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December 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) announced that his chief of staff, Vivian Moeglein, will be leaving his personal office to join the House Committee on Natural Resources as its first female Republican staff director. Westerman will become the committee’s ranking member in January 2021. Sarah Slocum Collins, a Fourth District native and senior manager of federal government relations for Tyson Foods Inc., will replace Moeglein as chief of staff. Westerman issued the following statement:

December 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, the Republican Conference ratified the Republican Steering Committee’s recommendation for U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) to be the next ranking member of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

December 4, 2020 Weekly Columns

I’m so pleased to let you know that on December 3, my Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives selected me as the next Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources. All my life, I've been passionate about natural resources. From learning to hunt and fish as a child, to using my engineering skills to design natural resources manufacturing facilities, to serving as the only licensed forester in Congress, to working on the Natural Resources Committee my whole tenure, I believe my life experience has uniquely equipped me for this role.

December 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the Republican Conference ratified the House Republican Steering Committee’s ranking member recommendations for the 117th Congress. U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) will be the next Republican leader for the House Committee on Natural Resources. Westerman issued the following statement in response:

November 13, 2020 Weekly Columns

Ever since I was elected to Congress, I’ve served on the House Committee on Natural Resources. This committee oversees public land management, water resources, critical minerals and more. It also has jurisdiction over wildlife management, something that I am particularly interested in as an avid sportsman. When I get on a flight home to Hot Springs from D.C., I’m usually looking forward to fishing in Lake Ouachita or hunting in the woods, depending on the season. I’ve been to all 50 U.S.

October 30, 2020 Weekly Columns

It’s no secret that spending time outdoors in Arkansas is an integral part of my life. Fishing in Lake Ouachita, rafting in the Ozarks, early morning duck hunting – these are memories that last forever. Much of this happens on Arkansas’ 2 million acres of public land, which is managed by the Department of the Interior (DOI). It’s important that we keep this land healthy for years to come, and I was so pleased to welcome DOI Deputy Secretary Katherine MacGregor to Arkansas and discuss how we can work together to steward our resources well.

October 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary Katherine MacGregor in the Fourth District of Arkansas.

October 16, 2020 Weekly Columns

If you’ve ever spent any time with me, you’ll know that I’m passionate about sound environmental policy. As a licensed forester and lifelong resident of the Natural State, I believe we have an unchosen obligation to steward our resources well and leave the world in better condition than we found it. Part of this responsibility means caring for forests, the backbone of our clean air, clean water and thriving wildlife habitats.

October 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order establishing the United States interagency council of the Trillion Trees Initiative. In Congress, 36 members have cosponsored U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman’s (R-Ark.) Trillion Trees Act, which would codify the executive order and implement sound forest management practices in the U.S.

October 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, President Donald Trump issued an executive order establishing the United States interagency council of the Trillion Trees Initiative. U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: