Environment and the Economy

Chairman:  John Shimkus (IL-19)
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)

December 2, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 3588, the Community Fire Safety Act, a bill to exempt fire hydrants from being considered a covered product under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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November 22, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee members Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) yesterday introduced H.R. 3588, the Community Fire Safety Act, a bipartisan bill to exempt fire hydrants from an Environmental Protection Agency determination on the regulation of lead in drinking water.

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November 19, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) issued the following statement after a federal appeals court today ordered the Department of Energy to submit to Congress a proposal to zero out the nuclear waste fee.

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November 13, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today continued its examination of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) with a review of S. 1009, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act.

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November 8, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing schedule for the week of November 11, 2013. The committee will convene eight hearings as part of its ongoing pursuit of policies that create jobs, modernize outdated regulations for the innovation era, and protect community and state based initiatives.

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