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March 21, 2017 Press Release
Late Tuesday (March 21), The Hill published an op-ed authored by Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04), which detailed his initial reluctance on the American Health Care Act before coming to support the legislation.
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March 21, 2017 Editorials
Many states could benefit from the block grants included in this legislation, including Arkansas.
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March 10, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement upon passage Friday (March 10) of H.R. 720, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, the third bill approved by the House this week that would tackle the issue of civil litigation reform.
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March 8, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Wednesday (March 8) upon notification by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that it would no longer seek use of the former Job Corps center in Royal to house unaccompanied minors.
March 7, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) sent a letter today to Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) Rick Perry urging him to preserve states’ rights and review the Clean Line project, an energy transmission line that stretches nearly 300 miles across the state of Arkansas.
March 6, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) today will introduce legislation to restore the right of states to approve or disapprove of electric transmission projects before the federal government exercises its power to take private property.
March 2, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) will host a telephone town hall event on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 7 p.m. Central Standard Time.
March 2, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (March 2) on H.R. 998, the SCRUB Act.
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March 1, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement upon confirmation of Congressman Ryan Zinke (MT-At-Large) as the next Secretary of the Interior.
February 28, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (February 28) after attending President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress.

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In The News

July 5, 2015 In The News
Members of the congressional delegation were home last week. Congress return Tuesday.
July 2, 2015 In The News
House Republicans next week will consider legislation aimed at eliminating red tape at the U.S. Forest Service so it can fight wildfires and other natural disasters more efficiently and with fewer regulatory delays.
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July 2, 2015 In The News
Congressman Bruce Westerman is taking an interest in our nation’s forestry laws. He may not get a lot of credit from the public for this, but he should.
June 28, 2015 In The News
This week in the nation’s capital, lawmakers took up issues involving trade and security, while two Supreme Court cases late in the week drew the ire of the state’s congressional delegation.
June 28, 2015 In The News
After a trip to Ukraine and Slovakia, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said last week that the United States needs to provide assistance to help Ukrainian fighters fend off Russia-backed troops.
June 21, 2015 In The News
The U.S. Senate last week overwhelmingly approved a $612 billion defense authorization bill over objections from the Obama administration that it evades congressionally mandated spending caps through an accounting loophole.
June 21, 2015 In The News
Two University of Arkansas at Fayetteville employees joined representatives from more than 70 colleges and universities around the world Wednesday in Washington to talk about ending hunger on college campuses.
June 21, 2015 In The News
Legislation to allow the U.S. Forest Service to speed up thinning of federal forests to control wildfires is headed to the U.S. House of Representatives floor after passing two committees.
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June 19, 2015 In The News
Biomass Power Association thanks Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., and Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Airzona, for their leadership in sending a bipartisan letter of support for biomass power to the U.S. EPA. The letter, sent June 17 and signed by a total of 21 members, outlines the environmental and economic benefits of electricity from “low-value” wood and other agricultural residues. The signers request that the EPA “take action to remove regulatory ambiguities in the treatment of utility-scale biomass power as a renewable resource.”
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June 15, 2015 In The News
The House last week crippled President Obama’s trade agenda, splitting on key votes he needed to finalize a major deal with Asian nations.

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October 5, 2017 Video
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04), chair of the House Natural Resources Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, held a press conference on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 10 a.m. to discuss the current wildfire threat in the western United States, a fix to USDA Forest Service fire borrowing, and legislation to improve management of the country’s federal forests.
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October 3, 2017 Video
I want to thank Rep. Paul Gosar and my colleagues in the Congressional Western Caucus for calling attention to the wildfire crisis in the United States.
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