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  • Bold Thinking Needed on Title Transfers
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Mar 29, 2016 -
    OP-ED: Bold Thinking Needed on Title Transfers By Congressman Rob Bishop Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources Throughout much of the last century, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation projects have played a significant role in western settlement and development. These projects have provided those in Utah—and elsewhere... More
  • House Committee on Natural Resources Releases Puerto Rico Discussion Draft
    Press Release
    Mar 29, 2016 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources released discussion draft legislation on Puerto Rico’s economic crisis. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Today, the Committee released draft legislation that provides Puerto Rico with tools to impose discipline over its finances, meet its obliga... More
  • Lamborn to OSMRE on Stream Rule: “Someone’s Not Telling The Truth.”
    Press Release
    Mar 23, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal for the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). Mr. Joseph Pizarchik, Director of OSMRE in the Department of the Interior, testified before the panel. Rep. Ale... More
  • Forest Service Budget Fails to Include New Tools to Prevent Increasingly Catastrophic Wildfires, Improve Management
    Press Release
    Mar 22, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal for the U.S. Forest Service with U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testifying. A focal point of the hearing was the Forest Service’s inability to actively manage federal forests and prevent increasingly catas... More
  • Members Call Out Administration for Following the Fixed-Pie Fallacy
    Press Release
    Mar 22, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a budget oversight hearing to review irresponsible spending and harmful regulation under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Bureau of Reclamation and the Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs).... More
  • Committee Exposes DOI’s $50 Million Law Enforcement Database Boondoggle
    Press Release
    Mar 17, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing raising bipartisan concerns about the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) waste, abuse and incompetence concerning its law enforcement records system. Since 2003, DOI has spent over $50 million in federal funds on a database that is still ... More
  • Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill for the National Park Service Centennial
    Press Release
    Mar 16, 2016 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a markup on 13 bills including one to commemorate the National Park Service’s (NPS) Centennial. H.R. 4680, “National Park Service Centennial Act,” introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), passed with bipartisan support. The bill provides new funding and management a... More
  • Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill to Clarify Regulatory Confusion in Fishery Management
    Press Release
    Mar 16, 2016 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a markup on 13 bills including H.R. 3070, “EEZ Transit Zone Clarification and Access Act,” introduced by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY). “The senseless boundaries between state and federal waters around the Block Island Sound have created confusion for local fishermen,“ Chai... More
  • President Obama Drops Atlantic in Offshore Plan To Polish His Reputation with the Far Left
    Press Release
    Mar 15, 2016 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources members issued the following statements in response to the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program proposal for 2017-2022: “Today, the President chose to polish his reputation with far left special interests over the well-being of... More
  • Bishop: OPEC and Russia Applaud the President’s Methane Announcement
    Press Release
    Mar 10, 2016 -
    Today, during a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Obama announced plans to develop federal methane regulations on existing domestic energy sources. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “If OPEC and Russia want to succeed in their war against American ener... More
  • Overdue Grizzly Delisting Highlights ESA Failures
    Press Release
    Mar 4, 2016 -
    Yesterday, the Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to delist the grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, encompassing portions of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. This population of grizzly bear is currently listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Delisting the species will allow... More
  • Chairman Bishop Introduces Bill To Encourage Private Investment for National Park Service
    Press Release
    Mar 3, 2016 -
    To celebrate our National Park’s Centennial, today, Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced H.R. 4680, the “National Park Service Centennial Act.” The bill will prepare National Parks for a second century by maximizing private donations and establishing a National Park Foundation endowment. Chairman Bishop issu... More
  • DOI Agencies Under Fire for Rampant Energy Regulation, Killing Jobs
    Press Release
    Mar 2, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources questioned witnesses from the three major federal agencies on the President’s 2017 budget and the Administration’s overly-prescriptive federal regulations. The panel included representatives from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety a... More
  • WSJ: Downstream From a Slippery EPA
    In Case You Missed It
    Mar 1, 2016 -
    BY: Ryan Flynn The bright yellow water that gushed from Colorado’s Gold King mine and into the Animas River last summer has dissipated, but the environmental disaster continues downstream. An estimated 880,000 pounds of lead and other metals poured out of the Gold King in August when the Environmental Protection Agency... More
  • Members Blast DOI Budget Failures, Lack of Transparency and Regulatory Excesses
    Press Release
    Mar 1, 2016 -
    Today, Members of the Committee from both sides of the aisle raised numerous concerns about the President’s 2017 fiscal year budget proposal for the Department of the Interior (DOI) during an oversight hearing with DOI Secretary Sally Jewell. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “I am pleased that... More
  • Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens Releases Mission Statement
    Press Release
    Mar 1, 2016 -
    In advance of their first idea forum today, the chairs of the Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens released their mission statement. This mission statement, laying out the goals of the task force, marks the next step in the development of a bold, pro-growth agenda that Republicans will present to the country in th... More
  • House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Enhance Access to Federal Lands for Outdoor Sporting Activities
    Press Release
    Feb 26, 2016 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 2406, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE Act), with a bipartisan vote of 242-161. “We’re seeing abusive federal restrictions for anglers and hunters on federal lands. Close to a million acres once used for target shooting are now padlocked to taxpayers due to u... More
  • Department of the Treasury: Strong Oversight Board is the Only Path to Address Puerto Rico’s Crisis
    Press Release
    Feb 25, 2016 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing to review the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s analysis of the Puerto Rico situation and the Obama Administration’s plan to address the crisis. Counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Antonio Weiss delivered testimony o... More
  • Flint Michigan of The San Joaquin Valley
    Press Release
    Feb 24, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans held a hearing to review federal regulations exacerbating California’s drought crisis even while El Niño is providing significant precipitation for the region. “I’ve watched what’s happening in Flint, Michigan and the outrage with the government action that put the po... More
  • Agencies Questioned on Impacts of Obama Administration’s New Environmental Mitigation Regulations
    Press Release
    Feb 24, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing to review the Presidential Memoranda on mitigation issued on November 3rd, 2015 to five federal agencies. The memoranda creates sweeping new statutory authority and new requirements that agencies must use when evaluating and approving pro... More
  • Task Force on Restoring Constitutional Authority Releases Mission Statement
    Press Release
    Feb 24, 2016 -
    In advance of their first idea forum today, the chairs of the Task Force on Restoring Constitutional Authority released their mission statement. This mission statement, laying out the goals of the task force, marks the next step in the development of a bold, pro-growth agenda that Republicans will present to the countr... More
  • Duplicity at the Gold King Mine
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Feb 22, 2016 -
    OP-ED: Duplicity at the Gold King Mine Rep. Rob Bishop As the effects of dumping 3 million gallons of contaminated mine water into the Animas and San Juan Rivers continue to be studied, the story of the Gold King Mine disaster grows from bad to worse. Some may have heard that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ... More
  • Committee Issues Subpoenas on Gold King Documents
    Press Release
    Feb 18, 2016 -
    Yesterday evening, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued subpoenas to the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for documents related to the USACE’s peer review of DOI’s Technical Evaluation of the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill. Republican... More
  • Wall Street Journal: An Animas River Accounting
    In Case You Missed It
    Feb 17, 2016 -
    If a private company dumped three million gallons of toxic sludge into Colorado waterways, we’d be flooded with daily media updates for months. Yet the press has by now forgotten the disaster unleashed in August when EPA contractors punctured an abandoned mine. New evidence suggests the government isn’t coming clean ab... More
  • Bishop: President Ignores Legislative Process in Another Round of Unilateral Monument Designations
    Press Release
    Feb 12, 2016 -
    Today, President Obama unilaterally designated three new national monuments in the California desert: Sand to Snow National Monument, Mojave Trails National Monument, and Castle Mountains National Monument. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This is presidential bullying. The intent of the Anti... More

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