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Background
United States CongressUnited States SenateUnited States House of RepresentativesUnited States Constitution113th United States Congress112th United States Congress
The United States House of Representatives 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

113th Congress

Barbara Boxer (D) retained her role as committee chair in the 113th Congress.[2]

112th Congress

The committee chair in the 112th Congress is Barbara Boxer (D).

Membership

2013-2014 (113th Congress

Committee on Environment and Public Works Members, 2013-2014
Democratic members (10)Republican members (8)
Barbara Boxer (California) ChairDavid Vitter (Louisiana) Ranking member
Max Baucus (Montana) James M. Inhofe (Oklahoma)
Thomas R. Carper (Delaware) John Barrasso (Wyoming)
Frank R. Lautenberg (New Jersey) Jeff Sessions (Alabama)
Benjamin L. Cardin (Maryland) Michael Crapo (Idaho)
Bernie Sanders (Vermont) Roger Wicker (Mississippi)
Sheldon Whitehouse (Rhode Island) John Boozman (Arkansas)
Tom Udall (New Mexico) Deb Fischer (Nebraska)
Jeff Merkley (Oregon)
Kirsten Gillibrand (New York)
Bernie Sanders is an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, hence he has been counted in that column.

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Subcommittees

Clean Air and Nuclear Safety

Jurisdiction: Clean Air Act, Indoor Air, Tennessee Valley Authority, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Nuclear Plant Safety.[3]

Green Jobs and the New Economy

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. [3]

Oversight

Jurisdiction: Responsibility for oversight of agencies, departments, and programs within the jurisdiction of the full committee, and for conducting investigations within such jurisdiction.[3]

Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health

Jurisdiction: Superfund and Brownfields, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), including recycling, Federal Facilities and interstate waste, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), Chemical Safety Board, Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), Environmental Justice and Risk Assessment.[3]

Transportation and Infrastructure

Jurisdiction: Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Public Buildings, Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), Economic Development Administration, Historic Preservation, National Dam Safety Program, Stafford Act and federal disaster relief programs, Mississippi River Commission, Green Buildings.[3]

Water and Wildlife

Jurisdiction: Clean Water Act, including wetlands; Safe Drinking Water Act; Coastal Zone Management Act; Invasive Species; Fisheries and Wildlife, Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Wildlife Refuges; Outer Continental Shelf Lands.[3]

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.

Contact

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

Phone: 202-224-8832

See also

External links

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