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June 14, 2019 Weekly Columns

I’m honored to represent many incredible men and women in uniform, both active-duty and retired. They and their families have made countless sacrifices during training and deployments. However, our nation’s veterans are not always aware of the treatments available if they’re facing facing mental health issues because of their service.

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May 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman (R-Ark.) and U.S. Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) for a news conference on the Arkansas River flooding. This conference followed a briefing from Arkansas National Guard Maj. Gen. Mark Berry and Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Director A.J.

May 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with U.S. Reps. Bruce Westerman, Rick Crawford, French Hill and Steve Womack—sent a letter to President Donald Trump and administration officials urging them to support Arkansas Gov.

May 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) announced several staff changes in his D.C. office. Westerman released the following statement:

May 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) gave the following speech to the House of Representatives, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment:

“Madame Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the efforts of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States.

May 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its final drug pricing rule, which fails to address the direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees levied by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) onto pharmacists.

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May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) gave the following statement during a National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee hearing, titled “Wildfire Resilient Communities:”

May 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2019, a solution to the growing economic and environmental threats of catastrophic wildfire. U.S. Reps.

May 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted a reception honoring all participants in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition and announcing the top five winners. Westerman issued the following statement:

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In The News

June 14, 2015 In The News
A recipe created by a Little Rock 11-year-old will get her a seat at the White House in July.
June 14, 2015 In The News
A recipe created by a Little Rock 11-year-old will get her a seat at the White House in July.
June 13, 2015 In The News
The National 4-H Council recently held its second 4-H Congressional Breakfast on Capitol Hill. Faulkner County 4-H member, Travis Clark, was one of five Arkansas youth in attendance and one of a total of 255 attendees, which included 19 state Senators and Representatives, Cooperative Extension leaders, USDA representatives, and 4-H youth from across the nation.
June 13, 2015 In The News
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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June 12, 2015 In The News
The Arkansas congressional delegation on Tuesday officially asked the Department of Energy to extend the comment period for the feasibility review of the proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project that would run across Arkansas.
June 12, 2015 In The News
Legislation by U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., to speed up thinning of federal forests to curb wildfires passed Thursday in the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee.
June 11, 2015 In The News
A bill that intends to untie the hands of the U.S. Forest Service to manage overgrown, wildfire-prone federal forest land passed through the House Committee on Natural Resources on Thursday.
June 11, 2015 In The News
The House Natural Resources Committee gave preliminary approval Thursday to a bill aimed at reducing catastrophic wildfires on federal lands by better managing forests before fires and quickly restoring them afterward.
June 11, 2015 In The News
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).
June 11, 2015 In The News
A U.S. House of Representatives committee Thursday will vote on a bill that would clear the way for professional foresters to do their job on national forest land, that is, manage the forest to improve habitat for wildlife species

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Videos

November 1, 2017 Video
The time is now for passage of the Resilient Federal Forests Act.
October 5, 2017 Video
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04), chair of the House Natural Resources Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, held a press conference on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 10 a.m. to discuss the current wildfire threat in the western United States, a fix to USDA Forest Service fire borrowing, and legislation to improve management of the country’s federal forests.

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