Chairman John Fleming (LA-04)
The Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans is responsible for matters concerning America’s water resources, federal irrigation projects, generation of electric power from federal water projects, interstate water issues and fisheries management.
Republicans on the Subcommittee are devoted to promoting low-cost, clean, renewable and emissions-free hydroelectricity generated by federal dams and reservoirs. We are also working to improve federal government regulations to ensure projects are less expensive, more transparent and not delayed by unnecessary red tape.
Jurisdiction of the Subcommittee
- Generation and marketing of electric power from Federal water projects by Federally chartered or Federal regional power marketing authorities.
- All measures and matters concerning water resources planning conducted pursuant to the Water Resources Planning Act, water resource research and development programs and saline water research and development.
- Compacts relating to the use and apportionment of interstate waters, water rights and major interbasin water or power movement programs.
- All measures and matters pertaining to irrigation and reclamation projects and other water resources development and recycling programs, including policies and procedures.
- Indian water rights and settlements.
- Rights of way over public lands for energy-related transmission.
- Fisheries management and fisheries research generally, including the management of all commercial and recreational fisheries (including the reauthorization of the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act), interjurisdictional fisheries, international fisheries agreements, aquaculture, seafood safety and fisheries promotion.
- All matters pertaining to the protection of coastal and marine environments and estuarine protection and coastal barriers (except coastal zone management).
- Ocean engineering, including materials, technology and systems.
- Marine sanctuaries.
- U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.
- All matters regarding Antarctica within the Committee's jurisdiction.
- Sea Grant programs and marine extension services.
- Cooperative efforts to encourage, enhance and improve international programs for the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources otherwise within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.
- General and continuing oversight and investigative authority over activities, policies and programs within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.
The Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans consists of 24 Members, 13 Republicans and 11 Democrats.
Louisiana, 4th District
Virginia, 1st District
California, 4th District
South Carolina, 3rd District
Arizona, 4th District
California, 1st District
California, 10th District
- Garret Graves
Louisiana, 6th District
Washington, 4th District
New Jersey, 3rd District
Utah, 1st District
California, 2nd District
California, 32nd District
California, 16th District
Arizona, 7th District
Northern Mariana Islands, At-large
California, 36th District
California, 47th District
California, 35th District
Michigan, 12th District
Arizona, 3rd District
The Costly Impacts of Predation and Conflicting Federal Statutes on Native and Endangered Fish Species
Feb 10, 2016 |
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3070 and H.R. 4245
Feb 2, 2016 |
Bishop: If the President Cared About the Will of the People He Would Reverse Course on WOTUS
Jan 13, 2016 |
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1219, H.R. 1296, and H.R. 3062
Oct 28, 2015 |
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3094
Oct 22, 2015 |
E&E News: Dems Urge Obama To Be Transparent About Marine Monument Plans
Oct 14, 2015 |
In Case You Missed It
Bishop Statement on Court Decision to Halt Waters of the U.S. Rule
Oct 9, 2015 |
Committee Requests Information on Obama Administration's Intentions to Designate or Expand Marine Monuments in Nation's Waters
Oct 7, 2015 |
Bisop, Fleming, Young and Radewagen Letter to Christy Goldfuss and Eileen Sobeck
Oct 7, 2015 |
Oversight Hearing on Marine National Monument Designations
Sep 29, 2015 |