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April 19, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (April 19) in response to Mexico’s decision to no longer ban Arkansas poultry.
April 19, 2016 Blog Post
In recent years, we have seen an extraordinary abuse of power by the executive branch of the government. One of the executive agencies inflicting outrageous abuse on the taxpayer is the Internal Revenue Service.
April 15, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday (April 14) to honor Nicholas Brown of Hot Springs and Michael Tharp of Hope.
April 13, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Wednesday (April 13) upon passage of three bills aimed at strengthening border security.
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April 13, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Wednesday (April 13) in response to the death of former Fourth District Congressman, Arkansas Supreme Court Justice, and Ouachita Baptist University President Ray Thornton.
April 12, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (April 12) upon passage of H.R. 4676, the Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2016.
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April 11, 2016 Blog Post
The Library of Congress today announced two grant opportunities in the areas of teaching and professional development.
April 8, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Green Building Council’s inclusion of wood products from forests certified by the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) in its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
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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.
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March 25, 2015 In The News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $100,000 in grants in Franklin and Yell counties for emergency response equipment.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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June 9, 2017 Video
The story of Staff Sgt. Luther McKinnon's service in World War II is one of courage.
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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.

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