Sen. Boozman visits MH, touts legislation for veterans, women

While the Arkansas state legislature is in session, the United States' legislative branch has also kept busy over the past few months. Arkansas U.S. Senator John Boozman made a stop in Mountain Home Monday and visited with KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot General Manager Bob Knight about recent accomplishments.

In the visit, Boozman says he and others are working on a plan in an effort to avoid future potential government shutdowns. The senior senator says he and some of his colleagues would like to come up with a plan to create a disincentive to allow shutdowns.

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One item giving Senator Boozman a sense of pride from the previous session is the passage of the Mission Act. It's a rewrite of the veterans' health care program allowing former servicemen to seek healthcare locally instead of traveling over three hours to the VA.

Boozman says there has been several other pieces of significant legislation passed in Washington.

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Boozman also sponsored legislation known as the Women's Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act, and it has been signed into law. He says when underdeveloped countries are examined, studies show when women succeed, children, the community and the country also performs well.

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In the next installment of this series, Boozman will discuss other legislation, including the Forever GI Housing Payment Fulfillment Act.

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