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  • Freeing Indians From Obama's Grip
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    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
  • Resurrecting 'Eureka' in California
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    Sep 21, 2015 -
    OP-ED: Resurrecting 'Eureka' in California National Review Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) September 21, 2015 “Eureka!” (“I have found it.”) Coined for the discovery of gold that brought adventurers and entrepreneurs flocking to the elusive western border of our continent, California’s state motto has held true for genera... More
  • Federal Government Undermining Technology in the Energy Era
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    Jul 22, 2015 -
    OP-ED: Federal Government Undermining Technology in the Energy Era By Rob Bishop A country that undermines its own technological advancements is a country in peril. A decade ago, establishment experts, bureaucrats, and environmental extremists were convinced the world was running out of fossil fuels - the organic ener... More
  • Protect Forests Too Much and They Go Up in Flames
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    Jul 7, 2015 -
    OP-ED: Protect Forests Too Much and They Go Up in Flames By Rep. Rob Bishop Today, 58 million acres of our nation's forests, an area slightly larger than my home state of Utah, are in danger of being burned to a crisp. The higher estimate reaches 86 million acres – add in a Michigan. What has made our nation's forests... More
  • Assessing the State of Water and Power in the West
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    Mar 20, 2015 -
    OP-ED: Assessing the State of Water and Power in the West Water and Power Report By Congressman Rob Bishop Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources Those of us from the western United States are fully aware of what irrigated agriculture means to our local ways of life, regional economies, domestic food supplies,... More
  • In Lieu of the Cane, a Reflection on Conservation Policy
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    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
  • 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
  • Chairman Hastings Delivers Speech on the Magnuson-Stevens Act
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    Apr 24, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following speech today at the University of Washington, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, Symposium on the Magnuson-Stevens Act: “Thank you for having me here today to discuss the Magnuson-Stevens Act and our current efforts in Congress t... More
  • Hastings Calls on Senate to Act on Healthy Forest Management and Jobs Bill
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    Apr 23, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following speech today at the Western Regional Forest Resources Association Spring Meeting in Pasco, WA. In the speech, Chairman Hastings talked about the House bill (H.R. 1526) that would put tens of thousands of Americans back to work, prov... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the National Water Resources Association
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    Apr 2, 2014 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following prepared remarks at the National Water Resources Association Annual Meeting, highlighting hydropower as a clean, renewable energy resource; California water issues; and the need to update and improve the Endangered Species Ac... More
  • Reps. Bishop and Daines Op-Ed in Roll Call: Give the American People a Voice in the National Monument Process
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    Mar 26, 2014 -
    OP-ED: Give the American People a Voice in the National Monument Process Roll Call Reps. Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Steve Daines (MT-At Large) March 25, 2014 The Antiquities Act was established in 1906 as a way for the president to single-handedly create new national monuments. The law provides the president with the expr... More
  • Chairman Hastings and Rep. Lummis' Joint Op-Ed in The Daily Caller: Improving the Endangered Species Act for the 21st Century
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    Mar 12, 2014 -
    Improving the Endangered Species Act for the 21st Century By ESA Working Group Co-Chairs Doc Hastings and Cynthia Lummis The Daily Caller 3/11/2014 Over forty years ago, Congress passed the Endangered Species Act (ESA) with the noblest of intentions – conserve and recover wildlife facing preventable extinction. This i... More
  • Chairman Hastings’ Statement at Conference Committee Meeting on WRRDA
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    Nov 20, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following opening statement today at the Conference Committee meeting on the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA): “Thank you Madam Chairman. I’m pleased to be here as we open this conference committee on this important legislatio... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Op-Ed in The Daily Caller: Protecting the States’ Right to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing
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    Nov 20, 2013 -
    Protecting the States’ Right to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing By House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings The Daily Caller 11/19/2013 Hardworking American families have long been feeling the effects of anemic economic growth, unemployment that’s been too high for too long, and energy prices that should ... More
  • Chairman Hastings Op-Ed in The Hill: Time to Unlock our Offshore Energy Resources
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    Jun 26, 2013 -
    Time to Unlock our Offshore Energy Resources By: House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings The Hill June 26, 2013 Remember when gas prices were under $2 a gallon? It wasn’t that long ago. In fact, the price of a gallon of gas was just $1.89 when President Obama took office in January 2009. Prices have ne... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Speech at the Pacific Fishery Management Council's Managing Our Nation's Fisheries Conference
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    May 7, 2013 -
    I want to thank Dr. McIsaac, the Regional Fishery Management Councils – in particular, the Pacific Council - and NOAA for hosting this conference. Pulling together a conference involving this many people who have an interest in fisheries management cannot be an easy task. I would like to welcome all of you here to Wash... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Keynote Speech before the Family Farm Alliance Annual Conference
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    Feb 22, 2013 -
    Thank you for that warm welcome and introduction, Mike (LaPlant). For those of you who don’t know, Mike is the President of the Washington State Farm Bureau and a Director of the Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District. Mike is not only a constituent from Ephrata, Washington, but a friend. And I want to thank you at ... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Op-Ed in The Hill: Federal helium program: Reforms need to address shortages, inject free-market principles
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    Dec 10, 2012 -
    Federal helium program: Reforms need to address shortages, inject free-market principles By: Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings December 10, 2012 For most Americans, the word helium may conjure up images of party balloons and cartoon characters floating in the Thanksgiving Day Parade, but few recognize ... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Op-Ed in Politico: Barack Obama's campaign against coal
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    Sep 12, 2012 -
    Barack Obama’s campaign against coal By: Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings Politico Wednesday, September 12, 2012 During President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, he declared one of his energy goals was to “bankrupt” the coal industry by making electricity prices “skyrocket.” That policy sta... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Op-Ed in The Hill: President Obama's offshore drilling plan must be replaced
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    Jul 23, 2012 -
    President Obama’s offshore drilling plan must be replaced By: House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings The Hill July 23, 2012 While the American people and news media were distracted by the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare, the Obama Administration quietly released its final proposed offshore drill... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Op-Ed on FOX News: Obama's national ocean policy threatens jobs and economic activities onshore and off
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    Jun 20, 2012 -
    Obama's national ocean policy threatens jobs and economic activities onshore and off By House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings Foxnews.com June 19, 2012 In the famous poem “Paul Revere’s Ride,” Revere instructs his fellow patriots to use lanterns to signal whether there’s an attack coming by land or s... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Op-Ed in The Washington Times: Time to improve the Endangered Species Act
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    May 21, 2012 -
    HASTINGS: Time to improve the Endangered Species Act By House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings Washington Times May 18, 2012 When the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was signed into law in 1973 by President Nixon, he spoke about the importance of preserving “the rich array of animal life with which our c... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Statement at Conference Committee Meeting on Highway Bill
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    May 8, 2012 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following opening statement today at the Conference Committee meeting on the Highway bill: “The federal government’s slow, cumbersome bureaucracy is consistently getting in the way of job creation and economic growth. Nowhere is this more ev... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Op-Ed in The Hill: Actions louder than words when it comes to Obama's energy policies
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    Feb 9, 2012 -
    Actions louder than words when it comes to Obama’s energy policies By House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings The Hill February 8, 2012 Those who heard President Obama’s recent State of the Union speech might have been confused when he got to the energy portion of his remarks. Echoing phrases long used... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Op-Ed in The Hill: U.S. needs Brazilian approach to energy policy
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    Jan 24, 2012 -
    U.S. needs Brazilian approach to energy policy By House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings The Hill January 24, 2012 Earlier this month I had the opportunity to accompany Speaker John Boehner and a bipartisan group of members of Congress on a trip to Latin America. In addition to discussing trade and ec... More
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