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Monday, January 10, 2005

Isakson Named to Subcommittee Panels
on Environment and Public Works
Appointed to Clean Air, Superfund Panels

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) today was named to two subcommittees on the Environment and Public Works Committee that have jurisdiction over air quality, nuclear power regulation and hazardous waste sites.

The chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), named Isakson as a member of the Committee's Clean Air, Climate Change and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee as well as the Superfund and Waste Management Subcommittee.

The Clean Air, Climate Change and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the Clean Air Act and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as well as issues including air quality, climate control and disaster relief.

The Superfund and Waste Management Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the Superfund program, created to eliminate the health and environmental threats posed by hazardous waste sites, as well as issues including asbestos, brownfields, pesticides and recycling.

"I am honored to serve on these two subcommittees that will be handling issues critical to our environment, our economy and our energy needs," Isakson said.

Isakson was sworn-in to the Senate on Jan. 4, 2005, after serving three terms in the U.S. House.

The Senate leadership has named Isakson to four Senate committees that have jurisdiction over education, healthcare, transportation, environment, ports, veterans' affairs, job and small businesses. His committee assignments are:

  • Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
  • Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
  • Senate Committee on Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship

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