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August 21, 2020 Weekly Columns

If you turn on the news, you’ll likely hear someone talking about the Post Office. Let’s look at the facts. Speaker Pelosi allowed negotiations on another COVID-19 relief bill to stall in Congress, but she called a so-called “emergency session” of Congress to vote on legislation to fund the Post Office.

August 14, 2020 Weekly Columns

Many businesses are still operating at limited capacity, with fewer staff or entirely remote work. In my offices, we’ve taken every precaution to ensure staff members’ safety, but we are all still ready and able to help you with any issues you may be having with the federal government.

August 7, 2020 Weekly Columns

Arkansas is home to 2 million acres of national forest, a national park, America’s very first national river and several national wildlife refuges. I’ve made countless memories in these and other parks across the country, which is why I was glad to see President Trump sign the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) into law on Aug. 4. This bill marks the single greatest investment into U.S.

July 31, 2020 Weekly Columns

You’ll be hard pressed to read many headlines on American infrastructure, and I doubt most of us think about it on a regular basis. Yet our infrastructure is what keeps us moving, from the roads we drive to the waterways that transport goods. Without it, our economy would immediately cease to function. As we rebuild after COVID-19, a reliable infrastructure is absolutely necessary.

July 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act:

July 24, 2020 Weekly Columns

As a father of four and a former school board member, I understand the importance of education and its value to the community. I also understand the severity of COVID-19 and how we must take every precaution to slow its spread and keep Americans safe. With another school year quickly approaching, we are faced with a difficult question: should we reopen schools?

July 17, 2020 Weekly Columns

These days, we could all use some good news coming out of Washington, D.C. I'm excited to report that on July 15, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis. The bill now heads to the House floor for a vote later this month.

July 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) gave an opening statement at the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee markup of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020. His full remarks, as prepared:

July 10, 2020 Weekly Columns

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” These opening words of the First Amendment are foundational to American law and society. As a congressman, it’s my constitutional duty to oppose any law that would infringe on an American’s right to practice their religion.

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July 3, 2020 Weekly Columns

When you think about the Fourth of July, you likely think about memories of grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, spending the afternoon on the lake, hosting a backyard barbeque with friends or watching fireworks. This year, I hope you also take time to think about all that the day represents and the incredible freedoms we enjoy in America.

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In The News

March 19, 2019 In The News

Regardless of your political ideology or where you fall on the environmental spectrum, we can agree on one thing: American public land needs healthy forests and the more public and private land we can dedicate to sustainable growing trees, the better our environment will be.

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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Videos

June 5, 2018 Video
Meet House Budget Committee member Rep. Bruce Westerman in our latest episode of "Member Spotlight."
May 25, 2018 Video
Passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) is important for the economy of #ar4.
May 15, 2018 Video
The last several wildfire seasons have resulted in devastation in states across the Western and Southeastern United States.

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