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November 1, 2017 Press Release
Introduced by Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04), the bipartisan bill provides protection to federal forests and grasslands by implementing scientifically-backed (or proven), proactive management standards intended to lessen the threat of wildfires and other risks.
October 26, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) testified Thursday (October 26) before the International Trade Commission. The commission’s Thursday hearing focused on allegations of hardwood plywood dumping by Chinese companies.
October 19, 2017 Press Release
Senators John Boozman, Tom Cotton, and Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) on Thursday (October 19) announced a $1.3 million grant to the Southwest Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority in Clark County.
October 18, 2017 Editorials

Today, we recognize the fifth annual Bioenergy Day in the United States. You may be asking yourself, “What is bioenergy?” A simple definition from Merriam-Webster says bioenergy is used for industrial or commercial purposes and is sourced from biological origins, such as plant matter.

October 5, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) hosted a press conference Thursday (October 5) with western Members of Congress to address the wildfire crisis unfolding across the western United States.
September 27, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Wednesday (September 27) in response to President Donald Trump’s tax relief proposal unveiled in Indianapolis.
September 20, 2017 Editorials
As Americans monitor television reports and text alerts on Hurricane Maria, there's little attention for the fires across the West that have spread the heart-racing scent of fire across 10 states.
September 16, 2017 Editorials
As you read this, tens of thousands of acres are going up in flames across the West.
September 14, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement upon House passage of the final of 12 appropriations bills on Thursday (September 14).
September 12, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (September 12) after passage of a series of anti-terrorism bills in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In The News

July 5, 2015 In The News
For a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Sunday (July 5), anchor Jay Plyburn spoke to Rep. Bruce Westerman about a number of controversial issues. He touched on the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark rulings when it came to keeping the health subsidies in place for the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage across the country.
July 5, 2015 In The News
Members of the congressional delegation were home last week. Congress return Tuesday.
July 2, 2015 In The News
House Republicans next week will consider legislation aimed at eliminating red tape at the U.S. Forest Service so it can fight wildfires and other natural disasters more efficiently and with fewer regulatory delays.
July 2, 2015 In The News
Congressman Bruce Westerman is taking an interest in our nation’s forestry laws. He may not get a lot of credit from the public for this, but he should.
June 28, 2015 In The News
This week in the nation’s capital, lawmakers took up issues involving trade and security, while two Supreme Court cases late in the week drew the ire of the state’s congressional delegation.
June 28, 2015 In The News
After a trip to Ukraine and Slovakia, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said last week that the United States needs to provide assistance to help Ukrainian fighters fend off Russia-backed troops.
June 21, 2015 In The News
The U.S. Senate last week overwhelmingly approved a $612 billion defense authorization bill over objections from the Obama administration that it evades congressionally mandated spending caps through an accounting loophole.
June 21, 2015 In The News
Two University of Arkansas at Fayetteville employees joined representatives from more than 70 colleges and universities around the world Wednesday in Washington to talk about ending hunger on college campuses.
June 21, 2015 In The News
Legislation to allow the U.S. Forest Service to speed up thinning of federal forests to control wildfires is headed to the U.S. House of Representatives floor after passing two committees.
June 19, 2015 In The News
Biomass Power Association thanks Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., and Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Airzona, for their leadership in sending a bipartisan letter of support for biomass power to the U.S. EPA. The letter, sent June 17 and signed by a total of 21 members, outlines the environmental and economic benefits of electricity from “low-value” wood and other agricultural residues. The signers request that the EPA “take action to remove regulatory ambiguities in the treatment of utility-scale biomass power as a renewable resource.”



December 21, 2017 Video
I spoke on the floor of the House this morning to recognize a group of truly talented students whose artistic abilities are on display here in our nation’s capital.
December 20, 2017 Video
Congress has passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
December 12, 2017 Video
I spoke on the House floor today to recognize a truly remarkable family from the Fourth Congressional District.