Media Advisories

07.22.22

LIVESTREAMS NEXT WEEK: Committee Markup of EJ For All Act on Wednesday, BLM Oversight Hearing and Indian Health Service Bill on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding three livestreamed events next week. WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 The full Committee, led by Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), will hold a markup on the following bills: H.R. 2021 (Grijalva), To restore, reaffirm, and reconcile environmental justice and civil rights, and for other purposes. Environmental Justice For All Act. The Environmental Justice For All Act, led by Chair Grijalva and Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) is the … Continue Reading


07.15.22

LIVESTREAMS NEXT WEEK: Energy Bills on Tuesday, Committee Markup on Wednesday, Water and Wildlife Bills on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding three livestreamed events next week. Tuesday, July 19 Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, led by Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills: H.R. 3681 (Soto), To direct the United States Geological Survey to establish a program to map zones that are at greater risk of sinkhole formation, and for other purposes. Sinkhole Mapping Act … Continue Reading


07.14.22

MEDIA ADVISORY: Chair Grijalva, Rep. McEachin to Hold Press Conference, Make Site Visits on Environmental Justice in Richmond, Va.

Washington, D.C. - On Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern in Richmond, Virginia, House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) will hold an in-person press conference to hear from community leaders about environmental justice issues in Richmond. The press conference will highlight the lawmakers' Environmental Justice For All Act, the most comprehensive federal environmental justice legislation to date. After the press co… Continue Reading


07.06.22

MEDIA ADVISORY: Chair Grijalva, Rep. Barragán, Rep. Lowenthal, Community Leaders to Hold Environmental Justice Press Conference in Southern California

Washington, D.C. - On Friday, July 8, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific in Wilmington, California, House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will hold an in-person press conference with Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif.), Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), and community leaders on environmental justice issues in southern California. The press conference will highlight H.R. 2021, the Environmental Justice For All Act, the most comprehensive piece of federal enviro… Continue Reading


06.24.22

LIVESTREAM NEXT WEEK: Joint Hearing on the Bureau of Indian Education on Tuesday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding one livestreamed event next week. TUESDAY, JUNE 28 Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States THIS HEARING WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED ON MAY 24, 2022 AT 12:00 P.M., BUT WAS POSTPONED DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES. The Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, led by Chair Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.), will hold a joint oversight hearing with the Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Earl… Continue Reading


06.17.22

LIVESTREAM NEXT WEEK: Public Lands Bills on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding one livestreamed event next week. THURSDAY, JUNE 23 Subcommittee National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, led by Chair Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills: H.R. 2522 (Leger Fernandez), To amend the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act to establish the Cerro de la Olla Wilderness in the Río … Continue Reading


06.15.22

MEDIA ADVISORY: Chair Grijalva to Hold Press Conference on Environmental Justice For All Act in Southeastern Louisiana

Washington, D.C. - On Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. Central in Edgard, Louisiana, House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will hold an in-person press conference, hosted by community organization The Descendants Project, and joined by Rep. Troy A. Carter, Sr. (D-La.), to hear from community leaders about environmental justice issues in southeastern Louisiana. The press conference will highlight the Environmental Justice For All Act, the most comprehensiv… Continue Reading


06.10.22

LIVESTREAMS NEXT WEEK: Parks and Public Lands Bills on Tuesday, Committee Markup on Wednesday, Water and Wildlife Bills on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding three livestreamed events next week. TUESDAY, JUNE 14 Subcommittee National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, led by Chair Neguse (D-Colo.), will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills: H.R. 1548 (Cartwright), To establish a pilot program for native plant species, and for other purposes. Native Plant Species Pilot Program Act of 2021. H.R. 4658 (Lieu) To … Continue Reading


06.03.22

LIVESTREAMS NEXT WEEK: Committee Markup on Wednesday, Mining Bills on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding two livestreamed events next week. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 The full Committee, led by Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), will hold a markup on the following bills: H.R. 263 (Quigley), To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to clarify provisions enacted by the Captive Wildlife Safety Act, to further the conservation of certain wildlife species, and for other purposes. Big Cat Public Safety Act. H.R. 3081 (Armstrong), To mak… Continue Reading


06.01.22

MEDIA ADVISORY: Media Opportunities during Congressional Visit to Puerto Rico on June 2-4

Washington, D.C. - This week, from Thursday, June 2, 2022 through Saturday, June 4, 2022, Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and a bipartisan group of Members of Congress, including Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), will visit Puerto Rico to seek input from members of the public, local political parties, and elected officials on the Puerto… Continue Reading


05.20.22

LIVESTREAMS NEXT WEEK: Boundary Waters and Joint Hearing on the Bureau of Indian Education on Tuesday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding two livestreamed events next week. TUESDAY, MAY 24 Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States The Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, led by Chair Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.), will hold a joint oversight hearing led with the Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, titled, Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau… Continue Reading


05.19.22

MEDIA ADVISORY: Leader Hoyer and Members of Congress to Hold Press Conference on Puerto Rico Status Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, May 19, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time, U.S. House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva, Small Business Committee Chair Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.), Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico), and Governor of Puerto Rico Pedro R. Pierluisi will hold a press conference to announce details of the Puerto … Continue Reading


05.13.22

LIVESTREAM NEXT WEEK: President’s FY23 Budget Request for Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding one livestreamed event next week. WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 Full Committee (Office of Insular Affairs) The full Committee, led by Vice Chair Gregorio Sablan (D-CNMI), will hold an oversight hearing titled, Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request of the Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs. The Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has broad general authority to provide for the special needs… Continue Reading


05.06.22

LIVESTREAMS NEXT WEEK: Public Lands Bills on Wednesday; Mining Reform, Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding Schools, Big Cats, and Water Bills on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding four livestreamed events next week. WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, led by Chair Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills: H.R. 279 (Gallego), To provide lasting protection for inventoried roadless areas within the National Forest System. Roadless Area Conservation Act of 2021. H.R. 7329… Continue Reading


05.05.22

MEDIA ADVISORY: Chair Grijalva, Sen. Heinrich, Rep. Lowenthal to Hold Press Conference on Anniversary of 150-Year-Old Mining Law

Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern at the House Triangle of the U.S. Capitol, House Natural Resources Committee Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) will hold an in-person press conference to discuss newly introduced legislation to reform the nation's antiquated Mining Law of 1872. Chair Grijalva and Sen. Heinrich introduced their House and Senate mining reform bills, both titled the Clean Energy Mine… Continue Reading


05.04.22

MEDIA ADVISORY: Chair Grijalva, Reps. Tlaib and Dingell to Hold Press Conference on Advancing Environmental Justice in Detroit

Washington, D.C. - On Friday, May 6, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern in Detroit, Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) of the House Natural Resources Committee will hold an in-person press conference to hear from community leaders about environmental justice issues in the area. The press conference will also highlight federal legislative efforts to advance environmental justice, namely the Environmental Justice For All Act, led by Cha… Continue Reading


04.22.22

LIVESTREAMS NEXT WEEK: Tribal Bills on Wednesday, Offshore Carbon Storage, Wildlife Disease Surveillance, and Public Lands Bills on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - Happy Earth Day! The Natural Resources Committee is holding four livestreamed events next week. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States The Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, led by Chair Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.), will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills: H.R. 437 (Young), To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to exclude certain payments to Alaska Native elders for determin… Continue Reading


04.01.22

LIVESTREAMS NEXT WEEK: Opioid Crisis in Tribal Communities and Wildfire Management on Tuesday, Committee Markup on Wednesday, Russian Seafood Ban on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding four livestreamed events next week. TUESDAY, APRIL 5 Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, led by Chair Katie Porter (D-Calif.), will hold an oversight hearing titled, The Opioid Crisis in Tribal Communities. Nationally, tribal communities have been among the hardest hit by the opioid epidemic; Native Americans are almost 50% more likely to die of an opioid overdose than any… Continue Reading


03.25.22

MEDIA ADVISORY: Chair Grijalva to Hold Press Conference Announcing Full Committee Markup for the RESPECT Act

Washington, D.C. - On Monday, March 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern in Room 1334 of the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C., Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will hold an in-person press conference to announce a newly rescheduled date for the full committee markup of the RESPECT Act (H.R. 3587). The RESPECT Act, which Chair Grijalva introduced on May 28, 2021, will codify into law that federal agencies must consult with tribal governments before taking federal actions tha… Continue Reading


03.25.22

LIVESTREAMS NEXT WEEK: Wildlife and International Conservation Bills on Tuesday, Legacy Pollution Clean-Up Programs and Tribal Bills on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding four livestreamed events next week. TUESDAY, MARCH 29 Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife The Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife, led by Chair Huffman (D-Calif.), will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills: H.R. 6427 (Johnson), To amend the Red River National Wildlife Refuge Act to modify the boundary of the Red River National Wildlife Refuge, and for other purposes. Red River National Wildlife Refug… Continue Reading

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