Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA), Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, has named Ohio Congressman Bob Gibbs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment in the 113th Congress.
“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,” said Chairman Shuster.
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 regulations 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.”