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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 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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
March 5, 2015 In The News
As a freshman member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman has gone largely unnoticed by the unions that represent federal employees, but that is about to change.
March 5, 2015 In The News
A list of closings in the Fort Smith region.
March 5, 2015 In The News
Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) has introduced legislation (H.R. 1230) that would change the pension benefit formula for federal employees to use the highest five years of earnings to calculate civil service pension benefits.
March 3, 2015 In The News
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was praised Tuesday by the entire Arkansas delegation for delivering a clear and compelling case for drawing a hard line against Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
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February 23, 2015 In The News
Due to expected snow and sleet throughout the Fort Smith area today, the following closings are announced.
February 22, 2015 In The News
Congressman Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, announced that his office will host a series of mobile offices at the following locations on Friday. The Fourth District’s mobile offices will assist constituents who are having problems with veterans benefits, Medicare, Social Security and other services involving the federal government.
February 22, 2015 In The News
Members of Arkansas' delegation were home last week. The House and Senate return this week.
February 20, 2015 In The News
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, said Thursday a bill he introduced last week will give states the flexibility to create workforce requirements for able-bodied working age adults in the Medicaid expansion population, if it becomes law.
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February 20, 2015 In The News
Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) announced Friday that his office will host Service Academy Information Nights in coming weeks to provide students and their parents information on the application, nomination, selection, and appointment processes at the nation's five service academies.

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Videos

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.
May 19, 2017 Video
Congressman Bruce Westerman held a telephone town hall/Facebook Live event on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

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