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NFC: Fw: River Policy Update, Week of May 28, 2001

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American Rivers' Policy Update
Week of May 28, 2001


* Expected river-related Senate committee chairs
* Congressional calendar
* Take action
* Jobs


The following are the expected chairs, under the new Democratic 
Senate leadership, of Senate committees and subcommittees that most 
affect rivers and the environment:

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry:  Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)

Appropriations:  Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV)

Appropriations subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, and 
Judiciary:  Sen. Ernest Hollings (D-SC)

Appropriations subcommittee on Energy and Water Development:  Sen. 
Harry Reid (D-NV)

Appropriations subcommittee on Interior:  Sen. Byrd

Appropriations subcommittee on VA-HUD and independent agencies (funds 
EPA and FEMA): Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation:  Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND)

Commerce, Science, and Transportation subcommittee on oceans and 
fisheries:  Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)

Energy and Natural Resources:  Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)

Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee on energy, research, 
development, production, and regulation:  Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL)

Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee on forests and public land 
management:  Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee on national parks, historic 
preservation and recreation: Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI)

Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee on water and power:  Sen. 
Byron Dorgan (D-ND)

Environment and Public Works:  Sen. James Jeffords (I-VT)

Environment and Public Works subcommittee on clean air, wetlands, 
private property, and nuclear safety:  Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT)

Environment and Public Works subcommittee on fisheries, wildlife, and 
water:  Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL)

Environment and Public Works subcommittee on transportation and 
infrastructure:  Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)

Indian Affairs:  Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI)


Congress is in recess until June 5, 2001.


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Contact Michael Garrity, Conservation Assistant, at 202-347-7550. 

Legislative information taken from sources including: Environment and 
Energy Daily, Greenwire, Congressional Green Sheets, and members of 
the American Rivers conservation staff. 

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