Environment and the Economy

Chairman:  John Shimkus (IL-15)
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.



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)


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)

July 20, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives is set to vote this week on Rep. David McKinley’s (R-WV) bipartisan H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act.

July 17, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing schedule for the week of July 20.

July 17, 2015 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), has scheduled a hearing for Friday, July 24, at 9:00 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “E-manifest: An Update on Implementation”

July 17, 2015 | Hearing

Hearing Notice

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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.

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: