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January 23, 2018 Editorials

September 30 is an important date in our nation’s capital.  It’s the end of the fiscal year for the federal government and about 30% of Uncle Sam’s programs depend on new congressional discretionary appropriations each year to remain operational.  The list includes Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Interior and other departments that are funded through 12 House originated appropriations

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January 18, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and a bipartisan group of House members introduced a bill to modify the presumption of service connection for veterans exposed to herbicides while serving in Thailand.
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January 16, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (January 16) upon unanimous passage of H.R. 4318, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act.
December 21, 2017 Blog Post

This serves as notification that the application period for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) will open on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at 7:00 AM (Central). The application period for the FY 2017 AFG Program closes on Friday, February 2, 2017 at 4:00 PM (Central).

December 19, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (December 19) upon House passage of the conference report on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
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December 14, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (December 14) upon passage of H.R. 1638, the Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act, and H.R. 4324, the Strengthening Oversight of Iran's Access to Finance Act.
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December 7, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (December 7) in support of H.Con.Res. 90, condemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the attacks in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma.
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December 6, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Wednesday (December 6) upon passage of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.
November 30, 2017 Press Release
The House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3979 – the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act – on Thursday (November 30).
November 28, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (November 28) upon passage of H.R. 2228, the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017.

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In The News

January 7, 2016 In The News
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) testified Thursday before the International Trade Commission on the topic of how unfair trade practices have affected Domtar Paper Co. and its Ashdown, Ark., operation.
January 7, 2016 In The News
While many Republicans at the state level in Arkansas are working to expand Obamacare’s reach in Arkansas, House Republicans at the federal level yesterday voted to repeal Obamacare.
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January 6, 2016 In The News
The House on Wednesday passed legislation that would repeal much of ObamaCare and defund Planned Parenthood for one year, sending the measure to President Obama’s desk.
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January 6, 2016 In The News
House Speaker Paul Ryan and other members of the House Republican leadership held a news conference today/Wednesday.
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January 6, 2016 In The News
Members of the state's all-Republican congressional delegation Tuesday panned President Barack Obama's executive order placing restrictions on gun purchases.
January 4, 2016 In The News
Dale Bumpers, a former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator who earned the nickname "giant killer" for taking down incumbents, and who gave a passionate speech defending Bill Clinton during the president's impeachment trial, has died.
November 5, 2015 In The News
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, filed a bill late Wednesday to have the U.S. Postal Service substation in downtown Hot Springs named in honor of Chief Petty Officer Adam Brown.
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October 1, 2015 In The News
Congress voted to avoid a government shutdown on Wednesday with all but one of Arkansas’s all-Republican congressional delegation voting in the minority. Arkansas’s members opposed the inclusion of funding for Planned Parenthood in the short-term, stopgap spending measure.
August 27, 2015 In The News
Last week, the Alliance for the Wild Rockies’ Michael Garrity issued a response to Rep. Ryan Zinke’s August 11 guest column (see copy on this page) about his forest reform bill. In his response, Garrity said “Zinke claimed that we have spotted owls in Montana and that logging somehow prevents forest fires.” However, a quick review of Zinke’s column indicates he actually wrote: “Frivolous lawsuits are at the heart of forest reform. The Alliance for the Wild Rockies launched more than 150 predatory lawsuits targeting legal and healthy forest projects in just the last 10 years alone. During one such project they litigated on the grounds of preserving spotted owl habitat, the forest actually caught fire and burned down for a second time during the time it took to try the case, destroying the entire area, along with the owl’s habitat.”
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July 15, 2015 In The News
Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation said Tuesday that they're skeptical of the deal President Barack Obama's administration and other countries negotiated to restrict Iran's nuclear program, though several said they want to read it before passing judgment.

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Videos

March 16, 2018 Video
I called into this morning's Conduit News with Paul Harrell to discuss the FLIP Act and the benefits of the recently-enacted tax package.
March 15, 2018 Video
In 1988, in my hometown of Hot Springs, a crisis pregnancy center was formed to assist young parents and protect innocent lives.
March 13, 2018 Video
There's been too much focus on acquiring more land for the federal government versus taking care of what we've got.

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