mint coin memorializing Sultana disaster

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) along with Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) introduced legislation to create a commemorative coin in remembrance of the Sultana Steamboat tragedy with a portion of the proceeds allotted to funding the preservation, maintenance and display of artifacts at the Sultana Disaster Museum in Marion, Arkansas. “This commemorative coin will help share the stories…

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Boozman, Kaine, Hassan & Rounds introduce bipartisan legislation to boost hiring of military spouses

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) were joined by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) in introducing the Military Spouse Hiring Act, legislation to amend the tax code to incentivize businesses to hire military spouses. “Serving in our nation’s uniform is a family affair. Service members’ spouses are a critical…

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