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.
In addition to ensuring our families have safe and healthy communities to live in, the Environment and Public Works Committee's jurisdiction includes responsibility for addressing climate change, one of the greatest environmental challenges facing our nation today.
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.
This website is designed with you in mind. I hope you will use it to:
» keep up-to-date with Committee hearings and business meetings;
» read Senators' and witnesses' testimony;
» catch up on the latest press releases and statements; and
» learn more about infrastructure needs and priorities.
Thank you, and I hope you will contact the Committee with your questions, comments, and concerns.
Senator Barbara Boxer, Chairman
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