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December 20, 2019 Weekly Columns

I voted against the impeachment of President Donald Trump. I believe impeachment is one of the most serious votes Congress can use – second only to declaring war – and unfortunately this whole process has been a sham from beginning to end.

December 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Reps. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) and Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) and U.S. Sen .Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced the bicameral Conditional Approval Act, which would establish a pathway in the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to increase access and lower costs of prescription drugs.

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December 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the United States House of Representatives passed two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement:

December 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) announced the Fourth District’s student nominations to military academies. Westerman issued the following statement:

December 13, 2019 Weekly Columns

As the end of the year approaches, there’s no shortage of news here on Capitol Hill. The House of Representatives is quickly trying to get impeachment articles, appropriations and military funding finalized before Christmas. But by far the most important news of the week was a deal on the United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA).

December 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced an $8,940,000 million disaster recovery grant to Arkansas counties affected by the May-June flooding. U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement:

December 6, 2019 Weekly Columns

At their best, robocalls are a frustrating nuisance. At their worst, robocalls are a means by which criminals scam people to get money or personal information. Robocalls have been around for years, but an estimated 48 billion robocalls occurred in 2018 – a 64 percent increase since 2016. Many of you have received these calls, some even posing as your own phone number.

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December 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Monday night, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted a reception announcing the top five winners of the Congressional App Challenge. Westerman issued the following statement:

November 29, 2019 Weekly Columns

In his book, Love Your Enemies, author Arthur Brooks cites a study showing that 70 percent of Americans believe the U.S. will endure long-term hurt if both political parties don’t work together.

November 22, 2019 Weekly Columns

The federal budget process isn’t likely to be dinner table conversation, it rarely grabs cable news headlines, and it’s usually the furthest thing from our minds. But on Nov. 19 in a now-annual pattern, Congress punted its appropriation – government funding – duties for another month in what’s called a continuing resolution (CR). I voted against this CR, for several reasons.

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In The News

March 26, 2016 In The News
Federal lawmakers had a quiet yet busy week with most of the action happening in the House. A key energy project in the state received a go-ahead from federal regulators, while a bill to help smaller companies with building capital was introduced.
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March 26, 2016 In The News
A group of Arkansas Republican lawmakers on Friday accused President Obama of ‘executive overreach’ over his administration’s plan to partner with a private company to develop a 705-mile wind power transmission line.
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March 25, 2016 In The News
Members of Arkansas’ delegation Friday issued a joint statement condemning the approval of a clean-energy project that is expected to cut a path across the state's Ozark Mountain, River Valley and Delta regions.
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March 25, 2016 In The News
The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday (March 25) approved the controversial $2 billion Clean Line project that will build through Arkansas a large electric transmission network. Arkansas’ Congressional delegation issued a joint response, saying the approval is “unprecedented executive overreach.”
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March 9, 2016 In The News
Several hundred visitors learned from experts about dyslexia Monday during an event hosted by U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4.
March 9, 2016 In The News
Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) has announced a series of 29 mobile offices that will include Logan county next Tuesday.
March 5, 2016 In The News
Selected sessions of the Arkansas Department of Education's coming two-day Dyslexia Conference for Schools will be live-streamed, or broadcast online, for viewing by parents, teachers and others interested in the topic.
March 4, 2016 In The News
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, said Friday he is co-sponsoring legislation aimed at increasing the amount of business directed to Army arsenals, including the Pine Bluff Arsenal.
February 18, 2016 In The News
It was a very busy day for the 4'th District Representative, one stop on his tour of south Arkansas was Ashley County Medical Center.
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.

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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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