Environment and the Economy

Chairman:  John Shimkus (IL-15)
Jurisdiction: 
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.

Members

Republicans

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)

Democrats

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)

May 15, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today received an update on the nation’s nuclear waste management policy, hearing from a panel of diverse witnesses who underscored the urgent need to deal with this pressing problem.

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May 14, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy today unanimously approved the bipartisan TSCA Modernization Act by a vote of 21 to 0. The draft now advances to the full committee.

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May 12, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today unveiled a new draft of the TSCA Modernization Act and announced a subcommittee markup on the legislation for this week. The Environment and the Economy Subcommittee will hold a markup on Thursday, May 14, 2015, beginning at 12:00 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

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May 8, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of May 11.

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