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February 7, 2018 Blog Post

As your Congressman, it is my privilege to represent the interests of Arkansans in Washington, D.C. One of the most rewarding responsibilities I have includes advocating for the needs and well-being of veterans and their families across Arkansas’ Fourth Congressional District. The men and women of the United States Armed Forces are some of the best and brightest our country has to offer.

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February 7, 2018 Press Release
On Saturday, February 3, 2018, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) and House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) visited the U.S. border with Mexico for an update on the nation’s border security.
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February 6, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement upon passage of H.R. 772, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act
February 5, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Monday (February 5) upon passage of H.R. 2646, a bill to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015.
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January 30, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (January 30) following President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address.
January 23, 2018 Editorials

September 30 is an important date in our nation’s capital.  It’s the end of the fiscal year for the federal government and about 30% of Uncle Sam’s programs depend on new congressional discretionary appropriations each year to remain operational.  The list includes Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Interior and other departments that are funded through 12 House originated appropriations

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January 18, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and a bipartisan group of House members introduced a bill to modify the presumption of service connection for veterans exposed to herbicides while serving in Thailand.
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January 16, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (January 16) upon unanimous passage of H.R. 4318, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act.
December 21, 2017 Blog Post

This serves as notification that the application period for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) will open on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at 7:00 AM (Central). The application period for the FY 2017 AFG Program closes on Friday, February 2, 2017 at 4:00 PM (Central).

December 19, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (December 19) upon House passage of the conference report on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
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In The News

July 6, 2015 In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to consider legislation this week sponsored by Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman of Hot Springs aimed at making it easier for the U.S. Forest Service to thin federal forests and prevent wildfires.
July 6, 2015 In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to consider legislation this week sponsored by Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman of Hot Springs aimed at making it easier for the U.S. Forest Service to thin federal forests and prevent wildfires.
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.

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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.
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December 12, 2017 Video
I spoke on the House floor today to recognize a truly remarkable family from the Fourth Congressional District.

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