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March 25, 2016 Press Release
Senator John Boozman, Senator Tom Cotton, Congressman Rick Crawford, Congressman French Hill, Congressman Steve Womack, and Congressman Bruce Westerman today issued the following statement in response to an announcement by the Department of Energy (DOE) to use Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109–58) to partner with Clean Line Energy in an energy transmission project across Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
March 23, 2016 Press Release
Tuesday (March 22), the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal for the U.S. Forest Service with U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testifying. A focal point of the hearing was the Forest Service’s inability to actively manage federal forests and prevent increasingly catastrophic wildfires.
March 22, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement on the Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 22.
March 21, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Monday (March 21) after voting for H.R. 4314, the Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act.
March 21, 2016 Blog Post
Watch the full video of the Congressional Dyslexia Forum, as well as two segments from the ADE Dyslexia Conference for Arkansas Schools earlier in the day.
March 17, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (March 17) after voting for H.Res. 639, authorizing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to file an amicus brief on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives in the matter of United States, et al. v. Texas, et al.
March 16, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04), a member of the House Committee on the Budget, issued the following statement following final committee passage of the proposed FY2017 federal budget, A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America.
March 16, 2016 Blog Post
The U.S. Department of Labor is taking public comment on the closure of the Ouachita County Job Corps site.
March 4, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) co-sponsored the bipartisan Army Arsenal Revitalization Act (AARA) on Thursday (March 3), a bill which aims to increase the amount of business directed to Army arsenals, such as the Pine Bluff Arsenal.
March 3, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) will host “Coffee with your Congressman” at two locations on Wednesday, March 9.


In The News

March 24, 2015 In The News
Uncertainty over federal funding has caused the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department (AHTD) to withdraw 56 construction projects set for an April 21 bid cycle, with 11 of those projects in the Northwest Arkansas and Fort Smith metro areas.
March 22, 2015 In The News
For a second week, the Senate remained locked in a partisan dispute over abortion policy that has kept the chamber from advancing legislation to combat human trafficking.
March 22, 2015 In The News
On Thursday, most of the Arkansas congressional delegation sponsored legislation aimed to improve road and highway safety by changing what is allowed in the pre-employment drug screening process for the commercial trucking industry.
March 20, 2015 In The News
The House Republican budget for fiscal 2016 cuts spending by $5.5 trillion over the next decade, balances in nine years and adds more than $90 billion in war funds to skirt defense spending caps.
March 20, 2015 In The News
Companion bills seeking to make hair testing an acceptable method of drug screening for trucking companies were introduced Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
March 19, 2015 In The News
The commercial trucking industry would have more options available for pre-employment drug screenings under legislation two Arkansas lawmakers introduced Thursday in Congress.
March 17, 2015 In The News
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, stood Tuesday with members of the House Budget Committee in support of a budget blueprint they claim will balance the federal budget within a decade.
March 9, 2015 In The News
There are certain advantages to feeding at the public trough — a new Gallup poll reveals U.S. federal government workers are prospering more than workers in the private economy are.
March 6, 2015 In The News
Federal employees would see their pension calculations changed from the average of their highest three years of pay to the average of their highest five years of pay, under a new bill introduced March 4.
March 6, 2015 In The News
Federal employees don’t like the idea, but they could see the way their pensions are calculated change from an average of the highest-paid three years to an average of the highest-paid five years.



June 8, 2017 Video

“I assume if climate’s changing, it’s changing in Arkansas, as well as other places. So I did a little research and found out the number of forest fires in Arkansas has actually decreased over the past 20 years. It’s either held level or slightly decreased as our management has continued to increase. So apparently the climate change isn’t affecting forest fires in my state.

May 24, 2017 Video
During today's House Budget Committee hearing, I asked OMB Director Mick Mulvaney about baseline budgeting versus zero line budgeting.
May 22, 2017 Video
I took to the floor of the House of Representatives today to honor Lt. Deputy Kevin Mainhart of the Yell County Sheriff's Department.