Environment and the Economy

Chairman:  John Shimkus (IL-15)
All matters related to soil and water contamination, including Superfund and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the regulation of solid, hazardous, and nuclear wastes, including mining, nuclear, oil, gas, and coal combustion waste; emergency environmental response; industrial plant security, including cybersecurity; the regulation of drinking water (Safe Drinking Water Act), including underground injection of fluids (e.g., deep well injection or hydrofracking); toxic substances (Toxic Substances Control Act); noise; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.



John Shimkus (IL), Chairman
Gregg Harper (MS), Vice Chairman
Ed Whitfield (KY)
Joe Pitts (PA)
Tim Murphy (PA)
Bob Latta (OH)
David McKinley (WV)
Bill Johnson (OH)
Larry Bucshon (IN)
Bill Flores (TX)
Richard Hudson (NC)
Kevin Cramer (ND)
Fred Upton (MI) (Ex Officio)


Paul Tonko (NY), Ranking Member
Kurt Schrader (OR)
Gene Green (TX)
Diana DeGette (CO)
Lois Capps (CA)
Michael F. Doyle (PA)
Jerry McNerney (CA)
Tony Cardenas (CA)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ) (Ex Officio)

October 28, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Environment and the Economy Subcommittee, Chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today approved S. 611, The Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act – companion legislation to H.R.

October 27, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Environment and the Economy Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing examining the implementation of the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act.

October 26, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Building off the momentum of last week’s hearing examining rural water issues, the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep.

October 23, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a letter to the U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking about the safety of recycled rubber tire “crumbs” used in synthetic turf fields in the United States.