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Westerman To Vote For The Save American Workers Act

January 7, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) issued the following statement announcing his co-sponsorship of H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act, which would repeal the 30-hour work week mandated by Obamacare and restore the traditional 40-hour work week:

"My goal as a Member of Congress is to fight to lessen the hassles President Obama and his administration have laid on small businesses, making it harder for Fourth District workers to get a good-paying jobs. I am proud to co-sponsor this bill and look forward to the opportunity to vote for it Thursday. I urge the President to back down from his threat to veto this important bill, and side with those of us in Congress that are standing with Arkansas workers."

The Congressional Budget Office has previously said the Save American Workers Act would create $75 billion in higher cash wages, and would lower taxes by $63 billion. It is scheduled to be voted on in the House on Thursday.

About Rep. Bruce Westerman

A lifelong resident of Garland County, Congressman Bruce Westerman was elected the 20th representative of Arkansas's Fourth Congressional District in 2014. In the 114th Congress, he will serve on the Committee on Natural Resources, the Committee on the Budget, and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Elected twice to serve in the Arkansas General Assembly, Westerman was Arkansas's first Republican House Majority Leader since Reconstruction, and an architect of the House Republican SIMPLE Plan which led to the 2013 Republican takeover of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

An engineer and forester for 22 years at Mid-South Engineering in Hot Springs, Westerman is a registered professional engineer and forester in. He holds a Master of Forestry degree (2001) from Yale University. In 2013, he was named Engineer of the Year by the Arkansas Society of Professional of Engineers.

Westerman graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1990. While at Arkansas, Westerman was a four-year walk-on member of the Razorback Football Team. He received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2005 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2012.

Westerman is a former board member of the Fountain Lake School District and is a deacon at Walnut Valley Baptist Church. He lives in Hot Springs with his wife Sharon and their four children.Westerman is a former board member of the Fountain Lake School District and is a deacon at Walnut Valley Baptist Church. He lives in Hot Springs with his wife Sharon and their four children.

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