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)

February 3, 2015 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy has scheduled a markup on Thursday, February 5, 2015, to consider H.R. 212, the Drinking Water Protection Act. The markup will begin immediately following the conclusion of the subcommittee’s hearing on the legislation.

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January 30, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of February 2. The committee will conduct oversight of the U.S. public health response to seasonal influenza and examine H.R. 212, the Drinking Water Protection Act.

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January 29, 2015 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), has scheduled a legislative hearing for Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “H.R. 212, the Drinking Water Protection Act.”  

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January 29, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) issued the following statement in response to today’s release of the final volumes of the Safety Evaluation Report for Yucca Mountain:

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