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: 2022
Spouse: Sharon French   DOB: 11/18/1967
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
Co-ChairRoad Safety Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberTire Caucus
FC MemberAir Cargo Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus (HBCU)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
Vice ChairCongressional Western Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberCongressional Chicken Caucus
FC MemberRoosevelt Conservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chemistry Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fertilizer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
Vice ChairCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes 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 fourth 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 Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources. Westerman also serves on the Minority Whip Team under the leadership of House Minority Whip Steve Scalise.

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.

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