Media Advisories

11.15.19

NEXT WEEK: Full Committee Markup, Honoring Native American Heritage Month, Reviewing Report on Funding Shortfalls in Indian Country

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources will hold a full committee markup on 8 bills that protect important and iconic landscapes and the communities who rely on them, as well as an oversight hearing in the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States to investigate the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Broken Promises report - available at https://www.usccr.gov/pubs/2018/12-20-Broken-Promises.pdf - and hear from tribal leaders whose communities have been betrayed by chro… Continue Reading


11.13.19

Chair Grijalva and Rep. McEachin Will Lead Thursday Press Conference to Unveil Discussion Draft of Their Collaborative Environmental Justice Bill

Washington, D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) will lead a press conference at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Nov. 14, to unveil a discussion draft of their comprehensive environmental justice bill. The event, which will feature speakers from a broad array of supportive environmental justice groups, marks the latest step in a historic collaborative process that Grijalva and McEachin have used to craft the bill. Grijalva and McEachin led an un… Continue Reading


11.08.19

NEXT WEEK: Roadless Rule, NOAA Oversight, and Legislative Action

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources will hold four hearings next week, two legislative hearings and two that provide oversight on actions taken by the Trump administration. The Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife is diving into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's report on illegal fishing, including hearing testimony from Ian Urbina, an investigative reporter for the New York Times. The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands hosts an… Continue Reading


10.25.19

NEXT WEEK: PROMESA, Plastic Pollution, Sexual Harassment, Public Lands Measures - House Votes on Three Committee Bills

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources will hold four hearings next week, including the second of two hearings on Chair Raúl M. Grijalva's (D-Ariz.) proposed PROMESA revisions; a hearing focused on the dangers of plastic pollution; an oversight hearing investigating sexual harassment at the Department of the Interior; and a legislative hearing on several public lands bills. The House will vote next week on three bills previously passed out of the Committee: Chair Grijalva'… Continue Reading


10.21.19

Chair Grijalva, Lowenthal To Host Press Conference in Advance of Committee Mining Law Action

Washington D.C. - House Natural Resources Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Subcommittee Chair Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) will host a press conference at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Oct. 23, ahead of a 10:00 a.m. Committee markup of Grijalva's Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act. The bill updates the nation's antiquated Mining Law of 1872, which Republican congressional majorities and presidential administrations have refused to update substantively for nearly 150 years. The … Continue Reading


10.18.19

NEXT WEEK: Committee Hearings on PROMESA and Protecting Federal Employees From Extremists, Markup on Mining Law Reform

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources will hold hearings next week on a discussion draft of Chair Raúl M. Grijalva's (D-Ariz.) changes to the PROMESA law and, separately, on combating anti-government extremism directed at public land management employees. The Committee will also hold a markup on Grijalva's Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act - an overdue update to the Mining Law of 1872 - and two other bills protecting miner pensions and health benefits. Full Committee… Continue Reading


10.11.19

NEXT WEEK: Committee Hearings on Wildlife, Climate Change, Establishing a Latino Smithsonian Museum, Native American Issues

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources will hold hearings next week on climate change, a bill to establish a Smithsonian museum honoring Latino Americans, a pair of wildlife conservation bills, and two pieces of Native American legislation. Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Hearing: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3160 and S.46 When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time Where: 1324 Longworth House Office Building Bills Considered: H.R. … Continue Reading


09.13.19

NEXT WEEK: House Democrats Hold Markup, Field Hearing, Three Subcommittee Legislative Hearings

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources is holding a markup next Wednesday, September 18, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on a broad range of bills that include several species and habitat conservation efforts, among others. The Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee; the National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee; and Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will hold legislative hearings. Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chair Alan Lowenthal (… Continue Reading


09.10.19

Chair Grijalva Holding Press Availability in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at Conclusion of Weekend Visit to Review Reconstruction, Discuss Environmental Efforts

Washington, D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will hold a media availability at 10:30 a.m. local time on Monday, Sept. 16, at La Fortaleza in San Juan, Puerto Rico, following meetings with the governor and legislative assembly leadership. Reporters interested in attending should contact Margarita Varela-Rosa with Chair Grijalva's insular affairs staff at margarita.varela-rosa@mail.house.gov or (202) 748-2828. In addition to those meetings, Grijalva's upcoming trip to Puerto Rico wi… Continue Reading


07.19.19

NEXT WEEK: Democrats Push to Protect Scientific Integrity, Restore Miner Benefits, Develop Renewable Energy on Public Lands

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources is holding a full Committee hearing next Thursday, July 25, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on scientific integrity at the Department of the Interior. The Committee will hold three subcommittee legislative hearings on a total of 12 bills, including H.R. 3794, Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif) and Rep. Paul Gosar's (R-Ariz.) measure to increase renewable energy development on federal public lands. The Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee will take a… Continue Reading


07.12.19

NEXT WEEK: Markup and Hearings on Legislation to Protect Grand Canyon, America’s Public Lands from Trump Administration Industry Favoritism

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources is holding a markup next Wednesday, July 17, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on three bills, including Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva's (D-Ariz.) Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act, which protects 1,006,545 acres of public land surrounding the Grand Canyon from mining, as well as Rep. Ben Ray Luján's (D-N.M.) Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019 to protect Chaco ruins and nearby landscapes from future leasing and develo… Continue Reading


06.25.19

Chair Grijalva, Rep. McEachin to Host Historic Environmental Justice Summit at U.S. Capitol With Hundreds of Participants From Across the Country

Washington D.C. - On Wednesday, June 26, Natural Resources Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) are hosting an environmental justice summit at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium. This all-day event will convene policymakers, environmental leaders and practitioners to educate Congressional staff on the history and context of the environmental justice (EJ) movement, discuss current challenges and policy priorities for EJ practitioners and frontline co… Continue Reading


06.21.19

NEXT WEEK: Hearings on Uranium Mining, Chronic Wasting Disease, Tribal Water Rights; Markup on Public Lands Maintenance, Other Business

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources is holding a markup next Wednesday, June 26, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on a two bills, including Ranking Member Rob Bishop's (R-Utah) bipartisan Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act. The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hearing on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time titled Uranium Mining: Contamination and Criticality to discuss Chair Raúl M. Grijalva's (D-Ariz.) H.R. 3405, which removes uranium from the fede… Continue Reading


06.14.19

NEXT WEEK: Committee to Mark Up LWCF, Offshore Drilling and Other Bills, Hold Hearing on Bill to Increase Public Input in Oil & Gas Leasing

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources is holding a markup next Wednesday, June 19, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on a series of major environmental bills, including Rep. Jeff Van Drew's (D-N.J.) bipartisan Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act. The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hearing on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Eastern titled Oil and Gas Development: Restoring Community Input and Public Participation in Leasing Decisions to discuss Rep. Mi… Continue Reading


06.10.19

PRESS CONFERENCE: Rep. Van Drew, Chair Grijalva, Bipartisan Congressional Coalition to Propose Full Funding for Land and Water Conservation Fund

Washington D.C. - Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-N.J.), Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and a bipartisan group of Congressional lawmakers and environmental leaders will lead a press conference on Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time at the House Triangle outside the U.S. Capitol to announce the introduction of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Permanent Funding Act. This vital piece of legislation ensures that LWCF receives guaranteed, dedicated funding needed to protect the land… Continue Reading


06.07.19

Next Week’s Hearings Tackle Trump Administration Wildlife Rollbacks and Lead the Transition to Clean Offshore Energy

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources will hold two hearings during the week of June 10. Our Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife will hold a legislative hearing on various bills that would help rebuild our nation's water infrastructure and wildlife, including strengthening the Migratory Bird Protection Act, ensuring safety for birds after the Trump administration's decision to roll back protections. The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will host a legislative … Continue Reading


05.31.19

Hearings for Week of June 3 Will Focus on Advancing Democratic Legislation to Protect Public Lands and Supporting the Americans Who Enjoy Them

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources will hold three hearings during the week of June 3, two of which are legislative hearings to review bills that protect public lands. Witness lists are available below. As with all hearings, these events are open to media and the public. Full Committee Hearing Hearing: Member Day Hearing When: Tuesday, June 4, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time Where: Longworth 1324 This hearing will be a chance for House lawmakers on and off the Committee to te… Continue Reading


05.31.19

PRESS CONFERENCE: Chair Grijalva Will Join Tribal and Environmental Leaders on Tuesday to Speak on Protecting Grand Canyon From Uranium Mining

Washington, D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will join Native American, business and environmental leaders at a 12:15 p.m. press conference on Tuesday, June 4, at the House Triangle in Washington, D.C., to discuss the need to protect the Grand Canyon from new uranium mining claims. The event comes a day ahead of Wednesday's hearing at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time in the National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee on Grijalva's H.R. 1373, the Grand Canyon Centennial Protectio… Continue Reading


05.17.19

Hearings for Week of May 20 – NOAA and FWS Budgets, Insular Territory Health Disparities, Threat of Mass Extinctions, Public Lands Legislative Hearing

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources will holdfour hearings during the week of May 20, addressing issues from the recently reported extinction crisis to the approximately 1.5 million Americans about to lose health care access as U.S. territories face Medicaid funding challenges. Witness lists are available below. As with all hearings, these events are open to media and the public. Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Hearing: Examining the President's Fiscal Year 2020 … Continue Reading


05.10.19

Hearings for Week of May 13 Feature Secretary Bernhardt Testimony, Bureau Budgets, Grizzly Bear Protection, Climate Change on Public Lands

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources will hold six hearings during the week of May 13, featuring Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt's first testimony before the Committee since taking over from his predecessor, Ryan Zinke. Witness lists are available below. As with all hearings, these events are open to media and the public. Full Committee Hearing Hearing: U.S. Department of the Interior Budget and Policy Priorities for FY 2020 When: Wednesday, May 15, at 10:00 a.… Continue Reading

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