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    The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a Full Committee field hearing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on September 8, 2014 on “The Northern Long Eared Bat: The Federal Endangered Species Act and the Impacts of a Listing on Pennsylvania and 37 Other States.” This hearing will examine questions regarding bat data and non-human-caused disease, as well as the likely negative impacts that a federal endangered listing of the Northern Long Eared Bat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) would hav...... read more
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    Today, Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers voicing strong concerns over the Corps’ settlement this week with Columbia Riverkeeper, a group that for years has sued the federal government and favors removal of Northwest dams. The settlement, which involves payment of over $140,000 in taxpayer-funded attorneys’ fees to the plaintiff, would vastly expand the regulatory authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over ...... read more
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    Full Committee Markup on: H.J.Res. 120 (Butterfield), Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate the more than 5,000 slaves and free Black persons who fought for independence in the American Revolution. H.R. 361, (Reichert), To expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the State of Washington, to designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes. "Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protecti...... read more
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    Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4315, the Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act with a bipartisan vote of 233-190. This common sense legislation focuses on sensible and specific updates to the Endangered Species Act in the areas of data transparency and species recovery. “It’s been over 40 years since the Endangered Species Act was enacted and over 25 years since the law was renewed by Congress; it’s time this law was brought into the 21st Century. This common se...... read more
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    The House Natural Resources Committee’s Majority oversight staff released a report today entitled “A Five-Star Folly: An Investigation into the Cost Increases, Construction Delays, and Design Problems That Have Been a Disservice to the Effort to Memorialize Dwight D. Eisenhower.” The current proposal for the Memorial, created by Frank Gehry’s architecture firm, has faced intense scrutiny from the Eisenhower family and the public for both a poor and flawed design, rising design costs, and difficu...... read more
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    The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a Full Committee field hearing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on September 8, 2014 on “The Northern Long Eared Bat: The Federal Endangered Species Act and the Impacts of a Listing on Pennsylvania and 37 Other States.” This hearing will examine questions regarding bat data and non-human-caused disease, as well as the likely negative impacts that a federa...... read more
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    Today, Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers voicing strong concerns over the Corps’ settlement this week with Columbia Riverkeeper, a group that for years has sued the federal government and favors removal of Northwest dams. The settlement, which involves payment of over $140,000 in taxpayer-funded attorneys’ fees to the plaint...... read more
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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement regarding the first helium auction at the Federal Helium Reserve near Amarillo, TX. “Today’s helium auction is the realization of the promise of the Helium Stewardship Act which for the first time establishes a public, transparent, and open process for the sale of helium from the Federal Reserve in Tex...... read more
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    Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4315, the Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act with a bipartisan vote of 233-190. This common sense legislation focuses on sensible and specific updates to the Endangered Species Act in the areas of data transparency and species recovery. “It’s been over 40 years since the Endangered Species Act was enacted and over 25 years since t...... read more
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    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the flooring floor statement in support of H.R. 4315, the Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act. “Mr. Chairman, today, I’m pleased to bring before the House legislation that would help update and improve the Endangered Species Act—a law over 40-years old that was last reauthorized in 1988. H.R. 4315 m...... read more
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    Wednesday, March 19th the Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight field hearing in Fresno, CA on "California Water Crisis and Its Impacts: The Need for Immediate and Long-Term Solutions." This field hearing is designed to focus on the need to resolve differences in order to bring immediate and long-term water supplies to the San Joaquin Valley and other parts of California. The lack of ra...... read more
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    Examiner Editorial: Fighting waste and fraud requires junkyard dogs, not pawns Washington Examiner March 13, 2014 When Congress and President Carter approved creation of the present inspector general program in 1978, the new officials were intended to be the front line of attack against waste and fraud in the federal government. Federal spending was just over $400 billion that year. Washington wi...... read more
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    This week the House will consider H.R. 3964, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act, introduced by the Republican California delegation, addresses the emergency drought in California by restoring some water supplies San Joaquin Valley Farmers. The lack of rainfall has exacerbated the man-made drought caused by federal regulations and environmental lawsuits. On January 17, 2...... read more
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    America can count on reliable and affordable electricity from coal for the foreseeable future. This will only happen if the Obama Administration stops its constant attacks on this abundant resource. In 2013, coal provided America with 40% of America’s electricity while providing countless direct and indirect jobs. Many communities around the country rely upon coal for their livelihoods. Needless t...... read more
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    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following floor statement in support of H.R. 4315, the Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act.
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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) addressed the House floor in support of H.R. 4899, the Lowering Gas Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act.
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    April 29, 2014,the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing on "American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Skilled Trades Workers." The hearing examined the well-paying jobs opportunities for technical and skilled workers that have been created by the recent American energy boom. Mike Rowe, former host of Discovery's "Dirty Jobs" and CEO of mikeroweWorks testified at this hearing.
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    Mike Rowe, former host of Dirty Jobs, and CEO of mikeroweWorks testified before the House Natural Resources Committee on skilled trades workers and the growing energy sector. To watch the full hearing: http://naturalresources.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=376638
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    Full Committee Markup on:

    • H.J.Res. 120 (Butterfield), Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate the more than 5,000 slaves and free Black persons who fought for independence in the American Revolution.
    • H.R. 361, (Reichert), To expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the State of Washington, to designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes. "Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act"
    • H.R. 3006 (Calvert), To authorize a land exchange involving the acquisition of private land adjacent to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona for inclusion in the refuge in exchange for certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Riverside County, California, and for other purposes.
    • H.R. 3109 (Young of Alaska), To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exempt certain Alaskan Native articles from prohibitions against sale of items containing nonedible migratory bird parts, and for other purposes.
    • H.R. 4119 (Johnson of Georgia), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and for other purposes. "West Hunter Street Baptist Church Study Act"
    • H.R. 4182 (Smith of Missouri), To provide that the Ozark National Scenic Riverways shall be administered in accordance with the general management plan for that unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
    • H.R. 4867 (Ruiz), To provide for certain land to be taken into trust for the benefit of Morongo Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes. "Economic Development Through Tribal Land Exchange Act"
    • H.R. 5026 (Gosar), To prohibit closing or repurposing any propagation fish hatchery or aquatic species propagation program of the Department of the Interior unless such action is expressly authorized by an Act of Congress, and for other purposes. "Fish Hatchery Protection Act"
    • H.R. 5069 (Fleming), To amend the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to increase in the price of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to fund the acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds, and for other purposes. "Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014"
    • H.R. 5203 (Bishop of Utah), To enhance the operation of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission. "Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission Reform Act"
    • H.R. 5204 (Bishop of Utah), To amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to improve recreation opportunities and increase consistency and accountability in the collection and expenditure of recreation fees collected on public lands and forests, and for other purposes. "Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Modernization Act of 2014"
    • H.R. 5205 (Amodei), To authorize certain land conveyances involving public lands in northern Nevada to promote economic development and conservation, and for other purposes. "Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act"
    • S. 311 (Landrieu), A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. "Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act"
    • S. 354 (Wyden), A bill to modify the boundary of the Oregon Caves National Monument, and for other purposes. "Oregon Caves Revitalization Act of 2013"
    • S. 476 (Cardin), A bill to amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission.
    • S. 1603 (Stabenow), A bill to reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians, and for other purposes. "Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act"

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    Committee Action Summary:

    The Committee on Natural Resources met in open session on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 to consider the following bills:

    H.J. Res. 120, Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate the more than 5,000 slaves and free Black persons who fought for independence in the American Revolution.
    Approved and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent. 

    H.R. 361, To expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the State of Washington, to designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes “Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act”
    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 361 by unanimous consent.

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by voice vote.

    H.R. 3006, To authorize a land exchange involving the acquisition of private land adjacent to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona for inclusion in the refuge in exchange for certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Riverside County, California, and for other purposes.
    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3006 by unanimous consent.

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by unanimous consent.

    H.R. 3109, To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exempt certain Alaskan Native articles from prohibitions against sale of items containing nonedible migratory bird parts, and for other purposes.
    The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3109 by unanimous consent.

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.


    H.R. 4119,
    To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and for other purposes “West Hunter Street Baptist Church Study Act.”
    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4119 by unanimous consent.

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by unanimous consent. 

    H.R. 4182, To provide that the Ozark National Scenic Riverways shall be administered in accordance with the general management plan for that unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4182 by unanimous consent.

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by a roll call vote of 25 yeas and 15 nays. 

    H.R. 4867,
    To provide for certain land to be taken into trust for the benefit of Morongo Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes “Economic Development Through Tribal Land Exchange Act”
    The Subcommittees on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, and Public Lands and Environmental Regulation were discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4867 by unanimous consent.

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by unanimous consent.


    H.R. 5026,
    To prohibit closing or repurposing any propagation fish hatchery or aquatic species propagation program of the Department of the Interior unless such action is expressly authorized by an Act of Congress, and for other purposes. “Fish Hatchery Protection Act.”
    The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5026 by unanimous consent.

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by a roll call vote of 25 yeas and 17 nays. 

    H.R. 5069, To amend the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to increase in the price of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to fund the acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds, and for other purposes. “Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014.”
    The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5069 by unanimous consent.

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by voice vote.

    H.R. 5203, To enhance the operation of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission. “Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission Reform Act.”

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by unanimous consent. 

     

    H.R. 5204, To amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to improve recreation opportunities and increase consistency and accountability in the collection and expenditure of recreation fees collected on public lands and forests, and for other purposes. “Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Modernization Act of 2014.”

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

    H.R. 5205, To authorize certain land conveyances involving public lands in northern Nevada to promote economic development and conservation, and for other purposes. “Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act.”

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by voice vote.

    S. 311, A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. “Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act.” 
    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of S. 311 by unanimous consent.

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent. 


    S. 354, A bill to modify the boundary of the Oregon Caves National Monument, and for other purposes. “Oregon Caves Revitalization Act of 2013.”
    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of S. 354 by unanimous consent.

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

     

    S. 476, A bill to amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission.
    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of S. 476 by unanimous consent.

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

     

    S. 1603, A bill to reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians, and for other purposes. “Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act.”
    The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 1603 by unanimous consent.

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by voice vote.

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    Legislative Hearing on:

    • H.R. 3608 (Nolan), To amend the Act of October 19, 1973, concerning taxable income to members of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. “Grand Portage Band Per Capita Adjustment Act”
    • H.R. 4534 (Cramer), To amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act to require background checks before foster care placements are ordered in tribal court proceedings, and for other purposes. “Native American Children's Safety Act”
    • H.R. 5020 (Daines), To amend the Indian Land Consolidation Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to contract with eligible Indian tribes to manage land buy-back programs, to authorize that certain amounts be deposited into interest bearing accounts, and for other purposes. “Indian Tribal Self-Determination in Land Consolidation Act of 2014”
    • H.R. 5049 (Simpson), To exchange trust and fee land to resolve land disputes created by the realignment of the Blackfoot River along the boundary of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, and for other purposes. “Blackfoot River Land Exchange Act of 2014”
    • H.R. 5050 (Simpson), To repeal the Act of May 31, 1918, and for other purposes. “May 31, 1918 Act Repeal Act”

    Archived Video Webcast:

    Witnesses and Testimony:

    PANEL I

    The Honorable Mike Simpson
    Member of Congress

    The Honorable Larry Roberts (All bills)
    Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
    U.S. Department of the Interior

    PANEL II

    Chairman Tex "Red Tipped Arrow" Hall (H.R. 4534 and H.R. 5020)
    Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation Tribal Council

    Chairman Nathan Small (H.R. 5049 and H.R. 5050)
    Fort Hall Business Council for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

    Chairman Norman Deschampe (H.R. 3608)
    Grand Portage Band of Chippewa

    Councilman Grant Stafne (H.R. 5020)
    Tribal Executive Board
    Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes

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    Legislative Hearing on:

    • ​H.R. 596 (Gosar), To promote the development of renewable energy on public lands, and for other purposes. ​"Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act of 2013"
    • H.R. 1363 (Labrador), To promote timely exploration for geothermal resources under existing geothermal leases, and for other purposes. ​"Exploring for Geothermal Energy on Federal Lands Act"​, and
    • H.R. 2004 (Simpson), To expand geothermal production, and for other purposes. ​"Geothermal Production Expansion Act of 2013"

    Archived Video Webcast:

    Witnesses and Testimony:

    Mr. Michael Nedd (All bills)
    Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management
    Bureau of Land Management
    U.S. Department of the Interior

    Mr. D.L. Wilson (H.R. 596)
    Chairman, La Paz County Board of Supervisors
    National Association of Counties
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Mr. Scott Nichols (H.R. 1363 and H.R. 2004)
    Manager, Permitting & Lands
    U.S. Geothermal Inc.
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Mr. Arthur L. Haubenstock (H.R. 596)
    Chairman, SEIA Utility-Scale Solar Power Division
    Solar Energy Industries Association
    Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Mr. Chris Wood (H.R. 596)
    President and CEO
    Trout Unlimited
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Mr. Eric Fitzer (H.R. 596)
    Senior Energy Programs Manager
    Arizona Governor's Office of Energy Policy

    Mr. Chase Huntley (H.R. 596 and H.R. 1363)
    Senior Director, Energy
    The Wilderness Society
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

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    Legislative Hearing on:

    • H.R. 445 (Dent), To authorize a National Heritage Area Program, and for other purposes. “National Heritage Area Act of 2013”
    • H.R. 1785 (Reichert), To establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, and for other purposes. “Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area Act”
    • H.R. 4119 (Johnson of GA), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and for other purposes. “West Hunter Street Baptist Church Study Act”
    • H.R. 4901 (Bishop), To maximize land management efficiencies, promote land conservation, generate education funding, and for other purposes. “Advancing Conservation and Education Act of 2014”
    • H.R. 4979 (Thornberry), To provide legal certainty to property owners along the Red River in Texas, and for other purposes. “Red River Private Property Protection Act”
    • H.R. 5086 (Fortenberry), To amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, and for other purposes.
    • S. 311 (Landrieu), A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. “Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act”
    • S. 476 (Cardin), A bill to amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission.
    • S. 609 (Udall), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land in San Juan County, New Mexico, and for other purposes. “San Juan County Federal Land Conveyance Act”

    Archived Video Webcast:

    Member Statements:

    The Honorable Rob Bishop
    Subcommittee Chairman

    Witnesses and Testimony:

    PANEL I

    Mr. Steve Ellis (H.R. 4901)
    Deputy Director
    Bureau of Land Management
    U.S. Department of the Interior

    Ms. Vanessa P. Hickman (H.R. 4901)
    Land Commissioner
    Arizona State Land Department
    State of Arizona

    Mr. Paul Spitler (H.R. 4901)
    The Wilderness Society
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Mr. Jim Ogsbury (H.R. 4901)
    Executive Director
    Western Governors' Association
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Ms. Mary Abrams (H.R. 4901)
    Director
    Department of State Lands
    State of Oregon

    PANEL II

    The Honorable Mac Thornberry
    Member of Congress

    Mr. Steve Ellis (H.R. 4979 and S. 609)
    Deputy Director
    Bureau of Land Management
    U.S. Department of the Interior

    Mr. Pat Canan (H.R. 4979)
    Captain Game Warden
    Wichita Falls, TX
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    PANEL III

    The Honorable David G. Reichert
    Member of Congress

    The Honorable Hank Johnson, Jr.
    Member of Congress

    The Honorable Jeff Fortenberry
    Member of Congress

    The Honorable Steny H. Hoyer
    Member of Congress

    Dr. Stephanie Toothman (H.R. 445, H.R. 1785, H.R. 4119, H.R. 5086, S. 311 and S. 476)
    Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science
    National Park Service
    U.S. Department of the Interior

    The Honorable Slade Gorton (H.R. 1785)
    Bellevue, WA
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Reverend Ralph David Abernathy (H.R. 4119)
    Atlanta, GA
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

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    The Honorable Charles W. Dent
    Member of Congress

    (Other Members of Congress may testify on H.R. 445)

    Mr. Allen C. Sachse (H.R. 445)
    Alliance of National Heritage Areas
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

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    Oversight Hearing on:

    • "Threats, Intimidation and Bullying by Federal Land Managing Agencies, Part II"

    Witnesses and Testimony:

    PANEL I

    Mr. James D. Perkins
    Sheriff
    Garfield County , UT

    Mr. Leland Pollock
    Commissioner 
    Garfield County, UT

    Mr. Grant A. Gerber, Esq.
    Commissioner 
    Elko County, NV

    PANEL II

    Mr. Ronny Rardin
    Commissioner
    Otero County, NM
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Mr. Garrett O. VeneKlasen
    Executive Director
    New Mexico Wildlife Federation
    Santa Fe, NM
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Mr. Jose Varela Lopez
    New Mexico Cattlegrowers' Association
    Santa Fe, NM
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Mr. Blair Dunn, Esq.
    Attorney
    Albuquerque, NM
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Mr. Mike Lucero
    Rancher
    Jemez Pueble, NM
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Background:

    This hearing continues Committee oversight into bullying by federal land management agencies and will feature testimony from local law enforcement and elected representatives, ranchers, shareholders, professional and business owners across the country who will discuss personal experiences of abusive conduct by federal land management agencies. 

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    ICYMI: Last week, Chairman Hastings' sat down with Argi-pulse "Open Mike" to discuss the ESA, forest health, and his chairmanship. Listen to the full interview here:http://www.agri-pulse.com/Open-mic-Doc-Hastings-08042014.asp And tell us what you think.Open Mic with Doc Hastings | AgriPulsewww.agri-pulse.comAs Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings seeks to guide t...... read more
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    Committee Charts and GraphsBy the numbers: This chart shows ESA Mega-settlements by the Obama Administration that could potentially list hundreds of new species. — in Washington, District of Columbia, DC.... read more
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    Busy Day for House Committee on Natural Resources 10:00AM - Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Legislative Hearing on 8 lands bills. 10:00AM - Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Legislative Hearing on 3 geothermal energy bills 2:00PM - Subcommittee on Indian and Alaskan Native Affairs Legislative Hearing on 5 Indian bills. On the House Floor: H.R. 4315, 21st Centur...... read more
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    This week, the House will consider HR 4315, the Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act. Did you know the ESA was drafted and signed into law before the World Wide Web, cell phones and mobile internet? This bill will help increase data and cost transparency. Tell us what you think. Do you think ESA science should be published online? For More: http://naturalresources.house.gov/legis...... read more
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    REPORT: Worthy Memorial for President and General Eisenhower Needed; Chronic Mismanagement Plagues Process Committee Releases Staff Report Highlighting Ongoing Mismanagement, Cost Overruns, Fundraising Problems and Approval Delays http://naturalresources.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=389227... read more
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