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May 10, 2019 In The News

For the third straight session of Congress, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman has introduced legislation that would make it harder for environmentalists to delay or derail federal forest management plans.

The measure would also speed up the regulatory process, while also removing some of the statutory hurdles that have existed for decades.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) gave the following statement during a National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee hearing, titled “Wildfire Resilient Communities:”

May 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2019, a solution to the growing economic and environmental threats of catastrophic wildfire. U.S. Reps.

May 8, 2019 In The News

Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., introduced legislation Wednesday to expand the pace and scale of forest management projects meant to reduce the risk of wildfires that have become more destructive and common.

The bill represents a continued push by Republicans backed by the Trump administration who argue poor forest management is contributing to the severity of wildfires in California and other parts of the western United States.

May 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Reps. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) introduced the Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform (FLAIR) Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill to create a single database for lands owned by the federal government.

April 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) gave the following opening statement during a National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee hearing, titled “Examining the Spending Priorities and Missions of the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management:”

April 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) spoke at Ouachita Baptist University’s inaugural innovation summit, titled “Sustainable Forestry and Wood Products for the Future.” Westerman made the following remarks during his keynote address:

“We are making advancements in forestry, but there is much more we can do. I spent a lot of time in the woods growing up, and I saw a transformation of forests in our state through active forest management. However, the science of forestry is still relatively young in the United States…

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).