News from Congressman Westerman

Congressman Bruce Westerman's eNewsletter
Saturday, November 7, 2015

On Wednesday (Nov. 4), I introduced legislation to name the downtown post office in Hot Springs National Park after Chief Petty Officer Adam Brown.

Brown, a Hot Springs native, overcame many adversities in his life before becoming a member of SEAL Team SIX.

On March 17, 2010, U.S. forces were engaged in a fire fight in Komar Province, Afghanistan. During the fight, members of Brown’s unit found themselves cornered. Chief Petty Officer Brown maneuvered to draw enemy fire away from his comrades and toward himself. He died as a result of his heroic actions. 

Adam’s story is a great American success story and his battle to overcome addictions to not only become one of the nation’s most elite warriors but also to be a husband, father, and a man who lived out his faith is a story worth celebrating and remembering. He exemplified the SEAL code of loyalty, team, and team mate, giving his life to save the members of his unit. Though he was killed in the line of duty, his selfless actions ensured victory for his unit. The enemy compound was captured by coalition forces and all Taliban forces were killed. Adam’s love for Arkansas and America was evident by his selfless actions. Through this legislation, I hope to honor Adam’s life and ensure his legacy is remembered and will encourage future generations.

For more about Adam's story and my bill to honor his legacy, read Thursday's article in The Sentinel-Record.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: 2 from state get on the gridiron
The Arkansas Project: Westerman: Incentivize Work, Not Welfare Westerman meet and greet Thursday
Hot Springs Daily: Congressman Bruce Westerman Announced A Series Of Mobile Offices
The Nashville Leader: Murfreesboro chamber, school to host Veterans Day program
National Fire Protection Association: The Year in Wildfire
Real Estate Rama: EPA “Should Admit Its Failings,” Westerman Says After Report Faults Agency for Gold King Mine Spill
The Sentinel-Record: Post office could be named for Adam Brown

One of my favorite things about being your congressman is leading tours of the U.S. Capitol. I'm here at sunset Thursday (Nov. 5) with Ellie Isaacs (left), Patricia Blick, and Bradley Jordan. If you are planning a visit to Washington and would like to schedule a tour, contact my office through the "Tours and Tickets" section of my website or call (202) 225-3772.

November 2: EPA “Should Admit Its Failings,” Westerman Says After Report Faults Agency for Gold King Mine Spill
November 3: Congressman Bruce Westerman's Questions at Restoring the Trust for America’s Most Vulnerable Hearing (YouTube)
November 3: Westerman Congratulates Park Magnet School on Blue Ribbon Designation (YouTube)
November 4: ICYMI: Westerman, Witnesses Discuss Poverty and Work Requirements
November 5: Arkansas Congressional Delegation Concerned Over Timing of Clean Line Environmental Impact Study
November 5: NDAA Vote Puts “Our Troops Before Politics,” Westerman says

Field Representative David Witte (left) with Bradley County Judge Keith Neely at Tuesday’s (Nov. 3) mobile office in Warren.

I will host "Coffee with your Congressman" in Mount Ida on Tuesday, November 10, along with a series of mobile offices on Monday, November 9. To get information on these events, click the  on a county below or visit the “Events” section at

Mobile Offices on Monday, November 9:

8 a.m.: Hot Spring County
10 a.m.: Dallas County
11:30 a.m.: Cleveland County
1:30 p.m.: Grant County 

Coffee with your Congressman on Tuesday, November 10:

1:30 p.m.: Montgomery County

It is an honor to be your congressman. Thank you for allowing me to serve the citizens of the Fourth District. 


Bruce Westerman
Member of Congress

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