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The House Committee on Natural Resources, chaired by Rob Bishop of Utah, considers legislation about American energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, oceans, Native Americans, irrigation and reclamation. The Committee is comprised of 44 Representatives, 25 Republicans and 18 Democrats. Learn more about Chairman Bishop and meet all of the Committee Members. You can also find recent activity, read about the history of the Committee, the rules and the Committee's jurisdiction.

The Committee is divided into five subcommittees:

Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
The Subcommittee is responsible for issues of mineral resources on public land, geothermal resources, mining interests and most of the U.S. Geological survey.
Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs Subcommittee Subcommittee on Federal Lands
The Subcommittee is responsible for all matters related to the National Park System, U.S. Forests, public lands, and national Monuments.
Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs
The Subcommittee is responsible for all matters regarding Native Americans, including the 565 federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native Corporations, and nearly 1.9 million American Indians.
National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
The Subcommittee is responsible for oversight of federal agencies, programs, and policies within the Committee's jurisdiction, including Department of the Interior, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Commerce.
Water and Power Subcommittee Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans
The Subcommittee is responsible for matters concerning America’s water resources, federal irrigation projects, generation of electric power from federal water projects, interstate water issues and fisheries management.



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