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February 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a legislative hearing on the Trillion Trees Act (U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark.).

H.R. 5859 establishes forest management, reforestation, and utilization practices which lead to the sequestration of greenhouse gases.

February 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) gave the following testimony during a House Committee on Natural Resources legislative hearing on H.R. 5859, the Trillion Trees Act:

February 21, 2020 Weekly Columns

Since our congressional district is so large, diverse and rural, it’s often difficult for every resident to have easy access to the assistance that my district offices provide. Voicing concerns, getting help with a casework file, requesting a meeting or locating other constituent services aren’t always available in your local community.

February 14, 2020 Weekly Columns

If you’ve ever spent time around me, you’ll know it’s no secret that I love talking about trees. I still remember conversations with my Sunday school teacher, Mr. Culpepper, a WWII veteran and member of the first forestry class at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

February 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced the Trillion Trees Act, legislation that would plant 1 trillion trees globally by 2050 and incentivize the use of wood products as carbon sequestration devices. U.S. Reps.

February 7, 2020 Weekly Columns

The U.S. Constitution requires that the president give a State of the Union address “from time to time,” in order to inform the American people on national matters. This address has become an annual tradition, and it’s always a big night on Capitol Hill as we hear directly from the president on the year behind us and what’s to come.

February 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress:

January 31, 2020 Weekly Columns

Trade with international allies is the backbone of the American economy. Importing and exporting goods and services not only sustains millions of American jobs, but it also provides the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the cars we drive and much more. Two of our most important trading partners are our neighbors to the north and south, Canada and Mexico.

January 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) announced that David and Aamie Mason from Hot Springs, Ark. would be his guests for the 2020 National Prayer Breakfast. Westerman issued the following statement:

January 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) announced that Neva “Skeet” Baker from Magnolia, Ark. would be his guest for the 2020 State of the Union Address. Westerman issued the following statement:

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In The News

February 13, 2018 In The News
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman spent time along the southern border with Mexico this month, watching Border Patrol agents pursue drug and human traffickers in Arizona.
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June 6, 2017 In The News
At one point in his life, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman was both an engineer and forester—and his constituents showed him Monday that both occupations served him well.
April 13, 2017 In The News
Some 75 area residents from locations including Bismarck and Mount Ida made a trip to Hot Springs Village on Wednesday to hear U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, speak at a "Coffee with your Congressman" event.
April 11, 2017 In The News
Students at Scranton Elementary School were treated to a surprise visit from Arkansas officials Monday morning.
April 10, 2017 In The News
A new program at Scranton Elementary is helping better serve students with dyslexia, and lawmakers are taking note.
April 2, 2017 In The News
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, fielded questions on everything from health care and coal mining to Russian election meddling and ATVs in the woods during his first live Facebook town hall Tuesday night, talking to live callers and Facebook viewers from his Washington office.
March 9, 2017 In The News
With the federal government backing away from using the former Ouachita Job Corps Center as a shelter for unaccompanied alien children, the Arkansas National Guard will push forward on plans to take over the site, officials said.
March 9, 2017 In The News
The plan to use the vacant Ouachita Job Corps Center in Royal as a temporary shelter for unaccompanied minors from Central America has officially been scrapped, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, announced Wednesday.
March 8, 2017 In The News
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is no longer looking to use the former Ouachita Job Corps facility near Hot Springs as a temporary shelter for migrant children, according to a news release.
March 8, 2017 In The News
HHS is no longer considering the vacant Ouachita Job Corps facilities in Royal, Arkansas as a temporary shelter for unaccompanied children.

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Videos

June 5, 2018 Video
Meet House Budget Committee member Rep. Bruce Westerman in our latest episode of "Member Spotlight."
May 25, 2018 Video
Passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) is important for the economy of #ar4.
May 15, 2018 Video
The last several wildfire seasons have resulted in devastation in states across the Western and Southeastern United States.

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