Bruce (Bruce) Westerman (R-USH04)
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Capitol: 202.225.3772
FAX: 202.225.1314
District: 501.609.9796
Representative
Room 202 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0404

Residence: Hot Springs, AR
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Sharon French   DOB: 11/18/1967
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Committee on Natural Resources
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
Co-ChairRoad Safety Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberTire Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Second Chance Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus (HBCU)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Aviation
FC MemberAir Cargo Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Vice ChairCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chicken Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan FFA Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberSecond Amendment Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
Counties Representing
Ashley / Bradley / Calhoun / Chicot / Clark / Cleveland / Columbia / Crawford / Dallas / Desha / Drew / Franklin / Garland / Grant / Hempstead / Hot Spring / Howard / Jefferson / Johnson / Lafayette / Lincoln / Little River / Logan / Madison / Miller / Montgomery / Nevada / Newton / Ouachita / Pike / Polk / Scott / Sebastian / Sevier / Union / Yell

Bio

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman is a Hot Springs native currently serving his fifth term as representative from the Fourth District of Arkansas, having first been elected in 2014. Westerman serves on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and as Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources. Prior to serving in Congress, Westerman was elected to two terms in the Arkansas General Assembly, where he was the state's first Republican House Majority Leader since Reconstruction following the 2013 GOP takeover of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

An engineer and forester by trade, Westerman worked for 22 years at Mid-South Engineering in Hot Springs. He was named Engineer of the Year by the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers in 2013.

A 1990 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Westerman was a four-year walk-on member of the Razorback football team. He was awarded the Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2005 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2012. Westerman is also a graduate of Yale University, earning a Master of Forestry degree in 2001.

Westerman lives in Hot Springs with his wife, Sharon, and their four children. He enjoys hunting and fishing.

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Residence Hot Springs, Arkansas Education B.S., University of Arkansas, 1990 M.F., Yale University, 2001 Occupation Professional Engineer and Forester Political Career U.S. House of Representatives, 2015 - Present Arkansas House of Representatives, 2011 - 2014 Arkansas House Majority Leader, 2013 - 2014 Arkansas House Minority Leader, 2012 - 2013 Fountain Lake School Board, 2006 - 2010 Fountain Lake School Board President, 2009 - 2010