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July 16, 2015

Senators: Congress Should Precede U.N. on Iran Nuclear Deal (Updated)

Corker wants to preserve Congress' ability to block the Iran deal. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Corker wants to preserve Congress’ ability to block the Iran nuclear deal. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 3:30 p.m. | President Barack Obama has been criticized repeatedly by his detractors for a perceived reluctance to work with Congress, and Thursday was no different.

After Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. made a visit to the Capitol to meet with a bipartisan group of senators and discuss the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Bob Corker expressed concern that the president was going to the U.N. Security Council to lobby support before Congress votes on the deal. Full story

April 22, 2014

Boozman ‘Responding Well’ After Emergency Heart Surgery, Doctors Say

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Updated 3:59 p.m. | Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., is recovering from emergency heart surgery he underwent Tuesday.

According to an aide from the senator’s office, doctors say Boozman “responded well” to the surgery.

Boozman was taken to the Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas emergency room, in Rogers, Ark., by ambulance overnight after suffering from pain and chest in his arm, according to an aide. The news was first reported by the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal.

After running several tests, doctors admitted Boozman and performed the heart surgery, an aide said. The senator’s family has visited with him and is hopeful for a full recovery, according to a press release.

He was scheduled to speak Tuesday morning in Gravette, Ark., to commemorate the opening of the first stretch of the Bella Vista Bypass.

Upon hearing the news of the surgery, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said, “We’re glad to hear that John is doing well and we all look forward to having him back at work. He is a fantastic Senator and a tireless advocate for Arkansas and the people he so proudly represents.”

Boozman, 63, is the junior senator from Arkansas, serving since 2011. He previously served in the House, representing the 3rd District.

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