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Westerman on DHS Funding & “Net Neutrality”

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February 27, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) issued the following statement following his vote Friday (February 27) for a continuing resolution that funds the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the next one week:

“My vote today for the continuing resolution ensures that the president’s illegal executive action remains unfunded following the ruling of a federal judge in Texas. My vote also allows the hardworking men and women of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to have financial security while Congress works to craft a bill that upholds the Constitution and protects the United States.

“It is my hope that the House and Senate are able to work together, in good faith, to find a solution during the next week. The House was able to pass a long-term Homeland Security funding bill six weeks ago that also fulfilled the will of my constituents by stopping the president’s unlawful action.

“With this short-term extension, along with my vote today to conference with the Senate, we should find a solution for the long-term that prevents the president’s unconstitutional rewriting of our immigration laws and continues the tasks delegated to this government agency.”

February 26, 2015  
Press Release 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON — Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) issued the following statement regarding the FCC’s passage of sweeping new regulations, known as “net neutrality:”

“The rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission are yet another overreach of the Obama administration, passing heavy-handed regulation with no input from Congress. These rules will result in a nation less free than it was before this mind-boggling decision. Ask yourself – what is the problem with the Internet that requires a fix by an overreaching federal government? The FCC’s actions just mimic those of the president, focused more on special interests and less on promoting a good economic environment for Fourth District residents. It is time for Congress to act to keep the Internet free and open for all residents of the Fourth District, Arkansas and the United States and keep commerce flowing.”

 
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Cotton Weighs in on President Obama’s Immigration Executive Order

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Stopping President Obama’s Immigration Executive Order

President Obama’s immigration executive order is unlawful and a blatant abuse of his Constitutional authority. That’s why I was pleased to hear a federal district judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking this order. The judge’s decision is an important step toward restoring the rule of law and protecting Arkansans from these harmful policies. Until this order is fully overturned in court, Congress must do everything in its power to make sure it’s stopped. And we must not reward the President and Senate Democrats for playing politics with our national security. We should fully fund the Department of Homeland Security and we should stand with the American people in opposition to President Obama’s amnesty order.

 
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Boozman Says Talks Must Lead to Full Elimination of Iranian Nuclear Program

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Boozman Says Talks Must Lead to Full Elimination of Iranian Nuclear Program

 

WASHINGTON – In a speech on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) encouraged his colleagues to stand with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in advance of his address to Congress tomorrow and stressed that the current talks must result in an agreement that requires the Iranian regime to fully eliminate its nuclear program.

“Nothing short of full elimination of Iran’s nuclear program can honestly be considered a victory. If these talks fail to produce an agreement that requires that of Iran, Congress must have the authority to reject it,” Boozman said.

To watch the speech in its entirety click here

 
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Boozman Statement on Department of Homeland Security Funding Vote

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 27, 2015

Contact: Patrick Creamer (202) 224-4843

Boozman Statement on Department of Homeland Security Funding Vote

 

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today issued the following statement on the Senate vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) without putting restrictions on funding for President Obama’s executive orders on immigration:

“Despite last week’s federal court ruling putting President Obama’s executive order on hold, Senate Democrats continued to filibuster the House-passed DHS funding bill in an effort to protect the President. While I appreciate Senator McConnell’s efforts to find a way forward, this is a problem of the President’s creation and he should not get a pass from Congress for his unconstitutional actions. We have a responsibility to stand up for our constituents. Therefore, I could not, in good conscience, support a DHS funding bill that does not specifically withhold funding for what amounts to amnesty by fiat.”

Background: Last month, the House of Representatives passed a DHS appropriations bill that withheld funding for the President’s executive orders declaring amnesty. After Senate Democrats filibustered four separate attempts to begin debate on the House bill, the Majority Leader brought forward a bill that funds DHS without any conditions on the President Obama’s executive actions. The bill passed the Senate, but Boozman voted against it.   

 
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Our Congressmen Respond

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Work in Progress – More to come

 
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Boozman: “President Obama is the Real Hurdle to Keystone”

We thank Sen Boozman’s office for sharing this press release with us.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 24, 2015

Contact: Patrick Creamer (202) 224-4843

 

Boozman: “President Obama is the Real Hurdle to Keystone”

 

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement after President Obama vetoed the bipartisan legislation approving the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

 

“The Keystone pipeline would bring a reliable supply of energy into our country – providing opportunity, creating jobs and lowering the cost to ship goods, products and crops. The idea that Congress is sidestepping the normal process is out-of-touch with reality. This project has been studied for more than six years and has been given the green light at every obstacle. Arkansans and all Americans can see that President Obama is the real hurdle to Keystone. I will continue to support this project, and I urge the Senate to quickly vote to override this veto.”

 

Background: Boozman is a strong supporter of the Keystone XL Pipeline. In January, he cosponsored legislation that passed the Senate by a strong 62-36 bipartisan vote, and he delivered a floor speech urging its approval. Boozman has repeatedly urged the administration to stop delaying the permit for construction of the pipeline.

 

The Obama Administration has conducted five environmental reviews of the Keystone XL Pipeline, over more than a six-year period. Each review has determined that the pipeline project would have no significant environmental impact. In fact, the latest review shows that transportation of oil through this modern pipeline will reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by 28 to 42 percent, when compared with alternative transportation options. This review also found that development of these oil resources will continue whether the oil is shipped to the United States or to our overseas competitors.

 

 
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John Boozman on FCC

We thank Sen Boozman’s office for sharing this press release with us.

 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2015
Contact: Patrick Creamer (202) 224-4843
 
Boozman Calls FCC Decision to Regulate Web “Outdated, Heavy-Handed” 
 
WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced its decision to regulate Internet service as a public utility:
 
“Once again Washington bureaucrats think the solution to a problem is additional regulations and once again they are wrong. The growth that we have witnessed in e-commerce and mobile technology has come about as a result of innovative answers to market demands, not heavy-handed government mandates. This outdated approach will only stifle future technological advances, open the door to costly litigation and ultimately lead to job losses in an industry that should be creating the next generation of career opportunities.”
 
Background: In 3-2 party-line decision, the FCC ruled that it will regulate Internet service like a utility. The vote puts an end to rulemaking period prompted by a federal appeals court ruling last January, which tossed out previous regulations dating from 2010.
 
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Sen. Cotton Eats DoD’s Lunch on Guantanamo

Senator Cotton challenges 

Brian McKeon, Deputy Undersecretary for Defense Policy,

about the Obama Administration’s decision

to close the Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp.

Watch Sen. Cotton unload on Guantanamo here

 

Tom Cotton "Terrorists can rot in hell."

Tom Cotton, “[Terrorists] can rot in hell. And as long as they don’t do that they can rot in Guantanamo Bay.”

 
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Westerman Speaks at UAM

Congressman Bruce Westerman

spoke at the

Annual Chamber/MEDC Awards Banquet, 

Tuesday, February 17th

 

Watch his speech here

Congressman Bruce Westerman speaks at the Annual Chamber/MEDC Awards Banquet

Congressman Bruce Westerman speaks at the Annual Chamber/MEDC Awards Banquet

Thank you to Joe Burgess of Monticello Live

for permission to post Westerman’s speech

 
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Coming 2015

May 11, 2015

6:30 PM

Important Meeting

The Federal Reserve

Guest Speaker, Mr. Charles R. Fuqua

Mr. Fuqua is a Conservative Christian lawyer

and Author of the book: God’s Law-The Only

Political Solution. When asked why he wrote the

book, Mr. Fuqua stated ” The United States is

going to face very hard times in the days ahead

and I do not want Christians to lose faith.”

The church is located in the south end of the building which houses Cowboy’s Restaurant
on Hwy 425 South across the street from the Ryburn Toyota. The public is
cordially invited. Doors open at 5:30 PM and refreshments will be served.

=========== Next ===========

AUG 10, 2015

NOV 9, 2015

 
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