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Organized Village of Kake Letters Objecting to Alaska Roadless Rule Process


Grijalva Velazquez Amicus Brief on Puerto Rico


Grijalva Says the Puerto Rico Oversight Board's Push for Deep Budget Cuts Will Lead to Immediate Pain for the People Living on the Island

Ranking Member Grijalva wrote a letter to the Chairman of the Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico to condemn the Oversight Board for insisting that the Governor of Puerto Rico include additional extreme austerity measures.… Continue Reading


Leading Democrats Seek Answers on Puerto Rico Electric Privatization Plan

Following the Governor's announcement to privatize the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.), Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. José E. Serrano (D-N.Y.) wrote to Governor Ricardo Rosselló requesting additional details on the plan, including assurances on affordable rates and reliable service.… Continue Reading


Letter to Secretary Zinke Requesting Withdrawal of Bears Ears National Monument Area

A letter from Committee Democrats to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke requesting an emergency withdrawal from new mineral extraction claims of the Bears Ears National Monument region.… Continue Reading


Grijalva Letter to FEMA on Puerto Rico

Ranking Member Grijalva sent a letter FEMA's administrator asking why the agency announced it will stop delivering food and water to Puerto Rico.… Continue Reading


Ranking Members Request Committees Consider Border Wall Bill Through Regular Order Oct. 12

The ranking members of six House committees write to their Republican counterparts and Speaker Paul Ryan urging "regular order" and full committee consideration of H.R. 3548, the Republican bill to authorize the destructive, unnecessary expansion of the border wall.… Continue Reading


Torres and Grijalva Ask for an Oversight Hearing on the Trump Administration’s Puerto Rico & USVI Relief Efforts

To help ensure our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) are receiving urgent hurricane recovery and relief support, House Natural Resources Committee Democrats sent a joint letter to Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) requesting an oversight hearing on the Trump administration's efforts to address this growing crisis.… Continue Reading


Grijalva Letter to Zinke Requesting Info on National Monuments Review June 13

Ranking Member Grijalva's June 13, 2017, letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke asking for information about public comments on the administration's "review" of national monuments and Zinke's travel and meeting itinerary as part of the review.… Continue Reading


NCAI Resolution Opposing Border Wall Without Tribal Consultation

A resolution by the National Congress of American Indians opposing the construction of a border wall through Native American land without tribal approval, among other measures.… Continue Reading


Letter Granting Easement to Dakota Access LLC

Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) received a letter from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army notifying him that the Army will move forward, as soon as tomorrow, with granting an easement to the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline.… Continue Reading


Grijalva Pallone Letter to Speaker Ryan on Indian Health Care


Letter to President Obama on the Dakota Access Pipeline

Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva, Rep. Jared Huffman along with 21 members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama to urge him to take the necessary steps to protect the rights and civil liberties of the Standing Rock Tribe peacefully protesting against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.… Continue Reading


Ruiz, Grijalva Request Oversight Hearing to Discuss Tribal Consultation in Dakota Access Pipeline Development Process

Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Raul Ruiz, M.D. called for a hearing in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs to provide oversight as to whether or not federal agencies followed policies regarding preservation of sacred sites and meaningful tribal consultation for development on or near tribal land.… Continue Reading


NCAI Letter Opposing Tribal Recognition Act September 2016


July 8 Letter to House Rules Committee Leaders on Carcieri Fix

Ranking Member Grijalva sent this letter to House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and Ranking Member Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) on July 8 urging them to reject Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop's request to remove a Carcieri fix from the Interior Departmenta appropriations bill.… Continue Reading


Letter from Grijalva and Conyers to Bishop and Goodlatte on Puerto Rico Debt Crisis

House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Grijalva and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Conyers wrote a joint letter urging House Republican's to begin bipartisan discussions on drafting legislation to address the fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico.… Continue Reading

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