News from Congressman Westerman

Congressman Bruce Westerman's eNewsletter
Friday, July 24, 2015


Last week, a gunman opened fire at a U.S. military recruiting center in Tennessee, killing four marines and a sailor. A similar event occurred in 2009 when a gunman opened fire at a recruiting center in Little Rock, killing one and injuring another. Our servicemen and women are well-trained for battle, yet they are unarmed, and unable to protect themselves at home. As a result, I am co-sponsoring legislation to allow servicemen and women to arm themselves at military sites and bases. This bill is designed to prevent future tragedies because our military shouldn’t have to be at greater risk at home than abroad.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Arkansas' own 1 of slain
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: The news in brief
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Prayer by Arkansan starts day for Senate
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Washington News in Brief: Training set up for vets project
Arkansas News Bureau: Members of Arkansas delegation call for arming of service members at military facilities
Associated Press: 9 Arkansas colleges to share $2 million for student support
The Denver Post: Guest Commentary: Forest Service work is exhaustive
Gatehouse Media Washington Bureau: Washington Digest: Senate votes to update education law
KFSM-TV 5: Arkansas Higher Education To Receive $2 Million
Newton County Times: Arkansas Delegation introduces APPROVAL Act in House
Newton County Times: Lawmakers want to allow service members to carry firearms on military installations
Talk Business & Politics: Arkansas Delegation Announces More Than $2 Million For Arkansas Higher Education
Times Record: Arkansas' Representatives Join Senators In States' Rights, Private Property Fight

June 21: Westerman: Terrorism Suspects "Should Not Be Able to Travel"
June 22: Westerman Votes to Protect Jobs, Limit Government Overreach
June 23: Boozman, Hill & Westerman Call on DoD to Allow Service Members to Carry Firearms on Military Installations
June 24: Congressman Bruce Westerman Co-Sponsors Bills to Protect Military Service Members

On Tuesday, July 21, I visited Langley Air Force Base in Virginia for a Congressional Freshman Class Tour. The visit to the base's Air Combat Command allowed me to see firsthand the steps being taken to protect the homeland from enemies seeking to do us harm.

On Thursday, July 23, Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jim Fram testified before the House Subcommittee on Federal Lands about ways the U.S. National Parks Service could integrate innovative business strategies. The subcommittee is part of the House Committee on Natural Resources, of which I am a member. I appreciate Jim's willingness to come to Washington to testify.

The team behind Chef Shuttle cut the ribbon on their Hot Springs restaurant delivery service on Wednesday, July 22. Innovative businesses like Chef Shuttle are contributing to our local economies and employing citizens across the Fourth District and Arkansas. Thank you for your investment in our community.

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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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