Former Arkansas House Majority Leader and Fourth District Congressional Candidate Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) today issued the following statement praising House passage of H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, legislation that increases American natural gas exports:
"Increasing the ability of Arkansas natural gas producers to export globally will benefit Arkansas workers and the state's energy sector that has allowed our state to weather tough economic times. Increasing exports will also allow our country to increase its influence with our European allies, allowing them an alternative to buying Russian natural gas under the possible threat of Vladimir Putin's military.
"I call on Arkansas's senators to ensure Senate passage of H.R. 6 in a timely manner."