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  • Bishop Statement on President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress
    Press Release
    Feb 28, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement in reaction to President Donald J. Trump’s first address to the joint session of Congress: “President Trump’s commitment to growing our economy and reforming federal bureaucracy to empower people are welcome words. The most refreshing part is to hear from a Pr... More
  • House Passes Bill to Ensure 8-Year-Old Locally Supported Land Exchange in Oregon
    Press Release
    Feb 27, 2017 -
    Today, H.R. 699, the “Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act,” sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) passed on suspension by a vote of 415-1. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “It’s ridiculous that we need to pass another piece of legislation to make sure the Forest Service excha... More
  • Bishop Statement on the Passing of Former Delegate from American Samoa Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin
    Press Release
    Feb 24, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement upon news of the passing of Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, former and longest serving Delegate from American Samoa in the U.S. House of Representatives. Faleomavaega, who formerly served as the territory's lieutenant governor and a member of the House Committee on Nat... More
  • ONRR Suspends Controversial Midnight Royalty Valuation Rule Finalized Under Obama Administration
    Press Release
    Feb 24, 2017 -
    The Department of the Interior announced they will postpone the implementation of the Office of Natural Resources Revenue’s (ONRR) “Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Rule.” Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “The Trump administration made the right decision to ... More
  • Regulatory Reform Order a Paradigm Shift to Empower People Over Bureaucracy
    Press Release
    Feb 24, 2017 -
    Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order requiring every federal agency to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force to enforce the administration’s regulatory reform agenda. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “This order represents the beginning of a vital paradigm shift to r... More
  • Committee Leaders Request a 120-Day Extension to EPA’s Proposed Rule
    Press Release
    Feb 21, 2017 -
    On Friday, February 17, 2017, Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) sent a letter to Acting Administrator McCabe at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requestin... More
  • President Trump Signs Joint Resolution to Repeal Job-killing Stream Rule
    Press Release
    Feb 16, 2017 -
    Today, President Donald J. Trump signed H.J. Res 38 (Reps. Bill Johnson, R-OH, Evan Jenkins, R-WV, and David McKinley, R-WV), a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act related to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSM) final Stream Protection Rule (SPR). Chairman Rob ... More
  • House Passes CRA to Restore Alaskan Sovereignty and Local Management on Federal Wildlife Refuges
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    Feb 16, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.J. Res. 69 sponsored by Rep. Don Young (R-AK). This joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act will overturn the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule on “Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges... More
  • Bill Protecting Property Rights in Texas and Oklahoma Passes House
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    Feb 14, 2017 -
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House passed H.R. 428 (Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-TX), the Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act, to end decades of confusion over the true boundary between Texas and Oklahoma and bring certainty to landowners along the Red River. The bill passed by a vote of 250-171. “This is a bill that hel... More
  • Bishop Outlines Early Agenda Items During Organizational Meeting
    Press Release
    Feb 7, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held its Organizational Meeting for the 115th Congress. During the meeting, Members adopted a rules package and oversight plan for the session. “This Committee has played an important role at the beginning of this session with the Congressional Review Act. We will play an... More
  • Bishop on Dakota Access Pipeline Easement
    Press Release
    Feb 7, 2017 -
    Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced their intent to grant the necessary easement to finish building the Dakota Access pipeline. Chairman Rob Bishop released the following statement: “With this approval, we can officially say goodbye to infrastructure approvals being subject to political impulse. With the ... More
  • House Passes Repeal of BLM Planning 2.0 Rule
    Press Release
    Feb 7, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.J. Res. 44 (Rep. Liz Cheney, WY-at large), a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to overturn the BLM Planning 2.0 Rule. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) gave the following remarks during floor debate: “Planning 2.0 dilutes local and state voices and centralizes power h... More
  • House Repeal of Duplicative BLM Methane Rule Helps People, Protects Jobs
    Press Release
    Feb 3, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.J. Res 36 sponsored by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT). This joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) will repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule on methane emissions from oil and gas operations on federal and Indian land. “The growth of the last dec... More
  • Senate Vote to Overturn Job-Killing Stream Rule is an Important First Step
    Press Release
    Feb 2, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement on Senate passage of H.J. Res 38, a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act related to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSM) final Stream Protection Rule (SPR): “I thank Senate Majority Leader McConnell for... More
  • House Passes Repeal of Anti-Coal Stream Rule
    Press Release
    Feb 1, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.J. Res 38 sponsored by Reps. Bill Johnson (R-OH), Evan Jenkins (R-WV) and David McKinley (R-WV). This is a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act related to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSM) final Stream Protection Rule (SPR). The reso... More
  • Bishop Announces Majority Subcommittee Chairman, Republican Assignments for 115th Congress
    Press Release
    Jan 31, 2017 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) announced subcommittee chairmen and assignments for the 115th Congress. Chairman Bishop issued the following statement: “This Congress presents a rare opportunity to advance new and better policies for taxpayers. We’ve spent the time to identify the... More
  • Chairmen Bishop and Barrasso Take Aim at Methane Rule under Congressional Review Act
    Press Release
    Jan 30, 2017 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced H. J. Res. 36 and S. J. Res 11. These are joint resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act related to the Bureau of Land Management’s (B... More
  • House Introduces Stream Protection Rule Repeal Under the Congressional Review Act
    Press Release
    Jan 30, 2017 -
    Today, Reps. Bill Johnson (R-OH), Evan Jenkins (R-WV) and David McKinley (R-WV) introduced H. J. Res. 38. This is a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act related to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSM) final Stream Protection Rule (SPR). During the rulemaking pro... More
  • Bishop Reaction to Trump Actions on Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines
    Press Release
    Jan 24, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s actions related to the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines: “I’m glad this President understands we can create more jobs and provide affordable energy through domestic resource develop... More
  • Bishop Statement on the Selection of Sonny Perdue to Head the Department of Agriculture
    Press Release
    Jan 19, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the appointment of Sonny Perdue to head the Department of Agriculture. “The nomination of former Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture is great news. He understands actual, competent forest manageme... More
  • Bishop Welcomes New and Returning Committee Members
    Press Release
    Jan 13, 2017 -
    Today, the House Republican Steering Committee released the Republican members that will serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources for the 115th Congress. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “I am excited to welcome both new and returning members of the Committee. From better land and res... More
  • Bishop Statement on Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion
    Press Release
    Jan 13, 2017 -
    Yesterday, President Obama, in the face of broad opposition from local communities and elected officials, unilaterally expanded the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southwest Oregon and northern California. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The local communities did not vote for this and ... More
  • Bishop Statement on BOEM’s Denial of Six Seismic Permit Applications
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    Jan 6, 2017 -
    Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) denied six pending geophysical and geological (G&G) permit applications to conduct seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “First, Director Hopper told us she doesn’t support leasing until new seismic data is c... More
  • Bishop: Committee Accomplishments from 114th Congress Lays Foundation for Future Reform
    Press Release
    Jan 5, 2017 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement on the Committee’s accomplishments from the 114th Congress: “For the past two years, our Committee developed new ideas and creative policies to solve problems and ennoble Americans. In some areas, the goal line was r... More
  • Despite Broad Opposition, President Obama Proclaims National Monuments in Utah and Nevada
    Press Release
    Dec 28, 2016 -
    Today, President Obama used the Antiquities Act to unilaterally declare Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada. President Obama has abused the Antiquities Act to designate more national monuments and lock away more acreage than any other U.S. President in history. Chairman Rob B... More

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