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September 6, 2019 Press Release

This week, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted United States Forest Service (USFS) Chief Vicki Christiansen in the Fourth District. Westerman and Christiansen toured several sites, including Albert Pike recreational area and Avant Mining. Westerman issued the following statement:

September 4, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue as they signed a Shared Stewardship agreement. U.S. Reps. French Hill (R-Ark.) and Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) were also in attendance. Westerman issued the following statement:

August 30, 2019 Weekly Columns

The federal appropriations process has been broken for decades, and this year was no different. Spending bills should be bipartisan, yet House Democrats sent partisan appropriations bills to the Senate, where they have no hope of passage.

August 23, 2019 Weekly Columns

Are you a college student or recent graduate with an interest in government and policy? Come join my office as an intern! We are always looking for talented young people from Arkansas to join our team, both in the district and in D.C. offices.

August 16, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) toured the United States Forest Service (USFS) Osgood Stewardship Project. Westerman was joined by USFS Undersecretary Jim Hubbard, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and U.S. Reps. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) and Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.).

August 16, 2019 Weekly Columns

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was sworn in to this session of Congress, yet it’s already August. The speed of politics shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon and that only makes time go faster.

August 9, 2019 Weekly Columns

One of my favorite things about being a member of Congress is meeting with talented students from the Fourth District. I am always amazed at the variety of art, literature, community projects and research from young Arkansans. That’s why I’m excited to announce that registration for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge is now open to any middle or high school student in my district.

August 2, 2019 Weekly Columns

Growing up in rural Arkansas, I’ve seen how important local pharmacies are to their communities. These pharmacies provide so much more than prescriptions – they often stock everything from soap to socks. Large-scale chain pharmacies just don’t have the same appeal and can’t offer the same level of personal service.

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July 26, 2019 Weekly Columns

August is for Arkansas

By U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman

This summer has been nonstop in Washington. Voting on legislation, meeting with visiting groups, speaking at events and much more fill every day with activity. As much as I enjoy working on your behalf in D.C., I am really looking forward to time in Arkansas this August.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), chaired by Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), hosted a special order on the House floor to discuss the positive effect America's energy renaissance is having across the country.

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In The News

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.
July 14, 2015 In The News
The nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers announced on Tuesday has been met with condemnation from Arkansas’s Congressional delegation. The six Republicans argue nothing less than an entirely nuclear free Iran is acceptable and that the deal won’t keep Iran from acquiring nuclear arms capabilities.
July 14, 2015 In The News
Lawmakers are now weighing in on the Iran nuclear deal.
July 14, 2015 In The News
Lincoln County's Congressional representative issued a statement Friday, expressing his support for a bill that will allow some changes in national forest management.
July 14, 2015 In The News
Arkansas' Republican congressional delegation is roundly criticizing a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, with freshman Sen. Tom Cotton calling the agreement a "grievous, dangerous mistake."
July 14, 2015 In The News
The agreement early Tuesday between the United States and Iran over nuclear weapons and economic sanctions put foreign policy back into the political debate and drew a strong rebuke from the state’s congressional delegation.
July 14, 2015 In The News
Arkansas' all-Republican congressional delegation roundly criticized a nuclear deal announced Tuesday between Iran and world powers, with freshman U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton calling it a "grievous, dangerous mistake."

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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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