News from Congressman Westerman

Congressman Westerman's eNewsletter
Friday, June 26, 2015


This week, I voted for H.R. 2042, a bill that would block the EPA’s carbon rule for power plants. President Obama’s EPA has been out of control, issuing new rules and regulations that are more focused on politics than sound science. This latest rule is effectively a backdoor energy tax that would never pass Congress. A vote to block the carbon rule on existing power plants is a vote to keep energy rates low for Arkansas families and businesses. Without Congressional action, costs for electricity will rise dramatically as electric utility providers pass costs for compliance to their customers.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Disaster aid sought for flood-hit areas
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Washington in Brief: 2 from UA join in hunger talks
Arkansas News Bureau: Trade Promotion Authority bill passes with support of Boozman, Cotton
Arkansas News Bureau: Washington Digest/Senate approves defense authorization bill
Associated Press: 5 Arkansas airports to share $1.8 million federal grant
Biomass Magazine: BPA highlights letter of biomass support from Congress to EPA
The Hill: Lawmakers break a sweat in grueling workout
KTVE-TV 10: Arkansas Airports Receive Funds for Improvements
Newton County Times: Arkansas Delegation supports governor’s request of disaster declaration
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Westerman-backed forest bill advances
The Sentinel-Record: This week’s votes
Talk Business & Politics: Five Arkansas Airports To Share $1.8 Million Federal Grant
Times Record: Local Airports Receive Federal Grants
Times Record: Self-Driving Big Rigs No Solution For Driver Shortage

I hosted my first telephone town hall on Tuesday, June 23. On the call, I was able to connect with more than 6,000 residents and answered several questions that matter to residents of the Fourth District.

During their visit to Washington, I was able to give members of the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce a tour of the United States Capitol. If you would like a tour of the Capitol during your Washington vacation, please contact my D.C. office at (202) 225-3772.

June 23: Support Growing for Resilient Federal Forests Act
June 23: Resilient Federal Forests Act Takes Another Step Forward
June 24: Members of the Arkansas Delegation Announce Over $1.8 Million for Airport Improvements
June 24: Westerman on Vote to Repeal IPAB: Citizens Want "Less Government and Less Overreach"
June 24: Arkansas Delegation Supports Governor's Request of Disaster Declaration
June 26: Arkansas Forestry Association, More Than 40 Organizations Express Support for Resilient Federal Forests Act
June 26: Arkansas Delegation Applauds Disaster Declaration for State

I visited the White Hall Fire Department during my visit to Jefferson County on Monday, June 22.

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Thank you for allowing me to serve the citizens of the Fourth District.


Bruce Westerman
Member of Congress

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