Congressman Gibbs Named Chair of Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee

January 16, 2013
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) has been selected as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment for the 113th Congress.  Chairman of the Full Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), announced Gibbs’ subcommittee chairmanship this morning.

“I am confident Congressman Gibbs will continue to show the strong leadership he demonstrated last Congress,” said Chairman Shuster.  “His experience in small business and agriculture makes him an excellent choice to continue as Chairman.  I look forward to working with him as the Subcommittee continues its efforts to improve our nation’s water infrastructure and ensure a reasonable regulatory approach.”

The Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment is one of six subcommittees on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over clean water infrastructure; water resources development for navigation, flood protection, and ecosystem restoration; water pollution control; and hazardous waste cleanup.  The panel also conducts oversight of the federal regulation of clean water. 

 “I am honored to have the opportunity to chair the Water Resources Subcommittee again this Congress,” said Gibbs.  “I am eager to get back to work on improving and reforming the programs and agencies within our jurisdiction.  Our focus and priorities will remain on creating jobs, cutting waste, and removing unnecessary government bureaucracy and regulatory red tape.  I look forward to working with Chairman Shuster on these important initiatives this Congress.”