News from Congressman Westerman

Congressman Bruce Westerman's eNewsletter
Friday, July 17, 2015

This week, the Obama Administration demonstrated yet again its inability to work in the best interests of not only the American people, but also the interests of our allies abroad. Obama’s dealings with the enemies of the United States has hurt our standing overseas and our safety at home. As more details of the administration’s deal with Iran become public, I am more disturbed. As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress a few months ago, no deal is better than a bad deal. And that is why I will vote against the Iran nuclear deal when it comes to the floor of the House. Instead of capitulating to a terrorist nation that doesn’t like us and who is working towards nuclear armament, we should be increasing sanctions. America should not negotiate with terrorists.”

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Arkansas' U.S. House delegation pads coffers
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: LR pupil dines at White House
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Quapaw tribe willing to sign no-casino pact for land near LR Port
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Skepticism high for Arkansas' 6
Arkansas News Bureau: Quapaw Tribe offers to sign non-gaming agreement
Arkansas News Bureau:12 Arkansas Airports To Share $3 Million In Improvement Grants
Associated Press: Arkansas lawmakers criticize Iran nuclear deal
Associated Press: 12 Arkansas Airports Get $3M in Federal Money for Upgrades
The Cody Enterprise: Wildfire prevention focus of act
Deseret News: Bishop's bill: An RX for overgrown forests?
DeWitt Era-Enterprise: Members of Arkansas Delegation Announce More than $3 Million for State Airports
Gatehouse Media Washington Bureau: Washington Digest: House Revamps 'No Child Left Behind' Law
KATV 7: Quapaw tribe speaking out about request for federal land trust
KTBS-TV 3: Arkansas lawmakers criticize Iran nuclear deal
KTVE-TV 10: Lawmakers React to Iran Nuclear Deal
KUAR 89.1 FM: Arkansas Congressional Roundup On Iran Nuclear Deal
Oil City: U.S. passes to improve forest management practices
Real Estate Rama: Arkansas Delegation Introduces APPROVAL Act in House
Ruidoso News: Forest health bill passes House
The Siskiyou Daily News: Forest management bill may expedite post wildfire salvage projects
Talk Business & Politics: Arkansas Delegation reacts to Iran deal
Talk Business & Politics: Arkansas Lawmakers Introduce States' Rights Bill To Slow DOE's Eminent Domain Authority
Talk Business & Politics: House Puts Band-aid On Highway Funding, Womack Calls for 'Permanent' Solution

July 11: Congressman Bruce Westerman on C-Span's Washington Journal (Full Interview)
July 12: The push for better forest management
July 14: Student Success Act A Win For Local Control
July 14: U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman Comments On Iran Nuclear Deal
July 15: Arkansas Delegation Introduces APPROVAL Act in House
July 15: Westerman Calls For Permanent Highway Funding Bill (Video)
July 17: Westerman To Vote No on Iran Nuclear Deal

On Friday, July 10, I appeared on C-Span's 'Washington Journal.' It was a great opportunity to discuss the work I have been doing for the Fourth District since taking office in January. To watch the complete interview, click here.

Wednesday, July 15, Chancellor Dr. Laurence Alexander (left) of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Dr. DeWayne Goldman (right) of Monsanto stopped by the U.S. Capitol for a visit. If you're going to be in Washington and would like a Capitol tour, call my office at (202) 225-3772 or visit

FEMA disaster recovery centers are setup across the Fourth District through July 24. Fourth Field Representative Tracy Cross took these photos Thursday (July 16) at the Pine Bluff Center. The FEMA disaster recovery centers - which are open to assist residents and business owners in disaster areas impacted by the severe weather in May and June - are located at the following locations in or near the Fourth District:

Crawford County
Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative
615 Pointer Trail, Van Buren
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday through Saturday)
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Sundays)

Howard County
Carter Day Training Center
200 Lake Nichols Dr., Nashville
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday through Friday)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Saturdays)
Closed (Sundays)

Jefferson County
Pine Bluff Convention Center
500 E. 8th Ave., Pine Bluff
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday through Friday)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Saturdays)
Closed (Sundays)

* Before visiting a disaster recovery center, residents should register online at or call (800) 621-3362 to register by phone. Deaf or hard of hearing may dial (800) 462-7585.

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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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