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February 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a legislative hearing on the Trillion Trees Act (U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark.).

H.R. 5859 establishes forest management, reforestation, and utilization practices which lead to the sequestration of greenhouse gases.

February 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) gave the following testimony during a House Committee on Natural Resources legislative hearing on H.R. 5859, the Trillion Trees Act:

February 21, 2020 Weekly Columns

Since our congressional district is so large, diverse and rural, it’s often difficult for every resident to have easy access to the assistance that my district offices provide. Voicing concerns, getting help with a casework file, requesting a meeting or locating other constituent services aren’t always available in your local community.

February 14, 2020 Weekly Columns

If you’ve ever spent time around me, you’ll know it’s no secret that I love talking about trees. I still remember conversations with my Sunday school teacher, Mr. Culpepper, a WWII veteran and member of the first forestry class at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

February 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced the Trillion Trees Act, legislation that would plant 1 trillion trees globally by 2050 and incentivize the use of wood products as carbon sequestration devices. U.S. Reps.

February 7, 2020 Weekly Columns

The U.S. Constitution requires that the president give a State of the Union address “from time to time,” in order to inform the American people on national matters. This address has become an annual tradition, and it’s always a big night on Capitol Hill as we hear directly from the president on the year behind us and what’s to come.

February 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress:

January 31, 2020 Weekly Columns

Trade with international allies is the backbone of the American economy. Importing and exporting goods and services not only sustains millions of American jobs, but it also provides the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the cars we drive and much more. Two of our most important trading partners are our neighbors to the north and south, Canada and Mexico.

January 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) announced that David and Aamie Mason from Hot Springs, Ark. would be his guests for the 2020 National Prayer Breakfast. Westerman issued the following statement:

January 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) announced that Neva “Skeet” Baker from Magnolia, Ark. would be his guest for the 2020 State of the Union Address. Westerman issued the following statement:

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In The News

March 9, 2017 In The News
The plan to use the vacant Ouachita Job Corps Center in Royal as a temporary shelter for unaccompanied minors from Central America has officially been scrapped, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, announced Wednesday.
March 8, 2017 In The News
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is no longer looking to use the former Ouachita Job Corps facility near Hot Springs as a temporary shelter for migrant children, according to a news release.
March 8, 2017 In The News
HHS is no longer considering the vacant Ouachita Job Corps facilities in Royal, Arkansas as a temporary shelter for unaccompanied children.
March 8, 2017 In The News
HHS Abandons Plan to House Unaccompanied Minors in Royal.
March 1, 2017 In The News
Members of the all-Republican Arkansas congressional delegation stood and applauded repeatedly during President Donald Trump's speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening.
January 19, 2017 In The News
Republicans are working to "unwind" the Affordable Care Act as it exists, in addition to repealing it outright, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, said Wednesday during a visit to a Hot Springs pharmacy.
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January 13, 2017 In The News
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) has been named to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Chairman Bill Shuster (PA-09) announced Friday.
January 13, 2017 In The News
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) has been named to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Chairman Bill Shuster (PA-09) announced Friday (January 13).
January 5, 2017 In The News
The future of the former Ouachita Job Corps Center remains in limbo.
January 5, 2017 In The News
President Barack Obama met with congressional Democrats privately Wednesday morning to map out a strategy to defend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and other health care policies — the day that Republicans debate on how to get rid of the far-reaching law.
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Videos

May 9, 2018 Video
In January, I introduced H.R. 4843 to help veterans and their families impacted by Agent Orange exposure during their service in Thailand in the Vietnam War.
May 8, 2018 Video
Downtown Hot Springs is coming back stronger than it was before.
May 7, 2018 Video
On Thursday, the city of Hot Springs cut the ribbon on the Vault at 723.
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