Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Membership

  • Betty McCollum, Chair
  • Chellie Pingree
  • Derek Kilmer
  • José Serrano
  • Mike Quigley
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman
  • Brenda Lawrence

Jurisdiction

  • Department of the Interior (except Bureau of Reclamation and Central Utah Project)
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Related Agencies
    • Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
    • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (HHS) 
    • Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board 
    • Commission of Fine Arts 
    • Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental Quality 
    • Forest Service (USDA) 
    • Indian Health Service 
    • Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development 
    • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 
    • National Capital Planning Commission 
    • National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities (except Institute of Museum and Library Services) 
    • National Gallery of Art
    • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (HHS, formerly EPA/Superfund) 
    • Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 
    • Presidio Trust 
    • Smithsonian Institution 
    • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 
    • Eisenhower Memorial Commission 
    • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Recent Activity

January 17, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today released new legislation to reopen and fund most federal agencies through September 30. The legislation, H.R. 648, reflects bipartisan House-Senate conference agreements negotiated by Republican and Democratic appropriators in both chambers last year.
January 17, 2019 Press Release
The House today approved a Continuing Resolution to reopen all federal agencies through February 28. The House has now passed eight bills to end the Trump Shutdown in the 116th Congress.
January 16, 2019 Press Release
This Continuing Resolution would provide an additional option for President Trump and Senate Republicans to finally take yes for an answer and bring the shutdown to its long-overdue end. It would reopen government through February 28, providing time for Congress to come to a full-year agreement without further jeopardizing vital services or the pay of federal employees.
January 16, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today announced the Democratic rosters for the House Appropriations Committee’s 12 subcommittees in the 116th Congress, including the Subcommittee Chairs and full Committee Vice Chair who were elected by the Committee’s Democratic Members.
January 15, 2019 Press Release
Across the country, we have watched as hurricanes have pummeled Florida and the Carolinas, wildfires have burned large swathes of the West, and typhoons have struck territories in the Pacific. In addition to the tragic loss of life, families have lost everything, businesses have been upended, and communities have been ripped apart. This legislation attempts to meet these needs with $12.14 billion in emergency spending.
January 15, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey today submitted to the House Rules Committee an amendment to House Democrats’ emergency disaster appropriations bill that would reopen all federal agencies through February 8.
January 15, 2019 Press Release
It is long past time that Senate Republicans join us to reopen the government, pay our federal employees, and then negotiate on border security and immigration policy. I hope that my colleagues across the Capitol come to their senses and end the shutdown.
January 14, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY-17) and House Democrats today introduced two Continuing Resolutions to reopen the federal government and end the Trump Shutdown.
January 11, 2019 Press Release
The House today approved, 240-179, legislation to reopen the Department of the Interior, the National Park Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency. The bill ensures that America’s National Parks can fully reopen and critical EPA operations can resume. It is the fourth bipartisan Senate bill that the House has passed this week to reopen key parts of the government and stop some of the most serious harms of the Trump Shutdown.
January 11, 2019 Press Release
The Trump Shutdown has suspended cleanups of hazardous materials and delayed lifesaving rulemaking to keep toxic chemicals like methylene chloride out of Americans’ homes. The Trump Shutdown threatens the enduring natural beauty and conservation efforts of our National Parks as trash piles up, and the safety of visitors is in question. Public health and safety should not be political bargaining chips.

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