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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.

September 16, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa) introduced the Rural Road Safety Act, which would provide federal funding for communities to make critical safety improvements to their rural roads.

September 13, 2019 Weekly Columns

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played a critical role in our country for decades. These higher education institutions have long been dedicated to serving the African-American community, even before President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

September 11, 2019 Blog Post

Title 1 – Private Sector Health Insurance Reforms

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September 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) spoke about the Fair Care Act at an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) event titled, “After Repeal and Replace: the Fair Care Act and the 2020 Campaign Plans.” Westerman gave the following remarks:

 

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September 6, 2019 Weekly Columns

As Congress’s August recess concludes, I’ve had the opportunity to wrap up some much-needed time in the district with a week of forestry meetings. Both Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chief Vicki Christiansen visited Arkansas this week, and their time in the Natural State highlighted the importance of forest management.

September 6, 2019 Press Release

This week, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted United States Forest Service (USFS) Chief Vicki Christiansen in the Fourth District. Westerman and Christiansen toured several sites, including Albert Pike recreational area and Avant Mining. Westerman issued the following statement:

September 4, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue as they signed a Shared Stewardship agreement. U.S. Reps. French Hill (R-Ark.) and Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) were also in attendance. Westerman issued the following statement:

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In The News

July 10, 2015 In The News
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton and Congressmen Rick Crawford and Bruce Westerman announced that 12 Arkansas airports have been awarded more than $3 million from the Department of Transportation to support facility upgrades and expansions.
July 10, 2015 In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman designed to increase timber harvests and reduce the chance of fires in the nation's forests.
July 9, 2015 In The News
The two U.S. senators from Arkansas and two of the state's U.S. House members have weighed in on what might happen to 160 acres of land that the Quapaw Tribe owns in that state.
July 9, 2015 In The News
A bill sponsored by Arkansas’s fourth District Congressman Bruce Westerman, to recalibrate management plans of forests on federal lands has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill passed on a 262 to 167 vote, with many Democrats voting against. On the house floor Westerman spoke of the need for better forest management.
July 9, 2015 In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a forest management bill partly authored by Rep. Ryan Zinke on Thursday with a bipartisan vote of 262-167.
July 9, 2015 In The News
Republican Congressman Bruce Westerman's first piece of major legislation is to go up for a final vote Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives.
July 9, 2015 In The News
Four members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation are asking the U.S. Department of the Interior to reject a request by the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma to place a 160-acre tract of land in central Arkansas into federal trust.
July 9, 2015 In The News
The Obama administration said Wednesday it opposes legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., aimed at making it easier for the U.S. Forest Service to thin federal forests and prevent wildfires.
July 9, 2015 In The News
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman introduced legislation Tuesday to rename the Helena-West Helena Federal building in honor of Judge Jacob Trieber.
July 9, 2015 In The News
Today is a big day for U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, who represents the Fourth Congressional District of Arkansas, and for the nation's federal forests.

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Videos

December 21, 2017 Video
I spoke on the floor of the House this morning to recognize a group of truly talented students whose artistic abilities are on display here in our nation’s capital.
December 20, 2017 Video
Congress has passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
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December 12, 2017 Video
I spoke on the House floor today to recognize a truly remarkable family from the Fourth Congressional District.

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