Texarkana, Texas couple recounts how Arkansas friend, Westerman helped in return from Israel

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., poses during a ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington during the opening session of the 116th Congress in this Jan. 3, 2019 file photo. (AP/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON -- It began as a typical trip for Michael Richardson and Betty Feir.

The Texarkana, Texas, couple has made regular trips to Israel since their daughter and her husband moved to the country in 1990.