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July 7, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) issued the following statement on Tuesday (July 7) congratulating Brian Leonard of Lake Hamilton High School in Pearcy and Amanda Jones or Poyen High School. Both educators were awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
July 7, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) is seeking Fall interns in both his Hot Springs and Washington offices, his office announced Tuesday (July 7).
June 26, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton – along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman – announce that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today issued a major disaster declaration for the state, allowing local communities to recover from severe storms and flooding.
June 24, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—today sent a letter to President Obama supporting Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson’s request for a federal disaster declaration for 33 Arkansas counties following severe storms and flooding.
June 24, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) voted Tuesday (June 23) to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) created by the Affordable Care Act. Since Obamacare was enacted, the advisory board of 15 individuals chosen by the president was never appointed.
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June 24, 2015 Press Release
Grants will support operations in Desha, Franklin, Johnson, Lee and Mississippi counties
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford and Bruce Westerman, today announced that five Arkansas airports will receive over $1.8 million from the Department of Transportation to support facility upgrades and expansions.
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June 18, 2015 Press Release
Worshipers were gathering "to pray and fellowship, like so many of us do"
Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs)issued the following statement following the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, which left nine people dead.
June 17, 2015 Press Release
Reducing uncertainty regarding regulations will help the biomass industry grow and support economic development
This morning, Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting increased regulatory clarity for biomass producers across the country. Nineteen Members of Congress from both parties joined Westerman and Kuster in signing the letter.
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June 15, 2015 Press Release
Legislation calls for end to illegal detention of Americans in Iran
Congressman Bruce Westerman issued the following statement upon passage of H.Res. 233, which calls for the immediate release of three Americans currently being detained by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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June 11, 2015 Press Release
Thursday (June 11), Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) and Congressman Mike Conaway (R-Texas) introduced the Accountable Recovery Act. This legislation requires that recovery plans for species conservation are made publically available once a species is listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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