Oversight Democrats Release Report Detailing “Green” Initiatives in Members’ Districts

Sep 21, 2011
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - As the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee prepares to hold a hearing today to discuss whether the federal government should be investing in “green” jobs, Oversight Democrats released a report that details information about the status of green projects, businesses, job training programs, and jobs in each of the Committee Member’s district and state.

 “They can’t have it both ways – either they are for green energy jobs or they are not,” said Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings. “It seems hypocritical to write letters in support of the program one day and then criticize it the next. The truth is the program works, which is why they want the money for their districts.” 

The report, Information on Green Initiatives for Oversight Committee Members, by Region and State, was requested by Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings to provide Committee Members with information about green initiatives that may affect their districts. The report compiles information from a comprehensive Brookings Institution study that found that the “clean” economy employs 2.7 million Americans, and specifics on projects supported by the Departments of Energy and Labor. This report is not intended to be comprehensive, but instead provides illustrative examples of green initiatives currently underway and their impact to date.

To read Ranking Member Cummings Opening Statement from the hearing, please click here.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS BY MEMBER

(Links to Relevant Page)

Committee Member

District

Page

Republicans

Rep. Darrell E. Issa, Chairman

CA-49

 1

Rep. Dan Burton

IN-05

 16

Rep. John L. Mica

FL-07

 24

Rep. Todd Russell Platts

PA-19

 29

Rep. Michael R. Turner

OH-03

 35

Rep. Patrick McHenry

NC-10

 41

Rep. Jim Jordan

OH-04

 45

Rep. Jason Chaffetz

UT-03

 51

Rep. Connie Mack

FL-14

 57

Rep. Tim Walberg

MI-07

 62

Rep. James Lankford

OK-05

 68

Rep. Justin Amash

MI-03

 74

Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle

NY-25

 82

Rep. Paul A. Gosar

AZ-01

 90

Rep. Raul R. Labrador

ID-01

 97

Rep. Patrick Meehan

PA-07

 105

Rep. Scott DesJarlais

TN-04

 111

Rep. Joe Walsh

IL-08

 115

Rep. Trey Gowdy

SC-04

 121

Rep. Dennis A. Ross

FL-12

 126

Rep. Frank C. Guinta

NH-01

 131

Rep. Blake Farenthold

TX-27

 135

Rep. Mike Kelly

PA-03

 139

Democrats

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member

MD-07

 143

Rep. Edolphus Towns

NY-10

 149

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney

NY-14

 157

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton

DC

 165

Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich

OH-10

 171

Rep. John F. Tierney

MA-06

 177

Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay

MO-01

 184

Rep. Stephen F. Lynch

MA-09

 190

Rep. Jim Cooper

TN-05

 197

Rep. Gerald E. Connolly

VA-11

 203

Rep. Mike Quigley

IL-05

 208

Rep. Danny K. Davis

IL-07

 214

Rep. Bruce L. Braley

IA-01

 220

Rep. Peter Welch

VT-AL

 225

Rep. John A. Yarmuth

KY-03

 229

Rep. Christopher S. Murphy

CT-05

 235

Rep. Jackie Speier

CA-12

 241

112th Congress