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June 28, 2019 Weekly Columns

Late in the evening on June 25, President Trump signed the Blue Water Navy Act into law. This bill represents the bipartisan efforts of veterans, advocacy groups, Congress and the administration to give Vietnam-era veterans the VA benefits they need.

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June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) asked for unanimous consent on the House floor, to allow immediate consideration of the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act.

June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Late Tuesday night, President Donald Trump signed the Blue Water Navy Act into law. U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response:

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June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) gave the following opening statement during a Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee hearing, titled “Protecting and Restoring America’s Iconic Waters:”

June 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, to introduce H.R. 3379, the Price Relief, Innovation, and Competition for Essential Drugs (PRICED) Act.

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June 21, 2019 Weekly Columns

When the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced at the end of May that it would be closing nine Civilian Conservation Center (CCC) programs across the country, I was discouraged to learn that the Cass Center in Ozark was one of the nine.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—announced that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Arkansas.

The following locations will be able to help Arkansans impacted by flooding:

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June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) and U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) announced that the Trump administration will withdraw plans to end the Jobs Corps Civilian Conservation Center (CCC) program.

June 17, 2019 Weekly Columns

There’s no denying it: these have been hard weeks for Arkansas. I’ve traveled all along the Arkansas River to assess flood damage, speak with the Arkansas National Guard and lend a helping hand to struggling communities, but the work is just beginning.

June 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Lockheed Martin announced at the Paris Air Show that the company is expanding production in Camden, Ark. U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement:

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In The News

June 28, 2015 In The News
This week in the nation’s capital, lawmakers took up issues involving trade and security, while two Supreme Court cases late in the week drew the ire of the state’s congressional delegation.
June 28, 2015 In The News
After a trip to Ukraine and Slovakia, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said last week that the United States needs to provide assistance to help Ukrainian fighters fend off Russia-backed troops.
June 21, 2015 In The News
The U.S. Senate last week overwhelmingly approved a $612 billion defense authorization bill over objections from the Obama administration that it evades congressionally mandated spending caps through an accounting loophole.
June 21, 2015 In The News
Two University of Arkansas at Fayetteville employees joined representatives from more than 70 colleges and universities around the world Wednesday in Washington to talk about ending hunger on college campuses.
June 21, 2015 In The News
Legislation to allow the U.S. Forest Service to speed up thinning of federal forests to control wildfires is headed to the U.S. House of Representatives floor after passing two committees.
June 19, 2015 In The News
Biomass Power Association thanks Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., and Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Airzona, for their leadership in sending a bipartisan letter of support for biomass power to the U.S. EPA. The letter, sent June 17 and signed by a total of 21 members, outlines the environmental and economic benefits of electricity from “low-value” wood and other agricultural residues. The signers request that the EPA “take action to remove regulatory ambiguities in the treatment of utility-scale biomass power as a renewable resource.”
June 15, 2015 In The News
The House last week crippled President Obama’s trade agenda, splitting on key votes he needed to finalize a major deal with Asian nations.
June 14, 2015 In The News
The schedule in the nation’s capital this week was hectic as lawmakers dealt with national security, defense, trade and government waste among other issues. The following is a recap of activity.
June 14, 2015 In The News
For the companies lining up to build as many as 50,000 new vehicles to replace the Army’s Humvee — the ubiquitous symbol of America’s recent ground wars — the stakes are high.
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June 14, 2015 In The News
Under the threat of billions of dollars in trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, Arkansas' senators and agricultural producers are pushing the U.S. Senate to remove a law requiring that meat be labeled with the country where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered.

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November 28, 2017 Video
The wildfire threat is increasing across Arkansas.
November 11, 2017 Video
On this Veterans Day, we honor all of those who served in uniform. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
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