United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

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The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is responsible for dealing with matters related to the natural environment and infrastructure.

Jurisdiction[edit]

In accordance of Rule XXV of the United States Senate, all proposed legislation, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the following subjects is referred to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works:

  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; and,
  17. Water resources.[1]

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is also charged to "study and review, on a comprehensive basis, matters relating to environmental protection and resource utilization and conservation, and report thereon from time to time."[2]

Members, 116th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority

Members, 115th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority

Historical membership[edit]

Members, 114th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority

Source: 2013 Congressional Record, Vol. 159, Page S296

Subcommittees[edit]

Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Fisheries, Water and Wildlife John Boozman (R-AR) Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight Mike Rounds (R-SD) Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Transportation and Infrastructure Jim Inhofe (R-OK) Ben Cardin (D-MD)

Chairmen[edit]

Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Public Buildings, 1838–1857[edit]

Chairmen of the Joint Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, 1857–1883[edit]

Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, 1883–1947[edit]

Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Public Works, 1947–1977[edit]

Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, 1977–present[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.rules.senate.gov/rules-of-the-senate
  2. ^ https://www.rules.senate.gov/rules-of-the-senate
  3. ^ Bernie Sanders is an Independent, but caucuses with Democrats on the committee.
  4. ^ Bernie Sanders is an Independent, but caucuses with Democrats on the committee.
  5. ^ Bernie Sanders is an Independent, but caucuses with Democrats on the committee.

External links[edit]