FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) issued the following statement following his vote Friday (February 27) for a continuing resolution that funds the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the next one week:
“My vote today for the continuing resolution ensures that the president’s illegal executive action remains unfunded following the ruling of a federal judge in Texas. My vote also allows the hardworking men and women of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to have financial security while Congress works to craft a bill that upholds the Constitution and protects the United States.
“It is my hope that the House and Senate are able to work together, in good faith, to find a solution during the next week. The House was able to pass a long-term Homeland Security funding bill six weeks ago that also fulfilled the will of my constituents by stopping the president’s unlawful action.
“With this short-term extension, along with my vote today to conference with the Senate, we should find a solution for the long-term that prevents the president’s unconstitutional rewriting of our immigration laws and continues the tasks delegated to this government agency.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON — Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) issued the following statement regarding the FCC’s passage of sweeping new regulations, known as “net neutrality:”
“The rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission are yet another overreach of the Obama administration, passing heavy-handed regulation with no input from Congress. These rules will result in a nation less free than it was before this mind-boggling decision. Ask yourself – what is the problem with the Internet that requires a fix by an overreaching federal government? The FCC’s actions just mimic those of the president, focused more on special interests and less on promoting a good economic environment for Fourth District residents. It is time for Congress to act to keep the Internet free and open for all residents of the Fourth District, Arkansas and the United States and keep commerce flowing.”