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October 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following written statement during a Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee hearing, titled, “The Pebble Mine Project: Process and Potential Impacts”:

October 18, 2019 Weekly Columns

After spending two weeks in Arkansas, I returned to D.C. ready to get to work and tackle legislation. Yet in a pattern that’s become all too familiar, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued focusing on impeachment inquiries instead of bringing bipartisan bills to the floor that we can debate and pass to the Senate.

October 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted his annual farm tour in Arkansas’s Fourth District, meeting with both local farmers and corporations involved in the state’s agricultural economy. Westerman released the following statement:

October 11, 2019 Weekly Columns

Food is a necessity for life, and agriculture is Arkansas’s largest economic sector. The American economy and our basic existence depend on farmers. Almost everything that we use in our daily lives can be traced in some way to farm production or natural resource extraction. From crops to cattle, farmers support an economic chain that affects every single one of our lives.

October 4, 2019 Weekly Columns

I’ve lived in Arkansas my whole life and have spent years fishing and hunting in the best lakes and forests, but I am constantly taken aback by the beauty of our state when I visit new places. As members of Congress headed back to their districts for the beginning of October, I was able to see some of these new places through a tourism tour across the region.

October 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted a tourism tour of Arkansas’s Fourth District, promoting outdoor recreation opportunities in the region. Westerman released the following statement:

September 27, 2019 Weekly Columns

While news stations focused on impeachment this week, a huge win for American farmers and ranchers slipped quietly under the radar. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed phase one of a U.S.-Japan trade deal, and the agreement is set to go into effect this coming January.

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September 20, 2019 Weekly Columns

Seasonal change always brings a new round of cleaning and organizing in my house, and the federal government would do well to follow this example. I often talk about bureaucracy and red tape slowing down good governance, and there is perhaps no better example of this than in the way the federal government catalogues its assets.

September 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) testified before the Natural Resources Committee in favor of H.R. 2485, the Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform (FLAIR) Act.

September 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) gave the following opening statement at a Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment hearing, titled, “The Administration’s Priorities and Policy Initiatives Under the Clean Water Act.” Westerman is the lead Republican on the subcommittee.

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March 10, 2019 In The News

More than two decades ago, when my son Eli was just one month old, he contracted an extremely contagious illness known as Respiratory Syncytial Virus. When he didn’t respond to treatment, doctors recommended four to five doses of a new, uninsured antiviral drug costing $5,000 per dose.

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March 10, 2019 In The News

As the 10-year mark of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) passage approaches, Republican Arkansas Rep. Bruce Westerman is introducing legislation to increase access to health care and give states more freedom within the framework of the ACA Monday night.

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March 10, 2019 In The News

A new, 200-page healthcare proposal by a GOP House lawmaker goes after hospital consolidation and pricing as part of a sweeping attempt to cut costs and increase coverage.

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January 30, 2019 In The News

GOP Rep. Bruce Westerman wants to put federal forest management at the top of Congress’s list of priorities for 2019 and avoid a repeat of 2018’s deadly wildfire season.

January 30, 2019 In The News

Everyone knows budgeting isn’t the most interesting conversation starter. Friends and co-workers are unlikely to discuss their money-delegating procedures, and even the latest and greatest budget won’t grab headlines – that is, until part of the U.S. government is shut down over funding disagreements.

October 10, 2018 In The News
A fight over Republican-backed measures to mitigate wildfires is contributing to a delay in passage of the 2018 farm bill.
March 13, 2018 In The News
It's way too early to know whether H.R. 5170 by U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman will become a piece of legislation worth supporting, but the argument the Hot Springs congressman makes for its need makes sense.
February 14, 2018 In The News
Environmental regulations are inhibiting Border Patrol agents from effectively stopping human and drug smugglers at the southern border, a congressional subcommittee chairman who recently visited the area told The Daily Caller News Foundation Wednesday.
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February 13, 2018 In The News
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman spent time along the southern border with Mexico this month, watching Border Patrol agents pursue drug and human traffickers in Arizona.
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June 6, 2017 In The News
At one point in his life, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman was both an engineer and forester—and his constituents showed him Monday that both occupations served him well.

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Videos

July 9, 2018 Video
On Sunday's (June 8) Talk Business & Politics, Congressman Bruce Westerman discussed deficit spending, trade policy, and illegal immigration with host Roby Brock.
June 18, 2018 Video
The opioid epidemic has taken hundreds of lives in Arkansas.
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June 6, 2018 Video
A doubled standard deduction and a doubled child tax credit puts more money in the hands of Arkansans.
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