The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the products we consume have a direct impact on the health of our families. The work of this Committee helps define the kind of world we leave our children and grandchildren.
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The Committee also has responsibility for legislation related to America's critical transportation systems, flood protection, drinking water and wastewater systems, and the other public infrastructure that provides the foundation for our quality of life and keeps our nation's economy moving.
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Senator Boxer Gives Keynote Speech at University of Hawaii Conference on Sustainability, Clean Energy and Climate Change04/15/14 - Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, along with former Vice President Al Gore and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), joined a day-long conference at the University of Hawaii. The conference focuses on finding solutions to Hawaii's most pressing issues, including avoiding the worst impacts of climate change. In a keynote sp... - Read More