John Myers Takes Over House Appropriations Energy & Water Subcommittee

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Publication date: 
13 January 1995
Number: 
5

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:

Republicans: Democrats:
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
Lafayette.   

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
Conservative Coalition. 

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'
district:

  

46035* 46050* 46052  46068* 46069* 46071* 46075* 46077* 46102
46103  46105  46111  46112  46113* 46114  46118  46120  46121
46122  46125  46128* 46135* 46147* 46149  46151* 46157* 46158*
46160* 46164* 46165  46166  46167  46168  46170  46171  46172
46175  46180  46231* 46234* 47403* 47404* 47424* 47427  47429
47431* 47433* 47455  47456  47459* 47460* 47463  47464  47801
47802  47803  47804  47805  47807  47808  47809  47811  47812
47813  47814  47830  47831  47832  47833  47834  47836  47837
47838* 47840  47841  47842* 47845  47846  47850* 47851  47853
47856  47857  47858  47859  47860  47862  47863  47866  47868
47869  47870  47871  47872* 47874* 47875  47876  47877  47878
47880  47881  47882* 47884  47885  47901  47902  47903  47904
47905  47906  47907  47916  47917* 47918  47920  47921* 47922*
47923* 47924  47926* 47928* 47929* 47930  47931  47932  47933
47934  47935  47936  47937  47938  47939  47940  47941  47944*
47946* 47948* 47949* 47952  47954  47955  47958  47962  47965
47967  47968  47969  47970* 47978* 47981  47983  47985  47987
47988  47989* 47990* 47992  47993* 47994  47995* 47996  
                 

 
* 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
(202) 225-3421

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