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Background
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The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is a standing committee of the U.S. Senate. It was created in an earlier form in 1837.[1]

Leadership

114th Congress

The committee chairman in the 114th Congress is James Inhofe (R).

113th Congress

The committee chairman in the 113th Congress was Barbara Boxer (D).[2]

112th Congress

The committee chairman in the 112th Congress was Barbara Boxer (D).

Membership

2015-2016 (114th Congress)

Committee on Environment and Public Works Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (9)Republican members (10)
Barbara Boxer (California) Ranking MemberJames M. Inhofe (Oklahoma) Chairman
Thomas R. Carper (Delaware) John Barrasso (Wyoming)
Benjamin L. Cardin (Maryland) Shelley Moore Capito (West Virginia)
Bernie Sanders (Vermont) Michael Crapo (Idaho)
Sheldon Whitehouse (Rhode Island) John Boozman (Arkansas)
Jeff Merkley (Oregon) Jeff Sessions (Alabama)
Kirsten Gillibrand (New York) Roger Wicker (Mississippi)
Cory Booker (New Jersey) Deb Fischer (Nebraska)
Edward Markey (Massachusetts) Mike Rounds (South Dakota)
Dan Sullivan (Alaska)
Bernie Sanders is an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, hence he has been counted in that column.

2013-2014 (113th Congress

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Committee legislation

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the legislation coming out of each committee.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Subcommittees

Clean Air and Nuclear Safety

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (7)Republican members (8)
Thomas Carper Ranking MemberShelley Moore Capito Chairman
Ben Cardin David Vitter
Bernie Sanders John Barrasso
Sheldon Whitehouse Mike Crapo
Jeff Merkley Jeff Sessions
Edward Markey Roger Wicker
Barbara Boxer Deb Fischer
James Inhofe

Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (5)Republican members (6)
Edward Markey Ranking MembersMike Rounds Chairman
Thomas Carper David Vitter
Jeff Merkley Mike Crapo
Cory Booker John Boozman
Barbara Boxer Dan Sullivan
James Inhofe


Note: Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from “Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health” to “Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight”.[3]

Transportation and Infrastructure

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (7)Republican members (9)
Barbara Boxer Ranking MemberDavid Vitter Chairman
Thomas Carper John Barrasso
Ben Cardin Shelley Moore Capito
Bernie Sanders Mike Crapo
Sheldon Whitehouse John Boozman
Jeff Merkley Jeff Sessions
Kirsten Gillibrand Roger Wicker
Deb Fischer
James Inhofe

Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (8)Republican members (9)
Sheldon Whitehouse Ranking MemberDan Sullivan Chairman
Thomas Carper John Barrasso
Ben Cardin Shelley Moore Capito
Bernie Sanders John Boozman
Kirsten Gillibrand Jeff Sessions
Cory Booker Roger Wicker
Edward Markey Deb Fischer
Barbara Boxer Mike Rounds
James Inhofe


Note: Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from “Water and Wildlife” to “Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife”.[3]

Green Jobs and the New Economy

Note: This committee was not active in the 114th Congress.[3] Jurisdiction: Responsibility for issues related to job creation through the development and deployment of “green” technologies and practices. Issues also include federal investment in technologies and practices that reduce the government’s carbon footprint or the emission of other pollutants, including technologies and practices that enhance energy efficiency, conservation, or renewable power sources.[4]

Oversight

Note: This committee was not active in the 114th Congress.[3] Jurisdiction: Responsibility for oversight of agencies, departments, and programs within the jurisdiction of the full committee, and for conducting investigations within such jurisdiction.[4]

Jurisdiction

According to the official Senate website, the jurisdiction of the Environment and Public Works Committee includes the following:

  1. Air pollution.
  2. Construction and maintenance of highways.
  3. Environmental aspects of Outer Continental Shelf lands.
  4. Environmental effects of toxic substances, other than pesticides.
  5. Environmental policy.
  6. Environmental research and development.
  7. Fisheries and wildlife.
  8. Flood control and improvements of rivers and harbors, including environmental aspects of deepwater ports.
  9. Noise pollution.
  10. Nonmilitary environmental regulation and control of nuclear energy.
  11. Ocean dumping.
  12. Public buildings and improved grounds of the United States generally,including Federal buildings in the District of Columbia.
  13. Public works, bridges, and dams.
  14. Regional economic development.
  15. Solid waste disposal and recycling.
  16. Water pollution.
  17. Water resources.
  18. Such committee shall also study and review, on a comprehensive basis, matters relating to environmental protection and resource utilization and conservation, and report thereon from time to time.

[5]

—U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works[6]

Contact

410 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510-6175

Phone: 202-224-8832

See also

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