Senate Republicans continue to push for a real "All of the Above" energy policy that increases domestic production of oil and natural gas and increases North American energy security. Such a robust energy plan will create jobs and help reduce the pain at the pump for consumers and businesses.

Senator Boozman is a cosponsor of the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act. This legislation was offered as an amendment on the Senate floor and Senator Boozman spoke in support of the amendment that would restore conscience protections that President Obama's mandate removes.

Our nation is in dangerous financial territory. Our national debt exceeds $15 trillion, almost $5 trillion higher than it was just three years ago when the president took office. Instead of living up to his commitment to get our nation's fiscal house in order, President Obama has continued to ignore our fiscal crisis and propose spending increases our nation can't afford. Most recently he put forward a budget containing a staggering 62 percent spending increase over the next ten years. Putting our nation back on a sound financial footing will require the exact opposite of what the president has proposed. Instead of spending hikes and tax increases, we need to focus our efforts on cutting spending and growing the economy by encouraging private-sector job creation.