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  • Bishop Issues Statement on PROMESA Advancing in House
    Press Release
    May 25, 2016 -
    The House Committee on Natural Resources today passed H.R. 5278, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, with a bipartisan vote of 29-10. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Congress has a moral and constitutional responsibility to address the growing crisis in Puerto ... More
  • Panel Highlights Technological Innovation in the 21st Century Mining Industry
    Press Release
    May 25, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on “Exploring 21st Century Mining Safety, Environmental Control, and Technological Innovation.” The new culture of collaboration between technological companies and the mining industry empowers every miner to be in charge of safety. “So o... More
  • Chairman Bishop’s Opening Statement for Full Committee Markup of H.R. 5278
    Press Release
    May 24, 2016 -
    Today, during the Committee’s markup on H.R. 5278 (Rep. Sean Duffy), the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA),” Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) delivered the following statement: As prepared for delivery: “Puerto Rico is in the midst of a financial and economic crisis of historic proporti... More
  • National Park Service Chief Misled Inspector General Investigators, Lied to Interior Secretary and Promoted Other Agency Violators
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    May 24, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on the “Culture of Corruption” at the Department of the Interior (DOI). During the hearing, Mary Kendall, DOI Deputy Inspector General (IG), acknowledged that Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service, purposely lied to the S... More
  • Panel: Obama Administration Relies on Cherry-Picked Science and Non-Transparent Tactics to Justify Overreaching Agenda
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    May 19, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing to examine deficiencies in regulatory transparency at the Department of the Interior (DOI). Transparency is the cornerstone of a participatory democracy, but there are glaring failures from the increasing use of executive orders and quest... More
  • Committee Announces Field Hearing on Controversial Monument Designation in Maine
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    May 18, 2016 -
    On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 2:00 PM, in the East Millinocket Town Office, the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources will hold an oversight hearing on “Elevating Local Voices and Promoting Transparency for a Potential Monument Designation in Maine.” Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) releas... More
  • Revised Puerto Rico Legislation Introduced in House
    Press Release
    May 18, 2016 -
    Tonight, H.R. 5278, the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA),” was introduced in the House. Bill sponsor Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and cosponsor Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) issued the following statements: “Years of disastrous... More
  • Six Years Later, Strong Uncertainty About President Obama's National Ocean Policy Remains
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    May 17, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held an oversight hearing on “The Implications of President Obama’s National Ocean Policy.” President Obama established the National Ocean Council (Council) in 2010, composed of 24 federal officials. The Council is required to develop a framework for coastal and marine... More
  • New Obama Regulation Is a Hostile Takeover of Our Nation's Energy Production
    Press Release
    May 12, 2016 -
    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its controversial regulation for methane emissions. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This Administration and this EPA in particular never liked the idea of abundant and affordable domestic energy. They’ve wanted to say goodbye to econo... More
  • Legislation Ends Barriers to Protecting Thousands from Catastrophic Wildfire Threats
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    May 12, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on four bills: H.R. 3565 (Rep. Lois Capps), H.R. 3839 (Rep. Kristi Noem), H.R. 4233 (Rep. Dana Rohrabacher), and H.R. 5132 (Rep. Greg Walden). H.R. 5132, the “Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection Act,” adjusts the eastern boundary of the Whychus-Deschut... More
  • Proposed BLM Planning 2.0 Rule Shifts Decisions to Washington D.C., Silences Local Voices
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    May 12, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on “Local and State Perspectives on BLM’s Draft Planning 2.0 Rule.” As proposed, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Planning 2.0 rule would significantly diminish local input and shift most public land use planning decisions to bureaucrats in Was... More
  • Administration Denies Due Process to Gateway Pacific Terminal
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    May 9, 2016 -
    Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) rejected a permit application for the Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point in Washington proposed by Pacific International Holdings, LLC. USACE cited interference with the Lummi Nation’s treaty fishing rights as a method of circumventing the private company’s efforts ... More
  • Proposed Legislation Aims to Ensure Input of Local Communities in Federal Land Management Decisions
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    Apr 28, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on the discussion draft of “Locally-elected Officials Cooperating with Agencies in Land Management Act (LOCAL Management Act).” The enormity of federal land ownership in numerous states has caused immense problems for counties, contributing to diminish... More
  • Environmental Laws Threaten Safety in Borderland Communities
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    Apr 28, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on impediments imposed by federal land management regimes in securing the international borders of the United States. Federal land management regulations create obstacles for the United States Border Patrol in effectively securing the border. This l... More
  • Federal Land Management Agency’s Duplicative Regulation Acts in Opposition to Its ‘Stated’ Purpose
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    Apr 27, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on a recent regulation issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding methane on federal lands. While the BLM has no authority under the Clean Air Act, the rule proposes to greatly expand BLM’s existing regulations to include dup... More
  • Federal Regulatory Process Clouds Renewable Energy Growth
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    Apr 27, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held an oversight hearing to examine the limited growth of hydropower and barriers to expansion. Hydropower is clean, renewable and emissions-free yet still faces large hurdles in the federal regulatory process. Washington state witness Jessica Matlock, Director of Gov... More
  • Bishop Statement on Senate Energy Bill
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    Apr 20, 2016 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement upon Senate passage of S.2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015: “I thank Senator Murkowski for her work on this legislation and congratulate the chamber for acting on a bill. There are a number of additions to the... More
  • Committee Hears Testimony on Bipartisan Fish Predation and Transparency Legislation
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    Apr 20, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a legislative hearing on three bills: H.R. 1869, “Environmental Compliance Cost Transparency Act of 2015,” H.R. 2993, “Water Recycling Acceleration Act of 2015,” and H.R. 4582, “Save Our Salmon (SOS) Act." H.R. 1869 (Rep. Paul Gosar, R-AZ) provides more transparen... More
  • Committee Reviews Efforts of Land-Grant Universities to Solve Controversial Land Management Problems
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    Apr 20, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held an oversight hearing on current research efforts and the future of America’s Land-Grant Colleges and Universities (LGU). A panel of representatives from four LGUs discussed current research in natural resources fields they hope can tackle many of the country’s most pressing... More
  • New Obama Administration Habitat Rules Grant Limitless Discretion to Federal Agencies
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    Apr 19, 2016 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing on the Obama Administration’s expansive new definitions and revised criteria for designating critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) argued the new rules allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the... More
  • Panel Reviews Rep. Thompson's Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2015
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    Apr 19, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 3881 introduced by Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), the “Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2015.” The bill clarifies and codifies the repeatedly upheld decision by federal courts to protect the rights of private min... More
  • Bishop: Safety Rules that Undermine Safety Are Irrational
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    Apr 14, 2016 -
    Today, Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced the final well control rule for offshore energy exploration and development. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “I was not alone in pointing out the many failures in the original draft of this rule that would harm existing safety... More
  • Panel: PROMESA Will Solve Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis and Avoid Federal Bailout
    Press Release
    Apr 13, 2016 -
    Today, the Committee held a legislative hearing on H.R. 4900, the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA).” This is the fourth in a series of hearings to address the deepening fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico. The witnesses testified that the foundations of this bill are legally, economical... More
  • Bishop: Obama Administration’s Proposed Changes to Puerto Rico Legislation Necessitate Markup Delay
    Press Release
    Apr 13, 2016 -
    Today, after the House Committee on Natural Resources adjourned markup on H.R. 4900, the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA),” Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The Administration is still negotiating on provisions of the legislation, creating uncertainty i... More
  • Committee on Natural Resources Releases Puerto Rico Legislation
    Press Release
    Apr 12, 2016 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources released H.R. 4900, the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA).” Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and bill sponsor Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) issued the following statements: “We are nearing the conclusion of a collaborative and open draf... More
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Bishop Issues Statement on PROMESA Advancing in House

The House Committee on Natural Resources today passed H.R. 5278, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, with a bipartisan vote of 29-10. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued t...... Read more

Panel Highlights Technological Innovation in the 21st Century Mining Industry

Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on “Exploring 21st Century Mining Safety, Environmental Control, and Technological Innovation.” The new culture of col...... Read more

Chairman Bishop’s Opening Statement for Full Committee Markup of H.R. 5278

Today, during the Committee’s markup on H.R. 5278 (Rep. Sean Duffy), the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA),” Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) delivered the following s...... Read more

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