Natural Resources and Environment

Our Work

The Natural Resources and Environment team supports Congress as it considers various bills related to natural resources and environmental issues that affect the lives of the American people on a daily basis. Our team contributes to these deliberations by providing fact-based analyses on a wide range of issues including efforts to ensure a reliable and environmentally sound energy supply, manage our nation’s land and water resources, protect the environment, reduce threats posed by hazardous and nuclear wastes, ensure food safety, invest in science, and manage agricultural programs.

In doing this work, our headquarters and field analysts concentrate mainly on the programs of the following agencies:

    • Department of Agriculture
    • Department of Energy
    • Department of the Interior
    • Environmental Protection Agency
    • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    • Army Corps of Engineers
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology
    • National Science Foundation
    • Patent and Trademark Office
    • Bonneville Power Administration
    • Tennessee Valley Authority
    • Council on Environmental Quality