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      house Committees
      House Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Environment and the Economy
      House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Water Resources and Environment
      House Committee on Agriculture
      Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture
      House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
    IntroducedDecember 3rd, 2013

What is it?

This bill would require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce the agency's workforce by 15 percent within three years from the date of enactment. The bill offers a fourth year for the reduction, should the decrease not be able to be accomplished in three years. 


The bill would impact the number of workers employed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Currently, the EPA employs roughly 15,000 people.


A CBO cost is currently unavailable. A reduction in workforce, however, would seem to have the potential to translate to a very small deficit reduction.

More Information


Of Note:

-Since 2008, according to the Federal Register, the Environmental Protection Agency has published and put into effect 2,313 rules. 

-From 1972 until 2011, the number of Environmental Protection Agency employees increased by 107 percent while the number of total Federal personnel decreased by 15 percent. 


EPA Maximum Achievable Contraction of Technocrats Act of 2013

Official Title

To require that the workforce of the Environmental Protection Agency be reduced by 15 percent.