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July 14, 2015 Blog Post
Passage last week of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act of 2015, was a win for local communities who for years have been fighting government overreach in education. This bill overturns years of overreach by the United States Department of Education and returns local control to school districts across the Fourth District of Arkansas.
July 12, 2015 Editorials
My first bill, the Resilient Federal Forests Act, passed the House of Representatives on Thursday (July 9). It is bipartisan legislation that will give the Forest Service the tools it needs to better manage our national forests. As a professional forester, I see that our forests are no longer resilient due to overgrowth, wildfire, and disease.
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July 9, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) issued the following statement upon passage of H.R. 2647, the Resilient Federal Forests Act. Westerman's first piece of legislation to reach the House floor passed by a vote of 262 for to 167 against, with 21 Democrats crossing to aisle to support the legislation.
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July 8, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) voted Wednesday (July 8) for H.R. 5, the Student Success Act of 2015.
July 8, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman introduced legislation today to rename the Helena-West Helena Federal building in honor of Judge Jacob Trieber.
July 7, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) issued the following statement on Tuesday (July 7) congratulating Brian Leonard of Lake Hamilton High School in Pearcy and Amanda Jones or Poyen High School. Both educators were awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
July 7, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) is seeking Fall interns in both his Hot Springs and Washington offices, his office announced Tuesday (July 7).
June 26, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton – along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman – announce that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today issued a major disaster declaration for the state, allowing local communities to recover from severe storms and flooding.
June 26, 2015 Blog Post
The Resilient Federal Forests Act has made it out of two different committees and is set for a vote on the floor of the House of Representative within weeks. Since introducing the bill, I have continued to receive correspondence from constituents and groups around the country supporting this common sense legislation to make our national forests healthy again. Among the supporters is Max Braswell, executive vice president of the Arkansas Forestry Association (AFA).
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June 24, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—today sent a letter to President Obama supporting Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson’s request for a federal disaster declaration for 33 Arkansas counties following severe storms and flooding.

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September 21, 2016 Video
Wednesday morning (September 21), I posed questions to White House Council on Environmental Quality Managing Director Christy Goldfuss about the impact of unmanaged forests on greenhouse gas emissions.
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September 15, 2016 Video
On this morning's Washington Journal, I discussed America's energy policy, the Resilient Federal Forests Act, and the priorities of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
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