John Boozman

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U.S. Representative

John Boozman (R)


AR-Junior Seat
Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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John Boozman, a Republican, has represented the 3rd District of Arkansas in the House of Representatives since 2001.


Record and controversies

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American Conservative Union 92 - 23/25 not avail.
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Americans for Democratic Action 15 - 3/20 25 - 5/20
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce 90 - 18/20 not avail.

Iraq War

Boozman voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

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

Minority leader says Boozman would change Senate. The associated Press. 07/06/10. <>.

Lincoln, the current Arkansas Senator, is the Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. The Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell promised Boozman a seat on the committee if he is elected as a Senator. However, Lincoln’s camp believes that this would be a loss of power for Arkansas, as he would only be a member and not Chairperson.


Boozman Honored for Championing Global Health Issues. U.S. Congressman John Boozman. 06/16/10. <>.

Boozman was awarded the 2010 Congressional Leadership Award by the Global Health Council. He has worked to eliminate malaria, supported HIV/AIDS research, and voted to support child health.

Boozman Protects Against Cuts to Medicare Reimbursements. U.S. Congressman John Boozman. 06/24/10. <>.

As an optometrist, Boozman is opposed to cuts to Medicare reimbursements. He supports measures to increase access to care for seniors.

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



Supporting Arkansas’s Agricultural Community. John Boozman for U.S. Senate. <>.

Boozman does not support cap and trade. He believes it will increase energy costs, making energy too expensive for farmers. Boozman said, "No one has a more vested interest in protecting our natural resources than those whose livelihood comes from the land. They know how to care for it better than the bureaucrats in the EPA."



Boozman Awarded for Efforts to Restore Economic and Fiscal Health. U.S. Congressman John Boosman. 07/08/10. <>.

The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), an organization supporting the free market system in order to promote business and economic growth, awarded Boozman with a 2010 Thomas Jefferson Award for upholding Jefferson's ideals. Boozman said, "I... will continue to work for market based solutions to our nation’s economic challenges that empower consumers, create competition and encourage productivity and innovation."

STEM Education

Research and Development

Science policy tracking by Erica Hart, SEA (Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill) Intern


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.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Wal-Mart Stores$ 63,650
Elliott Management$ 43,346
Stephens Group$ 38,400
Tyson Foods$ 30,700
Arvest Bank Group$ 29,100
AT&T Inc$ 25,750
Murray Energy$ 18,225
Berkshire Hathaway$ 17,400
American Council of Engineering Cos$ 16,900
American Interventional Pain Physicians$ 15,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for John Boozman
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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.


DC office
  • 320 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
    Ph: 202-224-4843 Fax: 202-225-2961
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District offices
  • 207 West Center Street Fayetteville, AR 72701
    Ph: 479-442-5258 Fax: (none entered)
  • 4943 Old Greenwood Road Suite 1 Fort Smith, AR 72903
    Ph: 479-782-7787 Fax: (none entered)
  • Region's Plaza 303 North Main Street Suite 102 Harrison, AR 72601
    Ph: 870-741-6900 Fax: (none entered)
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