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U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman

March, 2016

  • 24 March

    Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement on the Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 22. “Congress is removing the bureaucratic hurdles that have stopped otherwise routine adoptions from taking place,” Westerman said. “There are far too many children in need of loving homes today. H.R. ...

  • 24 March

    Forest Service Budget Fails to Include New Tools to Prevent Increasingly Catastrophic Wildfires, Improve Management

    WASHINGTON – Tuesday (March 22), the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal for the U.S. Forest Service with U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testifying.  A focal point of the hearing was the Forest Service’s inability to actively manage federal forests and prevent increasingly catastrophic wildfires. Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock (R-CA) and ...

  • 22 March

    The Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Monday (March 21) after voting for H.R. 4314, the Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act: “Terrorists seek the destruction of democracy and freedom,” Westerman said. “It has been proven time and again, from September 11th to the terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. To aid in our defeat of terrorism and protect Americans, we must have ...

  • 18 March

    Westerman Joins House Colleagues in Voting for Amicus Brief

    Westerman Joins House Colleagues in Voting for Amicus Brief WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (March 17) after voting for H.Res. 639, authorizing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to file an amicus brief on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives in the matter ofUnited States, et al. v. Texas, et al.: “President Obama, on several occasions, has tried to ...

  • 7 March

    Service Academy Information Nights

    HOT SPRINGS –Service Academy Information Nights will be hosted at high schools across the Fourth District of Arkansas, Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) announced Tuesday (Feb. 16). The events provide students and parents information on the application, nomination, selection, and appointment processes at the United States’ five service academies. In addition to information on nominations, representatives from each of the ...

  • 7 March

    Army Arsenal Revitalization Act

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) co-sponsored the bipartisan Army Arsenal Revitalization Act (AARA) on Thursday (March 3), a bill which aims to increase the amount of business directed to Army arsenals, such as the Pine Bluff Arsenal. Westerman joined lead co-sponsor Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and CongressmanPaul Tonko (NY-20), both of whom represent districts with manufacturing arsenals. Representatives Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) also signed on as original co-sponsors. In ...

  • 3 March

    Westerman Votes for BRICK Act

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) voted Thursday (March 3) for H.R. 4557, the BRICK Act (Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns). Prior to passage, Westerman delivered the following speech on the House floor: “I rise today in support of H.R. 4557, the BRICK Act,” Westerman said. “This legislation delays an unnecessary rule that imposes overly-strict emissions standards on BRICK kilns. Manufacturers shouldn’t have to deal with the hassles ...

  • 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 ...

February, 2016

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...