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April, 2016

  • 25 April

    Tax Week Met With Votes for IRS Accountability

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) joined his House colleagues this week in voting for measures to hold the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accountable to American taxpayers. Monday (April 18) was the final day for taxpayers to submit tax returns, payments or extension requests for tax year 2015. “On Monday, taxpayers across America were completing their tax returns and in many cases, paying large tax ...

  • 21 April

    Westerman, Bipartisan Congressmen Launch Working Forests Caucus

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) joined a bipartisan group of congressmen Wednesday (April 20) for the launch of the Working Forests Caucus. The caucus – co-chaired by Westerman, Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Sanford Bishop (GA-02), and Collin Peterson (MN-07) – was formed to advocate for working forests across the United States. These include highlighting the economic, environmental, and social benefits of private working forests, and supporting policies to promote this renewable ...

  • 20 April

    ICYMI: “Bailing Puerto Rico out with U.S. debt would only kick the can down the road,” Westerman says

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) published an opinion piece Wednesday morning (April 20) in The Washington Post’s PowerPost section. The piece focused on the debt crisis facing the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, America’s national debt, and lessons learned from Arkansas’ own debt crisis during the Great Depression. “How do you ever pay down a debt that is more than your GDP? “Like Arkansas did, slowly and methodically, but ...

  • 19 April

    U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman Receives Foodservice Distribution Industry’s Thomas Jefferson Award Award Recognizes Commitment to Free Enterprise

    U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman Receives Foodservice Distribution Industry’s Thomas Jefferson Award Award Recognizes Commitment to Free Enterprise WASHINGTON, DC – April 13, 2016 – Representative Bruce Westerman has been named as a recipient of the 2016 Thomas Jefferson Award. The award is presented by the International Foodservice Distributors Association to lawmakers who support the free enterprise system. IFDA members touch ...

  • 18 April

    Two Arkansas Heroes Honored on U.S. House Floor

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday (April 14) to honor Nicholas Brown of Hot Springs and Michael Tharp of Hope. Brown and Tharp are emergency medical services professionals in the Fourth Congressional District who were honored this week by Star of Life Awards by the American Ambulance Association (AAA). ...

  • 14 April

    Strengthened Border Security “Long Overdue and Needed to Protect the Homeland,” Westerman says

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Wednesday (April 13) upon passage of three bills aimed at strengthening border security: “Improvements to our nation’s border security are long overdue and needed to protect the homeland from terrorist threats,” Westerman said. “As we have seen in Paris, Brussels, and other locations throughout the western world, terrorism knows no borders. The United States must continue ...

  • 13 April

    Former Congressman Ray Thornton’s Life “One of Service to His Fellow Man”

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Wednesday (April 13) in response to the death of former Fourth District Congressman, Arkansas Supreme Court Justice, and Ouachita Baptist University President Ray Thornton: “Congressman Ray Thornton was a gifted politician and statesman whose work reached across Arkansas,” Westerman said. “Twice a congressman, he took a stand for justice during one of our nation’s most trying ...

  • 13 April

    Westerman Votes to Protect Veterans

    Westerman Votes to Protect Veterans WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (April 12) upon passage of H.R. 4676, the Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2016: “Our veterans gave everything in service to our country, often doing multiple tours of duty in far off war zones while in constant danger,” Westerman said. “When a veteran returns home, he ...

  • 11 April

    Westerman Statement on Certification Update to LEED Program

    HOT SPRINGS – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Green Building Council’s inclusion of wood products from forests certified by the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) in its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program: “It is welcome news that USGBC has now recognized the leading roles that American Tree Farm System (ATFS) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) ...

March, 2016

  • 28 March

    Arkansas Delegation Denounces DOE Clean Line Approval

    WASHINGTON – Senator John Boozman, Senator Tom Cotton, Congressman Rick Crawford, Congressman French Hill, Congressman Steve Womack, and Congressman Bruce Westerman today issued the following statement in response to an announcement by the Department of Energy (DOE) to use Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109–58) to partner with Clean Line Energy in an energy transmission project across Arkansas, ...