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U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman

June, 2016

  • 27 June

    Westerman, Bishop Praise Senator Roberts’ Wildfire Legislation

    WASHINGTON – On June 23, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, introduced S. 3085, the Emergency Wildfire and Forest Management Act of 2016. The legislation pares a responsible solution to “fire-borrowing” with much needed reforms to improve forest heath on federal lands. This bill is similar to H.R. 2647(Rep. Bruce Westerman, AR-04), the Resilient Federal Forests Act ...

  • 27 June

    “We Must Have a Tax Code Built For Growth,” Westerman says

    WASHINGTON – Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (WI-01) released the Republican Party’s final of six platforms in a vision for a confident American on Friday (June 24). The policy position, entitled “A Better Way to do Tax Reform,” (.pdf) tackles America’s complex tax system in a way that simplifies the tax code and responsibly funds government while paying down the national debt, ...

  • 24 June

    Westerman: “Supreme Court made the right call”

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling 4-4 ruling in the case of United States v. Texas: “The Supreme Court made the right call today by upholding the lower court’s decision on President Obama’s executive action on immigration,” Westerman said. “His administration’s attempt to give legal status to those who broke ...

  • 17 June

    Westerman Votes for FY17 Defense Appropriations Bill

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (June 16) upon passage of H.R. 5293, the FY17 Defense Appropriations Bill: “Passage of the defense appropriations bill ensures our military is ready for any threats to the United States and our allies,” Westerman said. “This bill provides more than $200 billion for key readiness programs for our troops, providing ...

  • 16 June

    Arkansas Delegation, Chairman Bishop Applaud Committee Passage of APPROVAL Act

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3), Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1), Congressman French Hill (AR-2), Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-4), and Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-1) released the following statements after the Assuring Private Property Rights Over Vast Access to Land (APPROVAL) Act (H.R. 3062) today passed out of the House Committee on Natural Resources by a vote of 19-11. “The success of the ...

  • 14 June

    Growing American Economy Means Promoting “A Competitive Business Climate,” Westerman Says

    WASHINGTON – Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (WI-01) released the Republican Party’s latest platform in a vision for a confident America on Tuesday (June 14). The policy position, “A Better Way to Grow Our Economy,” addresses America’s stagnant economic growth and provides a bold vision for the future, according to Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04).  “America has long been a land ...

  • 10 June

    PROMESA “A Compromise Bill Designed to Save Puerto Rico from Economic Calamity,” Westerman says

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) voted Thursday (June 9) for H.R. 5278, a bill to establish an oversight board to assist the government of Puerto Rico, including instrumentalities, in managing its public finances, and for other purposes. Prior to Thursday’s vote, Westerman spoke in favor of the bill. The following are his remarks (as delivered) on the House floor: “Mr. Speaker, I rise today ...

  • 8 June

    CORRECTED: Speaker’s Anti-Poverty Initiative “The Best Way to Solve Systemic Poverty”

    WASHINGTON – Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (WI-01) released the Republican Party’s first of six platforms in a vision for a confident America on Tuesday (June 8). The policy position, entitled “A Better Way to Fight Poverty,” (.pdf) tackles America’s poverty epidemic in a compassionate, policy-driven manner, according to Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04). “The best way to solve systemic poverty is by putting Americans back to ...

May, 2016

  • 31 May

    House Members Denounce Senate Catfish Vote

    WASHINGTON – Earlier this week, the Senate voted in favor of S.J.Res. 28,  a Congressional Review Act resolution that would remove a catfish inspection program from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) jurisdiction back to the purview of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Today,  Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) joined Representatives Terri Sewell (AL-07), Rick Crawford (Ar-01), Frank Lucas (OK-03), French Hill (AR-02), Ralph Abraham (LA-05), Steve Womack (AR-03), Trent ...

  • 27 May

    Speaker Appoints Westerman to Represent Natural Resources Committee Jurisdiction in House-Senate Energy Conference

    WASHINGTON – Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (WI-01) appointed Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) on Thursday (May 26) to serve on a conference committee charged with producing final energy and natural resource legislation. H.R. 2647, the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015, was passed in July 2015, by a bipartisan vote. The Senate passed S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, in April 2016. The House Amendment to S. ...