Water Resources and Environment

The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment consists generally of matters relating to water resources development, conservation and management, water pollution control and water infrastructure, and hazardous waste cleanup.  Within this scope of authority, the Subcommittee has jurisdiction over all programs within the civil works and regulatory programs of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the water quality and Clean Water Act-related infrastructure programs of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) (within the U.S. Department of Transportation).  The Subcommittee also shares jurisdiction with the Committee on Energy and Commerce over EPA’s hazardous waste cleanup and liability authorities (under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), more commonly known as Superfund) and brownfields revitalization program.  In addition, the Subcommittee shares jurisdiction over the joint EPA-U.S. Coast Guard authorities under the Oil Pollution Act with the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.  Finally, the Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the small watershed grants and remediation programs under the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (within the U.S. Department of Agriculture), and water quality and water-infrastructure related programs of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) (within the U.S. Department of State)

Issues under the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee include: 

  • Water resources programs (projects and regulations) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)
  • Clean Water Act, water infrastructure and watershed protection programs – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Superfund and brownfields revitalization (EPA) 
  • Ocean dumping – Corps and EPA
  • Oil pollution – EPA and U.S. Coast Guard
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (US. Department of Transportation).
  • The small watershed program of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
  • Water quality and water-infrastructure related issues on the U.S. Border – International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) (within the U.S. Department of State)
  • Deepwater ports – EPA, Coast Guard, Corps
  • Invasive/aquatic nuisance species – EPA, Coast Guard, Corps, and other agencies
  • Coastal pollution and coastal zone management – EPA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Natural resource damages – NOAA, Interior, and other agencies
  • Groundwater protection – EPA and Corps
  • Water resources policy – multiple agencies

Recent Activity

The House Subcommittee on

Water Resources and Environment

Ranking Member

Grace F. Napolitano

California

Democrats

  • John Garamendi - California Picture of John Garamendi
  • Vice Ranking Member Emilia Sykes - Ohio Picture of Emilia Sykes
  • Jared Huffman - California Picture of Jared Huffman
  • Frederica S. Wilson - Florida Picture of Frederica S. Wilson
  • Pat Ryan - New York Picture of Pat Ryan
  • Val Hoyle - Oregon Picture of Val Hoyle
  • Hillary Scholten - Michigan Picture of Hillary Scholten
  • Julia Brownley - California Picture of Julia Brownley
  • Mark DeSaulnier - California Picture of Mark DeSaulnier
  • Greg Stanton - Arizona Picture of Greg Stanton
  • Chris Pappas - New Hampshire Picture of Chris Pappas
  • Seth Moulton - Massachusetts Picture of Seth Moulton
  • Troy Carter - Louisiana Picture of Troy Carter
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton - District of Columbia Picture of Eleanor Holmes Norton
  • Rick Larsen (Ex Officio) - WA 2 Picture of Rick Larsen (Ex Officio)

Chair

David Rouzer

North Carolina

Republicans

  • Daniel Webster - Florida Picture of Daniel Webster
  • Thomas Massie - Kentucky Picture of Thomas Massie
  • Brian Babin - Texas Picture of Brian Babin
  • Mike Bost - Illinois Picture of Mike Bost
  • Doug LaMalfa - California Picture of Doug LaMalfa
  • Bruce Westerman - Arkansas Picture of Bruce Westerman
  • Brian Mast - Florida Picture of Brian Mast
  • Jenniffer González-Colón  - Puerto Rico Picture of Jenniffer González-Colón
  • Burgess Owens - Utah Picture of Burgess Owens
  • Chuck Edwards - North Carolina Picture of Chuck Edwards
  • Eric Burlison - Missouri Picture of Eric Burlison
  • John James - Michigan Picture of John James
  • Derrick Van Orden - Wisconsin Picture of Derrick Van Orden
  • Brandon Williams - New York Picture of Brandon Williams
  • Mike Collins - Georgia Picture of Mike Collins
  • Mike Ezell - Mississippi Picture of Mike Ezell
  • John Duarte - California Picture of John Duarte
  • Sam Graves (Ex Officio) - MO 06 Picture of Sam Graves (Ex Officio)