Westerman Chosen as Ranking Member for Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee

January 17, 2019
Press Release

Today, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-Mo.) welcomed U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) as ranking member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

“Investing in our nation’s clean water, inland waterway system, dams, levees and other water resource projects is essential to American economic development, safety and health,” Westerman said. “It’s vital that we invest in water infrastructure, as well as long-term conservation projects, to curb invasive species, clean up hazardous waste, and make sure we’re good stewards of the environment.  Arkansas and our region are blessed with abundant and economically vital clean water resources, including the Arkansas, Red, Ouachita, White and Mississippi Rivers. Being chosen to lead Republicans on this subcommittee in the 116th Congress is an honor, and I hope to implement effective policies that maintain and develop infrastructure while conserving our country’s resources.”

“Congressman Westerman is no stranger to environmental policy issues, and his extensive track record made him an excellent choice to lead this subcommittee,” Graves said. “He will bring a much-needed perspective on the importance of water infrastructure for rural communities, as well as a forward-looking, commonsense approach to protecting our environment without stifling our local economies. I am excited to work with him this Congress, and look forward to all he will bring to the subcommittee.”


The Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment has jurisdiction over water resources development, conservation and management, water pollution control, water infrastructure and hazardous waste cleanup.