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  • Panel Reviews Bipartisan Bill to Create Federal Land Inventory
    Press Release
    May 23, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 2199 (Rep Cramer, R-ND), the “Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2017” or the “FLAIR Act.” The federal government owns an estimated 640 million acres of land, although, amazingly, the actual acreage number is not definitively known. The... More
  • Panel Urges Passage of Locally Supported Land Bills to Promote Economic Development and Conservation
    Press Release
    May 23, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on two bills to promote economic development, improve conservation and address targeted federal land management challenges. H.R. 2423, the “Washington County, Utah, Public Lands Management Implementation Act,” (Rep. Chris Stewart, R-UT) fulfills a prom... More
  • Interior Official: Land Consolidation Program Failing Native Americans, Taxpayers
    Press Release
    May 23, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing on the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Cobell Land Consolidation Program. The program authorizes DOI to purchase highly fractionated allotments and consolidate them in tribal ownership. After an expenditure of over $1 billion, it rem... More
  • Hearing Focuses on Bills to Protect Property Rights, Increase Federal Transparency
    Press Release
    May 18, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a legislative hearing on two bills to increase federal transparency, safeguard private and state water rights, and provide certainty to water and power users. The “Water Rights Protection Act” discussion draft (Rep. Scott Tipton, R-CO) protects state water law and... More
  • Panel: Optimizing Rigs-to-Reefs Program Benefits Marine Ecosystems, Coastal Economies
    Press Release
    May 17, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on “Reviewing Recent State Successes with the Rigs to Reefs Program.” The panel focused on the environmental benefits of maintaining decommissioned oil and gas platforms as marine habitat and ways to optimize the program's use and benefits. "Since t... More
  • Panel Calls for Active Management to Improve the Health of National Forests
    Press Release
    May 17, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held an oversight hearing on “Seeking Better Management of America’s Overgrown, Fire-Prone National Forests.” Members and witnesses called for a paradigm shift in the way we manage the nation’s increasingly overgrown, disease infested and fire-prone federal forests and grassland... More
  • Bishop Statement on EPA’s Pebble Mine Announcement
    Press Release
    May 12, 2017 -
    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement to allow the Pebble Mine project in southwest Alaska to proceed to regular permitting under the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposed mineral development project was preemptively denied by the Obama administ... More
  • Bishop Statement on Senate Failure to Advance the CRA for the Methane Venting and Flaring Rule
    Press Release
    May 10, 2017 -
    Today, the Senate failed to advance H.J. Res. 36 by a vote of 49-51. The joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) would repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) rule on methane emissions from oil and gas operations on Federal and Indian land. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the fol... More
  • Letter: Bishop and Labrador Express Concerns Over Obama-Era Climate Change Programs at Interior
    Press Release
    May 3, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-ID) sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke expressing concerns and requesting information on two climate change adaptation programs established within the Department of the Interior during the Obama admi... More
  • Panel: Hydropower Reforms Needed to Streamline Relicensing and Incentivize New Development
    Press Release
    May 3, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held an oversight hearing on the costly and lengthy process to relicense hydropower and to explore opportunities for new development. “Navigating through the federal bureaucracy necessary to obtain the proper licensing to get these new hydropower projects running is ex... More
  • Panel Outlines Devastating Social and Economic Consequences of Antiquities Designations
    Press Release
    May 2, 2017 -
    Washington, D.C. – Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands heard testimony on the consequences of Executive Branch overreach of the Antiquities Act. The panel discussed national monuments designated without significant local input or support or that included excessively large or restricted areas of land. Director of t... More
  • Bishop on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers
    In Case You Missed It
    Apr 30, 2017 -
    Earlier today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) appeared on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers to discuss a range of issues including energy development on federal lands, forest management and wildfires and President Trump’s recent executive order on national monuments. Click below to view the interview... More
  • Bishop Welcomes Trump Action on Offshore Energy Initiatives
    Press Release
    Apr 28, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s announcement on offshore initiatives. “A thorough review of the morass of bad policies developed and imposed by the prior administration to crush offshore development and investment is welcome... More
  • Committee Passes Bipartisan Bill to Safeguard Electric Transmission, Enhance Grid Reliability
    Press Release
    Apr 27, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 1873, the “Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act,” bipartisan vote of 24-14. Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) introduced the bipartisan bill to improve the safety and reliability of the electric grid on federal lands. “I... More
  • Committee Advances Slate of Bills to Boost Water and Power Infrastructure
    Press Release
    Apr 27, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed a slate of bills to expand and improve our nation’s water and power infrastructure. The bills represent one segment of the Committee’s contributions to broader infrastructure legislation being developed in the House and Senate. H.R. 1967 (Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-CO), ... More
  • Bishop Opening Statement on Markup: Infrastructure Proposals to Advance
    Press Release
    Apr 26, 2017 -
    Live Webcast: Click HERE. Remarks as prepared for delivery: “Today, the Committee will consider a range of bills to protect and improve our nation’s water and power infrastructure, spur job creation and increase economic growth.” “The Committee has spent the past months reviewing regulatory barriers to support infrastr... More
  • Bishop Statement on Antiquities Act Executive Order
    Press Release
    Apr 26, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s announcement on national monument designations. “Today’s action sends the powerful message that communities will no longer take a back seat to out-of-state special interest groups. I’m pleased... More
  • Bishop Statement on Confirmation of Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary
    Press Release
    Apr 24, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Sonny Perdue as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture: “I congratulate Secretary Perdue on his confirmation. I look forward to working with him on a comprehensive wildfire and forest management package in the mo... More
  • Bishop Announces Senior Committee Staff Changes
    Press Release
    Apr 20, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) today announced a number of senior staff changes for the 115th Congress. Kiel Weaver, staff director for the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans, is leaving the Committee to join the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan. Beginning May 1, Kiel will serve a... More
  • Bishop Statement on Zinke Appointment of Kate MacGregor to Interior Post
    Press Release
    Apr 6, 2017 -
    Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the appointment of Katharine MacGregor, former senior professional staff on the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the Department of the Interior. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the... More
  • RECLAIM Act Needed to Accelerate Reclamation of Abandoned Mine Lands
    Press Release
    Apr 5, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 1731 (Rep. Hal Rogers, R-KY), the “Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and Investing More Act of 2017” or “RECLAIM Act.” “[H.R. 1731] finds a hard struck balance between many interested sta... More
  • Panel Reviews Slate of Locally Supported Land Transfers to Facilitate Critical Infrastructure Development
    Press Release
    Apr 5, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on a slate of bills that would approve targeted land transfers to facilitate critical infrastructure development and job creation. “Sadly, these bills are necessary because the federal government has not recently been that good neighbor, and ideologica... More
  • President Trump Signs into Law Measure Ending FWS’s Unlawful Power Grab in Alaska
    Press Release
    Apr 4, 2017 -
    Yesterday, President Trump signed into law H.J. Res. 69 sponsored by Rep. Don Young (R-AK). The joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act overturns the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule on “Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wi... More
  • Panel Calls for Congressional Action to Expand Hydropower Infrastructure
    Press Release
    Apr 4, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans discussed two bills that would expand hydropower infrastructure and clean energy for communities in Alaska and across the West. “This hearing marks another step towards improving our nation’s infrastructure. Today’s main focus is on what we can do to empower regional, ... More
  • Reps. LaMalfa and Schrader Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Electricity Reliability
    Press Release
    Apr 4, 2017 -
    Today, Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) introduced H.R. 1873, the “Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act.” The bipartisan bill, cosponsored by Reps. Bruce Westerman (R-AR), Jim Costa (D-CA), Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), improves the safety and reliability of the e... More
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Panel Reviews Bipartisan Bill to Create Federal Land Inventory

Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 2199 (Rep Cramer, R-ND), the “Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2017” or the “FLAIR Act.” The federal government ow...... Read more

Panel Urges Passage of Locally Supported Land Bills to Promote Economic Development and Conservation

Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on two bills to promote economic development, improve conservation and address targeted federal land management challenges. H.R. 242...... Read more

Interior Official: Land Consolidation Program Failing Native Americans, Taxpayers

Today, the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing on the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Cobell Land Consolidation Program. The program authorizes DOI to purchase ...... Read more

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