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)

June 23, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives voted today in favor of H.R. 2576, the TSCA Modernization Act, with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 398 to 1.

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June 23, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Environment and the Economy Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) kicked off today’s floor debate on the bipartisan H.R. 2576, the TSCA Modernization Act. 

This landmark initiative seeks to:

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June 22, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives will vote today on important legislation that will bring much-needed reform to the decades-old Toxic Substances Control Act. H.R.

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June 22, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – With three bipartisan bills expected on the House floor this week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is poised to build upon its #RecordOfSuccess.

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June 4, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft assessment that concluded “Hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources.”

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June 3, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Highlighting a multi-year, multi-Congress effort, the House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved landmark bipartisan legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act to help improve chemical safety and management. H.R. 2576, the TSCA Modernization Act, passed the committee by a vote of 47-0-1.

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