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Chairman Letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell


WASHINGTON, D.C., July 1, 2016 - TO: Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell 

FROM: Rob Bishop, Chairman House Committee on Natural Resources

Dear Ms. Attorney General and Madame Secretary: 

In a February 26, 2015 correspondence (Letter) to Secretary Sally Jewell and former Attorney General Eric Holder, I outlined a number of items that needed to be sent to Congress prior to consideration of any proposed Indian water rights settlement. As I indicated, these types of settlements are generally preferable to prolonged litigation, and when crafted correctly, can also benefit the American taxpayer through the relief of liabilities associated with legal obligations.  

Read the entire letter HERE.

Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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