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Legislative Priorities

The House Committee on Natural Resources has jurisdiction over American energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, oceans, Native Americans, irrigation and reclamation, and more. Many of our members represent districts in the West, but the issues considered by the committee impact every American.

Under the House Republican majority, the committee has advanced legislation that unlocks access to our rich natural resources, spurs innovation in the private sector, promotes conservation, supports rural economies, and holds the Biden administration accountable.

Below you’ll find information on some of the committee’s top priorities during the 118th Congress. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it provides a snapshot of the issues Chairman Westerman and our members have championed since retaking the majority. Click on each page to see relevant press releases, legislative text, and more.

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act 

H.R. 5616, the Bringing Reliable Investment into Domestic Gulf Energy (BRIDGE) Production Act of 2023

H.R. 6009, the Restoring American Energy Dominance Act

H.R. 6285, the Alaska Right to Produce Act

H.R. 2925, the Mining Regulatory Clarity Act of 2023

Subcommittee on Federal Lands

H.R. 2989, the Save Our Sequoias Act 

H.R. 6492, the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act

Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs

The Indo-Pacific Task Force

Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries

H.R. 7408, the America's Wildlife Habitat Conservation Act 

H.R. 615, the Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act of 2023

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Floyd Bennett Field and the Biden Border Crisis