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Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is one of the 16 standing committees of the U.S. Senate. Like all other standing committees, this committee has permanent status and can create new laws and suggest changes in legislation to the Senate as a whole. The Committee on Environment and Public Works is responsible for dealing with a broad variety of matters related to the environment and infrastructure. This makes it one of several prominent Senate committees concerned with newsworthy issues related to science and technology.

This committee was originally created in 1837 by the Senate as the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds to oversee the development of the Federal buildings in Washington, D.C. Throughout the 20th century, the committee jurisdiction was expanded to ...

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