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)

October 26, 2012 | Blog Post

WASHINGTON, DC – Throughout the 112th Congress, House Republicans have fought for pro-growth policies to create jobs emphasizing an “all of the above” energy policy. Sound energy policy is critical to economic growth.

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October 23, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released a new report entitled The Imperial Presidency to highlight the Obama administration’s massive regulatory overreach and disregard for the legislative process.

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October 5, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the following statement after President Barack Obama signed S. 710, the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act, into law.

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September 11, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –To help cut red tape and eliminate government waste, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved, S. 710, the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act, by voice vote.

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September 11, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing today to review progress of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program in helping facilities implement security plans to protect against terrorists threats.

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