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November 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following written statement during a Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee hearing, titled, “Concepts for the Next Water Resources Development Act: Promoting Resiliency of our Nation’s Water Resources Infrastructure”:

November 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a trade agreement with South Korea regarding market access for U.S. rice. U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement:

November 15, 2019 Weekly Columns

At any given time this week, impeachment proceedings completely dominated national news headlines. Yet while networks focused on the partisan process, a huge win for poultry producers across America slipped quietly under the radar. On November 14, China lifted its ban on poultry imports from the United States, thereby reopening a huge market for poultry production.

November 8, 2019 Weekly Columns

Former President Ronald Reagan once said, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We did not pass it to our children in the bloodstream.

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November 1, 2019 Weekly Columns

The weather is finally getting colder, just in time to kick off hunting season in Arkansas. If you’ve ever been to my office in D.C., you’ll immediately see how much I love hunting. I have pictures from some of my favorite duck hunts hanging on the wall, and just this week I was comparing notes with a visitor on the best places to duck hunt in Arkansas.

October 25, 2019 Weekly Columns

If you’ve driven in Southwest Arkansas for any length of time, you’ve probably gotten stuck behind a log truck for a few miles. These trucks, stacked high with freshly cut trees, represent just one link in a long chain of timber production.

October 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressional Dyslexia Caucus Co-Chairs Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), along with U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), introduced a bipartisan resolution calling on Congress to support the designation of October 2019 as National Dyslexia Awareness Month. U.S. Reps.

October 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following written statement during a Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee hearing, titled, “The Pebble Mine Project: Process and Potential Impacts”:

October 18, 2019 Weekly Columns

After spending two weeks in Arkansas, I returned to D.C. ready to get to work and tackle legislation. Yet in a pattern that’s become all too familiar, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued focusing on impeachment inquiries instead of bringing bipartisan bills to the floor that we can debate and pass to the Senate.

October 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted his annual farm tour in Arkansas’s Fourth District, meeting with both local farmers and corporations involved in the state’s agricultural economy. Westerman released the following statement:

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In The News

January 7, 2016 In The News
While many Republicans at the state level in Arkansas are working to expand Obamacare’s reach in Arkansas, House Republicans at the federal level yesterday voted to repeal Obamacare.
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January 7, 2016 In The News
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) testified Thursday before the International Trade Commission on the topic of how unfair trade practices have affected Domtar Paper Co. and its Ashdown, Ark., operation.
January 6, 2016 In The News
The House on Wednesday passed legislation that would repeal much of ObamaCare and defund Planned Parenthood for one year, sending the measure to President Obama’s desk.
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January 6, 2016 In The News
House Speaker Paul Ryan and other members of the House Republican leadership held a news conference today/Wednesday.
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January 6, 2016 In The News
Members of the state's all-Republican congressional delegation Tuesday panned President Barack Obama's executive order placing restrictions on gun purchases.
January 4, 2016 In The News
Dale Bumpers, a former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator who earned the nickname "giant killer" for taking down incumbents, and who gave a passionate speech defending Bill Clinton during the president's impeachment trial, has died.
November 5, 2015 In The News
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, filed a bill late Wednesday to have the U.S. Postal Service substation in downtown Hot Springs named in honor of Chief Petty Officer Adam Brown.
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October 1, 2015 In The News
Congress voted to avoid a government shutdown on Wednesday with all but one of Arkansas’s all-Republican congressional delegation voting in the minority. Arkansas’s members opposed the inclusion of funding for Planned Parenthood in the short-term, stopgap spending measure.
August 27, 2015 In The News
Last week, the Alliance for the Wild Rockies’ Michael Garrity issued a response to Rep. Ryan Zinke’s August 11 guest column (see copy on this page) about his forest reform bill. In his response, Garrity said “Zinke claimed that we have spotted owls in Montana and that logging somehow prevents forest fires.” However, a quick review of Zinke’s column indicates he actually wrote: “Frivolous lawsuits are at the heart of forest reform. The Alliance for the Wild Rockies launched more than 150 predatory lawsuits targeting legal and healthy forest projects in just the last 10 years alone. During one such project they litigated on the grounds of preserving spotted owl habitat, the forest actually caught fire and burned down for a second time during the time it took to try the case, destroying the entire area, along with the owl’s habitat.”
July 15, 2015 In The News
Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation said Tuesday that they're skeptical of the deal President Barack Obama's administration and other countries negotiated to restrict Iran's nuclear program, though several said they want to read it before passing judgment.

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Videos

January 19, 2018 Video
Friday (January 19), the House passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
January 19, 2018 Video
A constituent named Bill Rhodes told my office about Agent Orange exposure while serving in Thailand during the Vietnam War.
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January 17, 2018 Video
The House passed CHIP on November 3, yet we've seen no vote from the Senate. Now is the time for action.
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