Summary

John Boozman was born in 1950 and is currently serving as the senior United States Senator for Arkansas. Senator Boozman’s seat will be up for election in 2022.

First elected to the Senate in 2010, Senator Boozman was sworn in for a second term on January 3, 2017. Prior to serving in the Senate, he represented the people of the 3rd Congressional District of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives. Senator Boozman is the dean of the state’s Congressional delegation.

Senator Boozman currently serves on the Appropriations Committee; the Veterans’ Affairs Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee; and the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee. Additionally, he serves on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, commonly referred to as the Helsinki Commission.

Below is Senator Boozman’s voting record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish Community 

Senator Boozman opposed the Iran nuclear deal. He supported the Taylor Force Act which states that no American governmental funds shall be given to a Palestinian entity that financially rewards terrorists or their families. Senator Boozman has supported legislation, such as the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, that fight discriminatory boycotts of Israel. He has cosponsored legislation that object UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which claims that Israel’s settlements have no legal validity.

Senator Boozman cosponsored the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act, a legislation that supported full funding of security assistance to Israel as outlined in the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding. In 2019, he voted for the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act which, among other things, strengthened Israel’s security and allowed a state or local government to adopt measures to divest its assets from entities that boycott Israel.

In July 2019, Senator Boozman cosponsored the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, which aims to provide for the consideration of a definition of anti-Semitism for the enforcement of Federal antidiscrimination laws concerning education programs or activities. 

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