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July 12, 2019 Weekly Columns

Serving in Congress and spending long amounts of time in Washington, D.C. makes it even more special when I get to enjoy Arkansas’s natural beauty. Some of my fondest memories were made with family and friends fishing on Lake Ouachita or hunting the forests and fields of Arkansas.

July 10, 2019 Press Release

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”:

July 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted a briefing on dyslexia awareness and advocacy, titled “The Science of Reading: Understanding Dyslexia.” The event featured doctors, educators and activists, and followed the Say Dyslexia rally in front of the U.S. Capitol. Westerman gave the following remarks:

July 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement following President Donald Trump’s remarks on America’s environmental leadership:

July 5, 2019 Weekly Columns

My first exposure to public office was in 2006, when I ran for the Fountain Lake School Board. Since my wife was a special education teacher, I’d realized the need for proactive approaches – based on the latest science of reading – to teach children the fundamentals of reading and writing.

June 28, 2019 Weekly Columns

Late in the evening on June 25, President Trump signed the Blue Water Navy Act into law. This bill represents the bipartisan efforts of veterans, advocacy groups, Congress and the administration to give Vietnam-era veterans the VA benefits they need.

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June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) asked for unanimous consent on the House floor, to allow immediate consideration of the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act.

June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Late Tuesday night, President Donald Trump signed the Blue Water Navy Act into law. U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response:

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June 25, 2019 Press Release

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:”

June 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, to introduce H.R. 3379, the Price Relief, Innovation, and Competition for Essential Drugs (PRICED) Act.

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June 25, 2019 In The News

Arkansas Rep. Bruce Westerman is the lone Republican supporting Democratic Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s prescription drug pricing bill introduced last week, with more than 15 Democratic cosponsors.

June 10, 2019 In The News

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.

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.

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.

March 28, 2019 In The News

Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced a trio of juvenile sentencing reform bills that would give federal judges increased discretion when sentencing minors. Westerman issued the following statement:

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.

March 10, 2019 In The News

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.

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March 10, 2019 In The News

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.

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March 10, 2019 In The News

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.

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January 30, 2019 In The News

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.

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September 26, 2018 Video

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.

July 19, 2018 Video
Yesterday, I took to the House floor to recognize the work of outgoing Dyslexia Caucus Chairman Congressman Lamar Smith.
July 17, 2018 Video
The Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands conducted a hearing on H.R. 5923, a bill which would facilitate an exchange of land between Walnut Grove Church in Jessieville and the U.S. Forest Service.

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