Rounds to Chair EPW Subcommittee on Regulatory Oversight
WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today announced he will chair the EPW Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight. Among other duties, the subcommittee is responsible for oversight of agencies, departments and programs within the EPW Committee’s jurisdiction. This includes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers.
“It’s a privilege to be chosen to lead this important subcommittee, which will provide much-needed oversight on some of the Administration’s most egregious regulations,” said Rounds. “Many of the agencies under EPW’s jurisdiction have run amuck under President Obama’s watch, threatening the agriculture industry, the energy sector and economic recovery across the nation. I look forward to keeping a close watch on these agencies in this new role to make sure we are being responsible stewards of our natural resources.”
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the EPW Committee, also weighed in.
“It is an honor to have Senator Mike Rounds serve as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight,” said Inhofe. “Governors are known for working hard and getting things done for their constituents, which is why South Dakotans chose to send their former governor to represent them in the U.S. Senate. I look forward to his contribution to the committee, especially the oversight he will conduct of EPA’s excessive regulation impacting all Americans, from our energy industry to our farmers and small businesses. It’s been an honor getting to know him over the past few months, and I look forward to his leadership on the committee in the 114th Congress.”
Rounds also sits on the EPW Fisheries, Wildlife and Water Subcommittee.