After weeks of working with both the Ohio EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, I am pleased with the decision that has been made regarding the Cleveland Harbor.
Congressman Gibbs’ Bill H.R. 935, The “Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act” Passes Unanimously Out of Committee
I introduced H.R. 935 to clarify Congressional intent regarding how the use of pesticides in or near waters should be regulated. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (also known as “FIFRA”) has long been the Federal regulatory statute that governs the sale and use of pesticides in the United States, not the Clean Water Act. In fact, FIFRA has regulated pesticide use long before the enactment of the Clean Water Act.
On January 15th I sent a letter to Governor John Kasich on the importance of improving and maintaining Northeast Ohio’s transportation infrastructure. After hearing the concerns of my constituents that Northeast Ohio was not properly recognized in the original draft plan, I am pleased that ODOT has adopted the recommendations contained in my letter.
Shuster, Gibbs Concerned about Imperial Presidency & Administration’s Desire to Expand Federal Regulatory Authority Over Water
Washington, DC - Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Bob Gibbs (R-OH) today expressed deep concerns over the Administration’s recent push to dramatically expand federal jurisdiction over waters and wet areas in the United States.
I am pleased to hear that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded additional Dam Safety Assurance funding for the Bolivar Dam in Bolivar, Ohio. This dam is an integral part of a network of flood control infrastructure that protects communities in Eastern and South Eastern Ohio, located 13 miles upstream from the city of Dover, Ohio.
I am pleased to support my colleagues in the House by voting for the House-Senate Conference agreement on the Farm Bill today.
“This evening the President addressed the nation regarding his plan for a ‘Year of Action’. Americans have many unanswered questions regarding unemployment, healthcare and how we can get our economy back on track."
“It is an honor to nominate the following students for entry into the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy,” said Gibbs. “I wish them all the best as they continue to the application process. Thank you for your desire and dedication to serve our country.”
This agreement is a positive step forward. For the first time since I have been in Congress, we have begun to address our country’s mandatory spending problems, which accounts for two thirds of government spending. While discretionary spending is reviewed annually, Congress has previously failed to keep those spending cuts in place. Mandatory spending is on auto pilot and by cutting spending in this area we are able to reduce the deficit without further action by Congress.
I am very pleased that we are here today to begin the conference committee process for the next Water Resources Development Act. Reaching an agreement between both chambers of Congress is vitally important to our nation’s economy and our global economic competitiveness for years to come.