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September 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman—announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $3.4 million to upgrade track and build additional sidings on the Class III Louisiana and Northwest (LNW) Railroad in Columbia County, Ark.

The LNW Railroad has been running a 68-mile track between Arkansas and Louisiana since the late 1890s. Today it transports a variety of freight, including wood products, steel and plastics. The DOT discretionary grant will allow for critical infrastructure improvements.

August 21, 2020 Weekly Columns

If you turn on the news, you’ll likely hear someone talking about the Post Office. Let’s look at the facts. Speaker Pelosi allowed negotiations on another COVID-19 relief bill to stall in Congress, but she called a so-called “emergency session” of Congress to vote on legislation to fund the Post Office. This is nothing more than a political attempt to capitalize on fears that the USPS is somehow in crisis.

July 31, 2020 Weekly Columns

You’ll be hard pressed to read many headlines on American infrastructure, and I doubt most of us think about it on a regular basis. Yet our infrastructure is what keeps us moving, from the roads we drive to the waterways that transport goods. Without it, our economy would immediately cease to function. As we rebuild after COVID-19, a reliable infrastructure is absolutely necessary.

July 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act:

July 17, 2020 Weekly Columns

These days, we could all use some good news coming out of Washington, D.C. I'm excited to report that on July 15, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis. The bill now heads to the House floor for a vote later this month.

July 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) gave an opening statement at the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee markup of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020. His full remarks, as prepared:

June 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton— along with U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for awarding a $75 million loan to Arkansas Electric Co-op Corps through the Electric Infrastructure Loan and Loan Guarantee Program.

January 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following written statement during a Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee hearing, titled, “Proposals for a Water Resources Development Act of 2020”:

“The Corps of Engineers constructs projects critical to the nation for the purposes of navigation, flood control, shoreline protection, hydroelectric power, recreation, environmental protection, restoration and enhancement and fish and wildlife mitigation.

December 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced an $8,940,000 million disaster recovery grant to Arkansas counties affected by the May-June flooding. U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement:

November 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following written statement during a Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee hearing, titled, “Concepts for the Next Water Resources Development Act: Promoting Resiliency of our Nation’s Water Resources Infrastructure”: