Marino, Goodlatte shepherd bill to consolidate environmental laws under U.S. Code

U.S. Reps. Tom Marino (R-PA) and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) released a statement after the House Judiciary Committee recently approved a measure to consolidate the nation’s environmental laws under one title in the U.S. Code.

“Sometimes the most straightforward and mundane aspects of Judiciary Committee jurisdiction are the most meaningful,” Marino, chairman of the Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee, said. “Passing H.R. 2834 will centralize decades of important environmental laws into one location within the U.S. Code. This will make them more easily understood for the benefit of the American people, as well as the compliance needs of the regulated entities under them. Like so much of our work within the committee, this bill is another step toward making U.S. laws simpler and clearer. H.R. 2834 continues this committee’s dedication to making government more efficient.” 

Marino introduced the legislation.

“The House Judiciary Committee and the Office of Law Revision Counsel believe that the merging of these laws under a single title within the U.S. Code will benefit the American people and foster greater efficiencies for the U.S. Code without changing any aspect of the underlying substantive law,” Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said.