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October 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Westerman sent a letter to President Joe Biden calling for an amendment to Executive Order 14043 mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for all federal employees.

September 24, 2021 Weekly Columns

The founding principle of the United States is that Americans are guaranteed life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. House Democrats are stripping America’s most vulnerable citizens of the right to life by passing a bill with the erroneous title of the “Women’s Health Protection Act.” A better name for this legislation is the  “Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act.”

September 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Reacting to President Biden’s executive order mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for private businesses with over 100 employees, Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) released the following statement: 

September 10, 2021 Weekly Columns

President Biden announced drastic new COVID-19 restrictions last week that will affect 100 million Americans. According to his Executive Order, he has directed the Department of Labor to issue a regulation that would require all businesses with over 100 employees to mandate employee vaccinations or provide weekly proof of a negative test result. 

September 3, 2021 Weekly Columns

In a landmark case, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Texas’ Heartbeat Act, which prohibits abortion after six weeks when the unborn child has a detectable heartbeat. This is a big win for the pro-life movement and those who believe that all life is valuable and precious, regardless of status or circumstances.

August 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) spoke to the 50th anniversary celebration of the National Center of Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson, Arkansas. Westerman released the following statement.

July 23, 2021 Weekly Columns

For 45 years, Democrats and Republicans have come together to protect the consciences of Americans who believe that unborn children are human beings worthy of life. The Hyde Amendment, which was first introduced by Republican Congressman Henry Hyde in 1976, prevents federal tax dollars from being used to fund abortions within the Medicaid program. Estimates today find this law has saved nearly 2.5 million children from the horrors of abortion. 

July 16, 2021 Weekly Columns

If you ever doubt that members of Congress can work together across the political aisle for the betterment of their communities, look no further than an announcement last week from the Biden Administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). A few months ago, our neighbors in the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, and the Jefferson County Alliance brought to my attention a proposed rule that OMB was hoping to implement. The rule would have doubled the minimum population threshold necessary to define a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). 

June 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy announced the appointment of Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) to the Healthy Future Task Force. The Task Force will build on Republican health policy successes and craft a patient-focused agenda for the future.

 

June 11, 2021 Weekly Columns

Those with a life-threatening illness or condition know that time is of the essence. This week, I reintroduced a bipartisan bill to cut red tape so patients with terminal conditions may quickly access lifesaving treatments with positive clinical data.

The Promising Pathway Act will allow innovative therapies with encouraging clinical trial data to treat patients outside the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) rigid trial requirements, promoting innovation, and sparking competition between smaller and larger pharmaceutical companies.