Tonko Re-selected to Lead Environment Committee
Continues work as leader in national climate action, environmental justice & clean energy innovation
Washington, January 31, 2023
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) has again been selected to serve on key House subcommittees focused on energy and environmental issues. Anchored by his role as Ranking Member of the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, & Critical Minerals, Tonko will also serve on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security, and Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations.
These appointments position Tonko, one of just a small handful of engineers in Congress, to continue leading Congressional efforts to build national climate action and advance clean energy legislation through Congress.
“Last Congress, we came together to advance once-in-a-lifetime climate legislation that will ignite our global leadership in clean energy, create good paying jobs, and tackle the growing threat of climate change,” Congressman Tonko said. “I was proud to help lead this charge during my time as Chair of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. Our work to build a stronger, more resilient, and more prosperous clean energy economy is far from over, and I am eager to get to work building solutions that protect our environment, public health and communities, and that ensure a brighter future for generations of Americans to come.”
Formerly titled the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, the Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, & Critical Minerals has jurisdiction over many of the nation’s most important environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. It played a crucial role in developing and enacting provisions affecting the Environmental Protect Agency in the Inflation Reduction Act.
Tonko previously served as the Chairman of the Subcommittee during the 116th and 117th, and as Ranking Member during the 113th, 114th, and 115th Congresses.