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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
IN THIS WEEK'S UPDATE:
* Expected river-related Senate committee chairs
* Congressional calendar
* Take action
EXPECTED RIVER-RELATED SENATE COMMITTEE CHAIRS
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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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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