U.S. Sen. Boozman talks inflation issues in Texarkana

Senator John Boozman
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Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 11:26 AM CDT
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TEXARKANA, Ark. (KSLA) - U.S. Sen. John Boozman, of Arkansas, visited Texarkana on the morning of Wednesday, July 6.

He was in town talking with business and economic leaders about what can be done in Washington, D.C., to help the city and region. When asked about inflation, Sen. Boozman said there’s more the country can do to ease the burden on its citizens.

“We’re not doing enough to ease inflation in the sense that rarely do you have a true crisis where the answer is staring you in the face. We need to do a much better job of using the energy resources we’re blessed with. I’m an all-of-the-above guy. We’re blessed with natural gas, we’re blessed with oil and coal and solar and hydropower; the list goes on and on. But you’ve got to produce more energy,” the senator said.

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Sen. Boozman said people are using up more of their disposable income to purchase things like gas, which takes money out of their pockets to buy other products.

Another topic of discussion was the completion of I-49 north of Texarkana, a project Boozman said is vital for growth in Arkansas and Louisiana.

“We have worked with prior administrations, we are working with this administration. Working with the delegations involved this north/south corridor will not only help the region, but really will help the entire country and improve the supply chain,” he said.

Other stops were made in Hope and Arkadelphia.

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