Media Advisories

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


05.06.19

Chair Grijalva, Sen. Udall to Lead Press Conference This Thursday Announcing Introduction of Hardrock Mining Reform Legislation

Washington D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) will announce the introduction of hardrock mining reform bills in the House and Senate at a press conference on Thursday, May 9, at 9:15 a.m. Eastern time on Capitol Hill. Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chair Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), an original cosponsor of the House bill, and multiple conservation and business advocates will also speak in favor of modernizing the nation's badly antiquated hard… Continue Reading


05.03.19

Hearings for Week of May 6 to Focus on Ocean Legislation, Wildfire Oversight and Resilience, Mining Law Reform

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources will hold three hearings during the week of May 6. On Wednesday, May 9, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time, the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife will hold a legislative hearing on nine oceans bills that enjoy bipartisan support. As communities across the nation are preparing for the summer fire season, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands will conduct an oversight hearing on wildfire resilience on Thursday, May 9… Continue Reading


04.30.19

Chair Grijalva, Dr. Ruiz & Tribal Advocates to Hold Press Conference on New Report on Federal Consultation of Tribes

Washington, D.C. - On Wednesday, May 1st, Chair Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Calif.), and Chairperson Aaron Payment will announce the release of a new report entitled "Tribal Consultation: Additional Federal Actions Needed for Infrastructure Projects." The report is the first-ever comprehensive review of 21 federal agencies' tribal consultation processes for the development and implementation of federal infrastructure projects. After the U.S. Army Corps of Engi… Continue Reading


04.26.19

Hearings for Week of April 29: DOI Reorganization, Public Lands Bills, Renewable Energy, Seafood Slavery, Puerto Rico Recovery, May 1 Markup

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources is holding five hearings and a markup for the week of April 29. Among other bills, the markup will include Rep. Jared Huffman's (D-Calif.) proposal to eliminate oil drilling authorization in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Trump administration's promise to reorganize the Department of the Interior (DOI) has been met with skepticism and controversy, especially because of former Secretary Ryan Zinke's failure to present any reorganiza… Continue Reading


04.05.19

Hearings for Week of April 8 Focus on Rebuilding Puerto Rico Power Grid, Moratorium on Mountaintop Mining, Addressing Parks and Forests Budget Cuts

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources will host three hearings during the week of April 8 as members continue to work for the people. Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) led a congressional delegation to Puerto Rico in March to focus on hurricane recovery and the damaging effects of economic austerity. Island residents participated in a historic public listening session on March 15, and Grijalva promised to take what he heard back to Washington. On Tuesday, April 9, at 10… Continue Reading


04.05.19

Chair Grijalva Announces April 15 Field Hearing in New Mexico on Air Quality, Sacred Sites Impacts of Oil and Gas Development – Gov. Lujan Grisham Will Testify

Washington, D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Vice Chair Haaland (D-N.M.) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), Chair of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, today announced an April 15 field hearing in Santa Fe, N.M., titled Oil and Gas Development: Impacts on Air Pollution and Sacred Sites, where Gov. Michele Lujan Grisham (D) will be among those testifying. Ahead of the hearing, Committee lawmakers will meet with local environmental advocates, tour Chaco Culture Natio… Continue Reading


03.29.19

Natural Resources Hearings for Week of April 1 Include Water Infrastructure, Offshore Drilling, Public Lands, Park Service Budget, Indian Water Rights

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding six hearings during the week of April 1. The full schedule is available below. Tuesday, April 2 Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Hearing: The State of Western Water Infrastructure and Innovation When: 10:00 a.m. Eastern time Where: 1324 Longworth House Office Building Witnesses Dave Eggerton Executive Director, Association of California Water Agencies Representative of the National Water Resources Association … Continue Reading


03.21.19

Natural Resources Hearings for Week of March 25 Include Wildlife, Arctic Refuge, DOI Budget, Colorado River Compact, Mining Reform

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding five hearings during the week of March 25. The full schedule is below. Tuesday, March 26 Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Hearing: A legislative hearing on the following bills. H.R. 1326 (Rep. Mike Thompson), To provide for the preservation of America's outdoor heritage and enhance recreation opportunities on Federal land, and for other purposes."ACCESS Act." H.R. 877 (Rep. Austin Scott), To amend the Pittman-Rob… Continue Reading


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

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