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September 6, 2019 Weekly Columns

As Congress’s August recess concludes, I’ve had the opportunity to wrap up some much-needed time in the district with a week of forestry meetings. Both Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chief Vicki Christiansen visited Arkansas this week, and their time in the Natural State highlighted the importance of forest management.

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.

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In The News

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."
July 13, 2015 In The News
Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, believes he has the cure for 58 million ailing acres of forests in the nation, and the majority of his colleagues agree with the fix.
July 13, 2015 In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that could lead to an expansive overhaul of the way national forests are managed.
July 11, 2015 In The News
Wranglings over Iran and Cuba were at the forefront of the debate this week among the state’s Congressional delegation. Meanwhile, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., introduced a bill dealing with illegal immigration in the aftermath of a brutal murder in San Francisco earlier this month.
July 10, 2015 In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives Friday passed a bill aimed at introducing medical breakthroughs faster to market. The state’s delegation split 2-2 on the bill.
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July 10, 2015 In The News
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton and Congressmen Rick Crawford and Bruce Westerman announced that 12 Arkansas airports have been awarded more than $3 million from the Department of Transportation to support facility upgrades and expansions.

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Videos

January 16, 2018 Video
On Sunday's (January 14) Capitol View, I discussed how the recently-passed tax relief package will benefit residents of the Fourth Congressional District and so much more.
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January 12, 2018 Video
On Monday, we commemorate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 2, 2018 Video
On THV11 Saturday morning, I sat down with Winnie Wright to discuss the recently-passed tax relief for hardworking Arkansans.
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