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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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December 14, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (December 14) upon passage of H.R. 1638, the Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act, and H.R. 4324, the Strengthening Oversight of Iran's Access to Finance Act.
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December 7, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (December 7) in support of H.Con.Res. 90, condemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the attacks in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma.
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December 6, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Wednesday (December 6) upon passage of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.
November 30, 2017 Press Release
The House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3979 – the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act – on Thursday (November 30).
November 28, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (November 28) upon passage of H.R. 2228, the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017.
November 17, 2017 Blog Post
In the 2016 tax year, 277,843 federal tax returns were filed in the Fourth Congressional District of Arkansas. The average income was $42,561, with an average federal income tax of $4,656.
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November 16, 2017 Press Release
A study from the Tax Foundation said the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would create 7,556 new full-time jobs in Arkansas and increase median household incomes in the Natural State by $1,744 per year.
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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.
June 7, 2015 In The News
Six months after the 114th Congress first convened, Arkansas' two U.S. senators have moved into new offices.
June 5, 2015 In The News
House Republicans voted Thursday to keep restrictions on Americans seeking to travel to Cuba, a setback to efforts of President Barack Obama's administration to ease the five-decade Cold War standoff.
June 4, 2015 In The News
The Russellville Regional Airport is one of 11 airports throughout Arkansas that received $6.5 million in federal grants, Arkansas’ congressional delegation announced Wednesday.
June 4, 2015 In The News
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—today announced that 11 Arkansas airports have been awarded more than $6.5 million from the Department of Transportation to support facility upgrades and expansions.
June 4, 2015 In The News
The grants range from $124,184 to just more than $3.4 million and are for projects that include land purchases, runway repairs and work on taxiways.
June 3, 2015 In The News
The Department of Transportation awarded more than $6.5 million to 11 Arkansas airport to pay for upgrades and expansions.

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November 1, 2017 Video
The time is now for passage of the Resilient Federal Forests Act.
October 5, 2017 Video
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04), chair of the House Natural Resources Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, held a press conference on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 10 a.m. to discuss the current wildfire threat in the western United States, a fix to USDA Forest Service fire borrowing, and legislation to improve management of the country’s federal forests.

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