John Boozman

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John Boozman is a U.S. Senator from Arkansas

John Boozman, a Republican, is a U.S. Senator from Arkansas since January 2011. Previously he was a U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of Arkansas 2001-2011. (map) [1]

Record and controversies

Iraq War

Boozman voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[2]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Veteran's health

On May 23, 2007, the House considered the Early Access to Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Benefits Act (H.R.2239), sponsored by Rep. Boozman, which would expand eligibility for vocational rehabilitation benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to all of those veterans who have suffered a permanent disability in the line of duty. The bill passed 414-0.

Main article: U.S. veterans and soldiers legislation

Bio

Boozman was born December 10, 1950 in Arkansas. He was educated at the University of Arkansas and the Southern College of Optometry, and was an optometrist and rancher before entering the House.

Boozman was elected in a special election on November 20, 2001 to replace Asa Hutchinson who was appointed by George W. Bush as Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

In January 2003, Boozman was named an Assistant Whip by House Majority Whip Roy Blunt. "He is also a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA), which is an inter-parliamentary organization of legislators from the 19 member countries of NATO and 20 associate countries. As a member of the NATO PA U.S. House of Representatives delegation, he has traveled to meet with his counterparts from other NATO countries to discuss the War on Terror, anti-drug efforts, trade and other issues of concern to our allies."

In June 2005, Speaker Denny Hastert appointed Boozman vice-chairman of the British American Parliamentary Group, "a group of American and British lawmakers who meet to discuss issues of concern and fortify the already strong alliance between the two nations. Just before that, Speaker Hastert had appointed Boozman to the House Democracy Assistance Commission, a new peer-to-peer exchange group where American lawmakers provide parliaments of emerging democracies with technical expertise on government oversight, legislative procedure and constituent services."

Source:Boozeman's official House Biography [1]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Woodrow Wilson Anderson to face Boozman in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Boozeman retained his seat.

Committees and affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and caucuses

  • Member, Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
  • National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
  • Congressional Rural Caucus
  • Congressional I-49 Caucus, which he help found to promote completion of Interstate 49.

Boards and other affiliations

  • Member, Speaker's Task Force For a Drug Free America

More background data

Wikipedia also has an article on John Boozman. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
1519 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4301
Fax: 202-225-5713
Web Email
Website

District Office- Fayetteville:
207 West Center Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-442-5258
Fax: 479-442-0937

District Office- Fort Smith:
4943 Old Greenwood Road
Suite 1
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-782-7787
Fax: 479-783-7662

District Office- Harrison:
Region's Plaza
303 North Main Street
Suite 102
Harrison, AR 72601
Phone: 870-741-6900
Fax: 870-741-7741

Twitter

Articles and resources

References

  1. John Boozman profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.
  2. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Assistant Whip
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House Committee on Veterans' Affairs/Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
Caucuses:
Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine, National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus, Congressional Rural Caucus, Congressional I-49 Caucus (Founding member)
Committees: House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on Terrorism Nonproliferation and Trade, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs/Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
Special Election, November 20, 2001
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November 20, 2001
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
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Previous Political Work?
Rogers, AR, school board, County fair board
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District Offices:
1. 207 West Center Street Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-442-5258 / Fax: 479-442-0937
2. 4943 Old Greenwood Road Suite 1 Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-782-7787 / Fax: 479-783-7662
3. Region's Plaza 303 North Main Street Suite 102 Harrison, AR 72601
Phone: 870-741-6900 / Fax: 870-741-7741




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Date of Birth: December 10, 1950