• Bishop Rolls Out Committee Agenda, Drills Down on Federal Onshore and Offshore Energy Production
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    Mar 9, 2015 -
    Politico: “Bishop has already moved to increase the panel’s oversight, opening the door for probes on the Endangered Species Act and federal reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act. ‘[NEPA] is a law that has an impact on every aspect of American life,’ Bishop said. And ESA ‘is a perfect example of an act t... More
  • Chairman Bishop: Administration’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Relies On Same Stale Paradigms
    Press Release
    Mar 5, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) submitted his opening statement for today’s oversight hearing for the U.S. Department of the Interior’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal. “With our national debt currently exceeding $18 trillion, the Administration’s overall federal budget, including the ... More
  • ICYMI: Secretary Jewell: “No, I can’t guarantee anything”
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    Mar 5, 2015 -
    In response to Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chairman Doug Lamborn’s (CO-5) questioning about the Administration’s Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas five-year plan, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said she could not guarantee that the Atlantic lease sale would be in the finalized proposal. “So you guarant... More
  • Bishop Requests Additional Information from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Before Any Final Listing Determination is Made on North Long-Eared Bat
    Press Release
    Mar 4, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today sent a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Dan Ashe, requesting information supporting any final listing determination for the northern long-eared bat (NLEB) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). A final listing decision for th... More
  • In Lieu of the Cane, a Reflection on Conservation Policy
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Mar 4, 2015 -
    In Lieu of the Cane, a Reflection on Conservation Policy | Commentary By Rep. Rob Bishop March 4, 2015 More than 200 years ago, Rep. Roger Griswold of Connecticut used his wooden cane to bludgeon Rep. Matthew Lyon of Vermont on the House floor. Had Griswold any respect for Lyon, he would have challenged him to a duel.... More
  • House Committee on Natural Resources Announces Hearing Schedule for March 2015
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    Mar 3, 2015 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources announced its hearing schedule for the month of March 2015. Hearing Details: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:00AM 1324 Longworth HOB Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources “Examining the Spending Priorities and Missions of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), th... More
  • Chairman Bishop Interview on Morning in America with Bill Bennett
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    Mar 2, 2015 -
    On March 2, 2015, Chairman Rob Bishop joined Morning in America radio host Bill Bennett to discuss fracking, OPEC, and federal lands. “The United States is a leader now in energy production, we’ve caught up to the Russians and Saudi Arabians, but we’ve done that all on state and private lands,” stated Bishop. “If the n... More
  • Chairman Bishop Discusses Homeland Security Funding on C-SPAN
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    Mar 2, 2015 -
    On March 2, 2015, Chairman Rob Bishop joins the Washington Journal on C-SPAN to discuss funding the Department of Homeland Security, federal lands, and energy production. “We have turned into an economic giant in the United States. We’ve already surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia in the amount of energy we produce, but ... More
  • Chairman Bishop Interview on The Larry Kudlow Show
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    Feb 28, 2015 -
    On February 28, 2015, Chairman Rob Bishop joined The Larry Kudlow Show to discuss Keystone, ANWAR, and increasing energy production across the nation. "We are living in a much more dangerous world than we ever had during the Cold War. And to meet that threat, that environment, we’ve got to use our diplomatic means, our... More
  • Chairman Bishop Interview on Sirius XM Radio with Tim Farley
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    Feb 26, 2015 -
    On February 26, 2015, Chairman Rob Bishop joined Sirius XM radio host Tim Farley to discuss federal lands and the direction of the committee for the 114th Congress. “The United States is becoming an energy leader. We’ve already passed Russia and Saudi Arabia for energy production, but it’s all been on private and state... More
  • Resources Chairman Bishop discusses panel priorities, plans for climate, drilling action
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    Feb 25, 2015 -
    On February 25, 2015, Chairman Bishop spoke with Environment and Energy Publishing to discuss the 114th Congress, carbon sequestration, and new ideas to combat climate change. "'The new chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee sees the Interior Department’s budget as a way to inject creative thinking into issu... More
  • Bishop on President Obama’s Keystone XL Pipeline Veto
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    Feb 24, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s veto of Keystone XL legislation today. The legislation was approved earlier this month with bipartisan support in both the U.S. House and Senate and was sent to the President earlier today. “... More
  • GOP chairman: Interior funding request 'underwhelming'
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    Feb 24, 2015 -
    On February 24, 2015, Chairman Rob Bishop was interviewed by Timothy Cama with The Hill to discuss Secretary Sally Jewell and the Presidents 2016 budget requests. “The new chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee sees the Interior Department’s budget as a way to inject creative thinking into issues like oil d... More
  • Chairman Bishop Reacts to Department of the Interior’s Proposed Rule for Artic Drilling Standards
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    Feb 20, 2015 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement on proposed regulations for exploration and drilling activities on the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) announced earlier today by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). “There’s... More
  • Chairman Bishop Reacts to Obama Administration’s Plans to Unilaterally Proclaim Three New National Monuments
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    Feb 18, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement after President Obama announced his intentions to unilaterally proclaim three new national monuments using the Antiquities Act of 1906. “President Obama has sidelined the American public and bulldozed transparency by procl... More
  • Bishop Lauds Colorado Governor’s Effort to Push Back Against Obama Administration’s Flawed Gunnison Sage Grouse Listing Designation
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    Feb 11, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today issued the following statement in support of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper's (D) lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency's decision, under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), to list the Gunnison sage grouse as a “Thre... More
  • Bishop on President Obama’s Keystone XL Pipeline Decision
    Press Release
    Feb 11, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement upon final passage of the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. House. The legislation has now been approved with bipartisan support in both the U.S. House and Senate. “The Hesitator in Chief has lost his last alibi. President Ob... More
  • ROB BISHOP OP-ED: America's Arctic blink
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    Feb 5, 2015 -
    ​OP-ED: America's Arctic blink The Washington Times Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) February 5, 2015 The response should never be to falter when your enemy stares you down, but that’s just what President Obama has done with OPEC. He sent a signal: America will blink. Last week, the Obama administration issued two edicts t... More
  • Bishop Praises Senate Approval of Keystone XL
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    Jan 29, 2015 -
    House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today issued the following statement upon Senate passage of legislation approving the Keystone XL Pipeline: “I applaud my colleagues in the Senate that voted to approve this important energy infrastructure bill, which is long overdue. At long last, Senator Harry Reid ... More
  • U.S. Department of the Interior’s Five-Year Plan Dashes Offshore Energy Hopes
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    Jan 27, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s Draft Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017 to 2022: “Someday this Administration will move the goal of energy independence forward. Unfortunately, this ... More
  • Bishop Issues Statement on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Actions by Obama Administration
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    Jan 25, 2015 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement on President Obama’s announcement to immediately begin managing 1.5 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as wilderness, in addition to the 18 million acres of ANWR that have already been designated wilderness. This will prohibit any motor... More
  • Chairman Bishop Announces House Natural Resources Committee Senior Republican Staff for 114th Congress
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    Jan 21, 2015 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today announced senior Republican staff for the House Natural Resources Committee in the 114th Congress. “With the input of members and our state and local partners, the Committee spent the past two months developing a new subcommittee structure that will strengthen oversight capacity and re... More
  • Chairman Bishop Reacts to President’s State of the Union Address
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    Jan 20, 2015 -
    House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) tonight issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address: “President Obama tonight spoke about expanding our economy and attaining energy security, but time and again, he has actively blocked the responsible development of our... More
  • Chairman Bishop Announces Natural Resources Committee Republican Leadership, Subcommittee Assignments for 114th Congress
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    Jan 15, 2015 -
    House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today announced the subcommittee chairmen and rosters for the Committee’s Republican members during the 114th Congress. Details for the Committee’s formal organizational meeting will be announced in the near future. “Promoting the responsible development of our domest... More
  • House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop Announces Republican Members for 114th Congress, New Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
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    Jan 13, 2015 -
    U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today announced the roster of Republican members who will serve on the committee and five subcommittees in the 114th Congress, and the creation of a new subcommittee that will have jurisdiction over all committee oversight matters. “Over the next two ye... More
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