Westerman: Bill would strengthen Pine Bluff Arsenal
LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, said Friday he is co-sponsoring legislation aimed at increasing the amount of business directed to Army arsenals, including the Pine Bluff Arsenal.
“The Army Arsenal Revitalization Act is essential to the Pine Bluff Arsenal and others across the nation,” Westerman said in a statement. “Our nation’s arsenals need the tools necessary to be viable in an increasingly competitive economy. The AARA will allow arsenals across America to not only stay competitive, but possibly increase the size of workforces in struggling communities like Pine Bluff.”
The bill, introduced Thursday by Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., is a companion to a Senate bill of the same name introduced last month by Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.