Media Advisories

03.13.19

HEARING SCHEDULE UPDATE: Thursday Hearing on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Now Starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time


03.11.19

Committee Hearings Later This Week Investigate Utah National Monument Cuts, Ways to Address the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Crisis

Washington, D.C. - On Wednesday, March 13, the full Natural Resources Committee will meet for a hearing at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time titled Forgotten Voices: The Inadequate Review and Improper Alteration of Our National Monuments. On Thursday, March 14, the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will meet at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time for a hearing titled Unmasking the Hidden Crisis of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW): Exploring Solutions to End the Cycle of Violence. T… Continue Reading


03.08.19

March 12 Subcommittee Hearings Announced – Morning Will Focus on BLM, Forest Service, Power Agencies; Afternoon Will Focus on Wildlife

Washington, D.C. - The Committee will hold two hearings on Tuesday, March 12. The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources hearing at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time is titled Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Forest Service, and the Power Marketing Administrations. The Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife hearing at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time is titled The State of Wildlife. Witnesses at the 10:00 a.m. hearing will discuss the Trump admini… Continue Reading


03.07.19

Chair Grijalva Leading March 15-18 Delegation to Puerto Rico to Focus on Austerity and Hurricane Recovery – Will Include Public & Media Availabilities

Washington, D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is leading a congressional delegation to Puerto Rico to meet with community leaders and hear from the public. Members of Congress will gather information on failed federal recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria and on the ongoing economic and social impacts of fiscal austerity. The trip is March 15-18. An itinerary with public and media availabilities is provided below. The point of contact for reporters for the duration of th… Continue Reading


03.05.19

Thursday Hearing Will Examine Multiple Threats to Gravely Endangered Northern Atlantic Right Whales as Trump Admin Mulls New Seismic Permits

Washington, D.C. - The Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee will hold a March 7 hearing titled Examining the Threats to the North Atlantic Right Whale. Witnesses at the hearing will speak to the risks facing the fewer than 420 remaining North Atlantic right whales, including vessel collisions, entanglement in fishing gear, and disruptive seismic testing along the Atlantic seaboard, where the Trump administration is currently considering approval of new exploration permits. Recent studies ha… Continue Reading


03.04.19

Wednesday Hearing Will Examine Energy Extraction, Transparency, and Enforcement Policies at DOI Offshore Energy Agencies

Washington, D.C. - The Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee will hold a March 6 hearing titled Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Witnesses at the hearing will speak to how federal agencies are implementing the Trump administration's industry dominance fossil fuel agenda and whether Trump officials are operating transparently and independently of inappropriate ind… Continue Reading


02.25.19

Feb. 27 Hearing Will Examine Rep. Sablan Bill Providing Legal Resident Status to Certain Mariana Islanders Left in Legal Limbo by Trump Decision

Washington, D.C. - The full Natural Resources Committee will hold a Feb. 27 legislative hearing to discuss H.R. 560, a bill by Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D-CNMI) to clarify legal status for certain residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Witnesses at the hearing will speak to the need to provide continued legal resident status for a group of people born in the Northern Mariana Islands after the local government voted to become a U.S. territory but before t… Continue Reading


02.25.19

LIVESTREAM LINKS: Tuesday Natural Resources Committee Hearings Will Examine Western Water Availability, Industry Climate Denial Practices

Washington, D.C. - Livestream links are now available for Tuesday's hearings at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time and 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Tomorrow morning's hearing at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time in the Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee will - as previously announced - examine our nation's water supply challenges in the coming years, including the projected impact that climate change will have on shrinking snowpack, reduced precipitation, and warming temperatures. The… Continue Reading


02.22.19

Feb. 26 Hearing Will Examine Climate Change, Other Pressures on Western Water Supply and Related Economic Impacts

Washington, D.C. - The Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee will hold a Feb. 26 hearing titled The State of Water Supply Reliability in the 21st Century. Witnesses at the hearing - part of the Natural Resources Committee's historic month-long series of hearings examining climate change - will speak to our nation's water supply challenges in the coming years, including the projected impact that climate change will have on shrinking snowpack, reduced precipitation, and warming temperatures. T… Continue Reading


02.21.19

Oversight Hearing on Feb. 26 Will Examine “The Denial Playbook” – Witnesses Include Ex-NFL Player, Recovering Opioid Addict, Climate Denial Expert

Washington, D.C. - The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hold a Feb. 26 hearing titled The Denial Playbook: How Industries Manipulate Science and Policy from Climate Change to Public Health. Witnesses at the hearing - part of the Natural Resources Committee's historic month-long series of hearings on climate change - will speak to the tactics used by various industries to mislead the public about health and environmental risks and explain how to recognize the signs of a denialist mi… Continue Reading


02.13.19

Natural Resources Committee To Hear From African American Leaders On Cultural Heritage And Environmental Justice

Washington, D.C. - In celebration of Black History Month, Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) will lead a forum with members of the House Committee on Natural Resources on the countless contributions the African-American community has made to the environmental and conservation movements. The Members of Congress and panelists will discuss the important roles the African-American community plays in protecting our natural and cultural resources, including preserving historical sites, combatting climate… Continue Reading


02.11.19

Witnesses Announced for 10:00 a.m. Climate Change Hearing This Wednesday – Committee Schedule Will Proceed as Previously Announced

Washington, D.C. - Witnesses have been announced for this Wednesday's Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands hearing on climate change. The event - titled Climate Change and Public Lands: Examining Impacts and Considering Adaptation Opportunities - is at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time in Longworth 1324. The hearing will be streamed live online at http://bit.ly/2WYB1Qf. Witness List Majority Witnesses Dr. Patrick Gonzalez, University of California, Berkeley Dr. Gonzalez serve… Continue Reading


02.08.19

Witnesses Announced for 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Climate Change Hearings Next Tuesday – Committee Schedule Will Proceed as Previously Announced

Washington, D.C. - Witnesses have been announced for next Tuesday's subcommittee hearings on climate change. 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources - "Climate Change: Preparing for the Energy Transition" Witness List Majority Witnesses Mr. Brandon Dennison, Founder and CEO, Coalfield Development Corporation, Wayne, West Virginia Ms. Sarah Shrader, Owner and Co-Founder, Bonsai Design, Grand Junction, Colorado Ms. Chandra Farley, Director, Just Energy; Partnership for Sou… Continue Reading


01.31.19

Natural Resources Committee Feb. 6 Climate Change Hearing Will Feature Governors, Youth Leader, Climate and Environmental Justice Advocates

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on Feb. 6 at 10:00 a.m. in Longworth 1324 on the need to address climate change and its impacts on American communities, natural resources and economic well-being. A full witness list is available below. As with all Committee hearings, the event is open to press and the public. As part of Chair Grijalva's efforts to learn more about how climate change is impacting the American people, he recently launched an online tool for… Continue Reading


01.23.19

Democrats Hosting Forum Thursday on Trump Administration’s Oil and Gas Favoritism During Government Shutdown

Washington, D.C. - Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Democratic members of the House Natural Resources Committee are hosting a forum on Jan. 24 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time on the Trump administration's blatant favoritism toward the oil and gas industry during the government shutdown. During the Trump shutdown, which has now dragged on for more than 30 days, the Department of the Interior (DOI) has continued to approve oil and gas permits, plan for oil and gas lease sales, and hold o… Continue Reading


01.15.19

Chairman Grijalva, Natural Resources Committee Democrats To Host Forum on President Trump’s Border Wall Impacts

Washington D.C. - Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva and Democratic members of the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a forum on Jan. 16 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on the disastrous impacts of the border wall. The Trump administration has proposed a dramatic expansion of the wasteful, divisive, ineffective wall along the southern border. The president and his supporters in Washington are holding the health and welfare of millions of Americans hostage. The forum will provide an opportunit… Continue Reading


05.22.18

Grijalva to Hold a Forum on the Dangers of Opening Alaska’s Arctic Refuge to Oil and Gas Drilling

Washington, D.C. - Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is holding a Democratic forum tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. ET in Washington, D.C. to give tribal members and public land defenders a platform to discuss the importance of protecting Alaska's pristine wilderness in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Last year, Republicans inserted a provision in their Tax Scam bill that mandates oil and gas leasing in the iconic Arctic Refuge. This damaging provision mandates two lease sales within 10… Continue Reading


01.09.18

Grijalva Holds Press Conference with Tribal Leaders to Speak Out Against the GOP Bears Ears Bil

Washington, D.C. - Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is holding a press conference tomorrow at 9:15 a.m. in Washington, D.C. to give Tribal leaders a platform to voice their concerns about the Republican-backed bill that aims to shrink Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 85 percent. The press conference is being held before a 10 a.m. Committee hearing on the Republican Bears Ears bill - H.R. 4532 - that would drastically reduce the monument and put critical Tribal cultural, his… Continue Reading


10.02.17

Grijalva Responds to Grizzly Bear Delisting by Introducing a Bill that Permanently Protects the Species & Ensures Tribal Consultation

Washington, D.C. - House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is holding a press conference tomorrow afternoon in Washington, D.C. to introduce the Tribal Heritage and Grizzly Bear Protection Act (H.R. 3894), a bill that aims to strengthen conservation standards for grizzly bears and ensures tribal leaders are consulted in all conservation and management efforts. Ranking Member Grijalva and key tribal leaders will talk about the importance of protecting gr… Continue Reading


09.11.17

Ranking Member Grijalva, Rep. Mike Thompson to Speak Against NRA Gun Silencer Bill Following Tuesday’s 10 a.m. Hearing

Washington, D.C. - Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), the former co-chairman of the Congressional Sportsman's Caucus, are holding a press availability following tomorrow's 10:00 a.m. Natural Resources Committee hearing on the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, which includes a bill by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) known as the Hearing Protection Act that deregulates the purchase of gun silencers. Grijalva and Thompson will … Continue Reading

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