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  • press release | 03/05/2015
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    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) submitted his opening statement for today’s oversight hearing for the U.S. Department of the Interior’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal. “With our national debt currently exceeding $18 trillion, the Administration’s overall federal budget, including the Interior Department’s $13 billion budget proposal, continues a disappointing trend of runaway federal spending, while failing to put forward creative solutions to ongoing problems ...... read more
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    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today sent a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Dan Ashe, requesting information supporting any final listing determination for the northern long-eared bat (NLEB) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). A final listing decision for the species is expected to be made by April 2, 2015. The letter, which was signed by 14 additional Members of Congress, references that the most significant threat to the NLEB, as st...... read more
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  • press release | 03/03/2015
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    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources announced its hearing schedule for the month of March 2015. Hearing Details: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:00AM 1324 Longworth HOB Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources “Examining the Spending Priorities and Missions of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) in the President’s FY 2016 Budget Proposal” 10:30AM 1334 Longworth HOB Su...... read more
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    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s veto of Keystone XL legislation today. The legislation was approved earlier this month with bipartisan support in both the U.S. House and Senate and was sent to the President earlier today. “President Obama has played his final hand on Keystone XL. His veto of Congress’ bipartisan legislation reveals how far he is willing to go to cater to environmental extremists. His...... read more
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    Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement on proposed regulations for exploration and drilling activities on the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) announced earlier today by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). “There’s a reason America has leapfrogged Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s top oil producer. Policies like this are not to thank. Responsible energy development on state and p...... read more
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    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) submitted his opening statement for today’s oversight hearing for the U.S. Department of the Interior’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal. “With our national debt currently exceeding $18 trillion, the Administration’s overall federal budget, including the Interior Department’s $13 billion budget proposal, continues a disappointing tre...... read more
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    In response to Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chairman Doug Lamborn’s (CO-6) questioning about the Administration’s Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas five-year plan, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said she could not guarantee that the Atlantic lease sale would be in the finalized proposal. “So you guarantee that the Atlantic will be part of final version?” Lamborn asked. “No, I can’t...... read more
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    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today sent a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Dan Ashe, requesting information supporting any final listing determination for the northern long-eared bat (NLEB) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). A final listing decision for the species is expected to be made by April 2, 2015. The letter, which was signed ...... read more
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    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources announced its hearing schedule for the month of March 2015. Hearing Details: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:00AM 1324 Longworth HOB Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources “Examining the Spending Priorities and Missions of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Office of Natura...... read more
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  • TWITTER | 03/05/2015

    Check it out: In Lieu of the Cane, a Reflection on Conservation Policy http://t.co/pUtnn7XmoX

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  • TWITTER | 03/05/2015

    200 new rules proposed. Fed regs of land, tribal areas, water & energy grow like the #natdebt. Piling up with little to show.#DOIBudget

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  • TWITTER | 03/05/2015

    #Fedlands maintenance backlogs piling up as Obama Admin seeks more federal lands purchases @NatResources #DOIBudget

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  • TWITTER | 03/05/2015

    @BLMnational & @forestservice lands lose 27 cents for every dollar spent.State run lands earn $14.51 on every dollar @NatResources#DOIBudget

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  • TWITTER | 03/05/2015

    Calling for creativity: “$13 billion @Interior budget continues disappointing trend of runaway federal spending.” @NatResources #DOIBudget

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    House Natural Resources Committee Accomplishments for the 113th Congress Click here to view ### ... 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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    Representative Doug Lamborn (CO-06) exchange with Secretary Sally Jewell at the Committee on Natural Resources Oversight Hearing on "Examining the Department of the Interior's Spending Priorities and the President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal."
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    Members of the Washington State Congressional Delegation spoke on the House Floor to bid farewell to Rep. Doc Hastings (WA-04) who is retiring at the end of the 113th Congress.
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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) addressed the House floor in support of H.R. 5781, the California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014.
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    On Thursday, September 18, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) addressed the House floor in support of H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act.
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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act.
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