John Boozman

Republicans in Congress say they’d keep federal abortion funding in cases of rape, incest

BY: - September 27, 2022

WASHINGTON —  A nearly 50-year-old federal law backed by Republicans allows the use of federal dollars for abortions in cases of rape, incest or the life of the pregnant person. That so-called Hyde Amendment, which is folded into spending bills, is less stringent than new or planned abortion bans in some GOP-led states, where governors […]

New fight opens in Congress over VA policy that sidesteps state abortion bans

BY: - September 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats in the U.S. Senate are confident the Department of Veterans Affairs can implement a new policy that allows its doctors to provide abortions when the pregnancy threatens the patient’s life or health, or when it’s the result of rape or incest.  The VA announced the new policy last week to cheers from […]

Boozman visits irrigation projects meant to preserve Arkansas groundwater

BY: - August 25, 2022

Two water infrastructure projects decades in the making would make Arkansas farmers less reliant on one of the most-used aquifers in the state, officials said Wednesday after U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, visited both projects. The Bayou Meto and White River water management districts have each been digging canals and installing pipelines to transport surface […]

Arkansas congressmen report millions in trips, investments and book deals

BY: - August 17, 2022

WASHINGTON — Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation disclosed book deals, multiple homes and millions of dollars in assets in their personal financial disclosure filings required by Congress. The disclosures are to be filed annually by May 15 or else members must seek an extension. Lawmakers list a range of value for their assets and […]

Farm bill season arrives: What’s the outlook for 2023?

BY: - August 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — Over the course of the next year, lawmakers on the U.S. House and Senate Agriculture committees will draft a new federal farm bill that will shape food, farm, conservation and nutrition programs across the country for the next five years. The omnibus law that began 90 years ago as crop supports now has […]