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)

September 2, 2015 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), have scheduled a joint hearing for Wednesday, September 9, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.”

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September 2, 2015 | Hearing

Hearing Notice

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August 12, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Building upon the Energy and Commerce Committee’s #RecordOfSuccess, President Obama recently signed into law H.R. 212, the Drinking Water Protection Act. The bipartisan legislation was sponsored by committee member Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) and passed the Senate by voice vote last week.

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August 6, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Adding to the Energy and Commerce Committee’s #RecordOfSuccess, the U.S. Senate last evening approved by voice vote H.R. 212, the Drinking Water Protection Act. Committee member Rep.

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July 22, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S House of Representatives today approved H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015  with a bipartisan vote of 258 to 166. The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep.

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July 22, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote this afternoon on Rep. David McKinley’s (R-WV) H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015. The bipartisan legislation is the culmination of a multi-year, multi-Congress effort to improve options for safe energy byproduct management and recycling. H.R.

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