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July 17, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressman Bruce Westerman, today announced that Texarkana Regional-Webb Field will receive a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support facility upgrades.
July 14, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday upon passage of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018.
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July 14, 2017 Editorials
A bill expected on the House floor as soon as next week would address years of concerns and complaints from rural America when it comes to aviation issues.
July 13, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement following Wednesday’s (June 13) passage of three anti-human trafficking bills.
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June 29, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (June 29) upon passage of H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, and H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law.
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June 29, 2017 Press Release
Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) announced updated assignments and subcommittee leadership appointments for the House Committee on Natural Resources during the 115th Congress.
June 27, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (June 27) upon passage of H.R. 1135, a bill to reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation Program.
June 27, 2017 Press Release
The House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 2936, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017.”
June 23, 2017 Editorials
On Tuesday (June 20), I introduced the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017.
June 22, 2017 Blog Post
As the only Forester in Congress, I understand the mutually beneficial relationship that trees have to our economy and our environment.

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In The News

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.
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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Videos

November 28, 2017 Video
The wildfire threat is increasing across Arkansas.
November 11, 2017 Video
On this Veterans Day, we honor all of those who served in uniform. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
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