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John Boozman

John Nichols Boozman is the junior U.S. Senator for Arkansas (since 2011). A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the U.S. Representative for (2001–2011).
Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, he was the brother of state Senator Fay Boozman. He attended the University of Arkansas, where he played football for the Arkansas Razorbacks, and graduated from the Southern College of Optometry. He co-founded a private optometry clinic in 1977 and worked as a volunteer optometrist for low-income families. He won a special election in 2002 to the United States House of Representatives, where he served as assistant majority whip and sat on the Republican Policy Committee. He was an advocate for drug policy issues and chaired the Veteran Affairs Economic Opportunity Subcommittee, where he led the passage of bills expanding services for unemployed veterans.
Boozman was elected to the United States Senate in 2010, defeating Democratic incumbent Blanche Lincoln by a 21 point margin, and took office in January 2011. He is the ranking Republican on the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources, the Commerce Subcommittee on Science and Space, and the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Arkansas delegation requests disaster assistance for farmers, ranchers
2014-07-08
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Tom Cotton (AR-4) today wrote to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack in support of Governor Mike ...
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  1. Arkansas delegation seeks loan help for farmers

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Flyover bridge opens in north Fayetteville
2014-07-03
Key speakers included senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, who along with former Senator Blanche Lincoln, procured a federal earmark to help pay for the project in 2005. Others speaking at the event included Congressman Steve Womack, Arkansas ...
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    Fort Smith Fire Department awarded nearly $700000 federal grant
    2014-06-25
    The Fort Smith Fire Department was awarded a grant Wednesday (June 25) that will allow it to purchase breathing apparatuses and face masks. The grant was announced by U.S. Sens. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Mark Pryor, D-Ark., along with U.S. Rep.
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    1. Fort Smith Fire Department to get federal grant

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    Sen Roberts Introduces Bill to Halt EPA Takeover of Water
    2014-06-19
    ... Pat Toomey (R-PA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Boozman (R-AR), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), John Hoeven (R-ND), Mike Lee ...
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    1. Wicker, Cochran Cospsonor Bill to Stop EPA “Waters of the US” Regs

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    Senate Republicans want White House officials to testify on climate rule
    2014-06-19
    John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.). Tags: White House Council on Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, Climate change, ...
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      Arkansas lawmakers back veterans care fixes
      2014-06-11
      John Boozman and Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor on Wednesday voted for the measure, which passed on a 93-3 vote. The legislation would authorize about $35 billion over three years to pay for the outside care, hire hundreds of doctors and nurses and lease ...
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        Boozman Urges DOJ Investigation Of VA Scandal
        2014-06-11
        John Boozman, R-Ark., on Wednesday called on the Justice Department to ferret out any criminal wrongdoing at VA health facilities connected with delays in providing care to veterans. In a letter sent to Attorney General Eric Holder, Boozman and other ...
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        1. Arkansas lawmakers back veterans care fixes

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        John Boozman returns to Washington after heart surgery
        2014-06-09
        John Boozman (R-Ark.) is back in Washington resuming his official duties after emergency heart surgery in late April. The first-term senator marked his return Monday morning via Twitter and Instagram: It's great to be back at work in Washington. Thank ...
        (Washington Post (blog))
        1. U.S. Sen. John Boozman to Seek Re-Election in 2016
        2. Boozman: 'Great to be back at work'
        3. Boozman, back at work post-surgery, to run in '16

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        Runoff Testing Outside Groups' Clout (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)
        2014-06-08
        ... were going to continue to be hammered by special interest groups that simply wanted to manipulate them and their vote," Lincoln said after defeating Halter in her primary runoff election. Lincoln, however, went on to lose to Republican John Boozman ...
        (Arkansas Business Online)

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