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April 24, 2017 Press Release
Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul A. Gosar D.D.S. (AZ-04) and Chief Infrastructure and Forestry Officer Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statements after former Georgia Governor George “Sonny” Perdue was confirmed by the U.S. Senate by a bipartisan vote of 87-11 to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
April 4, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman issued the following statement Tuesday (April 4) upon passage of H.R. 1343, the Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2017.
April 4, 2017 Press Release
Today, Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) introduced H.R. 1873, the “Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act.” The bipartisan bill, cosponsored by Reps. Bruce Westerman (R-AR), Jim Costa (D-CA), Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), improves the safety and reliability of the electric grid on federal lands, and reduces the threat of catastrophic wildfires and costly electricity blackouts.
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April 3, 2017 Press Release
Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul A. Gosar D.D.S. (AZ-04), Executive Vice Chairman Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03), Chairman Emeritus Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01), Chief Forestry Officer Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-04), and Chairman Emeritus Rep. Steve Pearce (NM-02) and Western Caucus member Rep. Steve Scalise (LA-01) released the following statements following the announcement from the Department of the Interior of a proposal to repeal the Obama Administration’s Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Indian Coal Valuation Reform Rule in its entirety.
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March 29, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) (AR-04) will host “Coffee with your Congressman” in Hot Springs Village and Sheridan next month.
March 28, 2017 Blog Post
Throughout the last two weeks, there has been a lot of talk about why the House of Representatives could not just vote on repealing Obamacare and then work on replacement at another time. But a repeal and replace of the legislation is a complicated process.
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March 27, 2017 Press Release
Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul A. Gosar D.D.S. (AZ-04) and Chief Infrastructure and Forestry Officer Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-04) released the following statements after President Donald Trump signed H.J. Res. 44 into law, legislation that nullifies the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Planning 2.0 Rule.
March 24, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul A. Gosar D.D.S. (AZ-04) and Chief Infrastructure and Forestry Officer Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statements in response to the Trump Administration granting a permit for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
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March 21, 2017 Press Release
Late Tuesday (March 21), The Hill published an op-ed authored by Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04), which detailed his initial reluctance on the American Health Care Act before coming to support the legislation.
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March 21, 2017 Editorials
Many states could benefit from the block grants included in this legislation, including Arkansas.
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June 11, 2015 In The News
A bill that intends to untie the hands of the U.S. Forest Service to manage overgrown, wildfire-prone federal forest land passed through the House Committee on Natural Resources on Thursday.
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June 11, 2015 In The News
The House Natural Resources Committee gave preliminary approval Thursday to a bill aimed at reducing catastrophic wildfires on federal lands by better managing forests before fires and quickly restoring them afterward.
June 11, 2015 In The News
Thursday June 11, Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) and Congressman Mike Conaway (R-Texas) introduced the Accountable Recovery Act. This legislation requires that recovery plans for species conservation are made publically available once a species is listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
June 11, 2015 In The News
A U.S. House of Representatives committee Thursday will vote on a bill that would clear the way for professional foresters to do their job on national forest land, that is, manage the forest to improve habitat for wildlife species
June 11, 2015 In The News
All four U.S. Representatives and both U.S. senators who represent Arkansas joined Rep. Lamar Alexander and requested Tuesday that the Department of Energy (DOE) extend the comment period for the need and feasibility review of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project.
June 10, 2015 In The News
The state’s congressional delegation – Sens. John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Reps. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, French Hill, R-Little Rock, Steve Womack, R-Rogers and Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs — on Tuesday requested that the Department of Energy (DOE) extend the comment period for the need and feasibility review of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project.
June 10, 2015 In The News
The Arkansas congressional delegation Tuesday requested a two-month extension on the public comment period for the need and feasibility review of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project.
June 9, 2015 In The News
For the companies lining up to build as many as 50,000 new vehicles to replace the Army’s Humvee — the ubiquitous symbol of America’s recent ground wars — the stakes are high. For AM General, the contract award could determine if it remains the main provider of U.S. Army transport vehicles. Oshkosh Defense’ fortunes may very well depend on landing the contract. And if Lockheed Martin wins, it would mean gaining a rare foothold into a new military market.
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June 7, 2015 In The News

A bill to reauthorize the nation’s principle marine fisheries management law cleared the House last week over the objections of most Democrats, who claimed the new version weakened conservation protections in the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

June 7, 2015 In The News
When the Keith Smith Co. in Hot Springs began shipping hatchery eggs overseas in 2011, it asked the federal government to insure the foreign sales.

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December 7, 2017 Video
The House passed this bill on November 1, following a record wildfire season with millions of acres going up in smoke and ash.
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December 2, 2017 Video
On Friday's (December 1) "First News with Kevin Miller" on Newsradio 102.9 KARN, Congressman Bruce Westerman discussed tax relief, the search for a new Razorback football coach, and much more.
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November 29, 2017 Video
This afternoon, I honored the men and women who deliver the mail in rural America.

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