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March 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Reps. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-Penn.) introduced the bipartisan Reading Early and Addressing Dyslexia (READ) Act.

February 28, 2020 Weekly Columns

Over the decades, government leaders have handed down various decisions about what people can and cannot do before certain ages. For example, young people can’t drive before 16, vote until 18, or buy alcohol before 21. Now we’re starting to see a surge in unsafe tobacco products form addictions in youth, and I’m encouraged to see this administration taking action to curb systemic issues.

February 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a legislative hearing on the Trillion Trees Act (U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark.).

H.R. 5859 establishes forest management, reforestation, and utilization practices which lead to the sequestration of greenhouse gases.

February 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) gave the following testimony during a House Committee on Natural Resources legislative hearing on H.R. 5859, the Trillion Trees Act:

February 21, 2020 Weekly Columns

Since our congressional district is so large, diverse and rural, it’s often difficult for every resident to have easy access to the assistance that my district offices provide. Voicing concerns, getting help with a casework file, requesting a meeting or locating other constituent services aren’t always available in your local community.

February 14, 2020 Weekly Columns

If you’ve ever spent time around me, you’ll know it’s no secret that I love talking about trees. I still remember conversations with my Sunday school teacher, Mr. Culpepper, a WWII veteran and member of the first forestry class at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

February 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced the Trillion Trees Act, legislation that would plant 1 trillion trees globally by 2050 and incentivize the use of wood products as carbon sequestration devices. U.S. Reps.

February 7, 2020 Weekly Columns

The U.S. Constitution requires that the president give a State of the Union address “from time to time,” in order to inform the American people on national matters. This address has become an annual tradition, and it’s always a big night on Capitol Hill as we hear directly from the president on the year behind us and what’s to come.

February 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress:

January 31, 2020 Weekly Columns

Trade with international allies is the backbone of the American economy. Importing and exporting goods and services not only sustains millions of American jobs, but it also provides the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the cars we drive and much more. Two of our most important trading partners are our neighbors to the north and south, Canada and Mexico.

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In The News

December 19, 2016 In The News
Congressional members from the Natural State came out against a possible refugee shelter the same day representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services toured the facility.
September 26, 2016 In The News
In 1966, I announced that I was moving to Arkansas. My mother was horrified.
August 31, 2016 In The News
Congressman Bruce Westerman and Senator Boozman spent day two of their forestry tour at the Del-tin Fiber Plant, learning how the company takes tree waste, like wood chips, and turns them into usable products.
August 31, 2016 In The News
U.S. Sen. John Boozman and U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman visited Columbia County on Tuesday at the start of a three-day tour of timber-related industries in Westerman’s Fourth Congressional District.
August 31, 2016 In The News
United States Sen. John Boozman (R) and U.S. Congressman Bruce Westerman (R) are teaming up this week for the “Seed2Sawmill Tour.”
August 31, 2016 In The News
The American Forest & Paper Association issued a statement Tuesday saluting Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, and Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, for their #SeedtoSawmill tour of Arkansas counties.
August 30, 2016 In The News
Arkansas Senator John Boozman and 4th District Congressman Bruce Westerman visited Weyerhaeuser Nursery in Magnolia Tuesday where more than 49 million trees were planted for future use.
August 24, 2016 In The News
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman visited with the Union County Water Conservation Board on Tuesday during his daylong visit to El Dorado.
August 24, 2016 In The News
Concerns over low Medicare reimbursements, mountains of paperwork to meet government regulations and rising healthcare costs for everything from medicines to equipment, were some of the issues discussed Tuesday when Congressman Bruce Westerman visited with Medical Center of South Arkansas officials.
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Videos

March 28, 2018 Video
NBC 10 covered the recent "Coffee with your Congressman" in El Dorado, where constituents heard about Congressman Bruce Westerman's vote against the Omnibus spending bill and more.
March 27, 2018 Video
During yesterday’s “Coffee with your Congressman” in Ozark, we discussed school safety.
March 26, 2018 Video
After today's "Coffee with your Congressman," I called into the Doc Washburn Show to discuss the continuing good news from tax cuts, my recent vote against the Omnibus spending bill, and more.

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