Home > news > Page
  • President Obama Rejects Keystone XL
    Press Release
    Nov 6, 2015 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) responded to President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. “President Obama has put the final nail in the Keystone XL pipeline’s coffin, thereby nailing his legacy as the most anti-energy extremist President the nation has ever had. Tossing aside years of environmental proce... More
  • Bishop Releases Land and Water Conservation Fund Reforms
    Press Release
    Nov 5, 2015 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released a discussion draft of legislation titled the “Protecting America’s Recreation and Conservation (PARC) Act,” which includes several substantive reforms to update the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), enacted in 1965. “The LWCF’s current lopsided funding ratio makes limit... More
  • Committee Discusses Comprehensive Mining Legislation in Response to EPA’s Disastrous Animas Spill
    Press Release
    Nov 4, 2015 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources discussed mining legislation to address the failed response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Animas spill three months ago and reform policies that currently impede abandoned mine cleanup nationally. H.R. 3843 introduced by Subcommittee Chairman Doug... More
  • Wall Street Journal: Government Land Grab
    In Case You Missed It
    Nov 3, 2015 -
    The Obama Administration has spent years invading broad parts of the economy from finance to health care, but less noticed is the takeover of, well, actual land. Witness the standoff over a 50-year-old public land program that has devolved into a watering hole for seizing private property. The Land and Water Conservati... More
  • Bishop Response to WSJ Editorial on the Land and Water Conservation Fund
    Press Release
    Nov 3, 2015 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resource Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to an editorial in the Wall Street Journal: “One of the harshest things that a government can do is to take away a citizen’s land and home. The fact that for 50 years the Land and Water Conservation Fund has... More
  • Bishop: President Obama Disregards Law to Fundamentally Transform Federal Lands Policy
    Press Release
    Nov 3, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to the White House’s memorandum on “Mitigating Impacts on Natural Resources from Development and Encouraging Related Private Investment.” “Memorandum, executive order…call it what you will. President Obama is thro... More
  • Freeing Indians From Obama's Grip
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Oct 28, 2015 -
    OP-ED: Freeing Indians From Obama's Grip Wall Street Journal Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) Poor access to health care, drug and alcohol abuse, teen suicide, and a lack of job opportunities plague Indian reservations across the country. With unemployment rates in a number of large Indian communities well over 50%, many t... More
  • House Passes the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015
    Press Release
    Oct 22, 2015 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 1937, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015 with bipartisan support by a vote of 254-177. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “China is winning and we are losing. Rather than harness our abundant mineral resources for the betterment of... More
  • Bishop Introduces Tribal Recognition Act
    Press Release
    Oct 21, 2015 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced H.R. 3764, the Tribal Recognition Act of 2015 and issued the following statement. “The tribal recognition process has been a mess for decades. The authority to recognize tribes is one that belongs to Congress, not the executive branch. Ho... More
  • Bishop: Interior Arctic Lease Cancellation Plays into Russia’s Hands
    Press Release
    Oct 16, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the announcement made today by the U.S. Department of the Interior that it will cancel the two potential Arctic offshore lease sales scheduled under the current five-year offshore oil and gas leasing program for 2012-2017:... More
  • E&E News: Dems Urge Obama To Be Transparent About Marine Monument Plans
    In Case You Missed It
    Oct 14, 2015 -
    The Obama administration is now facing pressure from Democrats to be more open about a possible marine monument off New England. Massachusetts Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren sent a letter to Obama yesterday asking for more public input into the possible monument. The Conservation Law Foundation, Natural Resources... More
  • Washington Examiner: Obama's 'energy-no, pot yes' policy
    In Case You Missed It
    Oct 13, 2015 -
    A bill approved by the House this week aims to end what one senior Republican calls the Obama administration's "double standard" when it comes to growing pot, an illegal act under federal law, and producing oil and gas from fracking on tribal lands. "What's bizarre is that for energy production, the administration inte... More
  • Bishop Statement on Court Decision to Halt Waters of the U.S. Rule
    Press Release
    Oct 9, 2015 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) responded to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling regarding the Environmental Protect Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. “It is sad that we need the courts to tell the Obama Administration to rethink this issue and do the right thing. Why can’t the agenci... More
  • Native American Energy Act Passes House with Bipartisan Vote, Broad Support from Indian Country
    Press Release
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 538, the Native American Energy Act with bipartisan support by a vote of 254-173. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “H.R. 538 seeks to correct the injustices done to tribal energy potential, which has suffered at the incompetent hands of federal bureaucracy. With ... More
  • Yellowstone and Grande Teton Paddling Act (H.R. 974)
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 974 Out of Committee (Approved by a Roll Call Vote of 23 yeas and 15 nays) To direct the Secretary of the Interior to promulgate regulations to allow the use of hand-propelled vessels on certain rivers and streams that flow in and through certain Federal lands in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton Na... More
  • Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act (H.R. 1107)
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 1107 Out of Committee (Approved by Unanimous Consent) To require the secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the Bureau of reclamation to manage its infrastructure assets. Gosar Amendment #1 (Adopted by Unanimous Consent) *For complete legislative action for the October... More
  • H.R. 1820
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 1820 Out of Committee (Approved by Unanimous Consent) To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to retire coal preference right lease applications for which the Secretary has made an affirmative commercial quantities determination, and for other purposes. *For complete legislative action for the October... More
  • H.R. 2212
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 2212 Out of Committee (Approved by Unanimous Consent) To take certain Federal lands located in Lassen County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Susanville Indian Rancheria, and for other purposes. LaMalfa Amendment #1 (Adopted by Unanimous Consent) *For complete legislative action for the Oct... More
  • Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act (H.R. 2270)
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 2270 Out of Committee (Approved by Unanimous Consent) To redesignate the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, located in the State of Washington, as the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, to establish the Medicine Creek Treaty National History Site within the wildlife refuge, and for othe... More
  • SHARE Act (H.R. 2406)
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 2406 Out of Committee (Approved by a Roll Call Vote of 21 yeas and 15 nays) To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other purposes. Gosar Amendment 134 (Adopted by Voice Vote) Radewagen Amendment #1 (Adopted by Roll Call Vote of 20 yeas and 15 nays) G... More
  • H.R. 2270
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 2270 Out of Committee (Approved by Unanimous Consent) To redesignate the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, located in the State of Washington, as the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, to establish the Medicine Creek Treaty National Historic Site within the wildlife refuge, and for oth... More
  • Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015 (H.R. 3382)
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 3382 Out of Committee (Approved by Roll Call Vote of 21 yeas and 16 nays) To amend the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act to enhance recreational opportunities, environmental restoration activities, and forest management activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin, and for other purposes. McClintock Amendment 001 (Adopte... More
  • H.R. 1452
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 1452 Out of Committee (Approved by Voice Vote) To authorize Escambia County, Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly part of Santa Rosa Island National Monument and that was conveyed to Escambia County subject to restrictions on use and reconveyance. *For complete legislative action for the... More
  • Committee Requests Information on Obama Administration's Intentions to Designate or Expand Marine Monuments in Nation's Waters
    Press Release
    Oct 7, 2015 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), and Reps. John Fleming (R-LA), Don Young (R-AK), and Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS) sent a letter today to Council on Environmental Quality Managing Director Christy Goldfuss and Assistant Administrator for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Eileen Sobeck to request... More
  • Bishop Requests Information from Departments on Federal Land Grabs Through LWCF
    Press Release
    Oct 7, 2015 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack requesting information about federal agencies recent land acquisitions and stewardship of existing federal lands. Th... More

Latest News

Proposed Legislation Aims to Ensure Input of Local Communities in Federal Land Management Decisions

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 ...... Read more

Environmental Laws Threaten Safety in Borderland Communities

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 lan...... Read more

Federal Land Management Agency’s Duplicative Regulation Acts in Opposition to Its ‘Stated’ Purpose

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...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events