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Westerman Named to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

January 13, 2017
Press Release
Retains Seats on Budget, Natural Resources Committees

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) has been named to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Chairman Bill Shuster (PA-09) announced Friday (January 13).

“Congressman Westerman brings a wealth of relevant experience to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and his engineering background in particular will provide us with a unique and fresh-perspective,” Shuster said. “Bruce has proven himself to be a problem solver and a hard worker since taking office, and I look forward to his contributions as we work to ensure America has a 21st century infrastructure.”

An engineer and forester for 22 years at Mid-South Engineering in Hot Springs, Westerman is a registered professional engineer and forester. In 2013, he was named Engineer of the Year by the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers.

In a statement, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan called Westerman “the perfect choice” for the committee.

“As a professional engineer by trade, Bruce is the perfect choice for the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee,” Ryan said. “His first term proved he’s a thoughtful leader with innovative strategies. I know Bruce will play an important role on this committee while continuing his good work on the Budget and Natural Resources committees.”

Westerman said he would work to improve infrastructure across the Fourth Congressional District as a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

“Transportation and infrastructure are issues of vital importance to the Fourth Congressional District of Arkansas,” Westerman said. “With our district’s varied infrastructure, it is important to have a voice on the committee of jurisdiction. That is why I advocated joining the T&I Committee. We must work to improve maintenance along the Fourth District’s navigational channels, find a permanent solution for funding our roads and bridges, and protect our important pipeline and railroad infrastructure. I want to thank Chairman Shuster, the Steering Committee, and Speaker Ryan for this appointment.”

In addition to Transportation and Infrastructure, Westerman will continue serving on the House Committee on the Budget and the House Committee on Natural Resources. He began his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 3, 2017.