Capital Building

Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Environmental protection; resource utilization and conservation; public infrastructure


Air pollution; construction and maintenance of highways; environmental policy, including research and development; fisheries and wildlife; flood control; improvements of rivers and harbors; noise pollution; nonmilitary environmental regulation and control of nuclear energy; ocean dumping; public buildings and improved grounds; public bridges and dams; regional economic development; water pollution and resources; solid waste disposal and recycling

Committee Leadership

Chair John Barrasso (R - WY)
Ranking Mem. Thomas Carper (D - DE)
Ranking Member

Vital Stats

Budget Authorization


Staff Levels
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