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)

March 20, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and markup schedule for the week of March 23. Members will discuss the 340B drug pricing program, Internet-connected products and technology, prescription drug and opioid abuse, and U.S. spectrum policy.

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March 18, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing to review a draft of the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015. Rep.

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March 13, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of March 16. Members will continue oversight over the EPA and FCC, and review two discussion drafts aimed at protecting jobs, innovation, and manufacturing.

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March 11, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), will hold a legislative hearing on a discussion draft of “H.R. ___, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015,” next Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

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