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July 5, 2015 In The News
Members of the congressional delegation were home last week. Congress return Tuesday.
July 2, 2015 In The News
House Republicans next week will consider legislation aimed at eliminating red tape at the U.S. Forest Service so it can fight wildfires and other natural disasters more efficiently and with fewer regulatory delays.
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July 2, 2015 In The News
Congressman Bruce Westerman is taking an interest in our nation’s forestry laws. He may not get a lot of credit from the public for this, but he should.
June 28, 2015 In The News
This week in the nation’s capital, lawmakers took up issues involving trade and security, while two Supreme Court cases late in the week drew the ire of the state’s congressional delegation.
June 28, 2015 In The News
After a trip to Ukraine and Slovakia, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said last week that the United States needs to provide assistance to help Ukrainian fighters fend off Russia-backed troops.
June 21, 2015 In The News
The U.S. Senate last week overwhelmingly approved a $612 billion defense authorization bill over objections from the Obama administration that it evades congressionally mandated spending caps through an accounting loophole.
June 21, 2015 In The News
Two University of Arkansas at Fayetteville employees joined representatives from more than 70 colleges and universities around the world Wednesday in Washington to talk about ending hunger on college campuses.
June 21, 2015 In The News
Legislation to allow the U.S. Forest Service to speed up thinning of federal forests to control wildfires is headed to the U.S. House of Representatives floor after passing two committees.
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June 19, 2015 In The News
Biomass Power Association thanks Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., and Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Airzona, for their leadership in sending a bipartisan letter of support for biomass power to the U.S. EPA. The letter, sent June 17 and signed by a total of 21 members, outlines the environmental and economic benefits of electricity from “low-value” wood and other agricultural residues. The signers request that the EPA “take action to remove regulatory ambiguities in the treatment of utility-scale biomass power as a renewable resource.”
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June 15, 2015 In The News
The House last week crippled President Obama’s trade agenda, splitting on key votes he needed to finalize a major deal with Asian nations.

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