Chairs Rodgers and Carter Announce Legislative Hearing on Harmful EPA NAAQS Standards

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee Chair Buddy Carter (R-GA) announced a legislative hearing titled “Safeguarding American Prosperity and People’s Livelihoods: Legislation to Modernize Air Quality Standards.”

“Changes to National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) have consequences across the entire economy—from manufacturing, transportation, construction, housing, to agriculture—and for communities around the country. Recent efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including this week’s new PM 2.5 standards, could force American manufacturing overseas, jeopardizing hundreds of billions of dollars in U.S. economic activity and millions of American jobs," said Chairs Rodgers and Carter. "This hearing will be an opportunity to discuss common sense solutions that modernize the EPA’s air quality standards process to build on the U.S.’s decades of success in reducing air pollutants without harming America’s economic prosperity and people’s livelihoods.” 

Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee hearing titled “Safeguarding Jobs and the Economy: Legislation to End EPA’s Attack on American Manufacturing.” 

WHAT: An Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee hearing to discuss the EPA's harmful NAAQS policies, and ways to reform them. 

DATE: Thursday, February 15, 2023 

TIME: 10:30 AM 

LOCATION: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building 

Legislation to be considered

  • H.R. ___, the Air Quality Standards Implementation Act of 2024 

This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be live streamed online at If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Kaitlyn Peterson at If you have any press-related questions, please contact Sean Kelly at