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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) gave the following opening statement during a Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee hearing, titled, “Water Resources Development Acts: Status of Implementation and Assessing Future Needs”:
“Thank you Chairwoman Napolitano for holding this important hearing, and thank you to our witnesses for being here today to discuss the important work of the Army Corps of Engineers.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) gave the following opening statement during a Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee hearing, titled “Protecting and Restoring America’s Iconic Waters:”
“The Subcommittee is meeting today to hear testimony on regional watershed programs and water bodies and areas that are part of EPA’s National Estuary Program.
PINE BLUFF -- The Arkansas River has crested in Pine Bluff and Pendleton, and floodwaters aren't expected to linger as long as originally expected, weather officials said Friday.
The Arkansas River crested in Pine Bluff at 50.86 feet at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, and had fallen to 50.2 feet by 3 p.m. Friday.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—announced that President Donald Trump has issued an emergency declaration for Arkansas, allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide assistance for emergency protective measures for 16 counties: Arkansas, Chicot, Conway, Crawford, Desha, Faulkner, Franklin, Jefferson, Johnson, Lincoln, Logan, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Sebastian and Yell.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman (R-Ark.) and U.S. Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) for a news conference on the Arkansas River flooding. This conference followed a briefing from Arkansas National Guard Maj. Gen. Mark Berry and Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Director A.J. Gary, as well as a flyover assessment of flooding along the river.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with U.S. Reps. Bruce Westerman, Rick Crawford, French Hill and Steve Womack—sent a letter to President Donald Trump and administration officials urging them to support Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s request for a federal disaster declaration due to extensive damage as a result of continued flooding and recent severe storms in the state.
Today, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-Mo.), Subcommittee Chairwoman Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Penn.) introduced H.R 2396, the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act, which would unlock billions in already collected fees to maintain our nation’s federal ports and harbors.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) gave the following opening statement at the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment hearing, titled “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and Investment in our Nation’s Waterways Matter.” Westerman is the lead Republican on the subcommittee.
Today, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-Mo.) welcomed U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) as ranking member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
On January 4, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement regarding the start of the 116th Congress and his priorities for the upcoming year: