News from Congressman Westerman

Congressman Bruce Westerman's eNewsletter
Saturday, December 12, 2015

This week, I voted with my House colleagues for the Visa Waiver Program Improvement & Terrorist Travel Prevention Act. This bill will close gaps in the visa waiver program, which allows individuals from more than 30 countries to visit the U.S. with only a passport. It adds additional layers of protection to stop Islamic radicals that often fight with ISIS from entering America from friendly nations. This is just the latest effort the House has taken to keep Americans safe at home. Living in a free and open society carries certain risks. I am committed to limiting those risks to our security while protecting the personal liberties upon which our nation was founded.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: 6 in D.C. question electrical line plan
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Vote in House 407-19 to limit no-visa visits
Arkansas Money & Politics: UPDATE: Arkansas Delegation Meets with U.S. Energy Secretary on Clean Line Project
Arkansas News Bureau: WASHINGTON DIGEST: Congress approves five-year highway bill
Chronicle Daily: House votes to reject Pres. Obama's climate change regulations
E&E News: Deal to reform wildfire budget, hasten logging gains momentum
KUAR 89.1 FM: Arkansas Congressional Delegation Meets With Energy Secretary Over Power Grid
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: D.C. lawmakers report full week
The Paul Harrell Program: Congressman Bruce Westerman
Talk Business & Politics: Arkansas Congressional Delegation Responds To Obama Speech
Talk Business & Politics: Arkansas lawmakers meet with Energy Secretary on Clean Line project, no answers on state’s rights concerns
Talk Business & Politics: Congressional Digest: Terrorism, trade, budget part of week’s agenda
UAPB News: Sen. John Boozman, Rep. Bruce Westerman recognize UAPB, 1890 HBCUs

Wednesday, I joined my House colleagues to urge immediate action on the Resilient Federal Forests Act. This year, more than 9 million acres have burned due to catastrophic wildfires. The House overwhelmingly passed H.R. 2647 in July. How many more acres will burn, how many homes will be lost, and how many lives will be put at undue risk before the Senate acts?

I enjoyed visiting with my former Arkansas General Assembly colleagues Wednesday. They were in Washington meeting with other state legislators from across the country.

Dec. 8: Westerman Votes for Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act (Press Release)
Dec. 8: Westerman Votes for Passage of H.R. 158 (YouTube)
Dec. 9: Westerman Urges Senate Action on Forestry Bill (YouTube)
Dec. 10: Arkansas Delegation Meets with DOE Secretary for Answers on Transmission Line Project (Press Release)

My district staff attended the United Way of Garland County Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon Tuesday (Dec. 8). During the Christmas season, I encourage everyone to find a way to give back through community service.

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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