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The United States Senate
United States Senate
The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the United States House of Representatives comprises the United States Congress. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. Each...

 Committee on Environment and Public Works
is responsible for dealing with matters related to the environment and infrastructure.

Members, 112th Congress
112th United States Congress
The One Hundred Twelfth United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It convened in Washington, D.C. on January 3, 2011, and will end on January...


The Committee is chaired by Democrat
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

 Barbara Boxer
Barbara Boxer
Barbara Levy Boxer is the junior United States Senator from California . A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives ....

 of California
California
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...

, and the Ranking Member
Ranking member
In United States politics, a ranking member is the second-most senior member of a congressional or state legislative committee from the majority party. Another usage refers to the most senior member of a congressional or state legislative committee from the minority party. This second usage, often...

 is Republican James Inhofe of Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Oklahoma is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America. With an estimated 3,751,351 residents as of the 2010 census and a land area of 68,667 square miles , Oklahoma is the 28th most populous and 20th-largest state...

.
Majority Minority
  • Barbara Boxer
    Barbara Boxer
    Barbara Levy Boxer is the junior United States Senator from California . A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives ....

    , California, Chairwoman
  • Max Baucus
    Max Baucus
    Max Sieben Baucus is the senior United States Senator from Montana and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected to the Senate in 1978, as of 2010 he is the longest-serving Senator from Montana, and the fifth longest-serving U.S...

    , Montana
  • Tom Carper, Delaware
  • Frank Lautenberg
    Frank Lautenberg
    Frank Raleigh Lautenberg is the senior United States Senator from New Jersey and a member of the Democratic Party. Previously, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automatic Data Processing, Inc.-Early life, career, and family:...

    , New Jersey
  • Ben Cardin
    Ben Cardin
    Benjamin Louis "Ben" Cardin is the junior United States Senator from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. Before his election to the Senate, Cardin was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing from 1987 to 2007.Cardin was elected to succeed Paul Sarbanes in...

    , Maryland
  • Bernie Sanders
    Bernie Sanders
    Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is the junior United States Senator from Vermont. He previously represented Vermont's at-large district in the United States House of Representatives...

    , Vermont
  • Sheldon Whitehouse
    Sheldon Whitehouse
    Sheldon Whitehouse is the junior U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party...

    , Rhode Island
  • Tom Udall
    Tom Udall
    Thomas Stewart "Tom" Udall is the junior United States Senator from New Mexico and a member of the Democratic Party. He had represented as a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999. Udall was elected as the junior United States senator from New Mexico on November 4, 2008,...

    , New Mexico
  • Jeff Merkley
    Jeff Merkley
    Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Merkley is the junior United States Senator from Oregon. A member of the Democratic Party, Merkley was a five-term member of the Oregon Legislative Assembly representing House District 47, located in eastern Multnomah County within the Portland city limits...

    , Oregon
  • Kirsten Gillibrand
    Kirsten Gillibrand
    Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik Gillibrand is an attorney and the junior United States Senator from the state of New York and a member of the Democratic Party...

    , New York
  • Jim Inhofe
    Jim Inhofe
    James Mountain "Jim" Inhofe is the senior Senator from Oklahoma and a member of the Republican Party. First elected to the Senate in 1994, he is the ranking member of the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and was its chairman from 2003 to 2007. Inhofe served eight...

    , Oklahoma, Ranking Member
  • David Vitter
    David Vitter
    David Vitter is the junior United States Senator from Louisiana and a member of the Republican Party. Previously, he served in the United States House of Representatives, representing the suburban Louisiana's 1st congressional district. He served as a member of the Louisiana House of...

    , Louisiana
  • John Barrasso
    John Barrasso
    John Anthony Barrasso is the junior U.S. Senator from Wyoming and a member of the Republican Party. He was appointed to the Senate following Craig L. Thomas's death and won a special election in 2008 to fill the remaining four years of Thomas's term....

    , Wyoming
  • Jeff Sessions
    Jeff Sessions
    Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions III is the junior United States Senator from Alabama. First elected in 1996, Sessions is a member of the Republican Party...

    , Alabama
  • Mike Crapo
    Mike Crapo
    Michael Dean "Mike" Crapo is the senior United States Senator from the state of Idaho and a member of the Republican Party.Born in the city of Idaho Falls, Crapo is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Harvard Law School. He practiced law in his home city throughout the 1980s, while...

    , Idaho
  • Lamar Alexander
    Lamar Alexander
    Andrew Lamar Alexander is the senior United States Senator from Tennessee and Conference Chair of the Republican Party. He was previously the 45th Governor of Tennessee from 1979 to 1987, United States Secretary of Education from 1991 to 1993 under President George H. W...

    , Tennessee
  • Mike Johanns
    Mike Johanns
    Michael Owen "Mike" Johanns is an American Republican politician who has been the junior United States Senator from Nebraska since 2009. Previously he was the 38th Governor of Nebraska from 1999 to 2005 and was U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005 to 2007, becoming the fourth Nebraskan to hold...

    , Nebraska
  • John Boozman
    John Boozman
    John Nichols Boozman is the junior U.S. Senator for Arkansas . A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the U.S. Representative for .Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, he was the brother of state Senator Fay Boozman...

    , Arkansas


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    Subcommittees

    Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
    Children's Health and Environmental Responsibility Tom Udall
    Tom Udall
    Thomas Stewart "Tom" Udall is the junior United States Senator from New Mexico and a member of the Democratic Party. He had represented as a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999. Udall was elected as the junior United States senator from New Mexico on November 4, 2008,...

     (D-NM)
    Lamar Alexander
    Lamar Alexander
    Andrew Lamar Alexander is the senior United States Senator from Tennessee and Conference Chair of the Republican Party. He was previously the 45th Governor of Tennessee from 1979 to 1987, United States Secretary of Education from 1991 to 1993 under President George H. W...

     (R-TN)
    Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
    United States Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
    The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety is one of seven subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works...

    Thomas R. Carper
    Thomas R. Carper
    Thomas Richard "Tom" Carper is the senior United States Senator from Delaware and a member of the Democratic Party. He was previously the 71st Governor of Delaware and a United States Representative....

     (D-DE)
    John Barrasso
    John Barrasso
    John Anthony Barrasso is the junior U.S. Senator from Wyoming and a member of the Republican Party. He was appointed to the Senate following Craig L. Thomas's death and won a special election in 2008 to fill the remaining four years of Thomas's term....

     (R-WY)
    Green Jobs and the New Economy
    United States Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy
    The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Green Job and the New Economy is one of seven subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.-Jurisdiction:According to the Committee's website:...

    Bernie Sanders
    Bernie Sanders
    Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is the junior United States Senator from Vermont. He previously represented Vermont's at-large district in the United States House of Representatives...

     (I-VT)
    John Boozman
    John Boozman
    John Nichols Boozman is the junior U.S. Senator for Arkansas . A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the U.S. Representative for .Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, he was the brother of state Senator Fay Boozman...

     (R-AR)
    Oversight
    United States Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Oversight
    The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Oversight is one of seven subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.-Jurisdiction:According to the Committee's website:-Members, 111th Congress:...

    Sheldon Whitehouse
    Sheldon Whitehouse
    Sheldon Whitehouse is the junior U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party...

     (D-RI)
    Mike Johanns
    Mike Johanns
    Michael Owen "Mike" Johanns is an American Republican politician who has been the junior United States Senator from Nebraska since 2009. Previously he was the 38th Governor of Nebraska from 1999 to 2005 and was U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005 to 2007, becoming the fourth Nebraskan to hold...

     (R-NE)
    Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health Frank Lautenberg
    Frank Lautenberg
    Frank Raleigh Lautenberg is the senior United States Senator from New Jersey and a member of the Democratic Party. Previously, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automatic Data Processing, Inc.-Early life, career, and family:...

     (D-NJ)
    Mike Crapo
    Mike Crapo
    Michael Dean "Mike" Crapo is the senior United States Senator from the state of Idaho and a member of the Republican Party.Born in the city of Idaho Falls, Crapo is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Harvard Law School. He practiced law in his home city throughout the 1980s, while...

     (R-ID)
    Transportation and Infrastructure
    United States Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
    The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure is one of seven subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The subcommittee's jurisdiction includes:*Transportation...

    Max Baucus
    Max Baucus
    Max Sieben Baucus is the senior United States Senator from Montana and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected to the Senate in 1978, as of 2010 he is the longest-serving Senator from Montana, and the fifth longest-serving U.S...

     (D-MT)
    David Vitter
    David Vitter
    David Vitter is the junior United States Senator from Louisiana and a member of the Republican Party. Previously, he served in the United States House of Representatives, representing the suburban Louisiana's 1st congressional district. He served as a member of the Louisiana House of...

     (R-LA)
    Water and Wildlife
    United States Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife
    The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife is one of seven subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.-Jurisdiction:According to the Committee's website:-Members, 111th Congress:...

    Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) Jeff Sessions
    Jeff Sessions
    Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions III is the junior United States Senator from Alabama. First elected in 1996, Sessions is a member of the Republican Party...

     (R-AL)

    Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Public Buildings, 1838-1857

    • William S. Fulton (D-AR) 1838-1841
    • John Leeds Kerr
      John Leeds Kerr
      John Leeds Kerr was an American politician.-Early years:Kerr was born in 1780 at Greenbury Point near Annapolis, Maryland, and graduated from St. John’s College of Annapolis in 1799...

       (W-MD) 1841-1842
    • William L. Dayton
      William L. Dayton
      William Lewis Dayton was an American politician.A distant relation of U.S. House Speaker and U.S. Constitution signatory Jonathan Dayton, he was born in Basking Ridge, New Jersey to farmer Joel Dayton and his wife...

       (W-NJ) 1842-1845
    • Simon Cameron
      Simon Cameron
      Simon Cameron was an American politician who served as United States Secretary of War for Abraham Lincoln at the start of the American Civil War. After making his fortune in railways and banking, he turned to a life of politics. He became a U.S. senator in 1845 for the state of Pennsylvania,...

       (D-PA) 1845-1846
    • Jesse D. Bright
      Jesse D. Bright
      Jesse David Bright was the ninth Lieutenant Governor of Indiana and U.S. Senator from Indiana who served as President pro tempore of the Senate on three separate occasions...

       (D-IN) 1846-1847
    • Robert M. T. Hunter (D-VA) 1847-1851
    • James Whitcomb
      James Whitcomb
      James Whitcomb was a Democratic United States Senator and the eighth Governor of Indiana. As governor during the Mexican-American War, he oversaw the formation and deployment of the state's levies...

       (D-IN) 1851-1852
    • Charles James
      Charles Tillinghast James
      Charles Tillinghast James famous consulting mechanical engineer, early proponent of the steam mill, and a United States Democratic Senator from the state of Rhode Island from 1851 to 1857.-Education and Early Experience:...

       (D-RI) 1852-1853
    • James Bayard (D-DE) 1853-1857

    Chairmen of the Joint Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, 1857-1883

    • Jesse D. Bright
      Jesse D. Bright
      Jesse David Bright was the ninth Lieutenant Governor of Indiana and U.S. Senator from Indiana who served as President pro tempore of the Senate on three separate occasions...

       (D-IN) 1857-1861
    • Solomon Foot
      Solomon Foot
      Solomon Foot was a Vermont lawyer, state representative and later senator who spent more than 25 years in elected office. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1826 and was admitted to the bar in 1831. He served as a state representative briefly in 1833, and also from 1836 to 1838...

       (R-VT) 1861-1866
    • B. Gratz Brown
      B. Gratz Brown
      Benjamin Gratz Brown was an American politician. He was a Senator, the 20th Governor of Missouri, and the Liberal Republican and Democratic Party Vice presidential candidate in the presidential election of 1872.-Early life:...

       (R-MO) 1866-1867
    • William P. Fessenden
      William P. Fessenden
      William Pitt Fessenden was an American politician from the U.S. state of Maine.Fessenden was a Whig and member of the Fessenden political family...

       (R-ME) 1867-1869
    • Justin S. Morrill (R-VT) 1869-1878
    • Henry Dawes (R-MA) 1878-1879
    • Charles W. Jones
      Charles W. Jones
      Charles William Jones was a United States Senator from Florida. He abandoned the seat after an apparent onset of mental illness.-Early life, travel and career:...

       (D-FL) 1879-1881
    • Edward H. Rollins
      Edward H. Rollins
      Edward Henry Rollins was a United States Representative and Senator from New Hampshire.-Biography:Born in a part of Somersworth, New Hampshire which is now Rollinsford , he attended the common schools and academies in Dover, New Hampshire and South Berwick, Maine...

       (R-NH) 1881-1883

    Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, 1883-1947

    • William Mahone
      William Mahone
      William Mahone was a civil engineer, teacher, soldier, railroad executive, and a member of the Virginia General Assembly and U.S. Congress. Small of stature, he was nicknamed "Little Billy"....

       (R-VA) 1883-1887
    • Leland Stanford
      Leland Stanford
      Amasa Leland Stanford was an American tycoon, industrialist, robber baron, politician and founder of Stanford University.-Early years:...

       (R-CA) 1887-1893
    • George Vest (D-MO) 1893-1895
    • Matthew S. Quay (R-PA) 1895-1899
    • Charles W. Fairbanks
      Charles W. Fairbanks
      Charles Warren Fairbanks was a Senator from Indiana and the 26th Vice President of the United States ....

       (R-IN) 1899-1905
    • Nathan Scott
      Nathan Scott
      Nathan Royal Scott is a fictional character on The CW television series One Tree Hill, portrayed by James Lafferty. He was the second protagonist during the first six seasons; but following Lucas Scott's departure, Nathan has become the main character and central figure of the show. Nathan is Lucas...

       (R-WV) 1905-1911
    • George Sutherland
      George Sutherland
      Alexander George Sutherland was an English-born U.S. jurist and political figure. One of four appointments to the Supreme Court by President Warren G. Harding, he served as an Associate Justice of the U.S...

       (R-UT) 1911-1913
    • Claude A. Swanson
      Claude A. Swanson
      Claude Augustus Swanson was an American lawyer and Democratic Party politician from Virginia.He served seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, from 1893 until 1906, was the 45th Governor of Virginia from 1906 until 1910, and represented Virginia as a United States Senator from 1910 until...

       (D-VA) 1913-1918
    • James A. Reed
      James A. Reed
      James Alexander Reed was an American Democratic Party politician from Missouri.-Biography:Reed was born on a farm in Richland County, Ohio. He moved with his family to Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the age of 3. He went to public schools and attended Coe College...

       (D-MO) 1918-1919
    • Bert M. Fernald
      Bert M. Fernald
      Bert Manfred Fernald was a United States Senator and the 47th Governor of Maine.Born in West Poland, Maine, he attended the public schools, Hebron Academy and a business and preparatory school in Boston. He then taught school , and then engaged in the canning, dairy, and telephone businesses...

       (R-ME) 1919-1926
    • Irvine L. Lenroot (R-WI) 1926-1927
    • Henry W. Keyes
      Henry W. Keyes
      Henry Wilder Keyes was an American farmer, banker, and Republican politician from Haverhill, New Hampshire. Born in 1863 in Newbury, Vermont, he was raised in New Hampshire. His father was a prominent New England farmer, merchant, and railroad investor. Keyes graduated from Harvard with a B.A...

       (R-NH) 1927-1933
    • Tom Connally (D-TX) 1933-1942
    • Francis Maloney
      Francis T. Maloney
      Francis Thomas Maloney was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut from 1933 to 1935 and a U.S. Senator from Connecticut from 1935 to 1945. He was a Democrat.-Early life:...

       (D-CT) 1942-1945
    • Charles O. Andrews
      Charles O. Andrews
      Charles Oscar Andrews was a Democratic Party politician from Florida, who represented Florida in the United States Senate from 1936 until 1946.-Biography:...

       (D-FL) 1945-1947

    Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Public Works, 1947-1977

    • Chapman Revercomb (R-WV) 1947-1949
    • Dennis Chavez
      Dennis Chavez
      Dionisio "Dennis" Chavez was a Democratic politician from the U.S. State of New Mexico who served in the United States House of Representatives, and in the United States Senate from 1935 to 1962.-Early life:...

       (D-NM) 1949-1953
    • Edward Martin (R-PA) 1953-1955
    • Dennis Chavez
      Dennis Chavez
      Dionisio "Dennis" Chavez was a Democratic politician from the U.S. State of New Mexico who served in the United States House of Representatives, and in the United States Senate from 1935 to 1962.-Early life:...

       (D-NM) 1955-1962
    • Patrick V. McNamara
      Patrick V. McNamara
      Patrick Vincent McNamara was a Democratic United States Senator from the state of Michigan.McNamara was born in North Weymouth, Massachusetts and attended the public schools in nearby Weymouth and the Fore River Apprentice School in Quincy. He moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1921, and became active...

       (D-MI) 1962-1966
    • Jennings Randolph
      Jennings Randolph
      Jennings Randolph was an American politician from West Virginia. He was a member of the Democratic Party and was the last surviving member of the United States Congress to have served during the first 100 days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration.-Early life and career:Randolph was born in...

       (D-WV) 1966-1977

    Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, 1977-present

    • Jennings Randolph
      Jennings Randolph
      Jennings Randolph was an American politician from West Virginia. He was a member of the Democratic Party and was the last surviving member of the United States Congress to have served during the first 100 days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration.-Early life and career:Randolph was born in...

       (D-WV) 1977-1981
    • Robert T. Stafford (R-VT) 1981-1987
    • Quentin N. Burdick
      Quentin N. Burdick
      Quentin Northrup Burdick was a United States Senator from North Dakota from August 8, 1960 until his death in 1992. Prior to that he had served in the United States House of Representatives from January 3, 1959 to August 8, 1960. He was the son of NPL North Dakota Congressman Usher L...

       (D-ND) 1987-1992
    • Daniel Patrick Moynihan
      Daniel Patrick Moynihan
      Daniel Patrick "Pat" Moynihan was an American politician and sociologist. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected to the United States Senate for New York in 1976, and was re-elected three times . He declined to run for re-election in 2000...

       (D-NY) 1992-1993
    • Max Baucus
      Max Baucus
      Max Sieben Baucus is the senior United States Senator from Montana and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected to the Senate in 1978, as of 2010 he is the longest-serving Senator from Montana, and the fifth longest-serving U.S...

       (D-MT) 1993-1995
    • John H. Chafee
      John Chafee
      John Lester Hubbard Chafee was an American politician. He served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, as the 66th Governor of Rhode Island, as the Secretary of the Navy, and as a United States Senator.-Early life and family:...

       (R-RI) 1995-1999
    • Robert C. Smith
      Robert C. Smith
      Robert C. "Bob" Smith is an American politician who has served in both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate. He is a member of the Republican Party.-Early life:Smith was born in Trenton, New Jersey...

       (R-NH) 1999-2001
    • Harry Reid
      Harry Reid
      Harry Mason Reid is the senior United States Senator from Nevada, serving since 1987. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been the Senate Majority Leader since January 2007, having previously served as Minority Leader and Minority and Majority Whip.Previously, Reid was a member of the U.S...

       (D-NV) 2001
    • Robert C. Smith
      Robert C. Smith
      Robert C. "Bob" Smith is an American politician who has served in both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate. He is a member of the Republican Party.-Early life:Smith was born in Trenton, New Jersey...

       (R-NH) 2001
    • James Jeffords (I-VT) 2001-2003
    • James Inhofe (R-OK) 2003-2007
    • Barbara Boxer
      Barbara Boxer
      Barbara Levy Boxer is the junior United States Senator from California . A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives ....

      (D-CA) 2007-present

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