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.
On February 25, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced the Fair Care Act, a bill that significantly overhauls the U.S. health care system by increasing the number of Americans with health insurance coverage while reducing premium costs. Westerman issued the following statement:
On February 20, U.S. Rep.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined U.S. Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.) and 63 other members of Congress in sending a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, supporting the proposed rule to enforce work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following statement in response to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019:
The Fair Care Act: H.R. 1332
TITLE I: Private Sector Health Insurance Reforms
Subtitle A—Commercial Health Insurance Provisions
Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress:
This week, the Arkansas delegation sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, voicing support of the provisions in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) recently proposed rule, Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses, that would reform the use of pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR)
Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Rob Bishop (R-Utah) welcomed U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) to serve on the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources and the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Federal Lands. Westerman issued the following statement in response:
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.
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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.
More than two decades ago, when my son Eli was just one month old, he contracted an extremely contagious illness known as Respiratory Syncytial Virus. When he didn’t respond to treatment, doctors recommended four to five doses of a new, uninsured antiviral drug costing $5,000 per dose.
As the 10-year mark of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) passage approaches, Republican Arkansas Rep. Bruce Westerman is introducing legislation to increase access to health care and give states more freedom within the framework of the ACA Monday night.
A new, 200-page healthcare proposal by a GOP House lawmaker goes after hospital consolidation and pricing as part of a sweeping attempt to cut costs and increase coverage.
GOP Rep. Bruce Westerman wants to put federal forest management at the top of Congress’s list of priorities for 2019 and avoid a repeat of 2018’s deadly wildfire season.
Everyone knows budgeting isn’t the most interesting conversation starter. Friends and co-workers are unlikely to discuss their money-delegating procedures, and even the latest and greatest budget won’t grab headlines – that is, until part of the U.S. government is shut down over funding disagreements.
Principal Kay York of Ashdown High School is the 2018 Arkansas Principal of the Year. She has dedicated her life to the education of our next generation and has used innovation to expand opportunities for learning. I am grateful for the work Ms. York is doing for the students of Ashdown and all of the Fourth Congressional District.