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  • press release | 09/10/2014
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    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power held a legislative hearing on H.R. 5412, the Bureau of Reclamation Surface Water Storage Streamlining Act. The legislation, introduced by House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA 04), streamlines the Bureau of Reclamation’s environmental planning and study process for new surface water storage projects in order to help facilitate the construction of new or expanded dams and reservoirs. The bill mirrors the proc...... read more
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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following opening statement at today’s Full Committee oversight hearing entitled “The Status of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Responses to Committee Subpoenas and the Continued Lack of Transparency about Its Implementation and Enforcement of American Wildlife Laws, and Oversight of the Department of the Interior’s Solicitor’s Office.” “In regards to oversight, it’s not only Congress’ right but our responsibility to h...... read more
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    An investigative report entitled “Ethics Under Review: An Oversight Investigation into the Department of the Interior’s Ethics Program and How Recusals are Managed for Senior Officials” was released today by the House Natural Resources Committee’s majority oversight staff. The report is the result of more than two years of investigation by Committee staff that identified weaknesses in how the Department of the Interior manages its ethics program, including the timeliness of its review of financi...... read more
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    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power held a legislative hearing on H.R. 5412, the Bureau of Reclamation Surface Water Storage Streamlining Act. The legislation, introduced by House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA 04), streamlines the Bureau of Reclamation’s environmental planning and study process for new surface water storage projects in order to help facilitate the construction of new or expanded dams and reservoirs. The bill mirrors the proc...... read more
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  • press release | 08/28/2014
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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, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power held a legislative hearing on H.R. 5412, the Bureau of Reclamation Surface Water Storage Streamlining Act. The legislation, introduced by House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA 04), streamlines the Bureau of Reclamation’s environmental planning and study process for new surface water storage projects in order t...... read more
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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following opening statement at today’s Full Committee oversight hearing entitled “The Status of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Responses to Committee Subpoenas and the Continued Lack of Transparency about Its Implementation and Enforcement of American Wildlife Laws, and Oversight of the Department of the Interior’s Soli...... read more
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    An investigative report entitled “Ethics Under Review: An Oversight Investigation into the Department of the Interior’s Ethics Program and How Recusals are Managed for Senior Officials” was released today by the House Natural Resources Committee’s majority oversight staff. The report is the result of more than two years of investigation by Committee staff that identified weaknesses in how the Depa...... read more
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    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee held a Full Committee legislative hearing on six pieces of legislation aimed at updating and improving the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a law that has not been reauthorized since 1988. This hearing is the latest in the Committee’s efforts to review the ESA to make sure that this important law is working in the best interests of species and people. “The...... read more
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    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee held a field oversight hearing 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 examined 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 und...... read more
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  • TWITTER | 09/11/2014

    Happening now: @NatResources hearing with @Interior Acting IG Mary Kendall on failure to comply to subpoenas http://t.co/3zxhM60Xfn

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  • TWITTER | 09/10/2014

    Happening now: @NatResources WP subcommittee hrg on HR 5412, @DocHastings bill for more water storage. Watch here: http://t.co/3zxhM60Xfn

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  • TWITTER | 09/10/2014

    At todays hrg with #FWS and Solicitor’s office @Interior defended redacted docs in response 2 congressional oversight http://t.co/fJqtIPFXnh

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  • TWITTER | 09/10/2014

    RT @RepDLamborn: Questions from today's @NatResources hearing on obstruction by Obama Admin. officials in the Fish&Wildlife Service https:/…

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  • TWITTER | 09/10/2014

    RT @nfib_pa: Thanks to @CongressmanGT for holding a hearing in Pa. on asking for real science when listing endangered species! http://t.co/

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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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    Oversight Hearing on "The Status of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Responses to Committee Subpoenas and the Continued Lack of Transparency about Its Implementation and Enforcement of American Wildlife Laws, and Oversight of the Department of the Interior’s Solicitor’s Office."
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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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    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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  • FACEBOOK | 07/29/2014

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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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