Westerman Appointed to Subcommittee on Environment

January 13, 2015
Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) released the following statement Tuesday (January 13) after he was announced as vice chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment as part of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology:

"It is an honor to serve as vice chairman of this important subcommittee. We will lead the charge for sensible regulation and unearthing the scientific justification for actions taken by the Environmental Protection Agency. I look for forward to serving under the subcommittee chairmanship of Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), as well as serving with my colleagues from across the House."

Westerman was previously appointed to the other following committees for the 114th Congress: the House Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee on the Budget.

About Rep. Bruce Westerman

A lifelong resident of Garland County, Congressman Bruce Westerman was elected the 20th representative of Arkansas's Fourth Congressional District in 2014. In the 114th Congress, he will serve on the Committee on Natural Resources, the Committee on the Budget, and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Elected twice to serve in the Arkansas General Assembly, Westerman was Arkansas's first Republican House Majority Leader since Reconstruction, and an architect of the House Republican SIMPLE Plan which led to the 2013 Republican takeover of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

An engineer and forester for 22 years at Mid-South Engineering in Hot Springs, Westerman is a registered professional engineer and forester. He holds a Master of Forestry degree (2001) from Yale University. In 2013, he was named Engineer of the Year by the Arkansas Society of Professional of Engineers.

Westerman graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1990. While at Arkansas, Westerman was a four-year walk-on member of the Razorback Football Team. He received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2005 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2012.

Westerman is a former board member of the Fountain Lake School District and is a deacon at Walnut Valley Baptist Church. He lives in Hot Springs with his wife Sharon and their four children.

For more information on Rep. Bruce Westerman, please visit https://westerman.house.gov and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RepWesterman and Facebook at https://facebook.com/RepWesterman.