Tagged: bruce westerman

Only 1 of Arkansas' US House Races Draws Democratic Opponent

by Associated Press 10/31/2016 7:02 am

A former member of the Little Rock School Board is challenging GOP U.S. Rep. French Hill in his run for a second term in the House representing central Arkansas, while the three other members of Arkansas' all-Republican House delegation face no Democratic opponents this year.

Clean Line Meets Resistance from Arkansas Lawmakers

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Despite the promise of jobs and clean wind energy for Arkansas, the Clean Line has met resistance in court and from the state’s entire congressional delegation.

Seedlings to Sawmills: Forestry Is Key to Arkansas Economy (Commentary)

by U.S. Sen. John Boozman and U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman 8/23/2016 10:29 am

Arkansas forestry has a total economic impact of $3.2 billion annually, with wages averaging $49,000 per year. Of the forests covering more than 19 million acres of Arkansas, only 13 percent is owned by private industry.

Bruce Westerman: Trump Comments Vague, Not Appropriate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/11/2016 6:55 am

Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman says he doesn't think Donald Trump's declaration that gun rights supporters might still find a way to stop Hillary Clinton was appropriate since it was unclear what the candidate was trying to say.

Magellan Marks Open of 210-Mile Pipeline Extension

by Kyle Massey 8/10/2016 11:58 am

Magellan Midstream Partners LP has officially opened 210-mile extension of a petroleum products pipeline from Fort Smith to North Little Rock.

Construction Could Start in 2017 on Wind Transmission Line

by Associated Press 12/21/2015 7:02 am

Officials with Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners say construction could begin in 2017 on a planned 700-mile transmission line to carry wind-generated electricity across Oklahoma and Arkansas into Tennessee.

In Arkansas, Candidates Prepare for End of Filing Period

by Associated Press 11/9/2015 11:47 am

Candidates for state and federal office are running out of time to make their candidacies official in Arkansas.

9 Arkansas Colleges to Share $2M for Student Support

by Associated Press 7/22/2015 11:20 am

The Arkansas congressional delegation has announced that 9 colleges in the state will share $2 million for student support services programs.

Video: Tom Cotton Calls Iran Nuclear Deal 'Dangerous Mistake'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/14/2015 11:12 am

Arkansas' all-Republican congressional delegation roundly criticized a nuclear deal announced Tuesday between Iran and world powers, with freshman U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton calling it a "grievous, dangerous mistake."

12 Arkansas Airports Get $3M in Federal Money for Upgrades

by Associated Press 7/12/2015 1:30 pm

Twelve Arkansas airports have been awarded more than $3 million from the Department of Transportation to support facility upgrades and expansions.

5 Arkansas Airports to Share $1.8M Federal Grant

by Associated Press 6/24/2015 2:30 pm

Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation say five airports in the state will share $1.8 million in federal grants for airport upgrades and improvements.

New Ads Urge Arkansas, Tennessee Reps to Oppose Export-Import Bank

by Associated Press 6/12/2015 11:36 am

The anti-tax Club for Growth says it is spending $150,000 in television ads in Arkansas and Tennessee to urge two Republican congressmen to oppose the renewal of the charter of the Export-Import Bank.

11 Arkansas Airports to Get Money for Repairs, Upgrades

by Associated Press 6/3/2015 12:04 pm

Arkansas' congressional delegation has announced a total of $6.5 million in federal grants that will be shared by 11 Arkansas airports.

$3.2M for Early Childhood Education in South Arkansas

by Associated Press 4/14/2015 6:53 am

U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton and Rep. Bruce Westerman have announced a $3.2 million grant to an early childhood education program in south Arkansas.

Members of Arkansas Congressional Delegation Seek Rice Sales to Iraq

by Associated Press 1/23/2015 3:11 pm

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have joined colleagues from other states in urging Secretary of State John Kerry to encourage Iraq to purchase more American-produced rice.

Bruce Westerman Appointed to House Science Committee, Names Press Secretary

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2014 10:12 am

U.S. Rep.-elect Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., announced his selection to serve on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology for the 114th Congress.

Bruce Westerman Announces D.C. Office Hires

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 9:52 am

U.S. Rep.-elect Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, announced five hires Wednesday, including four Arkansans, to serve in his Fourth District Washington, D.C., office.

Hill, Westerman Prevail in 2nd, 4th Congressional Districts

by Associated Press 11/4/2014 10:19 pm

Republican businessman French Hill has been elected to a U.S. House seat representing the Little Rock area and other parts of central Arkansas, and Republican state Rep. Bruce Westerman has won a U.S. House seat representing south Arkansas.

Witt, Westerman Seek Southern Arkansas House Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/22/2014 4:17 pm

The race for a southern Arkansas congressional seat is pitting a longtime Democratic figure and friend of former President Bill Clinton against a legislator who has been a key leader in Republicans' recent rise in the state.

#ARPX: It’s the Final Countdown (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Robert Coon, Blake Rutherford and Lance Turner 10/22/2014 4:06 pm

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Arkansas Business political columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford assess the recent debates, the latest polls and what to expect in the final days. Online Editor Lance Turner moderates.