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October 16, 2020 Weekly Columns

If you’ve ever spent any time with me, you’ll know that I’m passionate about sound environmental policy. As a licensed forester and lifelong resident of the Natural State, I believe we have an unchosen obligation to steward our resources well and leave the world in better condition than we found it.

October 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order establishing the United States interagency council of the Trillion Trees Initiative. In Congress, 36 members have cosponsored U.S. Rep.

October 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, President Donald Trump issued an executive order establishing the United States interagency council of the Trillion Trees Initiative. U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response:

October 9, 2020 Weekly Columns

Every year I take a few days to thank some of the many men and women who work in Arkansas agriculture. This year in particular highlighted how important agriculture is to the economy and our daily lives. Without farmers and ranchers continuing to run operations during COVID-19, we wouldn’t have had food on our shelves or meat in the freezer.

October 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) concluded his annual tour of Arkansas agriculture, where he visited with farmers and other agriculture producers across the Fourth District. Westerman issued the following statement:

October 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced the Fair Care Act of 2020 in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. U.S. Reps. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.), Denver Riggleman (R-Va.) and Lloyd Smucker (R-Penn.) joined the bill as original cosponsors.

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October 2, 2020 Weekly Columns

It’s no secret that America’s health care system is broken. You don’t need to look any further than the recent presidential debate, where both candidates sparred over health care proposals and what should be done on a federal level. Many people are saying that Republicans don’t actually have a plan, but that simply isn’t true. U.S. Sen.

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October 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led four of his colleagues on the House floor for a special order on wildfires in the West. U.S. Reps. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Gary Palmer (R-Ala.) and G.T.

September 25, 2020 Weekly Columns

President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring Sept. 20-26, 2020 as National Small Business Week. “Our nation’s more than 30 million small businesses, which employ nearly half the private-sector workforce and create two-thirds of all net new jobs, are the key to propelling our economy to the prosperity levels America has enjoyed over the past three years,” the president wrote.

September 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman—announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $3.4 million to upgrade track and build additional sidings on the Class III Louisiana and Northwest (LNW) Railroad in Columbia County, Ark.

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October 14, 2020 In The News

Democrats and many media outlets are claiming that Republicans do not have a health care plan. This is unequivocally false. We have a solution, a bill with more than 500 pages of legislative text introduced in both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

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September 17, 2020 In The News

Across the West, wildfires are raging. They have already tragically claimed at least 26 lives and displaced thousands more. As I write this, dozens of American cities are dealing with the world’s worst air quality, suffering through a thick haze of post-apocalyptic smoke.

September 1, 2020 In The News

Eight months into a global pandemic, we’ve learned a lot about the virus and how to respond, but a lot of questions remain unanswered. With schools and universities reopening and more employees going back into the office, effective testing for COVID-19 is more important than ever. In fact, we already have the technology for widespread, at-home testing. Why is it not more available?

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August 31, 2020 In The News

Arkansas students are back to school, ready to tackle a new year. As part of a comprehensive education, I believe parents should have the right to choose the school that's best suited for their child, regardless of their ZIP code.

August 19, 2020 In The News

COVID-19 has exposed many Americans to important aspects of our supply chain that, during normal times, usually go unnoticed. Forest products are a perfect example. When the virus struck, grocery store shelves quickly ran out of toilet paper and paper towels, and everyone became aware of just how important a role forestry plays in our daily life.

August 4, 2020 In The News

No picture can capture what it feels like to watch a sunrise on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, gaze up at a redwood tree, camp in the Ouachita National Forest, or hear the waves crash against the rocky coastline of Acadia National Park. All of these and more are opportunities on American public lands.

June 22, 2020 In The News

"There are the protected and the unprotected," Peggy Noonan wrote in a 2016 op-ed. "The protected make public policy. The unprotected live in it. The unprotected are starting to push back, powerfully. The protected are the accomplished, the secure, the successful--those who have power or access to it. ...

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June 17, 2020 In The News

Republican members of the House Natural Resources Committee yesterday accused Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) of violating the chamber's rules prohibiting the broadcast of partisan events, pointing to virtual roundtables organized by panel Democrats in recent weeks.

June 16, 2020 In The News

Republican members of the House Committee on Natural Resources called on Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) to stop holding “partisan” virtual forums on the panel’s website, which they say violates the rules.

February 12, 2020 In The News

Take a moment to think back to your eighth-grade science class. Do you remember painstakingly coloring in the diagram of a plant cell? Words like “mitochondria” and “ribosome” may bring back vivid memories of trying to cram everything in the night before a test. But there’s one particular part of a cell upon which every ecosystem in the world depends: the chloroplast.

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September 26, 2018 Video

Principal Kay York of Ashdown High School is the 2018 Arkansas Principal of the Year. She has dedicated her life to the education of our next generation and has used innovation to expand opportunities for learning. I am grateful for the work Ms. York is doing for the students of Ashdown and all of the Fourth Congressional District.

July 19, 2018 Video
Yesterday, I took to the House floor to recognize the work of outgoing Dyslexia Caucus Chairman Congressman Lamar Smith.
July 17, 2018 Video
The Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands conducted a hearing on H.R. 5923, a bill which would facilitate an exchange of land between Walnut Grove Church in Jessieville and the U.S. Forest Service.

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