Newsline is providing short bios of new members of this key committee. This week: Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.); Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.); Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas); Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-Ga.);  Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.).

Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.): The freshman’s district includes the southeastern portion of the state west of Philadelphia, including Lancaster and Reading. He serves on the T&I Committee’s Highways & Transit; Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management; and Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials subcommittees. He attended Franklin & Marshall College and Lebanon Valley College and served as president of his family’s commercial construction business for 25 years.  https://smucker.house.gov/.

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.): First elected to Congress in 2014, his district includes portions of Contra Costa County east of San Francisco. He previously served in the California State Senate, where he supported Highway 4 and BART expansions. He serves on the T&I Committee’s Highway & Transit, and Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials subcommittees. DeSaulnier graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in his native Massachusetts. https://desaulnier.house.gov/.

Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas): First elected to Congress in 2012, his district includes the Gulf coastal cities of Beaumont, Galveston and Lake Jackson. He serves on the T&I Committee’s Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, and Water Resources and Environment subcommittees. He graduated from the University of Houston at Clear Lake and built an air conditioning company before serving four years in the Texas State House. http://weber.house.gov/.

Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-Ga.): First elected to Congress in 2006, his district includes suburbs east of Atlanta. He previously was a criminal defense lawyer, magistrate judge and county commissioner. He serves on the T&I Committee’s Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management (Ranking Member); Highway & Transit; and Aviation subcommittees. He graduated from Clark Atlanta University. https://hankjohnson.house.gov/.

Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.): In Congress since 2014, his district includes the cities of Hot Springs, Ozark and Pine Bluff. He serves on the T&I Committee’s Aviation; Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials; and Highways & Transit subcommittees. He graduated from the University of Arkansas and is a registered professional engineer and forester. https://westerman.house.gov/.