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#SubEnvironment to Look at Modernizing Environmental Laws NEXT WEEK


Members to examine challenges and opportunities for expanding infrastructure and promoting manufacturing

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today announced a hearing for Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Modernizing Environmental Laws: Challenges and Opportunities for Expanding Infrastructure and Promoting Development and Manufacturing.”

Members of the subcommittee will examine challenges and opportunities for expanding infrastructure, economic redevelopment, and manufacturing through the modernization of certain environmental laws that fall under the subcommittee’s jurisdiction, including the Clean Air Act and the Brownfields provisions of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. 

“In previous Congresses we’ve looked at ways that we can modernize and update certain laws to ensure more efficient, cost-effective environmental protections, while promoting innovation and more affordable goods and services,” said Chairman Shimkus. “Next week’s hearing will provide our members an opportunity to consider practical reforms to promote the expansion of domestic infrastructure and manufacturing.”

The Majority Memorandum, witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.


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