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  • Vote today to pass the "Helium Stewardship Act"
    Dear Colleagues
    Sep 25, 2013 -
    Today, the House will have an opportunity to pass the "Helium Stewardship Act" and send to the Senate for final consideration a bill that preserves our Nation's helium supply, closes the helium reserve once and for all - getting the federal government out of the helium business, and reduces the deficit by $90 million. ... More
  • States Rights Fully Protected in HR 2231, Vote NO on Grayson Amendment
    Dear Colleagues
    Jun 28, 2013 -
    June 28, 2013 Dear Colleague, Today, the House will vote on H.R. 2231, the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, bi-partisan legislation that would expand U.S. offshore energy production in order to create over a million new American jobs, lower energy prices, grow our economy and strengthen national security. H.R. 2231 is sim... More
  • Farm Bureau, Agricultural Retailers, Cattlemen and Other Groups Support Flores Amendment to H.R. 1947
    Dear Colleagues
    Jun 19, 2013 -
    Dear Colleague, Today, the House will consider H.R. 1947, the “Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013.” As part of House Republicans’ effort to combat unnecessary spending and burdensome federal regulations, Representative Flores (TX-17) has sponsored an amendment that would require the USDA Inspect... More
  • Support Competition and Free Markets: Vote NO on the Dent Amendment
    Dear Colleagues
    Apr 26, 2013 -
    Support Competition and Free Markets: Vote NO on the Dent Amendment Dear Colleague, As you prepare for the vote on the Dent Amendment, we wanted to share with you the below letter from three companies who are ready and prepared to engage in the new helium program established by HR 527. These three helium distributors, ... More
  • Oppose the Dent-Higgins-Esty Amendment to H.R. 527
    Dear Colleagues
    Apr 25, 2013 -
    Dear Colleague, We urge you to vote NO on the Dent-Higgins-Esty amendment to HR 527, the Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act. This amendment is an attempt to gut the bill. It would seek to preserve the current monopoly over our federal helium supply of just four helium refiners who currently receive a... More
  • Hi-Tech Manufacturers Call for Passage of H.R. 527
    Dear Colleagues
    Apr 25, 2013 -
    Hi-Tech Manufacturers Call for Passage of H.R. 527 April 25, 2013 Dear Colleague, Over 20 organizations representing hi-tech manufacturers of semiconductors, aerospace technologies, life-saving medical devices, chemicals, fiber optics, and scientific researchers are calling for passage of H.R. 527, the Responsible Heli... More
  • Support Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Worldwide Helium Shortage
    Dear Colleagues
    Apr 24, 2013 -
    Support Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Worldwide Helium Shortage April 24, 2013 Dear Colleague, This week the House will vote on H.R. 527, The Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act. This bipartisan legislation is a common sense plan to prevent a global helium shortage, protect jobs and the economy, a... More
  • Reminder: Earmark Moratorium Applies to Bills Referred to Natural Resources Committee
    Dear Colleagues
    Feb 7, 2013 -
    February 7, 2013 Reminder: Earmark Moratorium Applies to Bills Referred to Natural Resources Committee Dear Colleague: It is important for all Members to recognize that the moratorium on earmarks applies to matters and bills referred to the Natural Resources Committee. If you are preparing or writing a bill that falls... More
  • Vote Today: Support H.R. 5987, bipartisan bill to designate a Manhattan Project National Historical Park
    Dear Colleagues
    Sep 20, 2012 -
    Dear Colleague, I urge your support for a bipartisan bill, H.R. 5987, to designate the Manhattan Project Historical Park. I’m honored to sponsor this bill with the support of Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan and Rep. Norm Dicks. The National Park Service and Interior Secretary Salazar have endorsed the establ... More
  • Farm Bureau Supports Flores Amendment to CJS; Says Ocean Policy Could Reach Every Farm and Ranch in the United States
    Dear Colleagues
    May 9, 2012 -
    Dear Colleague, Today, the House continues consideration of H.R. 5326, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes. As part of House Republicans’ effort to combat unnecessary spending and burdensom... More
  • Over 80 Groups Support Passage of Flores Amendment
    Dear Colleagues
    May 9, 2012 -
    Dear Colleague, Over 80 groups across a spectrum of sectors including agriculture, fishing, construction, manufacturing, mining, oil and natural gas, and renewable energy, have come together to support Representative Flores' (TX-17) amendment to prohibit funding for the implementation of President Obama’s National Ocea... More
  • H.R. 5326 CJS Approps: Support the Flores Amendment to Prevent New Layers of Federal Bureaucracy
    Dear Colleagues
    May 8, 2012 -
    Dear Colleague, This week the House will vote on H.R. 5326, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes. As part of House Republicans effort to combat unnecessary spending and burdensome federal re... More
  • Stop Bureaucratic Threats to Hunting and Fishing, Support H.R. 4089
    Dear Colleagues
    Apr 16, 2012 -
    Dear Colleague, This week the House will vote on H.R. 4089, the Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012. This bill has bipartisan sponsorship and was reported by a bipartisan vote of the Natural Resources Committee. The bill protects the traditional right of American sportsmen to fish and hunt from bureaucratic restrictions a... More
  • H.R. 2087 Creates Jobs and Supports Economic Development
    Dear Colleagues
    Mar 19, 2012 -
    Dear Colleague, This week the House will vote on H.R. 2087, To remove restrictions from a parcel of land situated in the Atlantic District, Accomack County, Virginia. This is a no cost bill that would create hundreds of jobs and stimulate the local economy. H.R. 2087 allows Accomack County to move forward with plans to... More
  • Support S. 1134, A Bipartisan Bridge Proposal to End Bureaucratic Hurdles
    Dear Colleagues
    Feb 29, 2012 -
    Dear Colleague: I strongly encourage my colleagues to support Senate bill 1134 being considered today by the House. This bipartisan bill passed the Senate by unanimous consent and ensures federal law does not prevent the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota from replacing an old, unsafe bridge. The bipartisan support for ... More
  • H.R. 3408: Support the Hastings #157 and Labrador #163 Renewable Energy Amendments
    Dear Colleagues
    Feb 16, 2012 -
    Dear Colleague, Today, the House will vote on two important renewable energy amendments to H.R. 3408. The Hastings and Labrador amendments would streamline government regulations that are slowing renewable energy development on public lands. Legislation identical to these two amendments passed out of the Natural Resour... More
  • Dicks Amendment Would Continue Lawsuit-Driven ESA, Divert Scarce Dollars Away from Actual Species Recovery
    Dear Colleagues
    Jul 27, 2011 -
    Dear Colleague, The Interior Appropriations bill that Chairman Simpson has brought to the House Floor prioritizes funding to ensure that core responsibilities and environmental protections are met. When it comes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), this bill focuses funding on the actual recovery of species. It does th... More
  • Briefing Invitation for Members and Staff -- Unconventional Oil and Gas - Fueling the Future
    Dear Colleagues
    Jun 23, 2011 -
    Dear Colleague, I would like to bring your attention to the invitation that was sent to you and your staff to attend a briefing on Unconventional Oil and Gas - Fueling the Future. Read the full Dear Colleague HERE. More
  • End the Lockout of Border Patrol to Federal Lands - Vote "Aye" on the Lummis Amendment
    Dear Colleagues
    Jun 2, 2011 -
    Dear Colleague, The Lummis Amendment to the 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations bill is focused on the serious problem of our Nation’s border security taking a back seat to environmental laws and the regulatory whims of Department of the Interior land managers. An October 2010 GAO report revealed that critical access... More
  • Chairman Hastings Reminds Members that Earmark Moratorium Applies to Bills Referred to Natural Resources Committee
    Dear Colleagues
    Apr 25, 2011 -
    Dear Colleague: It is important for all Members to recognize that the moratorium on earmarks applies to matters and bills referred to the Natural Resources Committee. If you are preparing or writing a bill that falls within the jurisdiction of the Natural Resources Committee, please feel free to have your staff contact... More
  • House Republicans' American Energy Initiative -- Original CoSponsor Deadline - 5:30PM TODAY
    Dear Colleagues
    Mar 29, 2011 -
    March 29, 2011 Dear Colleague, House Republicans’ American Energy Initiative is an ongoing effort to expand American energy production to create American jobs and to stop the Obama Administration policies that are raising energy prices. As Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, I’m focused on increasing energy pr... More
  • Earmark Moratorium Applies to Bills Referred to Natural Resources Committee
    Dear Colleagues
    Jan 12, 2011 -
    January 12, 2011 Earmark Moratorium Applies to Bills Referred to Natural Resources Committee Dear Colleague: It is important for all Members to recognize that the moratorium on earmarks applies to matters and bills referred to the Natural Resources Committee. If you are preparing or writing a bill that falls within the... More
  • Taxation with Plenty of Litigation
    Dear Colleagues
    Jul 29, 2010 -
    Read the full Dear Colleague HERE. CLEAR Act’s $22 Billion Energy Tax Kills American Jobs, Helps Foreign Oil, Costs Taxpayers Billions in Court Fees The CLEAR Act imposes a new energy tax costing $22 billion over ten years – with the taxes eventually climbing to nearly $3 billion per year. Specifically, it creates a ne... More
  • Democrats’ Offshore Oil Spill Bill Makes Significant Changes to Onshore Energy Leasing
    Dear Colleagues
    Jul 29, 2010 -
    July 29, 2010 Democrats’ Offshore Oil Spill Bill Makes Significant Changes to Onshore Energy Leasing Increases onshore energy taxes, threatens onshore energy jobs Dear Colleague: In yet another example of House Democrats exploiting the oil spill to pass unrelated legislation, the CLEAR Act (H.R. 3534) makes fundamental... More
  • CLEAR Act: House Dems should ask if they want to vote for a bill that is a setup to enact national energy tax into law
    Dear Colleagues
    Jul 29, 2010 -
    CLEAR Act: "House Democrats should ask themselves if they are about to vote for a bill that is simply a setup to enact a cap-and-trade tax into law." White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs kept the dream of a cap-and-trade national energy tax alive this week by confirming that it’s still not too late to exploit the t... More
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