Arkansas Senator John Boozman recently received the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Distinguished Service Award, which honors members of Congress who make essential contributions to electric co-ops and the communities they serve. “
Senator John Boozman, an electric cooperative member, has been a friend to the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas throughout his years in public service,” said Vernon “Buddy” Hasten, president and CEO of the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas. “Senator. Boozman’s dedication as an advocate for Arkansans clearly aligns with the mission of our state’s electric cooperatives.”
Boozman, the ranking member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, said he is hopeful that Congress will be able to pass one of NRECA’s top legislative priorities this year: a new five-year Farm Bill that includes full funding for rural economic development and broadband programs.