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

Chairman: John Shimkus (IL)
Vice Chairman: Phil Gingrey (GA)
Ralph Hall (TX)
Ed Whitfield (KY)
Joe Pitts (PA)
Tim Murphy (PA)
Bob Latta (OH)
Gregg Harper (MS)
Bill Cassidy (LA)
David McKinley (WV)
Gus Bilirakis (FL)
Bill Johnson (OH)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI)

Democrats

Ranking Member: Paul Tonko (NY)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ)
Gene Green (TX)
Diana DeGette (CO)
Lois Capps (CA)
Jerry McNerney (CA)
John D. Dingell (MI)
Jan Schakowsky (IL)
John Barrow (GA)
Doris O. Matsui (CA)
Henry A. Waxman (CA)

May 12, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz regarding the management of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in light of recent changes and developments.

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May 5, 2014 | ICYMI

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) appeared on Platts Energy Week yesterday to discuss a range of energy issues facing the committee and Congress, including the export of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), energy efficiency, and approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

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May 2, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of May 5, 2014. The committee will hold a roundtable discussion on biomedical innovation, review the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s FY 2015 budget, and examine Obamacare enrollment.

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April 30, 2014 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday May 7, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “The NRC FY 2015 Budget and Policy Issues.”

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April 29, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today continued its review of draft legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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April 29, 2014 | Hearing

The subcommittee is continuing its work to reform and improve the decades-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Chairman Shimkus unveiled a draft of the Chemicals in Commerce Act after the subcommittee’s extensive review of the current law. The draft legislation reforms the law to ensure a transparent, workable, and risk-based process for chemical review and regulation.

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