April 21, 2021

Chairs DeFazio and Napolitano Announce Rep. Bourdeaux Will Serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

Vice Chair Water 2021

Washington, D.C. — Today, Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) announced Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-GA) will serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment in the 117th Congress. The subcommittee’s jurisdiction consists generally of matters relating to water resources development, conservation and management, water pollution control and water infrastructure, and hazardous waste cleanup.

“Representative Bourdeaux will be a strong advocate on the Committee for ensuring that people across Georgia and the country have access to clean and safe water,” Chair DeFazio said. “I am looking forward to her serving in this new role as we work to create jobs, ensure access to clean water for all, and build water infrastructure that is stronger, smarter, resilient to climate change, and made to last.”

“I am very pleased to welcome Congresswoman Bourdeaux as Vice Chair of our Subcommittee,” Chair Napolitano said. “While drought and population growth have strained life-sustaining water resources for Californians and Georgians alike, all Americans have urgent water challenges that demand federal action. Congresswoman Bourdeaux understands this reality and is already hard at work, fighting to deliver water solutions for her constituents, her region, and our entire nation. I thank her for her willingness to serve in this extended role, and I look forward to working together to rebuild our nation’s water infrastructure while ensuring access to safe, clean water for every American family.”

“I am proud to have been appointed to serve as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment,” Vice Chair Bourdeaux said. “The communities in the 7th district, and most notably Gwinnett County, are national leaders in innovative water reclamation systems and technology and are continuing to develop the region as a major center of innovation around water technology. I thank Chair DeFazio and Chairwoman Napolitano for their trust in me and look forward to continuing working with all my colleagues on the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment to protect one of our nation’s most vital natural resources.”

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