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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03/31/15 - Washington, D.C. -- Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the statement below following the Obama Administration's commitment to reducing carbon pollution leading up to the Paris climate treaty negotiations. The U.S. submission states the country intends to reduce carbon pollution between 26 to 28 percent (from 2005 levels) by 2025. ... - Read More