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July 12, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman introduced the PETITION Act (Providing ESA Timing Improvements That Increase Opportunities for Nonlisting Act) on Thursday (July 12), part of a package of nine bills introduced by members of the Congressional Western Caucus which would reform the Endangered Species Act.
June 26, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) spoke Tuesday (June 26) in the House of Representatives on the opioid epidemic, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports took more than 400 Arkansas lives in 2016.
June 25, 2018 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017, on Monday (June 25) by a vote of 382-0.
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June 21, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (June 21) upon passage of H.R. 2, commonly referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill.
June 21, 2018 Press Release
Earlier this week, U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced expanded access to association health plans, or AHPs, for small businesses.
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June 18, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman, released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced misconduct by a former VA pathologist at the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
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June 15, 2018 Editorials
There is a good chance you know someone who has been impacted by the opioid crisis. All of us likely know someone whose life has been turned upside down by this epidemic. It is in our small towns, our rural communities, our cities, and everywhere between. It knows no boundaries and it doesn’t discriminate.
June 11, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman announced that the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport and three other Arkansas airports will receive nearly $21 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to support airport improvements.
June 8, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Friday (June 8) upon passage of H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act.
June 7, 2018 Press Release
The House Subcommittee on Federal Lands today (June 7) heard from Interim Chief Vicki Christiansen at a hearing entitled, “Wildfire Risk, Forest Health, and Associated Management Priorities of the U.S. Forest Service.”

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In The News

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.”
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.
July 14, 2015 In The News
The nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers announced on Tuesday has been met with condemnation from Arkansas’s Congressional delegation. The six Republicans argue nothing less than an entirely nuclear free Iran is acceptable and that the deal won’t keep Iran from acquiring nuclear arms capabilities.
July 14, 2015 In The News
Lawmakers are now weighing in on the Iran nuclear deal.
July 14, 2015 In The News
Lincoln County's Congressional representative issued a statement Friday, expressing his support for a bill that will allow some changes in national forest management.
July 14, 2015 In The News
Arkansas' Republican congressional delegation is roundly criticizing a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, with freshman Sen. Tom Cotton calling the agreement a "grievous, dangerous mistake."

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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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