Press Releases

October 2021
Chair Grijalva Praises Biden Administration for Restoration of NEPA Community Protections after Trump-Era Deregulation
Chair Grijalva Announces Bill Markup, Hearing on Federal Offshore Oil and Gas Infrastructure Following Environmental Disaster in Southern California
September 2021
Chair Grijalva Praises Department of the Interior for Restoring Protections for Migratory Birds After Trump-Era Weakening Efforts
Chair Grijalva Highlights GAO Report He Requested Finding Room for Improvement in NOAA’s Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention Efforts
Chair Grijalva, Reps. Huffman and DeGette Lead 60 Members in Urging President Biden Support Repeal of Arctic Refuge Drilling Program in Build Back Better Act
Chair Grijalva Hails Sec. Haaland Decision to Move Bureau of Land Management Headquarters Back to Washington in Response to Concerns From Staff, Federal Auditors
Chair Grijalva, Sen. Markey and Reps. McCollum, McEachin, Leger Fernández, and Lowenthal Urge Sec. of Energy to Reconsider Domestic Uranium Reserve
Chair Grijalva Introduces the Urban Indian Health Confer Act to Create Parity for American Indians and Alaska Natives Living in Urban Areas
Committee Approves $25.6 Billion Reconciliation Measure to Fund Climate Corps, Coastal Protection, Wildfire Management, Tribal & Territorial Needs
Ahead of Key Federal Court Rulings, Chair Grijalva Leads Letter Urging DOJ to Reject Racist “Insular Cases,” Territorial Incorporation Doctrine
August 2021
Chair Grijalva Disappointed That Interior Will Hold New Fossil Fuel Lease Sales, Announces He Will Pursue Industry Reforms in Reconciliation
Chair Grijalva: Low Funding for Interior in Senate Budget Resolution Makes Certain Climate Goals Unreachable – Gathering Support to Increase the Topline
July 2021
Chair Grijalva Hails Reestablishment of Interagency Working Group on Puerto Rico -- Calls for Mandate to Consult on Financial Recovery, Political Status
Chair Grijalva Urges Secs. of Interior and Agriculture, Agency Chiefs to Protect Texas Public Lands From Governor’s Attempted Border Wall Construction
Chair Grijalva Hails Federal Reversal of Unjustified Permit for Vigneto Development in Southern Arizona – Project Has Ties to Trump Interior Sec. Bernhardt
June 2021
Chair Grijalva, Reps. Neguse and Porter Hail Biden Admin Guarantee of $15 an Hour for Wildland Firefighters – Move Follows April 29 Hearing
Chair Grijalva Praises Department of Education for Releasing $4 Billion in Education for Puerto Rico After Pressuring Previous Administration for Months
Chair Grijalva, Rep. DeGette: Tightening Methane Emissions Through the EPA Makes Sense, and It’s Time to Do the Same for Our Public Lands
In New Letter, Chair Grijalva and Congressional Dems Support Biden Conservation Efforts, Urge Stronger “America The Beautiful” to Fight Climate Change
Chair Grijalva: Ruling That Biden Admin Must Hold New Oil and Gas Lease Sales is Wrong – We Need to Update Laws to Prevent Further Misinterpretation
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