Rep. Johnson to Chair Subcommittee

Dallas congresswoman elected to serve in same position for 111 Congress

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson was elected chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment for the 111th Congress.

She also held the position in the 110th Congress.

"I am very pleased to serve as chair of the Water Resources and Environment subcommittee for a second term," Johnson said. "In the coming Congress, we plan to reintroduce and pass bills to bolster waste water infrastructure, improve water quality and reexamine federal participation in the area of water resources planning. I look forward to working on these issues with the Obama administration."

The jurisdiction of the Water Resources and Environment subcommittee includes the civil works programs of the Army Corps of Engineers, including projects for flood control, navigation, water supply, hydroelectric power, environmental restoration, shoreline protection, and recreation; inland, coastal, and ocean water pollution control, including the Clean Water Act, Oil Pollution Act, and Ocean Dumping Act; wetlands protection and enhancement; Superfund hazardous substances program; Tennessee Valley Authority; Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation; and certain "small watershed" projects of the National Resources Conservation Service.

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