Media Advisories

09.11.20

Livestreams Next Week: DOI Diversity Hearing on Thursday, Environmental Justice for All Act Events on Thursday and Friday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding three livestreamed events next week. Thursday, Sept. 17 The Committee is hosting two events on Sept. 17. Environmental Justice Forum Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead a livestreamed forum titled Environmental Justice Now Tour: Louisiana - Cancer Alley as part of his ongoing initiative with Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) to highlight the community impacts of environmental damage and build support for their Envir… Continue Reading


09.03.20

Livestreams Next Week: Environmental Justice on Tuesday, Pendley’s Unfitness for Office on Wednesday, Native American School Reopenings on Thursday

This has been updated to reflect a rescheduled time for the SCIP hearing. Washington, D.C. - The House Natural Resources Committee will hold three livestreamed events next week. Tuesday, Sept. 8 On Tuesday, Sept. 8, Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead a livestreamed forum titled Environmental Justice Now Tour: New Mexico as part of his ongoing campaign with Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) to build support for their Environmental Justice for All Act. The bill continues to gather … Continue Reading


08.24.20

Chair Grijalva Leading Online Forum Thursday in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley – Part of National Online Tour to Promote “Environmental Justice for All Act”

This online version corrects an error in the original release. The event is at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time, not 3:30 p.m. Tucson, Ariz. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead an online forum on environmental justice and public health in Louisiana's Cancer Alley region this Thursday, Aug. 27, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time. The event is part of Grijalva's ongoing national virtual tour to build support for the Environmental Justice for All Act, which he and Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) intr… Continue Reading


07.28.20

Livestreams This Week: Markup on Wednesday, Environmental Justice Roundtable With Michigan Organizations on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding two more livestreamed events this week, in addition to the just-concluded hearing on the Lafayette Square crackdown of June 1. Wednesday, July 29 On Wednesday, July 29, Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead a full Committee markup of the following bills. S. 294 (Sen. Udall), A bill to establish a business incubators program within the Department of the Interior to promote economic development in Indian reservation com… Continue Reading


07.24.20

Livestream Next Week: Acting U.S. Park Police Chief, District of Columbia National Guard Major Will Testify on June 1 Lafayette Square Police Crackdown

Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, July 28, Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead a full Committee hearing titled Unanswered Questions About the U.S. Park Police's June 1 Attack on Peaceful Protesters at Lafayette Square. This is the second hearing in the Committee's ongoing investigation into the events of June 1, when multiple federal law enforcement agencies - under supervision of the U.S. Park Police (USPP), part of the Interior Department - beat and tear-gassed unarmed, peaceful pro… Continue Reading


07.17.20

Livestreams Next Week: Confederate Monuments on Tuesday, Tribal Health and Veterans Care on Wednesday, Future of Puerto Rico Energy on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is hosting three livestreamed events next week. Tuesday, July 21 On Tuesday, July 21, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, will lead a hearing titled Monumental Decisions: A Long Overdue Reckoning With Racist Symbols on Our Public Lands on the following bills. H.R. 970 (Rep. Anthony Brown), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to develop a plan for the removal of the monument … Continue Reading


07.10.20

Livestreams Next Week: Legislation on Monday, Infrastructure Impacts on Tuesday, Wildlife Economic Benefits on Wednesday, Tribal Health on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is hosting four livestreamed events next week. Monday, July 13 On Monday, July 13, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, will lead a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 4345 (Rep. Elaine Luria), To provide for the acquisition of non-Federal land for inclusion in the Fort Monroe National Monument in the State of Virginia, and for other purposes. "Fort Monroe National Monument L… Continue Reading


07.06.20

Livestreamed Committee Event This Wednesday: “Federal Emergency Management Agency Response to Pacific Natural Disasters in 2018”

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D-CNMI) will lead a livestreamed roundtable discussion at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, July 8, titled "Federal Emergency Management Agency Response to Pacific Natural Disasters in 2018." The event will focus on preliminary findings of a forthcoming Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, including the fact that the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is still waiting on approximately $20 million in unfinished … Continue Reading


06.30.20

Livestreamed July 7 Event – "The Restoration Economy: Examining Environmental and Economic Opportunities" – Will Focus on Sustainable Job Creation

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), chair of the National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee, will lead a livestreamed policy roundtable at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, July 7, on policies to create new conservation-oriented jobs around the country. Haaland, who is vice chair of the full Committee, will lead a discussion on building a "restoration economy" similar to - but distinct from - the now-booming recreation economy, which until the coronavirus shutdowns added … Continue Reading


06.23.20

Livestreamed Committee Hearing on June 29 on Lafayette Square Crackdown Will Feature Injured Reporter, Wounded Protester, Bishop Mariann Budde

Washington, D.C. - The House Committee on Natural Resources will hold a hearing on Monday, June 29, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time on the violent June 1 law enforcement crackdown against peaceful protesters at Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. The hearing will be the first formal congressional inquiry on the incident, which ended with President Trump's now infamous photo op in front of St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House. The hearing, which will be livestreamed on Facebook at https:… Continue Reading


06.05.20

Next Week’s Schedule: Sustainable Economic Recovery on Tuesday, Pandemic Wildfire Risks on Wednesday, Coronavirus in Puerto Rico on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The House Natural Resources Committee is hosting two livestreamed forums and a livestreamed hearing next week. The Thursday event will be the first fully remote virtual hearing in the Committee's 215-year history. Tuesday, June 9 On Tuesday, June 9, Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead a forum on how best to build a pro-jobs, pro-environment economy after the coronavirus pandemic has subsided. The need for sustainable economic reconstruction is starting to unit… Continue Reading


05.29.20

Next Week’s Livestream Schedule: Cleaning Up Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells on Monday, Risks of Premature National Park Openings on Tuesday

Washington, D.C. - The House Natural Resources Committee is hosting two livestreamed events next week. Monday, June 1 On Monday, June 1, Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), chair of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, will lead a forum on the economic and environmental benefits of putting Americans back to work by plugging and remediating orphaned oil and gas wells. The issue has gathered attention from states worried about rising cleanup costs and ongoing environmental damage from … Continue Reading


05.15.20

Livestreamed Roundtables Next Week: Coronavirus Impacts on Fisheries on Monday, Preventing Wildlife-Borne Disease Spread on Tuesday

Washington, D.C. - The House Natural Resources Committee is hosting two livestreamed events next week. Monday, May 18 On Monday, May 18, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), chair of the Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee, will lead a roundtable on how coronavirus has impacted fisheries around the country. Title: Coronavirus Impacts on American Fisheries and the Seafood Supply When: 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Watch Live: https://bit.ly/3fSncfQ (Facebook) or https://youtu.be/DJB8z8Vy5FQ (YouTube… Continue Reading


05.13.20

Friday Livestream: Chair Grijalva, Subcommittee Chair Gallego Lead Roundtable on Heroes Act Benefits for Indian Country, Still Unmet Tribal Needs

Washington, D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) are hosting a livestreamed roundtable discussion on Friday, May 15, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time with three national tribal organizations to discuss the House of Representatives' newly introduced Heroes Act, the ongoing implementation of the CARES Act, and the pressing need for additional federal support in Native American communities across the country to combat the coronavirus. Gallego is chair of the Sub… Continue Reading


05.12.20

Wednesday Livestream With Chair Grijalva – “Stepping Up: Communities Protecting Themselves and the Environment in the Pandemic Era”

Washington, D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is holding a livestreamed roundtable discussion on Wednesday, May 13, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time on how communities around the country are stepping up to protect themselves and their environments during the coronavirus pandemic. The event will feature a discussion of successful community organizing, litigation, and lawmaking to improve sustainability and protect public health in the absence of leadership from the Trump administration, es… Continue Reading


05.01.20

Natural Resources Committee Hosting Livestream Discussion on May 5 on Trump Admin’s Pandemic-Era Regulatory Rollbacks and Fossil Fuel Agenda

Washington, D.C. - The House Natural Resources Committee is hosting a livestreamed roundtable on Tuesday, May 5, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on the Trump administration's push to deregulate the fossil fuel industry and other heavy polluters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will focus on the lack of public input on major regulatory decisions and the impacts of the administration's push to cut deals for its political allies while public scrutiny is severely limited. The event is the fourth i… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Next Week’s Livestream Schedule: Environmental Justice and Economic Inequality on Tuesday, COVID-19 Response in U.S. Territories on Wednesday

Washington, D.C. - The House Natural Resources Committee is holding two livestreamed roundtables next week with members of Congress and expert witnesses. Tuesday, April 28 Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Reps. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) are holding a livestreamed roundtable discussion this Tuesday, April 28, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on how the coronavirus has exacerbated longstanding environmental and economic inequalities in Ame… Continue Reading


04.22.20

RESCHEDULED: House Natural Resources Committee Livestream on Environmental Justice and Economic Inequality Originally Scheduled for April 23

Washington, D.C. - Due to the House vote schedule, tomorrow's livestreamed roundtable on environmental justice and economic inequality has been postponed until next week. We will announce the new time and date as soon as possible.… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Chair Grijalva, Reps. McEachin and Lowenthal Holding Livestreamed Roundtable on Environmental Justice, Economic Inequality in Coronavirus Response

Washington, D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Reps. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) and Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) are holding a livestreamed roundtable discussion this Thursday, April 23, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time on how the coronavirus has exacerbated longstanding environmental and economic inequalities in American society and how Congress should respond. The event will be livestreamed on Facebook at https://bit.ly/3ap9LjF and YouTube at https://youtu.be/qsOn1A0dz98. Reps. Grijalv… Continue Reading


04.15.20

Chair Grijalva Hosting Livestreamed Roundtable With Tribal Leaders on Federal Coronavirus Response in Indian Country This Friday at 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Tucson, Ariz. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will host a livestreamed roundtable with Native American leaders this Friday, April 17, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on the Trump administration's botched response to the coronavirus pandemic in Indian Country. As Politico, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and other outlets have reported, the administration has been slow to assist tribal communities since the outbreak began even though they are among the most vulnerable populations… Continue Reading

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