As Republicans take the reins of the 104th Congress, John T. Myers
of Indiana becomes chairman of the House Appropriations
Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. As subcommittee
chairman, Myers and his Senate counterpart, Pete Domenici (R-NM)
become the key players in developing much of the fiscal year 1996
budget of the Department of Energy, including the High Energy and
Nuclear Physics programs.
Myers replaces Democrat Tom Bevil of Alabama, who now becomes the
ranking minority member. The new subcommittee roster follows:
|John Myers (IN)||Tom Bevill (AL)|
|Harold Rogers (KY)||Vic Fazio (CA)|
|Joe Knollenberg (MI)*||Jim Chapman (TX)|
|Frank Riggs (CA)**|
|Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ)**|
|Jim Bunn (OR)**|
*New Member of subcommittee
**New Member of Congress
Myers has represented the 7th district of Indiana since 1967. The
district contains the major cities of Lafayette and Terre Haute,
and the following academic institutions: DePauw University,
Indiana State University, Purdue University, Rose-Hulman Institute
of Technology, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Wabash College, and
the Indiana State Vocational Tech Colleges at Wabash Valley and
According to Congressional Quarterly, Myers is a moderate
Republican, who won his 1994 election with 65 percent of the vote.
An analysis of his 1993 voting record shows that Myers voted with
his party on 74 percent of votes, and voted with President Clinton
on 39 percent of votes. He has earned a 93 percent ranking by the
Although Myers had been a consistent supporter of the
Superconducting Super Collider, he has questioned several times the
fiscal reality of DOE's construction plans. In particular, he has
expressed concern about the projected costs of the
Advanced Nuclear Source (ANS), calling it "a tremendous expense"
and warning that such an expensive and long-term project would
likely "get into trouble." Myers has been a consistent supporter
of NASA's space station as well.
The following zip codes are fully or partially within Myers'
* Zip code shared by more than one congressional district
The address of the Energy and Water Development subcommittee is:
2362 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515