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March, 2016

  • 3 March

    Westerman Hosts Special Order on Government Spending

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) hosted a special order Tuesday (March 1) in the U.S. House of Representatives, focusing on the issue of government spending. The special order included speeches by U.S. Reps. David Brat (VA-07), Gary Palmer (AL-06), Rob Woodall (GA-07), and Todd Rokita (IN-04). “There is a gargantuan issue facing our country that threatens all our futures,” Westerman said Tuesday. “Our gross national debt, fueled by out of control ...

  • 3 March

    Boozman Highlights Arkansas’s Efforts to Fight Opioid Abuse on Senate Floor

    Boozman Highlights Arkansas’s Efforts to Fight Opioid Abuse on Senate Floor WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) spoke on the Senate floor about the need to fight against the opioid abuse epidemic during consideration of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. Arkansas is one of 12 states with more painkiller prescriptions than people according to the Centers for Disease Control ...

February, 2016

  • 26 February

    Cotton Column on President Obama’s Proposed Closure of Guantanamo Bay

    Senator Cotton’s column for this week is below. Please find a high-resolution photo attached or for download here. Recently, President Obama announced his plan to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Despite opposition from the majority of Americans, it seems he is intent on using his last 11 months in office to carry out an ill-advised, ideological campaign promise. Worse, ...

  • 26 February

    Cotton Sends Letter to FDA Expressing Concern Over the Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs in Arkansas

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Deputy Commissioner Robert Califf expressing concern over the rising cost of prescription drugs in Arkansas and inquiring about the agency’s role in reversing this trend. While studies show that introducing new generic drugs into the market helps lower the cost of life-saving pharmaceuticals, many pending drug-approval applications ...

  • 26 February

    Online town hall

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) will host an online town hall to take place Monday, Feb. 29, at 2:30 p.m. CST. During the online town hall, Congressman Westerman will respond to comments posted to the live video stream on the congressman’s Facebook page. Constituents may also ask questions on Twitter using the hashtag #AskWesterman. “I enjoy engaging with constituents over coffee and during ...

  • 25 February

    Cotton Statement on Secretary Carter’s Response to Inquiry

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement reacting to Defense Secretary Carter’s response to his November inquiry about the transfer of Shaker Aamer from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay: “Secretary Carter’s response to my inquiry about Shaker Aamer is disappointing, but unsurprising given that President Obama is our commander-in-chief. Aamer is a dangerous man who seeks ...

  • 25 February

    Cotton Introduces Legislation to Help the 188th Fighter Wing and the Fort Smith Airport Maintain Their Important Partnership

    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) along with Senator Gary Peters (D-Michigan), and Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) today introduced legislation to help the 188th Fighter Wing at Fort Smith and the Fort Smith airport maintain their important partnership. “The 188th Fighter Wing at Fort Smith is critical to Arkansas and America’s safety and security, and supporting their efforts should be a ...

  • 24 February

    Closing Gitmo “An Olive Branch to Terrorists”

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (Feb. 23) in response to President Barack Obama’s announced plan to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and bring terrorist prisoners to American soil: “The president has put the interests of extremists ahead of Americans,” Westerman said.“His announced plan to shut down the prison at Guantanamo Bay is an olive branch to ...

  • 24 February

    2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

    HOT SPRINGS – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement after Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs was named a finalist for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service: “I congratulate Mid-America Science Museum for being named a finalist for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service,” Westerman said. “Mid-America has not only made a difference in the lives of Garland ...

  • 24 February

    Boozman Statement on Obama’s Plan to Close Gitmo

    WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today issued the following statement after President Barack Obama submitted a vague and dangerous plan to Congress to close the detention center at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Gitmo). “The detention center at Guantanamo Bay is a state-of-the-art facility that is well-equipped to handle the world’s most dangerous terrorists. Closing Gitmo and transferring ...