Bruce Westerman Statement on 2019 Priorities, Goals
On January 4, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement regarding the start of the 116th Congress and his priorities for the upcoming year:
“As the first week of the 116th Congress comes to a close, I am honored to be a part of this legislative body, and am excited to take on the challenges and opportunities of the months ahead. Our work has only just begun. This year, I will continue fighting for proper stewardship of America’s public lands, including forest management reforms. I will work to find healthcare solutions that cover preexisting conditions at a lower cost, and will join with my colleagues to improve our country’s infrastructure, eliminating bureaucratic red tape and ensuring efficiency.
Congress must also stop this partial shutdown from dragging on, and take decisive action to protect thousands of hardworking Americans’ paychecks. Now that the speaker election is over, I hope to see productive talks regarding border security, as well as ongoing immigration reform. Having been to the border, I’ve seen what’s happening and know that we must enact changes soon. President Trump has brought these issues to the forefront, and now it’s our job to act on them.
Above all, I will remain an advocate for the people of the Fourth District and Arkansas. I have felt a burden of responsibility since the moment I was first sworn in to office, and that has never lifted. I look forward to all that this year will hold.”