Boozman, Cotton Resolution Recognizing Marshall Islands Clears Senate

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate passed a resolution introduced by Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and John Boozman (R-Arkansas) recognizing the strategic importance of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Marshallese who live in the United States.

Since the 1980s, thousands of Marshallese have legally migrated to the United States and Springdale, Arkansas is home to the largest population of Marshallese in the continental U.S..

“Just as the people of Arkansas and our Marshallese neighbors continue to strengthen their friendships, so the United States ought to continue bolstering our own relations with their home republic. Our resolution celebrates the bond our countries share and the need for our two nations to keep working together, and I’m pleased that the U.S. Senate agrees,” said Cotton.

“Arkansas and the Republic of the Marshall Islands have a special relationship given the number of Marshallese living in Northwest Arkansas. Recognizing and celebrating this community is important because it shows that our state, and the country, understands their unique role and expresses our commitment to work alongside them to improve their lives and serve their needs,” said Boozman.      MORE

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