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March 19, 2019 Press Release

On March 14, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.), co-chairs of the Congressional Working Forests Caucus, hosted a bipartisan briefing to highlight how collaborative forest management and a healthy rural economy leads to better wildlife habitats across the U.S.

March 19, 2019 In The News

Regardless of your political ideology or where you fall on the environmental spectrum, we can agree on one thing: American public land needs healthy forests and the more public and private land we can dedicate to sustainable growing trees, the better our environment will be.

December 14, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman introduced H.R. 7315, the Protecting American Communities from Wildfire Act, on Thursday (December 13).
October 10, 2018 In The News
A fight over Republican-backed measures to mitigate wildfires is contributing to a delay in passage of the 2018 farm bill.
October 4, 2018 Press Release
Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following joint statement regarding the Senate’s delay in finalizing the 2018 Farm Bill.
September 12, 2018 Press Release
The House on Wednesday (September 12) passed H.R. 5923, the Walnut Grove Land Exchange Act, sponsored by Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04).
June 7, 2018 Press Release
The House Subcommittee on Federal Lands today (June 7) heard from Interim Chief Vicki Christiansen at a hearing entitled, “Wildfire Risk, Forest Health, and Associated Management Priorities of the U.S. Forest Service.”
May 15, 2018 Video
The last several wildfire seasons have resulted in devastation in states across the Western and Southeastern United States.
April 24, 2018 Press Release
On Monday (April 23), the Environmental Protection Agency declared forest biomass energy as carbon neutral, effective immediately.
December 7, 2017 Video
The House passed this bill on November 1, following a record wildfire season with millions of acres going up in smoke and ash.