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January, 2018

  • 22 January

    What Can Be Learned from the Logic of an Illogical Shutdown

     by Congressman Bruce Westerman –   September 30 is an important date in our nation’s capital.  It’s the end of the fiscal year for the federal government and about 30% of Uncle Sam’s programs depend on new congressional discretionary appropriations each year to remain operational.  The list includes Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Interior and other departments that are funded through 12 ...

September, 2017

  • 21 September

    It’s hard to see Hurricane Maria through all this smoke

    Our forest fires are going to keep getting worse if we can’t reform the way we fight fires. By Ken Fisher and Bruce Westerman, Opinion contributors The following opinion piece, co-written by Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04), originally appeared in the September 20 issue of USA Today. Earlier this month, standing on a hill overlooking the Columbia River that runs between Oregon and ...

December, 2016

  • 8 December

    Congressman Bruce Westerman Receives Bernard L. Orell Award

    Co-Founder of Working Forests Caucus Honored at NASF Partners Reception in Washington WASHINGTON (December 7, 2016)—The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) today presented Congressman Bruce Westerman of Arkansas with the 2016 Bernard L. Orell Award at the NASF Partners Reception in Washington, DC. Rep. Westerman is a Yale School of Forestry-educated forester and is the only professional forester in ...

  • 2 December

    Westerman Votes for Military Pay Raises

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement upon passage of the Conference Report to accompany S. 2943, the National Defense Authorization Act: “I was proud to vote for the NDAA conference report,” Westerman said. “In addition to supporting the military installations in Arkansas, this bill also provides our troops with a long overdue pay increase they have ...

  • 2 December

    21st Century Cures Act “An Important Bill for the People of Arkansas,” Westerman says

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) released the following statement upon passage Wednesday (November 30) of the 21st Century Cures Act: “The 21st Century Cures Act passed by the House Wednesday is an important bill for the people of Arkansas,” Westerman said. “We are familiar with diseases targeted by this bill – including cancer and Alzheimer’s disease – but tick-borne ...

November, 2016

  • 17 November

    Westerman Issues Statement on Iran Bills

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statementThursday (November 17) upon passage of H.R. 5711 and H.R. 6297, bills that would place sanctions on Iran and limit its ability to fully reintegrate with the world financial and economic systems. “Iran is one of the world’s foremost state sponsors of terrorism,” Westerman said. “The nation’s actions have been hostile ...

August, 2016

  • 18 August

    Seedlings to Sawmills

    From school mascots to annual festivals and parades, it is evident that forestry is woven into the fabric of Arkansas. The caravan of log trucks making their way to the mill is a sight that is regularly seen by Arkansans. Some may even recall passing mills in Crossett, Leola, Mansfield, or numerous other towns across the Natural State. What many ...

July, 2016

  • 20 July

    Texarkana Road Drainage Project Awarded $1 Million in Federal Funding

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. John Boozman (R-AR), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued statements Tuesday (July 19) in support of $1 million in federal funding recently awarded to the city of Texarkana, Arkansas, for drainage system improvements and reconstruction of the “U of A Way” road structure. The funding was awarded by the Economic Development Administration. According to the EDA, the street has been ...

  • 18 July

    Senate Passes Bill to Name Hot Springs Post Office After Fallen Sailor; Bill Goes to President for Signature

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate on Thursday (July 14) passed H.R. 3931, a bill to designate the United States Post Office located at 620 Central Avenue, Suite 1A in Hot Springs National Park as the Chief Petty Officer Adam Brown United States Post Office. H.R. 3931, introduced byCongressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) on November 4, 2015, passed the House on May 23. Brown, a Hot ...

  • 15 July

    Interior Appropriations Bill, Including Westerman Amendments, Passes House

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement upon passage Thursday (July 14) of H.R. 5538, the Fiscal 2017 Interior Appropriations Bill. “The Interior appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017 is important for the Fourth District of Arkansas and two of its largest industries – forestry and agriculture,” Westerman said. “This bill includes an amendment that would place $10 million in the ...