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September 6, 2019 Press Release

This week, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted United States Forest Service (USFS) Chief Vicki Christiansen in the Fourth District. Westerman and Christiansen toured several sites, including Albert Pike recreational area and Avant Mining. Westerman issued the following statement:

September 4, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue as they signed a Shared Stewardship agreement. U.S. Reps. French Hill (R-Ark.) and Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) were also in attendance. Westerman issued the following statement:

August 30, 2019 Weekly Columns

The federal appropriations process has been broken for decades, and this year was no different. Spending bills should be bipartisan, yet House Democrats sent partisan appropriations bills to the Senate, where they have no hope of passage.

August 23, 2019 Weekly Columns

Are you a college student or recent graduate with an interest in government and policy? Come join my office as an intern! We are always looking for talented young people from Arkansas to join our team, both in the district and in D.C. offices.

August 16, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) toured the United States Forest Service (USFS) Osgood Stewardship Project. Westerman was joined by USFS Undersecretary Jim Hubbard, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and U.S. Reps. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) and Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.).

August 16, 2019 Weekly Columns

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was sworn in to this session of Congress, yet it’s already August. The speed of politics shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon and that only makes time go faster.

August 9, 2019 Weekly Columns

One of my favorite things about being a member of Congress is meeting with talented students from the Fourth District. I am always amazed at the variety of art, literature, community projects and research from young Arkansans. That’s why I’m excited to announce that registration for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge is now open to any middle or high school student in my district.

August 2, 2019 Weekly Columns

Growing up in rural Arkansas, I’ve seen how important local pharmacies are to their communities. These pharmacies provide so much more than prescriptions – they often stock everything from soap to socks. Large-scale chain pharmacies just don’t have the same appeal and can’t offer the same level of personal service.

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July 26, 2019 Weekly Columns

August is for Arkansas

By U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman

This summer has been nonstop in Washington. Voting on legislation, meeting with visiting groups, speaking at events and much more fill every day with activity. As much as I enjoy working on your behalf in D.C., I am really looking forward to time in Arkansas this August.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), chaired by Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), hosted a special order on the House floor to discuss the positive effect America's energy renaissance is having across the country.

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In The News

January 8, 2016 In The News
After a nearly three-week long recess, members of the state’s House delegation returned to the nation’s capital this week to deal with a host of issues. The delegation also paid tribute to a longtime fixture in Arkansas politics.
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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Videos

March 8, 2018 Video
This week, the House passed the SENSE Act. This bill would roll back a one size fits all bureaucratic overreach by the EPA.
February 19, 2018 Video
Before Thursday's hearing on border protection and the challenges environmental laws present, Arkansas Republican Congressman Bruce Westerman sat down with Drew Petrimoulx​.
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January 20, 2018 Video
The House has been hard at work for the American people. But the Senate could not get past Chuck Schumer and the Democrats. Simply put, this is the #SchumerShutdown.
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