Roll Call: Latest News on Capitol Hill, Congress, Politics and Elections
August 29, 2015

Boozman Out of Hospital And Monitoring Tornado Recovery

Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., has left the hospital after having heart surgery last week and is monitoring the recovery from a tornado that ripped through suburban Little Rock, Ark.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones in this devastation,” Boozman said in statement released by his office. “While Arkansans are all too familiar with the destruction that Mother Nature can leave behind, it never gets easier. Arkansans have always come together in the most difficult times to help neighbors in need. It’s clear that commitment continues today.”

At least 16 people are dead in Arkansas as a result of the twister, which hit Sunday, according to reports. The tornado left an 80-mile path of destruction.

President Barack Obama, currently on a trip to Asia, sent his condolences from the Philippines and directed the administration to help and provide resources, including sending Craig Fugate, the Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator.

“I’m receiving regular updates from my staff about the current search and rescue effort,” Boozman continued. “I will work with the governor’s office, the congressional delegation and FEMA Administrator Fugate to make sure that Arkansans get the resources they need to respond, rebuild and recover. We will help in any way we can.”

Boozman’s comments come after his heart surgery last week. According to his family, he was taken to the hospital early Tuesday morning, by his wife Cathy, after suffering pain in his chest and shoulder. At the time he was alert, responsive and in good spirits despite the discomfort and pain.

After running several tests, doctors diagnosed Boozman with an acute aortic dissection and he was admitted for immediate surgery. The surgeons who performed the operation, which lasted several hours, said that Boozman responded well to the procedure.

He has since begun his recovery.

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


Comments (20)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

author email

  1. Bozeman

    April 30, 2014
    10:28 p.m.

    Perhaps the most important challenge facing mankind is that of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda, and science from fiction

  2. Anonymous

    June 27, 2015
    5:23 a.m.

    wonderful points altogether, you simply gained a new reader. What would you recommend about your post that you made some days ago? Any positive?

  3. Anonymous

    July 2, 2015
    2:21 p.m.

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I don’t know who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!

  4. Anonymous

    July 4, 2015
    4:24 a.m.

    It¦s really a nice and useful piece of information. I¦m glad that you just shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Anonymous

    July 4, 2015
    4:20 p.m.

    It?¦s actually a nice and useful piece of information. I am happy that you just shared this useful information with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Anonymous

    July 8, 2015
    12:50 a.m.

    I love it when people come together and share opinions, great blog, keep it up.

  7. Anonymous

    July 18, 2015
    5:01 a.m.

    Thanks for another fantastic article. The place else could anyone get that type of info in such an ideal method of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I’m at the search for such information.

  8. Anonymous

    July 19, 2015
    9:28 a.m.

    F*ckin’ awesome things here. I am very glad to look your post. Thank you so much and i’m taking a look ahead to touch you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?

  9. Anonymous

    July 21, 2015
    5:15 a.m.

    What i do not understood is in truth how you are not actually a lot more neatly-preferred than you may be right now. You’re so intelligent. You recognize therefore considerably on the subject of this subject, produced me for my part consider it from a lot of varied angles. Its like women and men don’t seem to be fascinated except it’s one thing to accomplish with Girl gaga! Your personal stuffs nice. All the time maintain it up!

  10. Anonymous

    July 24, 2015
    10:29 a.m.

    I’m extremely impressed together with your writing abilities as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid topic or did you modify it your self? Either way stay up the excellent high quality writing, it’s rare to look a great blog like this one these days..

  11. Anonymous

    July 24, 2015
    9:50 p.m.

    Very nice style and design and wonderful written content, hardly anything else we require : D.

  12. Anonymous

    July 25, 2015
    7:02 a.m.

    Very interesting points you have noted, thankyou for putting up. “I never said most of the things I said.” by Lawrence Peter Berra.

  13. Anonymous

    July 25, 2015
    11:42 p.m.

    I wanted to put you this little bit of remark just to thank you very much as before on the pretty guidelines you’ve discussed on this page. This is certainly incredibly open-handed of people like you to allow easily exactly what many people would’ve offered for sale as an ebook to end up making some profit for themselves, principally since you could possibly have tried it if you wanted. Those basics likewise worked as a fantastic way to fully grasp that someone else have the identical interest just like my own to learn more and more in respect of this problem. I’m sure there are many more pleasant instances in the future for individuals that start reading your site.

  14. Anonymous

    July 28, 2015
    8:23 a.m.

    The subsequent time I read a weblog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my option to read, however I truly thought youd have one thing interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could possibly repair in the event you werent too busy on the lookout for attention.

  15. Anonymous

    Aug. 2, 2015
    4:53 p.m.

    I saw a lot of website but I think this one has something extra in it in it

  16. Anonymous

    Aug. 6, 2015
    10:55 a.m.

    Hello, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your website in Ie, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, great blog!

  17. Anonymous

    Aug. 17, 2015
    11:10 p.m.

    hi!,I like your writing very so much! share we keep up a correspondence more approximately your article on AOL? I need an expert in this house to solve my problem. May be that’s you! Taking a look forward to look you.

  18. Anonymous

    Aug. 19, 2015
    11:59 a.m.

    An impressive share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing slightly analysis on this. And he in reality bought me breakfast as a result of I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! However yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love studying extra on this topic. If possible, as you change into experience, would you thoughts updating your weblog with more details? It’s highly useful for me. Massive thumb up for this blog put up!

  19. Anonymous

    Aug. 25, 2015
    10:47 a.m.

    Im now not positive where you are getting your info, but good topic. I needs to spend some time finding out more or figuring out more. Thanks for magnificent info I was looking for this info for my mission.

  20. Anonymous

    Aug. 26, 2015
    2:29 a.m.

    I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this website. I am hoping the same high-grade blog post from you in the upcoming as well. Actually your creative writing skills has inspired me to get my own web site now. Actually the blogging is spreading its wings quickly. Your write up is a great example of it.

Sign In

Forgot password?



Receive daily coverage of the people, politics and personality of Capitol Hill.

Subscription | Free Trial

Logging you in. One moment, please...