Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Membership

  • Betty McCollum, Chair
  • Chellie Pingree
  • Derek Kilmer
  • José Serrano
  • Mike Quigley
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman
  • Brenda Lawrence
  • David Joyce, Ranking Member
  • Mike Simpson
  • Chris Stewart
  • Mark Amodei

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 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.
January 11, 2019 Press Release
Today is the twenty-first day of the Trump Shutdown and the damage it inflicts on families and communities across this country continues to grow. More than 800,000 federal workers are without pay, and today will be the first missed paycheck for those families. Many of our civil servants are working without pay. Telling them they may have to file for unemployment is outrageous and just wrong.
January 7, 2019 Press Release
This week, the House will consider the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill as a standalone measure. This bill funds the Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency. Passing it will ensure that America’s National Parks can fully reopen.
January 4, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey today released legislation to provide relief and recovery assistance for Americans affected by recent hurricanes, typhoons, wildfires, and other natural disasters.
January 3, 2019 Press Release
“Senate Republicans now face a choice: They can vote for bills they have already supported and reopen the government or they can block them and prolong this unnecessary shutdown.”
January 3, 2019 Press Release
"Our new Democratic Majority was elected to end the chaos and govern responsibly. This legislative package to end the Trump Shutdown and fully reopen government consists of two parts, separating the disagreement between President Trump and Congress over border security from funding for the rest of the federal government."

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