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Click on the links below to learn more about the key issues the Committee is currently working on:

Empowering Tribes and Territories

Learn about what the Committee is doing to update Indian laws for the 21st century in order to ensure more freedom and greater economic development opportunities for Indian tribes across the country. Read more »

Endangered Species Act

Signed into law in 1973, the goal of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was to preserve, protect and recover key domestic species. After more than two decades, the ESA should be modernized and updated to once again focus the law on true species recovery. Read more »


Federal Land Management

State, local, and private property owners are being saddled by the federal government's bureaucracy, punitive enforcement and dysfunction. Learn what the Committee is doing to empower them. Read more »


Fisheries Resources and Ocean Issues

House Republicans are focused on creating new jobs and putting people back to work. The Natural Resources Committee is promoting policies that will grow our economy and foster new job creation. Read more »

Forest Health and Wildfires

If managed wisely, America’s national forests can provide wildlife habit, recreational opportunities, abundant domestic supplies of natural resources and support thousands of jobs in the timber industry. Read more »

Man-Made Drought

Currently, the Western United States is enduring the worst drought in 1,200 years. Although the state is naturally arid, poor decisions continue to make the situation worse, and these negative conditions impact communities across the West. Read more »


National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

When signed into law, NEPA created a broad national framework to protect the environment. Today, however, the regulatory reach of NEPA far outweighs its general concern for the well-being of our environment. Learn more about what the Committee is doing to restore it. Read more »

Offshore Energy and the Arctic

The Committee has exclusive jurisdiction of America’s abundant offshore and Arctic energy resources. Learn more about what is being done to safely and responsibly develop these resources in order to strengthen our nation’s economy and energy security on a global level. Read more »

Onshore Energy

Learn what the Committee is doing to develop solutions to expand responsible energy development opportunities and bridge America’s energy infrastructure gap. Read more »

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