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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, 26 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 will pursue aggressive oversight of the Obama Administration and federal agencies, programs and policies within the Committee's jurisdiction.
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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Latest News

Committee Passes Bill to Improve the Health and Resiliency of Federal Forests

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 2936, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017.” Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR) introduced the bipartisan bill to reduce the risk of catastro...... Read more

Committee Passes Bill to Protect Water Rights

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources advanced H.R. 2939, the “Water Rights Protection Act of 2017.” Introduced by Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO), the bill protects privately held water rights fro...... Read more

Committee Advances Bill to Ease Impediments to Recreation on Public Lands

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 289, the “Guides and Outfitters Act” or “Go Act.” Introduced by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), the bill aims to increase public access to recreat...... Read more

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Oversight Hearing “Examining Policy Impacts of Excessive Litigation Against the Department of the Interior”
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515
Oversight Hearing on "Examining Access to Oil and Gas Development on Federal Lands"
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
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