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June 12, 2020 Weekly Columns

Some people say we’re products of our environment. I only hope that’s true for me. I’ve been blessed to spend my whole life here in the Natural State, hunting, fishing and enjoying the beauty of our wildlife. Since June is National Great Outdoors Month, I encourage you to use this time to explore new parks, lakes or hiking trails with friends and family.

June 5, 2020 Weekly Columns

Regulations and safety precautions surrounding COVID-19 had a dramatic impact on the U.S. economy. Millions of Americans lost their jobs, and Arkansan small businesses had to quickly adjust to reduced hours, curbside pickup or delivery services and a smaller workforce. Now, as states reopen, we are all watching to see what happens next.

May 29, 2020 Weekly Columns

Millions of small businesses across America have been impacted by COVID-19, and Congress created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to assist them through the crisis. As of May 23, 40,329 Arkansas businesses had received a total of $3,286,789,662 in PPP funds. These businesses have been able to use the forgivable loans to maintain payroll, cover operating expenses and more.

May 22, 2020 Weekly Columns

We are blessed to live in a free country, but that freedom doesn’t come without a price. Every year, Memorial Day is an opportunity for us to remember our fallen heroes and reflect on all that they sacrificed for our country. While many of us can’t gather in person this year, that shouldn’t stop us from taking time to honor the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom.

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May 15, 2020 Weekly Columns

When COVID-19 first began to spread, I don’t think any of us could have predicted just how catastrophic it would become. After more than two months of shelter in place protocols, almost 40 million Americans have lost their jobs and don’t know what the future holds.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) announced the Fourth District winners of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition. Westerman issued the following statement:

May 8, 2020 Weekly Columns

With all eyes focused on COVID-19 relief efforts, it’s easy to lose sight of others in our health care system, those with chronic illnesses or underlying medical issues. One particular group in need of assistance is veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War and are suffering from severe illnesses as a result.

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May 1, 2020 Weekly Columns

Even though Governor Hutchinson has begun the process of reopening Arkansas, that doesn’t mean things will immediately return to normal. Doctors and nurses on the front lines of COVID-19 relief still need vast amounts of personal protective equipment (PPE) for their daily work, and rural health clinics performing elective procedures and other services will also have an increased need for PPE.

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April 24, 2020 Weekly Columns

Adjusting to the new normal of social isolation hasn’t been easy, and we’ve all had to make sacrifices to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy. But even though many of us are staying home, that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside! There’s a reason Arkansas is the Natural State, and you can enjoy a lot of that natural beauty from your own yard.

April 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act:

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In The News

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.
March 8, 2017 In The News
HHS Abandons Plan to House Unaccompanied Minors in Royal.

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Videos

May 9, 2018 Video
In January, I introduced H.R. 4843 to help veterans and their families impacted by Agent Orange exposure during their service in Thailand in the Vietnam War.
May 8, 2018 Video
Downtown Hot Springs is coming back stronger than it was before.
May 7, 2018 Video
On Thursday, the city of Hot Springs cut the ribbon on the Vault at 723.
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