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U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman

May, 2016

  • 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. ...

  • 26 May

    Resilient Federal Forests Act Included in House Amendment to Senate Energy Bill

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday (May 25) approved amendments to S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016. The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2016, a bill introduced by Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and passed by the House of Representatives on July 9, 2015, was included as an amendment. Upon passage, Westerman issued the following statement: ...

  • 25 May

    Westerman Responds to Efforts to Raise Insurance Premiums

    Westerman Responds to Efforts to Raise Insurance Premiums WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement in response to efforts by health insurance companies operating in Arkansas to increase premiums by as much as 23 percent: “The announced rate increases by insurance companies proves what I and others have said for many years – the Affordable Care Act is ...

  • 19 May

    Westerman Votes for National Defense Authorization Act Amendment Directs 20 Additional Missiles to be Built in Camden

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Wednesday (May 18) upon passage of the National Defense Authorization Act: “A strong national defense is important to our security and Arkansans play an important role,” Westerman said. “In the Fourth Congressional District, we have several thousand citizens going to work each day building components for the F-35 bomber, building munitions, and doing numerous other duties ...

  • 16 May

    Westerman Statement on Obama Administration Rules on Transgender Bathrooms

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement in response to the Obama administration’s directive ordering schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their gender choice: “Last night, the Obama administration made our children political pawns in a move that promotes perversion,” Westerman said. “Threatening our local schools over who uses which restrooms is an attempt to bully ...

  • 13 May

    Westerman Votes For Comprehensive Opioid Reduction Act of 2016

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) joined his House colleagues Thursday (May 12) in voting for H.R. 5046, the Comprehensive Opioid Reduction Act of 2016. Before the vote, Westerman delivered the following statement on the House floor. (Statement as prepared.) “Thank you, Mr. Speaker. “I rise today in support of H.R. 5046. I thank the gentleman from Wisconsin for his work to combat the ...

  • 11 May

    Westerman Votes to Protect Veterans from Opioid Abuse

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) released the following statement Tuesday (May 10) upon passage of H.R. 4063, the Jason Simcakoski PROMISE Act: “Providing world class care for our veterans is the primary mission of the Veterans Administration’s hospitals and clinics,” Westerman said. “Prescription opioids took the life of Jason Simcakoski. The PROMISE Act will prevent similar tragedies by revamping how VA facilities prescribe ...

  • 5 May

    Westerman Announces Art Competition Winner

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) announced Maurice Bradford of Hot Springs’ Lakeside High School as winner of the Fourth District Congressional Art Competition. Bradford’s submission, entitled “Discovery,” placed first in a field of 105 entries. “I congratulate Maurice for this achievement,” Westerman said. “His talent is impressive and he is a wonderful representative of the Fourth Congressional District. I look ...

  • 4 May

    Westerman Votes to Strengthen Flood Insurance

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement upon passage of H.R. 2901, the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act: “As residents of the Fourth District found out last year, floods can wreak devastation in a short amount of time and leave lasting damage,” Westerman said. “The Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act would put the tools in place for better flood ...

April, 2016

  • 28 April

    Westerman Votes to Enhance Privacy Law

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement upon passage of H.R. 699, the Email Privacy Act: “For far too long, it has been too easy for the American government to snoop on law-abiding Americans,” Westerman said. “The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 was written in a time before emails and text messages became dominant forms of electronic communication. Passage of H.R. 699 ...