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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.

July 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), along with U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04), announced that the Southeast Arkansas and Northeast Louisiana Multimodal Freight Corridor project has been awarded $10.5 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

July 19, 2019 Weekly Columns

These days, turning on the news is nothing short of exhausting. Government leaders, talking heads on TV, social media users – everyone has an opinion, and everyone is voicing that opinion louder and louder. Just a few days ago, House Speaker Pelosi was formally reprimanded on the House floor because she couldn’t even talk about President Trump without violating House rules of conduct.

July 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) and 358 cosponsors to pass H.R. 748, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019.

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In The News

July 14, 2015 In The News
Arkansas' all-Republican congressional delegation roundly criticized a nuclear deal announced Tuesday between Iran and world powers, with freshman U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton calling it a "grievous, dangerous mistake."
July 13, 2015 In The News
Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, believes he has the cure for 58 million ailing acres of forests in the nation, and the majority of his colleagues agree with the fix.
July 13, 2015 In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that could lead to an expansive overhaul of the way national forests are managed.
July 11, 2015 In The News
Wranglings over Iran and Cuba were at the forefront of the debate this week among the state’s Congressional delegation. Meanwhile, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., introduced a bill dealing with illegal immigration in the aftermath of a brutal murder in San Francisco earlier this month.
July 10, 2015 In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives Friday passed a bill aimed at introducing medical breakthroughs faster to market. The state’s delegation split 2-2 on the bill.
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July 10, 2015 In The News
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton and Congressmen Rick Crawford and Bruce Westerman announced that 12 Arkansas airports have been awarded more than $3 million from the Department of Transportation to support facility upgrades and expansions.
July 10, 2015 In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman designed to increase timber harvests and reduce the chance of fires in the nation's forests.
July 9, 2015 In The News
The two U.S. senators from Arkansas and two of the state's U.S. House members have weighed in on what might happen to 160 acres of land that the Quapaw Tribe owns in that state.
July 9, 2015 In The News
A bill sponsored by Arkansas’s fourth District Congressman Bruce Westerman, to recalibrate management plans of forests on federal lands has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill passed on a 262 to 167 vote, with many Democrats voting against. On the house floor Westerman spoke of the need for better forest management.
July 9, 2015 In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a forest management bill partly authored by Rep. Ryan Zinke on Thursday with a bipartisan vote of 262-167.

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Videos

January 16, 2018 Video
On Sunday's (January 14) Capitol View, I discussed how the recently-passed tax relief package will benefit residents of the Fourth Congressional District and so much more.
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January 12, 2018 Video
On Monday, we commemorate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 2, 2018 Video
On THV11 Saturday morning, I sat down with Winnie Wright to discuss the recently-passed tax relief for hardworking Arkansans.
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