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April 3, 2020 Weekly Columns

Ever since Congress passed the $2 trillion CARES Act, I know many of you have had questions about what this bill means for you, your families and your businesses. I hosted a telephone town hall to hear from you and answer your questions. UAMS Chancellor Dr.

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March 27, 2020 Weekly Columns

As the U.S. grapples with containing COVID-19, Congress has been working to provide emergency funding for research, relief efforts, small businesses, unemployed workers and more. Phase III of the funding plan, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed the House and Senate the week of March 22.

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March 20, 2020 Weekly Columns

COVID-19 is presenting many unique challenges to American families, lawmakers, state and local officials, businesses and many others. These are uncharted waters for all of us, and it’s important we remain united and work together to care for our friends and loved ones.

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March 20, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with U.S. Reps. Steve Womack, French Hill, Rick Crawford, and Bruce Westerman—sent a letter to the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) to support Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson’s request for an SBA disaster declaration for economic injury as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

March 13, 2020 Weekly Columns

As Coronavirus continues spreading across the U.S., I urge everyone to exercise caution and work to protect your own health and the health of your friends and family. Many of you have called or written to me asking for more information, so Congressman French Hill and I hosted a telephone town hall to answer questions. Dr.

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March 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted a press conference on H.R. 5859, the Trillion Trees Act. U.S. Reps.

March 6, 2020 Weekly Columns

The best ways to protect yourself and others from sickness are to thoroughly and regularly wash your hands, avoid touching your face, sanitize doorknobs, phones, keyboards and other commonly used surfaces and stay home if you’re feeling sick.

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March 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Reps. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-Penn.) introduced the bipartisan Reading Early and Addressing Dyslexia (READ) Act.

February 28, 2020 Weekly Columns

Over the decades, government leaders have handed down various decisions about what people can and cannot do before certain ages. For example, young people can’t drive before 16, vote until 18, or buy alcohol before 21. Now we’re starting to see a surge in unsafe tobacco products form addictions in youth, and I’m encouraged to see this administration taking action to curb systemic issues.

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March 28, 2019 In The News

Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced a trio of juvenile sentencing reform bills that would give federal judges increased discretion when sentencing minors. Westerman issued the following statement:

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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July 9, 2018 Video
On Sunday's (June 8) Talk Business & Politics, Congressman Bruce Westerman discussed deficit spending, trade policy, and illegal immigration with host Roby Brock.
June 18, 2018 Video
The opioid epidemic has taken hundreds of lives in Arkansas.
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June 6, 2018 Video
A doubled standard deduction and a doubled child tax credit puts more money in the hands of Arkansans.
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