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November 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5376, also known as President Biden's "Build Back Better" agenda. Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) released the following statement:

November 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted a virtual reception announcing the winners of the Congressional App Challenge. Westerman issued the following statement: 

October 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressional Dyslexia Caucus Co- Chairs Bruce Westerman (R-AR) and Julia Brownley (D-CA) introduced a resolution to designate October 2021 as National Dyslexia Awareness Month along with 16 original cosponsors. Westerman and Brownley released the following statements:

October 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Westerman led a letter to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona with the House Arkansas Delegation opposing a Federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate on public schools. The members released the following statements:

August 13, 2021 Weekly Columns

As summer moves to a close, families and teachers begin to prepare for children to return to the classroom. Hopefully, this school year will look much different than the last.

June 18, 2021 Weekly Columns

Freshman year of college is hard for any young person. A child leaves home, often for the first time, to face a brand new world of independence and new ideas. While college should be a challenging experience, it should also be an environment open to exploring new concepts and refining one’s own perspectives. Unfortunately, it seems more and more frequently that I hear stories of students who voice beliefs contrary to the school’s, or a particular professor, or the “majority” of the student body’s thinking, and are told to sit down and be quiet, or worse. 

May 10, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) announced the Fourth District winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. First place winner Danielle Luyet’s work, titled “Faces of America,” will be displayed in the main hallway between the Cannon House Office Building and the U.S. Capitol for the year.
March 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Bruce Westerman introduced the bipartisan READ Act with Reps. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Julia Brownley (D-CA), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).

February 19, 2021 Weekly Columns

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidance for how schools can reopen safely, making President Biden’s stated goal of reopening all K-12 schools to five days a week by the end of April a reality. The science has been clear that schools are of low risk to spread Coronavirus, and studies have shown that there are serious consequences of virtual learning to children’s mental, emotional, and academic well-being.

November 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted a virtual reception announcing the winners of the Congressional App Challenge. Westerman issued the following statement:

“I look forward to the Congressional App Challenge every year as a way to showcase the incredible talent of Fourth District students. Unfortunately I didn’t get to meet with them in person this year due to COVID-19, but I’m glad we still got to hold the reception virtually so I could congratulate them on all their hard work. It’s always difficult to pick a winner!”